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05-05-2009, 04:41 PM
I would like to get some information, about the FM1 vault rifle I am building. I am getting ready to start drilling and tapping the hole for the stock tang. Well I would like to know ,is what angle the hole in the reciever was drilled at. I used a protractor to figure out the angle by placeing the protractor on the print in the book , but I get a reading of about 6 to 7 degrees. Is this angle correct or even close. Any help greatly appreciated.....Steve
05-05-2009, 05:44 PM
On page 26 Stock and forearm it refers you to chapter #3. Look on page 41-43. Fig.3-31 shows a tang angle of 8°.
05-05-2009, 06:05 PM
Hey Bob , I thank you buddy for the info about the angle. I am at the point of doing that drilling and tapping , and its one of those , ( get it right the first time ) drilling jobs. ....Thanks again...Steve
05-05-2009, 06:16 PM
It is really not that critical. Just keep the stock bolt inside the grip and buttstock. Then make the stock to fit you. When you finish you will probably have a one of a kind in your area. I have never seen a FM 2 other than those I have made.
05-05-2009, 07:20 PM
Thanks Bob for the info. Will be posting pics as soon as I get batteries for the camera ( Strange, build a rifle , but don,t have batteries for camera,Ha Ha ). Well anyway thank you so much for the help.......Steve
05-07-2009, 03:09 PM
If you wish to mount a scope and it is not too late. Pictures of my action mods and scope mount. I used the four corners of the action for screw holes. Should not lower strength. The scope mount fits over the receiver front and rear. About .020 this stops movement under recoil. The screws just hold the mount down.
05-09-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the pics bob, your scope mount looks great. After I finish this rifle, mayby someday we can meet and take a trip to the fireing range . Ive had friends of mine ask me waht im building , and when i tell them their reply is ,!!!!!!!!!!!!!( HUH )...Well thanks for the pics bob. any thing i can help you with feel free to give me a shout .....Steve