85 Grey Wolf Question

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  1. Umpqua

    Umpqua Member

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    Hi, just have a question to those of you who may own a 85 Grey Wolf. I recently purchased one used and noticed it has a small metal "spacer" between the stock and the action at the tang. It's a small semi-circle and is not permanently attached.

    Talked to a couple folks that said the 85's should not have this but it's just got me confused, any insight would be appreciated!


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  2. bigcountry4me

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    Although I don’t own a gray wolf, I currently own four other 85 model rifles. I’ve had a few others as well. None have had any spacers installed between the tang and stock, or anywhere else.

    My guess, but just a guess, is the rear guard screw was rubbing the bolt and the spacer was employed to provide relief. Take it out and tighten up the screws, then see how it operates. In any event, it most likely should not be there.
     
  3. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Sako used shims or spacers for various applications, mostly to provide even fitting with bottom metal and stock levels. There was also a time when they used them underneath the action to provide clearance, possibly to elevate the action and barrel to a free floating condition. Be sure to put them back where you found them.

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