Nice going! I'm putting together a 7 SAUM as well. Slightly different path though. Mine is going to be a lightweight carrying rifle. Based off a Model 7 7 SAUM it should go under 7 lb with a scope.
Factory Model 7 barrel fluted, lightweight firing pin and fluted bolt. Will have a radial muzzle brake. Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42 scope in Talley lightweight rings.
I've nearly finished the carbon fibre stock, should come in at 16-17oz. The stock is a copy of the factory Model 7 stock.
Cool, post a pic of the stock, or even your process, always interested. Would love to spend a day in mcmillian or manners shop!! I have a f class stock in the works, actually just building a male mold, then cut the stock from the mold, should work good, and not a lot of time molding
Anyway, couple pics, first the adjustable cheek piece, couple set screws and plate, very simple, light too. then the ptg bottom metal, a widden v block is in the stock, caused issues with bottom metal, simple solution was to cut the mag, dont have a mill. Anyway, will work good, but did kill resale value, but thats okay, this is a rifle I'll have forever, just rebarrel as I need to..
To clarify too, I would have never cut a flush box! But since these are extended, it has plenty of meat left to keep mag from working back and forth. Good solution for those HS stocks. Heard these are a bugger to fit with the aluminum bedding block,,,,,,,just cut them.
OAL max is 2.87. Kind of bummed, but after searching saw where I can inlet on the feed ramp.
Nice. I'd love to get to showing off the carbon. My vacuum is only pulling 16 inches so I'm getting some holidays and areas of excess epoxy. Oh well. Ill keep painting them! But love to see final product. Great when you complete them. Started with fabric and epoxy. Final product gives some satisfaction. Yours look great!
You need to make a female mold to get the best surface finish. Takes a bit more work because you need the plug to make the mold from. I've made about 45 stocks now so have a bit of practise. The carbon finish certainly looks good and that is what the customers want.