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#1 dcs12345

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:11 PM

Has anyone used the Fajen Stock Mauser 98 Sporter Barrel Channel Synthetic Black that midwayusa has on sale? What do you think about it? I am thinking about getting one to put on my turk.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:30 PM

I have used one its heavy clunky and poor lines it is very bulky at top of grip and is sharp edged there need to be rounded whoever did the design on it was a crack head! its is fine for a beater or a varmit gun but to run in woods you can do much better.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:52 PM

I believe they were called Corelite but now Fajen has their name on them. I find they are quite adequate for those on a budget. I cleaned up the mold lines in a few minutes.
If you can afford it, I really like the Hogue overmolded stocks. They feel great in your hands and give you a sense of confidence. I have one on my Turk 22-250.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (dcs12345 @ Feb 28 2008, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone used the Fajen Stock Mauser 98 Sporter Barrel Channel Synthetic Black that midwayusa has on sale? What do you think about it? I am thinking about getting one to put on my turk.



I have one I bought from SARCO . They don't advertise it as a Fajen but that is what they sent me from the ad. I think it was $30.00 or so, don't remember

You may want to check there website. It's OK, I just bought it to test actions on. You don't get much for $30.00.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:00 AM

I've got a few and for the money, they are good. I prefer wood, but I haven't seen many wood stocks for less than $50.
I like the Fajen/Corelite better than my Ramline and as well as my Butler creek.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (odies dad @ Feb 29 2008, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've got a few and for the money, they are good. I prefer wood, but I haven't seen many wood stocks for less than $50.
I like the Fajen/Corelite better than my Ramline and as well as my Butler creek.


Would you elaborate as to what you do and don't like about each?

I have a few Corelite, the one thing I don't like is that I find the grip
to be too convex (bulbous).
There is no where for the meaty part under the thumb.
It feels like it's pushing my wrist around.

Anyone know if these stocks could be rasped out at the grip?

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:07 AM

I got one when Midway was offering a free corelite stock with certain A&B barrels. I like the stock except for the wrist area, it feels like your wrapping your thumb around a 2 x 4. I don't know why anyone wouldv'e designed it that way. Perhaps they needed to strengthen the wrist or needed to change the design to avoid a patent infringement. I was also wondering if anyone has had any luck reshaping one of these. GUY

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

i had the same probem with one ( to thick in wrist and hump behind reciever) i ended up rasping it down and sanding smooth but in order to get it thin enough i had to get into the grip checkering which i didnt mind after the grip was thinned and hump taken down i redifined the border at the top of the grip checkering sanded the seem lines out and then recoated the stock with the truck bed liner that you can get at walmart in a spray can it turned out pretty good and since the rifle was setup like a tactical every thing looked right once the action was bedded it turned out to be a pretty solid stock but if youre building something nicer i wouldnt use one unless you intend to upgrade it latter and just wanted to be able to shoot and use it for awhile heres a pic of the one i did sorry i dont have any close ups and i gave the rifle to my nephew

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

The Corelite stock is a bit thicker in the wrist and forearm, but with my big hands, that doesn't bother me. My Ramline broke in several places due to recoil. The Butler creek is nice. No complaints, but more expensive than Corelite/Fajen.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (odies dad @ Mar 5 2008, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Corelite stock is a bit thicker in the wrist and forearm, but with my big hands, that doesn't bother me. My Ramline broke in several places due to recoil. The Butler creek is nice. No complaints, but more expensive than Corelite/Fajen.

Yeah, I had the same problem with a Ramline. They sent me a free replacement and that one cracked too. I never asked for another .

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:27 PM

I got one for Midway last week for $42 or something like that. I had to shape it a little to fit the extended ring on my turk mauser. The rest of the reciever fit, it was really tight but it went in. I am a little worried about the amount of pressure the end of the stock is putting on the barrel. I plan on shooting it this weekendand if it does shoot as good as i want, I will free float the barrel.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:37 AM

On most any stock, wood or synthetic, you will need to modify the barrel channel to fit. Most are made to fit the smallest diameter barrel that will likely be used. It is easier to remove material than add more.




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