How To: Taper and reshape the forend of a rifle

Taper and reshape the forend of a rifle

A tapered forend on a rifle stock can greatly improve its look and feel. In this video, Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates the process for tapering and rounding the forend of a rifle stock by filing flats. He starts by using a round template that is 1.3 inches in diameter to mark a guide line on the end of the forend. He then files a series of flats back to the midpoint of the stock, making sure that each flat is level and down to the guide line. Once all the flats have been filed, a smooth file is used to blend the lines, rounding the forend.

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