Originally Posted by Michiganhunter
I had my Machinist friend in California look at your pictures, and here is what he wrote me lat night:
holy crap!! thats awesome that guy is a hobbyist....
he's kinda on the expert level of hobbyist though IMO.
i didnt post in the blog but he could probably cavity the heck outta the forestock area on top and bottom. just by looking, i am guessing he could get 30% of the material off just by cutting cavities and not compromise the structural ridgidity that hes concerned with?
It would be similar to an aircraft wingspar where they start with a large piece and remove 60-80% leaving a floor in the middle with ribs on both sides of the floor (cavities between ribs)
He also sent me a picture of a wingspan on my Facebook page. I am not sure you can click on it to open it, so if it doesn't work, I will find a different link, and post it. My friend Joe is a really good machinist, and builds some awesome stuff from aluminum. If you want, PM me your email address, and I can send you some of his work. Maybe he can give you some help via email and pictures? I think you have a great idea, and it is worth per suing. You may very well end up building some custom stocks to sell to Bench Rest guys?
Maybe more than that?
Sorry for the slow reply I have been away a bit and sick for a while . Thanks for the support . I will PM you my email. I agree that I can hog out a lot more weight and get it down to under F class open weight . However I have been away and not done much of late.
When my workshop warms up a bit more I will start to lighten it some more.
Before I went away I fired the first 5 shot group from the 243 barrel and it went .387 . I was quite excited but then I fired a 10 shot 1.2 . However 5 of the group were in under .4 . So it is looking good so far as I am still learning on how the gun shoots and the day scope I am using is only a 3.5 to 10 and is not the best for the job . I can't afford a Vortex yet.
What I am looking for is a consistant sub MOA performer that never changes zero due to weather or heat etc . I think I am on track but still have some work to do.
Be a whole lot easier if I had a custom action to start with but no such luck.