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2 Upgrades to Your Aging Firearm


Feb 26, 2021

If you’d like to spend your money upgrading your family heirloom gun rather than stomach the bill to a new one, here are 2 easy upgrades that will certainly do the trick. Whether you’ve browsed every nook and cranny of the internet for sig factory parts for sale or been to every sporting goods store in town in search of the right scope mount, these tips will certainly give you some direction and hopefully improve the wandering accuracy of that trusty old gun.

Upgrade the Stock

In the event of firing, you might not think much about the stock since it kind of just sits there while all the other complicated components up front are hard at work. However, the stock plays a vital role in accuracy, especially when upgrading from wood to polymer. Wood tends to change in shape and size over time, going completely unnoticed due to how minute the movements are. This can lead to the connection point between the stock and action of the gun to warp ever so slightly, shifting the sighting off by millimeters at short range and even up to centimeters and long-range.

Upgrading to a high-quality polymer stock can take all the guesswork out of narrowing down what’s making your gun inaccurate. They will stand up to extreme weather better, stay strong and rigid over the years, and significantly lighten the weight of the gun, which could be a big help in the backcountry.

Get Better Scope Rings

No matter how expensive and nice the scope on the top of your gun is, it will never fire truly accurately if the rings and mounts aren’t quality as well. You’d never want any nuts or bolts coming loose, especially during a hunt, so pick up a nice set of scope rings and mounts.

All in all, these 2 upgrades could certainly make the difference between missing and nailing your trophy.