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Old 01-15-2019, 8:06 PM
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Default Older McMillan A4 project stock

I was looking for a stock for the M40A1 rifle that I often shoot in Midrange and Longrange matches at Pendleton. The current stock was not very ergonomic when shooting long strings in prone.


I came across a well priced A4 stock with the Badger M5 DBM permanently bedded in place, stripped/cross-threaded cheek rest screws, and a textured patio furniture paint job. I wasn't too worried about everything, it just needed some work.

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Old 01-15-2019, 8:11 PM
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Started grinding out the MarineTex bedding and opened the barrel channel to fit the MTU profile barrel.

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Old 01-15-2019, 8:17 PM
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Stripped the old paint off.

The older 2 screw McMillan stocks used to have Helicoils for the hardware. Cross-threading and pulling out was pretty common with those stocks. You would think for a USMC spec they could have used something stronger. I used threaded rod connecting nuts as inserts.


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Bedded it the other day and need to finish cleaning it out.
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In a few days, I'll take it for a spin at Burro Cyn.
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I hope the weather will permit you to go out and give it a go. Thanks for sharing OP!
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How difficult is it to get that textured finish on the forend and pistol grip
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How difficult is it to get that textured finish on the forend and pistol grip
That's cast in place by McMillan during production. I've seen it done after the fact by mixing epoxy and dabbing it on the stock with a glove or sponge while it hardens.
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That came out looking really good.

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wow, looks great....congratulations
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