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#5408701 - 11/09/14 02:26 PM Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches
pedrov23 Offline
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Gentlemen, is there any way to fix this without having to replace entire stock.
Appreciate any advice. Thanks

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#5408735 - 11/09/14 02:43 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: pedrov23]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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It takes a little bit of work, but it can be repaired. I don't know if you want to put that much effort into it, when aftermarket stocks are quick/easy and relatively inexpensive.


1). You could fiberglass the area, redrill the hole, reshape the contours, then paint it. ( I would add some sort of lag or dowel to strengthen the repair.

2. cut out the entire V notch, rough it up. Fiberglass the whole thing flush, drill, and tap for tradition sling then paint it.

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#5408737 - 11/09/14 02:44 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: pedrov23]
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Dremel it out and put in some of the screw in sling swivels. Won't have to worry about it anymore.
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#5408740 - 11/09/14 02:46 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: KRoyal]
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Dremel it out and put in some of the screw in sling swivels. Won't have to worry about it anymore.


This.
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#5408778 - 11/09/14 03:11 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Dremel it out and put in some of the screw in sling swivels. Won't have to worry about it anymore.


This.

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#5408806 - 11/09/14 03:33 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Dremel it out and put in some of the screw in sling swivels. Won't have to worry about it anymore.


This.

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Yup

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#5408866 - 11/09/14 04:07 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: Txkiller]
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Originally Posted By: Txkiller
Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Dremel it out and put in some of the screw in sling swivels. Won't have to worry about it anymore.


This.

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Yup

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#5408967 - 11/09/14 04:50 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: pedrov23]
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Agreed.
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#5409319 - 11/09/14 07:39 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: pedrov23]
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Yep
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#5409891 - 11/10/14 06:17 AM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: Tff caribou]
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All the above. Plus maybe a note to Mossberg...
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#5410212 - 11/10/14 09:11 AM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
pedrov23 Offline
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Thanks, Gents, for all the info. Also, this is the 2nd Mossberg I own that this has happened to, and always the upper end of the stock. Their weak link, I guess. Otherwise, couldn't be happier with their lower end rifles, really.
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#5413945 - 11/11/14 04:53 PM Re: Grandson dropped new Mossberg .243 where sling attaches [Re: pedrov23]
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When I was a kid, I never liked mossbergs because the only ones I ever saw were 500s, and most of them had a crack in the butt stock around the pistol grip area.

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