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  • Sarge01
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    I have probably refinished over 100 rifles for people over the years. When the Remington 788's came out with their light hardwood stocks I had access to walnut forend material from the local sawmill. I stripped them down to the light finish and then I cut the forend off about 2 1/5 inches and put a dark walnut slopped forend on them and a dark walnut cap on the pistol grip. Once I did one I was covered up doing them. I must say the light stock with the walnut forend and grip cap looked pretty good. I usually put about 15 or 20 coats of hand rubbed Tru Oil on them.

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  • jhjimbo
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    PH, Watch GunBroker and e-Bay for used furniture for your 760. Lot of times when someone buys synthetic they sell the wood. Be nice to find a BDL set for the rifle. Treat it good, it will outlast you.
    On foam for hollow synthetic stocks, you would need to get non-expanding closed cell and it will not be hydroscopic.
    I have synthetic on my Remington 700, 7400 and Weatherby and like them all. 700 and Weatherby are Bell and Carlson, 7400 is whatever Remington uses.
    Someone mentioned a flexible for end on a synthetic - my Savage B Mag is that way and I have learned just to pull it straight back for extra purchase on the shoulder. Accuracy is great, about 1 1/2" to 2" at 300 yds. I think I have put up pics of 300 yd targets.
    Last edited by jhjimbo; 09-30-2019, 05:46 PM.

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by CD2 View Post
    My 760 has checkering, pressed, an old ADL. Buttplate is OK. .35 rem............I'm leaving it alone. 4X Leupold is in low rings, low enough to be usable.

    Had an old 760 in .30-06. Buttplate. 150s and recoil was no big deal.

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    Nice Looking rifle. My old 7400 is actually the Model Four variant with Monte-Carlo comb, in .30-06. The stock is in poor shape with splitting at the receiver, probably due to moisture. I've been reluctant to spend money on that old pawn shop gun but there's no doubt it would look much better with a Boyd's stock. The scope is a Nikon 3-9x40 with BDC

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post

    I suspect it is the moisture that collects inside plastic gun stocks rather than chemicals in the foam that eats up butt plate screws. If it was a chemical issue, there'd be a lot of house door frames falling out on the ground. The expanding foam stuff was designed to fill the voids between door frames and windows and their structural housing. Would be a dangerous situation if foam ate up the nails holding them in place.
    Could be, and I’d wondered about nails as well. I had the same idea but looked it up online to find a few comments including one thread with pictures. Screws were rotted off in a few months if I recall correctly. The quality of the metal might be a factor as well.

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  • Amflyer
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    This is what you want. Even comes in any color you want, as long as it is black

    https://www.greatstuff.dupont.com/co.../179-07409.pdf

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    I only have a couple minutes and there are a bunch of good topics going on right now but I’ll jump in quick.
    A good friend of mine uses the RamLine stock set on a 740 that was his grandfather’s, the factory wood was splitting and he needed something quick before the season. This was years ago and even though he’s found new wood the synthetic is still on the gun.

    I kept the RamLine from my 788 when I bought the Boyd’s laminate and ended up using it on the boy’s .222 he was given. My plan is to piller bed the action, which shouldn’t be difficult give the bottom metal set up on the 788’s, then make sure the barrel channel is fully floated. They are cheap stocks, but the ergonomics fit both of us pretty well.

    As to the spray foam, not a good idea from what I’ve read. Apparently the chemical makeup will eat up the pad screws in a hurry. Maybe packing peanuts or something like airsoft pellets might work. Airsoft pellets would probably be easiest to remove.
    I suspect it is the moisture that collects inside plastic gun stocks rather than chemicals in the foam that eats up butt plate screws. If it was a chemical issue, there'd be a lot of house door frames falling out on the ground. The expanding foam stuff was designed to fill the voids between door frames and windows and their structural housing. Would be a dangerous situation if foam ate up the nails holding them in place.

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  • CD2
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    My 760 has checkering, pressed, an old ADL. Buttplate is OK. .35 rem............I'm leaving it alone. 4X Leupold is in low rings, low enough to be usable.

    Had an old 760 in .30-06. Buttplate. 150s and recoil was no big deal.

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  • CD2
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    I'd have just put on a Remingtonm 7600 synth buttstock (factory).
    They can be had w high comb or regular ( maybe have to go 7615 for non high comb).
    Of course, I'd refinish the wood forend to black to match. Or paint the buttstock brown.
    There are used walnut stocks all around, uncut. Coulda just slapped one on.
    Fleabay prices can be from good to ridiculous.
    If leaving the wood forend alone, I'd have gotten a factory walnut replacement.
    IIRC an 870LW 20 ga stock also fits.
    Am no fan of Ramline stuff.
    Last edited by CD2; 09-30-2019, 03:19 PM.

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post

    The old Weaver scope has held up fine over the past sixty-seven years (it's birthday coincides with mine) and fixed four power is good for anything that gun would be used for. However, its fine crosshairs aren't the greatest.
    Here's the dual-X crosshairs on the current production Weaver K-series. They are about $200 (US) on Amazon
    http://www.weaveroptics.com/optics/r...pes/classic_k/



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  • fitch270
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    I only have a couple minutes and there are a bunch of good topics going on right now but I’ll jump in quick.
    A good friend of mine uses the RamLine stock set on a 740 that was his grandfather’s, the factory wood was splitting and he needed something quick before the season. This was years ago and even though he’s found new wood the synthetic is still on the gun.

    I kept the RamLine from my 788 when I bought the Boyd’s laminate and ended up using it on the boy’s .222 he was given. My plan is to piller bed the action, which shouldn’t be difficult give the bottom metal set up on the 788’s, then make sure the barrel channel is fully floated. They are cheap stocks, but the ergonomics fit both of us pretty well.

    As to the spray foam, not a good idea from what I’ve read. Apparently the chemical makeup will eat up the pad screws in a hurry. Maybe packing peanuts or something like airsoft pellets might work. Airsoft pellets would probably be easiest to remove.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post

    I'm sure that would do the trick. My only concern would be the foam might soak up water when hunting in rain or wet conditions. That would add weight and probably rust the recoil pad screws to the point they couldn't be removed (I always change the factory ones to stainless for that reason). You'd be surprised how much moisture finds its way into those hollow stocks (I know this from experience - both my A-5 Magnum and old 870 Wingmaster magnum are wearing black plastic). A good way to prevent this would be to use some sealant when installing the recoil pads.
    Perhaps some form of caulking then instead of foam. Bathroom or maybe that rubbery exterior caulk? I wouldn't think you would have to completely fill the space, maybe parallel beads.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    I read somewhere you could shoot a little of that expanding foam insulation into the hollow plastic stocks and it would dampen the noise of things scratching up against them. Anyone else hear of this? Anyone tried it?
    I'm sure that would do the trick. My only concern would be the foam might soak up water when hunting in rain or wet conditions. That would add weight and probably rust the recoil pad screws to the point they couldn't be removed (I always change the factory ones to stainless for that reason). You'd be surprised how much moisture finds its way into those hollow stocks (I know this from experience - both my A-5 Magnum and old 870 Wingmaster magnum are wearing black plastic). A good way to prevent this would be to use some sealant when installing the recoil pads.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
    OHH, I was suggesting the Boyd's only for looks on that heirloom rifle. The Ramline should be ok for functionality.

    I had a Ramline stock on my Remington 788 for years. Like Dewman said, the forearm was a little flexible and could affect accuracy. But you shouldn't have that issue with the 760. Another minor gripe I had with the synthetic stock was the slightly louder noise it made when accidentally brushed against a limb during stalking.

    I've got a couple of the newer fixed 4x Weaver's on rifles and have been pleased. There's something to be said for simplicity.
    The old Weaver scope has held up fine over the past sixty-seven years (it's birthday coincides with mine) and fixed four power is good for anything that gun would be used for. However, its fine crosshairs aren't the greatest.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
    OHH, I was suggesting the Boyd's only for looks on that heirloom rifle. The Ramline should be ok for functionality.

    I had a Ramline stock on my Remington 788 for years. Like Dewman said, the forearm was a little flexible and could affect accuracy. But you shouldn't have that issue with the 760. Another minor gripe I had with the synthetic stock was the slightly louder noise it made when accidentally brushed against a limb during stalking.

    I've got a couple of the newer fixed 4x Weaver's on rifles and have been pleased. There's something to be said for simplicity.
    I read somewhere you could shoot a little of that expanding foam insulation into the hollow plastic stocks and it would dampen the noise of things scratching up against them. Anyone else hear of this? Anyone tried it?

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  • PigHunter
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    OHH, I was suggesting the Boyd's only for looks on that heirloom rifle. The Ramline should be ok for functionality.

    I had a Ramline stock on my Remington 788 for years. Like Dewman said, the forearm was a little flexible and could affect accuracy. But you shouldn't have that issue with the 760. Another minor gripe I had with the synthetic stock was the slightly louder noise it made when accidentally brushed against a limb during stalking.

    I've got a couple of the newer fixed 4x Weaver's on rifles and have been pleased. There's something to be said for simplicity.
    Last edited by PigHunter; 09-30-2019, 10:15 AM.

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