Picatinny Rail Mount onto Cricket Wood Stock Question

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    FieryPellets
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    i just received my Atlas bipod and I’m requesting some advises on which screws to use to mount the rail. Can I just go to Lowes and buy two screws? Any particular screws I need to buy? Thanks in advance. 

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    hawken54
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    Here is what I use. Some people just use wood screws but Ive heard of the wood stocks cracking if there is any accidental sideways torque on the rail. I used a spade bit and flush the back for the t-nut. Being a gun builder I have never had a stock crack with these. It sandwiches the wood versus stressing the wood by the threads. Im sure others will give other opinions but this is what I use on several wood stocks, to include both my Crickets, and I abuse mine.

    PS: I file 3/4 of the tabs off. Only takes a minute and you only need enough to hold the nut till the screw compresses it in place. My True Value had all the screws and nuts. Im sure HD or Lowes probably does.

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    hawken54
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    Hey, I just realized this is in the Optics section. Im sure you put it here because it said  “Mounts”, but it should be placed into the “Other Parts” section, where the Bipods are, so others can find it. 

    MODS?

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    FieryPellets
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    “hawken54”Hey, I just realized this is in the Optics section. Im sure you put it here because it said  “Mounts”, but it should be placed into the “Other Parts” section, where the Bipods are, so others can find it. 

    MODS?

    
Thanks for pointing that out and yes, I put it in this section because it said “mount”. I’ve changed it to “others….” Thanks hawken54 for your inputs. I’m trying to picture how you’re installing it though. Are you pre-drilling a hole and then putting that nut part in it and then screw it in with the screws? I take it as though you’re putting an anchor in a stucko wall and put the screw pin in? 

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    hawken54
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    Stop!! I just got home and double checked my Crickets. I thought I used the T-Nuts on them. I didnt !!!   I used stainless steel threaded nut inserts on the Crickets and the same Button screws. I used the t-nuts on a thicker smoke pole stock. Here is what I used. Sorry about that, I was preparing for a trial at the same time I was typing that. Dont want to give you the wrong info. I also used a dab of epoxy. I drilled, set the inserts to the right depth to get the treads into the wood. Then removed them and coated the hole with epoxy before the final setting. Make sure you get the stainless threaded screws with the Allen head like the one pictured. The brass flat head slot ones are for soft wood and they snap. Real pain in the butt.

    Again, sorry for that. I also got these at my True Value store.

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    FieryPellets
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    I haven’t had the chance to go buy them yet. I appreciate the update. I will check HD or lowes too. The nearest True value is 10 miles away.

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    FieryPellets
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    Went to Lowes and HD and had no luck finding those two items. Do you have an exact parts #? I haven’t tried True Value yet. 

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    hawken54
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    No I don’t, Im surprised they don’t have them. I always go to True Value because mine has a large specialty fastener section. They are all over ebay. If all you can find is brass thread inserts with slot head you can still use them, without braking them, by screwing the button head onto it and then using the button head hex to drive the whole thing into the wood. If you cant find the stuff shot me a PM. I think I have two or three extra sets. I always get extra when I buy. I can drop a set in an envelope.

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    linsfreak
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    I just used wood screws, and has not moved yet…..this was awhile ago.

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    FieryPellets
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    I had some 2×4’s in the back so I drilled a few pilot holes and found one perfect for the wood screws I used. Mixed some epoxy up. Used a tooth pick to put some in the pilot holes. Screwed it in place and epoxied the top of the screws. Left it to cure for a few days. Installed my clone Atlas bipod. Success! I am happy with the result. I did this to my Marauder pistol and she’s still strong. Here are some pictures. Any comments on my photography work or the gun in general please speak up. I’m an armature photographer so please be gentle.   
    http://s108.photobucket.com/user/jeddi_2006/library/

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