very cool. most guys buy their stocks or at the most machine them out of wood or aluminum.not too many out there that vacuum their own carbon fiber stock.kudos to you for going beyond the norm and doing it all yourself.keep is updated with pics of all the stages.thanks for sharing.
Well, just about, thats that. Down to some final fitting then a finish. Will give a plug to the widden v-block. Basically for ease of taking basically a no inlet stock, and make it a rem 700. I then actually did a full bed job, alum block made a great "grind stop" so final product is vey clean
Number 6 fluted benchmark, 26 inches, work done by the guys at benchmark, thanks again
As you see it, came in a little lighter than I figured, 8 pounds as you see it, so right around 10 -10.25 all set up
Post a pic when its finished up, as it is, its ready to shoot, minus scope, starting with the 160 accubonds
Weight of the stock is about 40 ounces. Ended up filling the forearm. With the bipod I had too much twisting. Stock is extremely rigid.
Total gun weight is 10 pounds even, that is including the bipod. Still need to work out cheek piece. I had molded in a cheek piece but didn't like idea of removing stock to clean. So know basically molding another one. Plan for it to be removable but may not be adjustable.
Barrel break in starts in morning
I have another project in mind. Have a varmint barreled 6br. Plan to build a aluminum type chassis system out of flat stock. I have access to a CNC cutter. That one should come together quick. Have it all drawn up
well, I was in need of some cheek adjustment, was going to go with a kydex type, decided to go more built in. For adjustment, I made a simple set screw type out of alum plate, hard to explain, but will have pics of final product. One of these days I'll actually get to post pretty pics or targets, and if anyone has some short action bottom metal, drop me a line, really need some to finish up, like to not have to buy new from midway
Last edited by youngtrout; 04-04-2013 at 04:43 PM.
That looks like it will be a tack driver!! I may have missed it but, is it a single shot or repeater? Are you dead set on the 160 Accubond? I tried everything from 162 Amax to 180 Berger VLD and Hybrids. My rifle loves the 180 Hybrids with 62 gr H4831sc (it's over book max, but only slight pressure signs). Before the Hybrids came out my go to load was the 162 Amax and H1000. Good luck with your load development and keep us informed.
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