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    Fixing floppy forend

    Project was to fix up the floppy forend on my Titan 6. The rifle shoots well as it is but the front is just too flexible for my liking. So I set forth with a carbon arrow shaft 5 minute araldite and dremel tool to either fix or fark up my forend.
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-8133-1345355080093.jpg[/img]
    The initial setup from the factory
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-6204-1345355037410.jpg[/img]
    cross ribs removed
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-5598-1345354994944.jpg[/img]
    big channel hogged out
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-8381-1345354957476.jpg[/img]
    forend "keyed" for the epoxy to lock into the stock
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-5432-1345354905887.jpg[/img]
    no going back now "'glued in'
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-6423-1345354869959.jpg[/img]
    masking removed to admire nice clear epoxy and realising I should have spun the arrow shaft to hide the writing on it
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-666-1345354832747.jpg[/img]
    knocking high spots off epoxy and opening up barrel channel using 80 grit emery for a start wrapped round a socket
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-8368-1345354800039.jpg[/img]
    letting my 2 yo have a crack she can't mess it up any more than I have. more clearing of channel 80 grit followed by 240 then 400 and then 1200
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-2306-1345354763752.jpg[/img]
    a final buff with autosol metal polish on the buffing wheel.
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-5300-1345354724783.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-5588-1345354694321.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l323/Lacham/stuff for sale/photobucket-5584-1345354654819.jpg[/img]
    Well heaps of clearance now and I feel much better about it, Its a bit stiffer but would benefit even further if I bed the knox section of the barrel but since I intend to get another barrel for this thing soon I'll wait to see if the dimensions are the same as the barrel I have now.

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    Umm what happened there the pictures were there when I previewed the post?

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    Read the sticky by crzyman on posting photos and try again. I want to see this have been thinking along the same lines for my tikka
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    The spaces in 'stuff for sale' screwed with the img tags. Replaced the spaces with %20 for you ... now it works:

    Project was to fix up the floppy forend on my Titan 6. The rifle shoots well as it is but the front is just too flexible for my liking. So I set forth with a carbon arrow shaft 5 minute araldite and dremel tool to either fix or fark up my forend.

    The initial setup from the factory

    cross ribs removed

    big channel hogged out

    forend "keyed" for the epoxy to lock into the stock

    no going back now "'glued in'

    masking removed to admire nice clear epoxy and realising I should have spun the arrow shaft to hide the writing on it

    knocking high spots off epoxy and opening up barrel channel using 80 grit emery for a start wrapped round a socket

    letting my 2 yo have a crack she can't mess it up any more than I have. more clearing of channel 80 grit followed by 240 then 400 and then 1200

    a final buff with autosol metal polish on the buffing wheel.



    Well heaps of clearance now and I feel much better about it, Its a bit stiffer but would benefit even further if I bed the knox section of the barrel but since I intend to get another barrel for this thing soon I'll wait to see if the dimensions are the same as the barrel I have now.
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    Thanks Tim I posted it like that on another forum and had no trouble with the photos coming up

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    Looks good. Are you happy with the end result (no flexing?)

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    Did you look at this stuff or used it before, before you done the stock.
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    It still flexes but not as bad as it was. There is enough clearance for the barrel to not contact the forend when sideways pressure is applied, and the barrel will touch the bottom of the forend tip when pinched together. Its about as good as I can get it without bedding the first 50-60mm of barrel. The Titan6 is a switch barrel design so the barrels will have to be the same dimensions for the bedding to work. For the moment I'm happy

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    Mate Iv got a 3 shot spare mag for standard cals if yoou ever need one.
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    Great idea Tim. It will be an improvement none the less.

    I have been dying to do something with the title tho mate. I am sorry but I am just cursed with a sick mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Great idea Tim. It will be an improvement none the less.

    I have been dying to do something with the title tho mate. I am sorry but I am just cursed with a sick mind
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    Re: Fixing floppy forend

    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Thank god it wasnt only me
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    Fixing floppy forend

    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    Old age thing cam?
    They have pills for that now haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    What are you doing on here?
    Get machining!! Anymore breaks and you get kicked out of my sweat shop.
    I have cameras set up you slacker!

    Heard from Adam today Abe? Got a pm this morning saying he was feeling better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Malhunting View Post
    Did you look at this stuff or used it before, before you done the stock.
    MatchGrade Synthetic Stock Stabilizer - Terminal Ballistic Research
    Yes I had checked out his page and did plenty of internet research. The time required and effort to cure his product didn't appeal to me, I did like the finish of his product though. Having his gear sent to me in OZ didn't appeal much either total cost for the job was $11 for a similar (strength wise not in appearance") end result

 

 

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