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Old 04-26-2013, 07:20 PM
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Re: Carbon fiber stocks

It is 4 layers over the whole stock, apart from the pistol grip area. I use epoxy in the action because of the way I cast the action area. Haven't heard anything about not using carbon fibre to bed the action
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:50 PM
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Re: Carbon fiber stocks

I was wondering about using a wooden pattern stock from Richard's Microfit with a smart stock system Rifle Stocks - Bell and Carlson, Ken Rucker`s Bump Buster www.nokick.com, mercury recoil suppressor MERCURY RECOIL SUPPRESSORS, RECOIL REDUCTION, REDUCE RECOIL IN SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES, and a Howa 1500 / Vanguard II how would I make a form to make a lightweight carbon fiber rifle stock ? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:58 AM
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By the way I was really just wondering how to make a custom mold and how much the resulting molded in carbon fiber will differentiate from the wooden pattern stock that was used to make the mold ? Also how does someone acquire tw carbon fiber which makes the actual stock? Thanks
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:47 PM
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Re: Carbon fiber stocks

I have a little experience but very little, helping make one of my radio controlled planes that is molded.

The RCGroups.com: The ABCs of Radio Control - Aircraft, Boats, and Cars! site should have lots of info.
There is shrinkage but it is miniscule.
AIUI Making the 'blank' and mold are the hardest part. A stock would be like a fuselage.

Carbon fiber 'prepreg' is a viable option. Search for it.

I hope that helps move you to the next phase.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:22 AM
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Re: Carbon fiber stocks

Would a "homemade" carbon fiber rifle stock be able to handle the recoil of a 50 BMG ?
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:35 AM
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Re: Carbon fiber stocks

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Would a "homemade" carbon fiber rifle stock be able to handle the recoil of a 50 BMG ?
Sure, with metal inserts for recoil lug location and pillars. A larger aluminum 'frame' inside the CF would be better.

That is an engineering and manufacturing problem not a materials problem. The materials can take a great deal. Especially in compression.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:06 PM
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Re: Carbon fiber stocks

Ok thanks can the stock be drilled for a mercury recoil reducer without weaking the stock?
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