Les V. of North Dakota reached out regarding his most recent build. He purchased a 28″ Criterion Rem/Age 6mm Creedmoor bull barrel from Northland Shooters Supply. He paired the barrel with a Stockys Stock and modified the stock. Here is what Les had to say.
“This stock is an LRC Accublock stock from Stockys Stocks. I bought the unpainted option and textured it myself and painted it. It is extremely stiff, so has taken
This stock has an aluminum bedding block in it. It was black and smooth when I opened the box it came in. I mixed up some JB Weld and applied it to the places I thought I would grasp it, but not where it should slide on a bag or rest.
The application was done with a toothbrush, but without taping off a border first. If I were to do it again – and I would have another one of these stocks – I would tape it off first, then apply the JB Weld.
I first applied the JB Weld to the places I wanted it. Then I waited until it was setting up to be tacky and tapped the brush all over again to raise it up some more. The JB Weld tended to smooth itself over a bit if left alone after
The other thing I did not do but would do if I were to repeat this, is rough up the surface with sandpaper first. Although the finish only has a single place about the size of a quarter where it’s worn off, it would stay even longer if the surface had some prepping first.
Personally, it doesn’t bother me that a spot wore off. I can reapply as many coats as Iwant. Touch-ups can be done by spraying some paint into a plastic container, ice-cream pail lid, etc. then dabbing it with a paper towel and pressing thetowel onto where you want the paint.
The first coat I just sprayed on. That was “coyote.” The next two were flat black and green camo. Both of the last two colors were dabbed on with paper towels. It gave it a kind of “digital” look.
Since I did this, I added a Magpul bottom to convert it to an AICS magazine fed unit. And after that I swapped the action in the picture to a Stiller Predator action with the Rem/Age threaded 28″ 7 twist 6mm Creedmoor, Criterion barrel.”
Thanks for the note Les and happy shooting!