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  • Changing Pachmyer Sling Studs To Regular Studs

    On my .338 and .500 A-Square stocks there are Pachmyer recessed studs installed. I don't like these as the quick release "swivel" is only 1" wide and I want to use Turner Saddlery's National Match m1907 slings which are 1 1/4".

    Question: is there a way to easily remove these studs or should I bite the bullet and let a professional do it?

    Thanks.
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    I think they will be epoxied in place. You will have to apply heat to break the epoxy, and remove them without pulling up wood chips at the surface. Then, once removed, plug the holes, redrill and install studs.Click image for larger version

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    • #3
      They are steel right?? Could you not use a bandsaw and cut the stem off and weld that too a 1 1/4 loop?? Seems much easier than replacing the stud.

      Just thinking out loud, that is how I would approach it.

      Good Luck
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      • #4
        Originally posted by gunbugs View Post
        I think they will be epoxied in place. You will have to apply heat to break the epoxy, and remove them without pulling up wood chips at the surface. Then, once removed, plug the holes, redrill and install studs.[ATTACH=CONFIG]81956[/ATTACH]
        Dang it. I figured as much. Thanks.

        Originally posted by stid2677 View Post
        They are steel right?? Could you not use a bandsaw and cut the stem off and weld that too a 1 1/4 loop?? Seems much easier than replacing the stud.

        Just thinking out loud, that is how I would approach it.

        Good Luck
        You know, I do not know if they are machined or pressed steel. I think in the long run, considering the weight of the rifles, it may be better to have them pulled and new studs installed.
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        • #5
          I bought a Remington 700 in January from a guy that had almost identical looking sling studs in the stock, but they were screw in. I got lucky I guess and I unscrewed them from the stock and replaced them with regular studs. I think I would have them pulled and install the new ones.

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          • #6
            I have resigned myself to bringing both stocks with the hardware into Anchorage next trip and paying a pro to install them.
            Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein

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            You can piddle with the puppies, or run with the wolves...

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