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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Texas
Re: Changing stocks BC anschutz sporter- savage 17hmr
Moso311, this is a test of logic, and reading comprehension, right?
The link you posted says clearly, in the final paragraph, that the stock will not fit a 10-22 Magnum action; this is the genetic source for the .17 HMR, in action/ round length.
I do not even fool with these rifles, as the accuracy does not support the price of it, IMHO, but Bell and Carlson seem to love them!
Yes, with a fat, .920" barrel, and a couple of hours, the stock 'could' be made to fit the action, but why?
Buy A stock for the .22WMR actioned rifle, drop it in, and enjoy the warranty that would have been lost, when the stock suffered 'surgery' to fit the longer action, as you are asking for the oportunity to do, in the original post!
I'm not 'fussing' at you, but rather, 'reading to you', their ad, and a bit into it; they say it won't accomodate the .22 WMR action, which implies dimensional differences, and knowing the .17 HMR is a 'necked down' , .22 WMR, I suppose the same issue exists, here
But, to start, what does B&C Warrant, exactly?
Accuracy, or 'improvement in accuracy'? I doubt it.
Let me give an example.
Shooter I know, won a 'benchrest' composite stock, at a match, a really nice stock, one I would love to have owned, but he wanted to the rifle he won it with, in this 'handle', so, came to me with the pieces.
The rifled action was a (built by me) Winchester 52-D, the stock, made for a 40-X Remington; they 'mated', only by excessive work, and bedding, but the rifle has been to the podium, at the Nationals, a half dozen times since!
Yes, this can be done, and well, if the calendar and budget allow; it is NOT the approach I would reccommend, for the faint of heart.
Understand, I shoot a single shot rifle, an old Stevens, that an $3500 offer, would result in laughter, all around you, and it is a 'qualifiable' antique!, the laughter due to the folks who have shot against it, and me!
I spent WAY too much, in 'reviving' it, and all the labor was mine, but it was /is a scheutzen trigger, M44 1/2 actioned rifle, built around an old G R Douglas XXX barrel, and all of the best stuff going, in the 'fire control ' department, even if I had to build it from 'scratch', for the most part, "reverse engineering" the original design
But, it would have been a lot cheaper to have worked from proven dessign, and dimensions!
Looking back, Paul Shuttleworth, at CPA Rifles, would have saved me a lot of time and money, had I bought one of his fine rifles, instead of 'scratch rebuilding' an original.
What I am saying, is that anything is possible, but, in your case, starting with parts that 'fit', instead of 'are available; could be made to fit', would save a lot of time, and money.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry