I am about to install two new studs into my wall's frame. I noticed that the studs are about 1/16th of an inch shorter than the inner height of the frame. That doesn't appear to be a lot to a layman such as myself, but these studs are going to need to be able to support a layer of drywall and a layer of QuietRock fastened to a hat track that's mounted onto Genie Clips.
One stud is being sistered in directly next to another (thx, Evil Greebo) and the other stud is going right between two studs. Will the 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" wood screws I will be using to install the studs be enough to counter the 1/16" gap between the top and bottom or will I need to get a longer stud and make an exact cut so that it goes in snug?