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  1. NJStricker

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    Used stock set I bought last spring. Trying to install it on a 20 ga for my son since he’s been asking to go hunt. And I find this. Ugh.

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  2. PAcanis

    PAcanis Bushmaster Lifetime Supporter

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    My guess is someone thought a torx screw was an allen head. If your eyes are bad, it can happen.
    But the fence screws are an interesting option at any rate.
     
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    Looks like Bubba had fun
     
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    That's what I'd call a dirka dirka moment lol
     
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    Looks like a deck screw to me. If the hole is now too big for the proper screw you can put a wooden match stem in to make some filler material. joe
     
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    Or glue in a dowel, and set the screw into that
     
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    Or put a cut off golf tee in the hole. Then put screw in.
     
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    Never seen someone use deck screws for a gun. Pretty crazy.
     
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    Yep - looks like deck screws. At least they shouldn't rust in a hurry. :D
     
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    Bubba used deck screws.:29::29::34::34:
     
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    Yikes. Seems to me, unless there is a pred-rilled hole, those long screws might split the stock. That is, assuming those are long screws...

    ...but, they may not be the "right" kind of screw, but they work dont they?
     
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    They don’t work. Too narrow and too long at 3”. And one was driven in at an angle. The pad is on well enough for my son to use until I can get proper screws, but it will be a little loose.
     
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    Looks like someone used what they had on hand...
    Plug the holes with a glue, a hardwood dowel, re-drill for the proper holes?
     
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    To be fair, OP didn't say whether or not it's a redwood stock...


    :D
     
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    "What's wrong with this picture?"

    Smart aleck answer: It is not a Browning Auto-5

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    Dang surprised that they didnt split out the top or bottom of the stock.
     
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    You can also use a punch and put steel wool in the holes to tighten her up. Steel wool is oiled to prevent rusting, so it might last a lifetime. Or, JB weld on the correct screw threads... but, the wooden dowel and re drill is probably best.
     
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    The professional method is to drill it with a 1/4" bit. Tap in a walnut dowel with tightbond glue. Cut the excess off with a hack saw, then smooth it with a knife and sand paper. Then mark a center line, put the new screws through the pad and tap them on the stock to mark your holes. Drill them with a bit the same size as the shank of your screw. Then put a dab of sc Johnson wax or petroleum jelly on the screws so they don't tear up the pad and screw. Also put a dab on the bit driver so it doesn't tear the pad.

    Just trying to help. It's an easy fix. You only need 1.5" Phillips head screws and 1/4" dowel for the job.
     
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    yepperz Torx headed screws attacked w/ hex driver :-O

    the coated(resist effects of preservative salts in treated lumber) Torx headed screws do self drill in deck wood

    they don't always like to work in hardwoods and the self drilling ceases causing something to fail(hopefully not the wood)

    simply grab w/ Vise-Grips and remove

    as mentioned above fill the hole w/ whittled to shape hardwood dowel set in epoxy

    start over w/ proper sized/type screws set in properly pre-drilled holes

    it aint rocket surgery

    just do it and let the boy go hunting ;-)
     
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    Then i guessing that ya never saw a small bent over finishing nail used as a cross pin for a Ruger B.H. rear sight. Works just fine to, plus it wont work its way out with recoil;). Or a small brass bolt screwed into the hole where a shotgun bead has gone missing. How about a drywall screw holding a forend onto a h&r topper?
     
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    At least they used a real recoil pad ;)...my old Stevens model 15 sports a pad cut out of an old ATV tire, installed with two phillips-head deck screws...:dblthumb:
     
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    My old Stevens Model 15 doesn’t have a butt plate. I don’t think it ever came with one.
     
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    What people do to there guns never ceases to amaze me.
     
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