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Looking to install a sling mount

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by Scottie, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Scottie

    Scottie Copper BB

    I have a Mossberg 500 with a wood stock thinking about adding a sling. I was wondering if any one experience installing these.


    I am concerned about the wood spliting or if the machine screw for the take down screw will fit
  2. moconnor45

    moconnor45 Copper BB

    Get a Uncle Mike's sling kit. Cheap at Walmart...Has instructions to pre drill stock to prevent splitting

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  3. southboothbay kerry

    southboothbay kerry .22LR Elite

    they make a single point sling set up for receiver mount using trigger pin mesa tactical hook loop part#91430 worth a look I use them on all my 500s
  4. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

    Refer to the mounting locations on a stock gun that came with sling swivel studs. This will help you put the rear stud in the "correct" spot or thereabouts. There may even be a flat or dimple where the stud is supposed to go.

    To install the rear stud, mark the location with an awl, find a drill bit that is just about the same dia. as the inner dia. of the screw and drill in perpendicular to the surface where the stud will go. The stud should screw in using moderate pressure. If it is too tight you might have to go up a 1/64" size but better to start too tight than too loose. Use a drift or drill bit in the stud hole to turn it in using care not to strip it. Do not use any kind of thread locker on wood.

    With a 500 you could use the style below which takes the place of the take down bolt (TDB). You could use the one you linked to if you drill and tap your existing TDB. Alternately, you can drill and tap up into the barrel lug the TDB goes through. You may have to shorten the threads so they do not interfere with the TDB. In either case use Loctite blue to secure the stud.

    Good Luck and Welcome Aboard people! :)

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