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Posted: 10/21/2004 2:22:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 2:23:59 PM EST by MrMaeda]
A handicap friend of mine wants to get into some white tail deer hunting. However his condition wont allow him to hold the rifle firmly enough into his shoulder to keep the buttstock from slipping down.

I was wondering if there are any companys make an item such as this for a rifle (notice the little stock "extention arm", in hopes that the arm would keep the buttstock from falling down):
By the way its an M249 buttstock.

It could probably be easy enough to make our own. I have the skills but not really the tools for the job. And it cant hurt to ask if someone has seen them around.

Thanks for your time and input, -MrMaeda
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:24:24 PM EST
You MIGHT be able to retrofit an M1A buttplate (which has the swing arm thingie) to a fairly normal stock.

Worth a look....
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:38:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 3:39:23 PM EST by I-M-A-WMD]
What rifle is he planning to use? That'd be a start.


Sly
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:39:42 PM EST
An M14 buttplate assembly would work nicely. They are pretty narrow like Rem700's and Win 70's
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:40:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 3:42:23 PM EST by cyanide]
A simple L bracket would do the trick
round out all corners and apply with screws.

Well done helping him out

www.flextray.com/l_bracket.html
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:41:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By I-M-A-WMD:
What rifle is he planning to use? That'd be a start.


Sly



Savage 840, looks like a old bolt action. I dont figure theres anything actually made for the model. Idea I'm thinking is perhaps theres a "generic" addon for a wood stock or some such.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:41:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By 50cal:
An M14 buttplate assembly would work nicely. They are pretty narrow like Rem700's and Win 70's



Good thinking, 50cal. I'd take that idea and run with it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 7:43:04 PM EST
Another idea is to use two sticks that are tied together about 4/5's of the way up. Make an X out of it and rest the rifle in the top of the X. By sliding the rope up or down adjusts the height that's needed. It also doubles as a walking stick if made long enough and cost little to make.
To install an M14 buttplate a notch will need to be cut out of the stock for the hinge part. A shelf bracket that's padded should work also and would be much easier to make. Another idea is check out a muzzle loader supply company for an L shaped buttplate. If I remember right, some of the old target rifles of that period used a plate like that and it would already be mostly shaped the way you need it.
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