This afternoon I was able to get the barrel channel of the stock sanded, opening it up quite a bit. I used a D cell battery and some 80 grit sandpaper. The project took about 2 hours, and has come out well.
Some people may think it is opened to much, but I like the ideal of plenty of air getting all around the barrel. Also at some point this barrel will burn out and when this happens the next barrel will have a no taper profile. This will mean it is at about two inches in diameter. Basicly a truck axle.
The look seems to be pretty clean, and even. I did not have anything to refinish the laminate wood so it will be left in the raw. This should not be a problem.
After completing the job I assembled the rifle with the Wyatt’s floor plate again with the same results so I went back to the internal box magazine once again.
What is the definition of insanity again?
09/30/2016, Orange Park, Florida.