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Howdy, took apart my .243 superlight to send away for 45-70 barrel to be fitted, noticed burring on the forend where it touchs the frame not major but does seem to mean that there is movement in the stock on firing which can't be good for acuracy, but most of shooting so far has been done with a sandbag sitting under the hinge pin, with my hand gently holding the forend, what do you guys think?
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If you're referring to the defacing of the spacer, they all do that, spacers are cheap to replace, less than $4, or you can buy a metal spacer and trigger guard for about $75, or $40 each...I've been experimenting with beeswax on the spacer to make a tight action open smoother and lubricate it, but nothing definitive yet. Oil is too messy, silicone might work, too. Doesn't seem to affect accuracy, either.

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The superlight doesn't have a spacer. It's plastic throughout, it is at the top of the forend on either side,
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One disadvantage of the synthetic forend, I suppose. :( Ya might try the beeswax on it, see if it helps. The other alternative would be to smooth the frame in the offending areas.

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It is a disadvantage of the lightweight syn forend, the cosmetic burring dosn't worry me but the fact that under recoil that the burring is ocurring, means the stock is moving during firing which does worry me, so while the rifle is away getting the 45-70 barrel fitted I will have to ponder on a solution, because the 45-70 is going to be worse than the .243 in regards to the forend moving on firing, has anyone tried fitting the spacer from the wooden forend to the syn forend of the superlight?
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howard NZ said:
.... has anyone tried fitting the spacer from the wooden forend to the syn forend of the superlight?
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Not that I'm aware of.... :? Perklo has worked with the synthetic forend on a superlight, his post is in the FAQ.

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