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Old 03-20-2012, 07:21 PM
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folding stock for back country hunters?

Its kinda a crazy thought but has anyone used a folding stock or swing stock on their LR rifle? I figured why not if it keeps the barrel from sticking a foot above my head while in my pack and snagging everything i walk in or under. i just dont kno if it would be sturdy enough.. also they usually have adjustable cheeck peice and but length and that would be nice since my wife will be shooting as much as i and she just little. Any thoughts or comments would be very helpfull. thank you.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: folding stock for back country hunters?

Most of the chassis systems have folding options. (XLR, AICS, McRee, Whiskey 3, Eberlestock). Manners and McMillan both have folding options on some of their stocks, but none of the above will be lightweight. Eberlestock LOOKS the lightest (haven't compared all the weights), but it's crazy expen$$ive.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: folding stock for back country hunters?

They have a double sling carry system on this site. You could run a bull pup design and shorten weapon considerable. I spend a lot of time in grizz country and have had close encounters, my rifle is a packer and at the ready, hanging to my front on a safari sling, hand at butt angles it threw the thick stuff, hands free climbing and glassing
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:10 AM
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Re: folding stock for back country hunters?

well i def dont want to make the gun much heavier... I to hunt thick grizz country. We bait blacks and have many pics of grizz But every time they come in its about 2 r 3 am.. iv always got my pistol at the ready. And thank u for nameing some products ill check them out nomad.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:05 AM
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Re: folding stock for back country hunters?

If it's a Savage, check out Choate Ultimate Sniper FOLDING Stock for Savage Long Action

... or Remington, Choate Ultimate Sniper FOLDING Stock for Remington Long Action
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:14 PM
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Re: folding stock for back country hunters?

I experimented with a folding stock (Choate Encore Folding Butt Stock - Stainless or Blue) on my TC Encore 6.5x55 20" MGM barrel. It makes for a very compact package, although I had challenges fitting it nicely in my Eberlestock pack. With a 50mm scope set on med rings, the folded butt end makes the gun a bit too tall (or wide if you think about it that way) to fits nicely in the pack scabbard.

The Encore is so short normally, I end up using the fixed stock because it fits so nicely in the pack. I still like the idea of nothing sticking up out of the top of the pack, so I have ideas of a quick detach stock. One bolt mounts the stock to the frame. I just have not come up with a QD solution yet.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:27 PM
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Re: folding stock for back country hunters?

well that is very helpull thank u.. there are a few ideas i had too.. but unless u got lots of money to build it or friends with the equipment needed lol..do u like that pack?? iv been looking at the "just one" for a few day now..
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