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#6621196 - 01/07/17 01:08 PM Custom rifle question
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after the "season" do you separate barreled action from stock for thorough cleaning?

What do you torque them back together at? foot lbs.?
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#6621200 - 01/07/17 01:12 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I don't separate the stock from the action unless the rifle got soaked or had some sort of solvent dribble down under the barrel.

As for torque settings, (and I may be reversed on this) most wood stocks are torqued around 35-50 pounds - nearer the lower end of that scale- while synthetic stocks are torqued 45-60. Depends upon the make-up of the synthetic an, of course, manufacturer's recommendations.
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#6621206 - 01/07/17 01:17 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Only after west Texas, or west Oklahoma shooting, in the wind, with the fine sand do I take out the barreled action. Probably should more often.

I don't have any wood stock bolt actions, so 65 in/lbs is what the action screws get torqued to.
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#6621217 - 01/07/17 01:25 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I guess i'm so anal, i'm scared i'll screw something up if I separate my mcwhorter. I gave it it's end of season cleaning this morning, stripped bolt to clean firing pin, no problems,
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#6622379 - 01/08/17 12:05 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I will and I'm gonna dump my cheapo HS stock for something a little nicer. I'm like you though Buzz, it shoots so dang good I'm almost scared to change things up.

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#6622765 - 01/08/17 04:39 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#6622783 - 01/08/17 04:54 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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The season is 365 days a year. There is always something that needs killed. I shoot a lot more things when its not deer season.
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#6622806 - 01/08/17 05:13 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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great point
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#6622808 - 01/08/17 05:15 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
The season is 365 days a year. There is always something that needs killed. I shoot a lot more things when its not deer season.

Same. My creedmoor has been boss hoggin the action though. Time to switch things up. Just got a stamp back for a 7mm08 SBR and got my 16.25" 308 back from the lathe. Should have my stamp back soon for the WC 6.8 also.

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#6622834 - 01/08/17 05:33 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yes, pull the barreled action from the stock, especially to give the trigger a good cleaning. Blasting it with gun scrubber is a definite must do. If the rifle has a Jewell trigger, clean it every time after being in sandy or dusty conditions.

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#6622914 - 01/08/17 06:35 PM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I do hose it out with lighter fjuid
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#6623720 - 01/09/17 09:50 AM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I will run a lubed patch between the stock and barrel to help prevent rust, but have never worried about separating barreled action and stock. Have several rifles that are older than I am that have never been separated and appear to look/function fine.
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#6623733 - 01/09/17 09:58 AM Re: Custom rifle question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I have a Mcwhorter as well, and never have had the need to separate for good cleaning. I do not even clean the barrel much until accuracy starts to diminish, around 300 rds or so.

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