x2 on what he said. The superglue to 'harden" the wood part is brilliant!tripleb wrote:Get yourself a piece of hardwood dowel rod ..... very slightly larger in OD than the wallowed out hole in the stock. Drill out the wallowed out hole with a drill bit the same size as the dowel and epoxy the dowel in the hole, with the grain of the dowel parallel to the grain of the stock. After the epoxy sets up, carefully trim the excess dowel from the surface of the stock, stain and drill with a proper sized drill bit for the sling screw stud. Screw the screw into the hole no more than necessary to bottom the head out on the stock. Unscrew the stud. Then, I will take some liquid superglue and squirt it into the hole, coat the sling swivel stud with a good gun oil and screw it into the hole. The superglue will be forced into the wood grain and harden it to hold the screw. Remove the screw immediately after fully seating it in the superglue treated wood, or it could set up permanently in place.
Be aware that there is good epoxy and not so good "epoxy". A lot of the stuff you buy at the hardware store in tubes is soft after setting up. Use Accraglas epoxy ... or a good boat builders epoxy resin .... not the stuff auto repair shops use ..... polyester resin or Accraglas gel.
clampdaddy wrote:Never tried it on a sling swivel but for loose butt plate screw holes I usually try a few pieces of wooden tooth picks in the hole to snug it up. If its to wallered out I drill it and glue in a dowel to fill the hole and start over. One buddy of mine fills the hole with acra-glass dyed black and then mounts the stud into it. Lots of ways to skin a cat.
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