Rear Monopod Rail on FX Crown Synthetic Stock

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    mtnGhost
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    I took the plunge yesterday and added an Atlas (BT15) rail to my rifle stock. I was originally planning to just tap and thread some screws in there, but there was enough meat for me to add some threaded brass inserts. The idea behind this is being able to remove the rail completely by undoing the screws.

    These are typically sold at hardware stores as "wood inserts". I went with some 1 1/4" 10-24 screws, and these screws are seated in tapped threads deep in the stock (past the point where the threading ends in the brass inserts).

    I didn't have to use any epoxy. The inserts, screws, and rail are in there solid. The install went without issue for the most part (there's a slight marking on the edge of the forward hole, but it's not terrible). I did use a tiny drop of blue Loctite so they do not come out of the inserts over time.

    I'm VERY happy with the end result. My Atlas monopod is perfectly straight in the rail. It folds up nice and flush, and doesn't get in the way of anything. It took some time to get this installed, but it was definitely worth it. 

     

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    mtnGhost
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    Also wanted to thank @pcparmy for the recommendation on the BT15.. I luckily had one here already collecting dust, and the curvature of the mounting surface works well with the Crown! 

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    jp003
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    Very nice, I’m thinking to do the same on my Taipan Veteran. Have the same monopod on my Impact, it’s so convenient and stable that I don’t have to use sand bag anymore

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    stoti
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    mtnGhost—

    That looks "right" on the Crown. It looks really good on that gun. I thought about doing that on my Crown and never did. Maybe I should have.

    Looks awesome bud!

    Stoti

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    tibor
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    looks cool ..I learn a lot from you guys..thanks

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    mtnGhost
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    Thanks guys, I think it does look pretty good on the Crown too. That monopod is very ergonomic, and it should be a huge help for sighting in (and hopefully taking the place of the vise I've been using for that purpose).

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    stoti
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    That's funny you said that. I have a rear monopod on the back of my Impact and although I like it a lot, it's not as stable as a rear bag. I'll use the monopod in conjunction with a rear bag for the utmost support and control when precision shooting . I do use my tripod with the monopod for cleaning, adjusting on taking apart my gun. It's nice to be able to work on it anywhere without it having to be in a bulky vise. Have a good weekend Mtnghost!

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    stoti

    That's funny you said that. I have a rear monopod on the back of my Impact and although I like it a lot, it's not as stable as a rear bag. I'll use the monopod in conjunction with a rear bag for the utmost support and control when precision shooting . I do use my tripod with the monopod for cleaning, adjusting on taking apart my gun. It's nice to be able to work on it anywhere without it having to be in a bulky vise. Have a good weekend Mtnghost!

    Stoti

    For sure, just planning to have this on hunting trips where my vise / heavy bags won't be in my pack :)

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