Got a hair tonight and was thinking, the Raptor would be at home at night!!! Plus the black background gives a bit of a sinister look to her, or should I say more of that look. Very happy with how she finished out, if she shoots as well as she looks, which I have no worries that she will, the Raptor LRSS should be a hell of a precision weapon system.
You notice that the receiver is engraved and labeled with Glens Rebel markings, this was simply because the receiver had to have legal markings and we have not yet decided on how I want the Raptor engraved for the ATF marking variance. Also, you can tell this stock was MADE to work as it does not fit quite right in a couple areas. Looks pretty good but on production Raptors with the Manner stock, this will not be an issue of any kind and it will be inletted specifically for the Raptor barreled receiver. For the time being, this will work just fine.
This view really shows the new Double Recoil Lug barrel design and bi-fluted barrel.
Using this HS stock, the rear swivel stud on the forend was removed and its hole was modified and used for the 1/4x28 tpi mounting bolt holding the barrel solidly into the barrel channel. On production Raptors, this will be in the same place but a rear swivel stud will be positioned just behind the mounting bolt recess so that option will still be available if wanted.
Now to get load development done and bullets in the air!!! Stay tuned.