T3 CTR OEM stock bedding // Boyds stock
New here, so bear with me. If this post should be moved, please do so.
Couple questions, first off I have a brand new CTR in 260 rem, love the gun, but the OEM stock leaves much to be desired. not as bad as a standard savage or remington, it works, but i feel like it could be soo much better for not a ton more sticker price… granted, I picked up my dirt cheap, still…
so my first question is, how can I go about pillar bedding this thing? i'm wanting to keep it as budget oriented as possible as i plan on getting a boyds (see my 2nd question below). I was thinking about just using some JB weld. also, what sort of accuracy increase could I expect to see if I did so? right now using hornady 130gr ELD's i'm getting a tad under 1″ at 100 meters, though that was with some pretty atrocious wind. I managed to pull about .75″ with some 140gr on 39gr of IMR4350 using shit brass I reformed from PMC 308 once fired, no measurements from the lands, and the barrel not being “broken in” yet.
my second question is regarding the CTR bottom metal. I really like the CTR magazines, even if they are abhorrently priced. I'd rather not switch to the AI mags using another BM. I've been looking into aftermarket stocks, and the one that fits the bill for me is the Boyds pro-varmint. Now, I've seen that Manners mentions that in their stock the CTR BM “sits proud” and still feeds fine. I was wondering if this is also the case with the Boyds stock. Anyone with a CTR in a Boyds, I'd appreciate knowing if the CTR bottom metal can be used right out of the box with the Boyds stock? eventually I will inlet & bed it myself regardless, I'd just like it to be “drop in” out of the box, even if it doesn't line up perfectly with the wood on the stock, because i'd like to shoot it in the stock before I do work to it so i can get a comparison of before/after.
I'm fine sticking with the CTR BM because i'm currently in the process of converting HK g3 mags. If my work turns out decent, i'll be making a second post and youtube video with my results. So far I've already cut an aluminum mag body down and it fits extremely well, I just need to finish the feed lips, which i will likely copy from the CTR mag, then make a cutout on the rear for the mag catch. I think the steel body will likely work better (I bought a few of each) and be more sturdy. If I can get enough mags, and there's a bit of interest, I might even be making a few on the side and offering them for sale.
sorry for the wall of text!
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