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Mounting sling swivels on plastic stock?

Old 01-23-2005, 12:53 PM
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I’ve got a Rem 870 Express with the Mossy Oak Plastic (plastic-like?) stock and forearm. I’d like to put a traditional sling on it, complete with the quick-disconnect sling swivels. This is where I’m kind of stumped. I know several manufacturers make sling swivel sets, like Uncle Mike’s, that have the magazine cap nut with the eyelet to attach one end, and that’s okay, but the back end is what I’m concerned about. Those same swivel kits come with a screw-in eyelet for the back…you just drill a hole in the stock and screw the eyelet post in. That’s all well and good if you have a wood stock, but like I said I have a plastic one. The plastic stock for the most part is hollow, but seems to be thicker at the bottom where I’d have to drill the hole, but it still doesn’t look thick enough to me to securely fasten the eyelet and then stand up to the rigors of field use. I don’t want to drill the hole, only to have it not work, and then have a butchered up stock. I’d thought that maybe I could beef up that area with epoxy from the inside… but at the same time I don’t want it to be too rednecked if you know what I mean. I thought about using the eyelet post that has threads and a nut, but I’m still concerned that the plastic material might not hold up. Is there another mounting kit that I’m not aware of for plastic stocks? Has anybody else done something to mount the back swivel on a plastic stock that I’ve just not thought of yet? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:23 PM
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Thanks Gorse...yeah, I saw that rib when I removed the butt pad...was just still concerned it wouldn't be tough enough to hold. So that rib is solid then? I was concerned that it might be hollow too. Okay...I'll take the plunge. Now where's my drill............

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