Drilling a sling stud?

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Drilling a sling stud?

Postby Fowl'in up NORTH » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:53 pm

Just got a bps10 field model and it doesn't have any sling mounts. I want to install a stud into the wood stock. I will buy the mag cap that already has the stud welded on. How would one install a stud into a wood stock. I don't want one of the loop slings.
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Re: Drilling a sling stud?

Postby dduckman » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:36 pm

They make bits specifically for drilling the stock for the stud, we had a couple different sizes we used, made a mark for center, then center punched it and drilled out on a press.

Brownells or modway may sell the bit, or take it to a smith and have it done, should be fairly cheap!
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Re: Drilling a sling stud?

Postby SteveInOR » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:17 pm

dduckman wrote:They make bits specifically for drilling the stock for the stud, we had a couple different sizes we used, made a mark for center, then center punched it and drilled out on a press.

Brownells or modway may sell the bit, or take it to a smith and have it done, should be fairly cheap!

I just used my drill for my 870, but basically did the same thing. The stud you buy should have instructions for what size bits to use. I think my kit was from uncle mikes. I also squirted a dab of wood glue on the screw portion of the stud and put a touch of clear silicone around the bottom of the stud portion.


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Re: Drilling a sling stud?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:33 pm

Never Glue them in, If you use the proper size drill and seat them properly you do not need glue and it is miserable if you want to replace a rusty one or change to another style like a tactical or quick release. I always use a 1/16" pilot drill to help guide the bit. make sure you have the hole square to the stock or your stud will look poorly installed and people will notice.

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Re: Drilling a sling stud?

Postby SteveInOR » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:16 am

Interesting... The instructions that came with mine specifically said to use a dab of glue on the screw.


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