Uncle Mike's Sling Swivel Studs for Wood and Synthetic Stocks and Forends, Blued
Set of one each of 1/2" wood screw fore
end base and 3/4" rear wood screw base
with white spacers only.
Set No. 2520-0
Customer Ratings & Reviews
sling studs for synthetic stock
This sling studs for the synthetic stock was straightforward to use, but the instructions seemed off on one of the holes. It was a little loose, and I had to add glue to hold it in, so I would use a smaller bit than instructed. These were put on an early Ruger 10-22, which did not have sling studs. I chose these without the swivels because the sling I chose had them. They were cheap and easy to use and had a professional look when done
uncle mike's sling swivel studs
I installed one of these in a wooden stock as it was intended, no even there, and I installed the other in the LMT stock on an M4A1. Both are holding, and I don't imagine one can ask any more from such an item.
sling swivel stud synthetic stock
You need two (2) different size drill bits, or you can buy a particular bit from UM. I just used two drill bits I had in the garage. It would be best to use a drill press, so you get the stud mounded straight, but you can do a fair job with a hand drill. The sling swivel stud synthetic stock come with instructions, but again, you need to pay attention and make sure you drill straight up & down, and not at an angle to the stock. You might get the location/center-right, but the stud needs to go in straight! It's not hard but pays attention.
Sling studs for wood stock
I used these two swivel studs in an unorthodox way. Since I lost one screw for a rear wooden stock, the longer screw was applied there. For the shorter screw, I installed it at the 6 o'clock forward position of my DPMS LR-308 free float tube. I started with a smaller drill bit very slowly to not have it slide all over the tube and scratch it up. Using a punch tool was not an option as I did not want to risk bending the free-float tube. I worked my way up one more bit size to allow it to be a tight fit into the tube. It was only possible with these COARSE threads, not the FINE threaded screws out there. Upon setting the screw, I added a small goop of gorilla glue to the inside for extra measure. The reason I didn't use loc-tite was I didn't want to chance me ruining the threads. It had just 'tapped' on its own by me backing it out. I don't plan on removing it, it's intended for a harris bipod, I have a sling attached to the bipod, and it has not wiggled loose. It has stayed in place since summer of 2009.
Excellent for adding sling mounts
These Sling Swivel Studs are Excellent for adding sling mounts to the rifle stock that didn't have them originally. Tip: drill a pilot about 1/2 the screw diameter to avoid splitting the wood and lubricate the threads with a bar of soap. Countersinking the hole with a larger drill finished the job. I've chosen not to use the fiber washer as they have a tendency to split over time.
Excellent quality and low price.
Excellent quality and low price. I bought this to mount a bipod on a 10-22 and worked like a charm. I bought four more for future use for slings or bipod. This kit also comes with white spacers that I think add just a touch of class to a beautiful wood stock.
Great for adding sling mounts to the beast that didn't have them initially. Make sure to drill a pilot about 1/2 the screw diameter to avoid splitting the wood. An old carpenter trick is to lubricate the threads with a bar of soap. Countersinking the hole with a larger drill finished the job. I've chosen not to use the fiber washer as they tend to split over time. I tried to find a picture of one that I did and can't tell the difference between the factory mounts and these.