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Hogue Overmolded Stock

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I bought a hogue overmolded stock from midway to use on a FN 98 action with a norwegian .308 military target barrel (the ones that sportsmans guide has for sale) The action fits into the stock great, but there is a large gap between the barrel and the stock on each side of the barrel for about the first four inches of the barrel past the receiver. This is the "Sporter Barrel" contour stock so I thought if anything the barrel would be tight in the stock, but just the opposite. This is a heavy target barrel and is about .945 at the thread ring. Are the standard military barrels that much thicker in the chamber area?

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"Sporter barrels" are 1.15 to 1.2 inches in diameter just in front of the threads. Military barrels, on average, are skinnier than sporters in the chamber area.

 

Clemson

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Clinton, the good news is that you can bed it with Acraglas in black and the gap will go away.

 

Brad

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