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Question by BBH. Uploaded on July 11, 2010
What model is it?
Might want a Gunsmith to do it perhaps?
Split? Good chance!
You will need the proper Uncle Mikes sling swivel set. If you rifle is a bolt action and the stock is wood the procedure is pretty simple. First remove the action and barrel from the stock. Then locate the position you want the front swivel to be and in the center of the stock drill a hole that is the suggested size and go all the way through into the barrel channel. The front swivel screw is a machine screw and the nut that holds it in place is a round nut with serrations that will grip the wood in the barrel channel. Next counter sink the hole in the channel to a size that will hold the nut in a slightly below flush position. Then simply turn the front screw in place and make sure that it doesn't protrude beyond the embedded nut. If it does protrude it could hit the barrel. The rear swivel is easier because it is a wood screw and doesn't require a nut. Locate the position for the swivel and drill a hole at an angle perpendicular to the stock(at a 90 degree angle).The drill has to be slightly smaller than the diameter of the wood screw. Simply turn the wood screw in and you are done.
Barrel bands can be a nice option for front swivels on short or carbine rifles
I have also heard of using a painters tape or masking tape around where you screw since it helps with any reckless chipping that might happen of the stock where the bit is drilling in.
i really wouldnt drill in wood, you should pay a gunsmith to do it. if it was a synthetic then you could do it yourself.
go to a gunsmith
I'm with liberty on this one. Make sure you countersink the nut. Watch that the machine screw isn't proud of the imbed.
If you aren't mechanically inclined take it to a gunsmith.
Check out Brownell's GunTech videos. I seem to recall one that shows how to do this properly. If I recall incorrectly ... well, there's a lot of other good info there that will catch your interest.
And, yes, do drill the wood (minor/inside diameter of the screw) to prevent the split.
they sell slings with slip knot loops that pull tight and hold very good i have one. like this http://www.cowboyneeds.com/285GunBig.jpg
Good answer liberty.. a + for you. It is easy to put them in. The only place to go wrong is counter sinking the front hole all the way through the stock (not too likely) and leaving the front screw stick up on the barrel channel so it hits the barrel (not too likely on most stocks).
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