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    Almost there. I'll finish it at the end of the project. A .22lr hull makes a good holder for the screw. Forgive the blurred pic of the dremel

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    Great idea, using the .22 case.

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    Nicely done.

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    Thanks. Our wet year continues so I may get to play in the shop some this week. Gosh I hate to miss work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulav8r View Post
    True, but in this case the orientatiion of the slot can be determined before cutting off the bolt. Cut the slot so that it takes no more than 1/8th of a turn to bring it in line. Save the final shaping of the head until after the slot is properly clocked.

    If you make the mistake of shaping and slotting the head first, it may require taking off enough for nearly a full turn and the head will be too thin afterwards to look good.
    There should be no circumstance where you need to take off more than 1/4 turn, and that is a negligible amount to remove.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    Thanks for the screw timing tips, gentlemen. Miles to go, the Krag is definitely a different animal.
    If anyone has good pictures of an original Krag stock inletting-I would certainly appreciate looking at them. I want the inletting to look correct at least. This is the first time I've ever restocked a rifle without an original stock for comparison
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    Cut out with a scroll saw just shy of your lines. Then sneak up on final inlet with the same methods you used to final inlet the receiver- with inletting black, lipstick, etc. Try to make the fit so close that the metal appears to have grown inside the tree.

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    That's the plan gnoahh. I sure want to see original inletting to see the various humps, shelves and cuts, though. The scroll saw is indispensable for this job for sure. The sharpie lines are just general area markers for my benefit.

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    This should give you a pretty good idea of inleting, keep in mind that at some point the wedge of wood in front of the bolt handle has been broken off this stock, that will be corrected before I put it back on a rifle. Hope they help. If you need a better shot of something just let me know. Yours is coming along vet nicely by the way, I look forward to seeing it finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    There should be no circumstance where you need to take off more than 1/4 turn, and that is a negligible amount to remove.
    That should be 1/2, unless you put in two slots at 90 degrees to each other.

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    This is a new Boyd's semi-inlet, but almost a drop-in.

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    Wow, lots of work and love
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    Ask and ye shall receive! Thank you both; that's perfect!

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    I'm going with a used Hogue pad. Some screw holes need to be filled and this is how my shop teacher taught me to do it 45years ago......

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    I'm still working down the cheek piece and I found that a 1/4"-20 stud will thread in enough with finger pressure to serve as an inletting guide screw. I need a new Surform blade.

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    TBG not trying to be mean but that cheek piece looks funky I hope you got enough wood left to salvage it, maybe a straight comb now? Carry on.
    Hell, I was there!

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    No offense taken. It's still being imagined and it may go away entirely.

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    Going slow. I think it looks a little better now?

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    That looks better, but the real question is do you and your cheek like it. Carry on looking good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I'm still working down the cheek piece and I found that a 1/4"-20 stud will thread in enough with finger pressure to serve as an inletting guide screw. I need a new Surform blade.

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    Whoever made the stock blank kind of screwed the pooch on it. It is extremely difficult to get the lines to flow properly when they leave you that to work with. You may want to consider the oval shaped European design.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check