I have a Ithaca/SKB 680. It is an older gun that I have been using for skeet shooting and it fits me to a tee. Not the best because it doesn't have screw in chokes but the improved/mod chokes are OK although a bit of a handicap sometimes.
Anyway the stock seems to be wearing around the receiver as it is showing a definite gap near the bottom on each side. My question is what part of the stock takes the brunt of the recoil? Is it the part that contacts the shank(internal) or is the forward part of the stock that meets the receiver(external) or both?
I have checked the fit of the stock to the shank using putty to see how it compresses and it is pretty snug on the upper surface but not so on the lower, below the bolt hole.
Also, I want to get the stock back in position so it doesn't ruin the stock and am thinking I could epoxy bed the stock on the three pressure points. Does this sound feasible?
First picture has a pen pointing at the gap that is developing. Second picture shows the end of the stock and also the surface that the shank meets.
Thanks for any help