4"by 7/8" mercury suppressor.
Removed recoil pad and started drilling a pilot hole with eighth inch bit.
Got to 3' and hit something solid,real solid.
There is a small decal-looking thing on bottom of buttstock that looks like a small bullseye.. located slightly in front of the rear stud swivel.
Seems like this might be some type of reenforcing pin that runs top to bottom, I don't know.
If I continue with a 7/8" wood boring bit, I'm going to hit it again (I think).
Thats only a plastic tube called a Bullseye, its strictly cosmetic!!! No worries with that...
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Does anyone know the approx. length of this "bullseye" tube?
If your boring through the center of the stock, you didn't hit the bullseye. It is only about 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch in length. My guess is you hit a knot in the wood which changes the grain and is more difficult to drill. The swivel stud is longer, but again your looking under an inch and a half.
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I was going to use a mercury tube but my gunsmith buddy had me use lead shot. I managed to get 1 pound of birdshot in the buttstock. What I did was get a soda can and put enough shot to get one pound and checked the depth of the hole by pouring the shot into the hole and back into the can. When I got to the right depth and diameter went from 1 inch to 1/2 inch I then screwed the buttplate back on and a decelerator pad in a leather cuff. A little heavier but I am happy.
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hea have you tried filling empty shell casings with lead use solder lead and a torch then put a stock ammo holder on the stock fill it with the lead filled shell cases that. will tame it down tell u can get use to the recoil after a while remove one case later another this way u don't hole up the stock of your gun and can tailor the extra weight and recoil reduction to your loads plus return to stock easy
I find any weight added to the stock throws the balance of the rifle off = just install a Kick-Eez recoil pad...