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Old 02-08-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: Light rifle

I'm kinda a lightweight rifle junkie

The stocks I've worked with and can recommend areBansner/High Tech specialties. Up here in Canada we have a stock maker Wildcat Composites that make some real good stocks too.

Although I havent worked with a Lonewolf I hear they are nice and I don't think your gonna find anything lighter. I would like to use on some day.

I have worked with the lightest stock that MPI makes and they are a TON of work to finish. Not for the inexperianced stocksmith and terribly over priced for what you get. As far as their heavier weight stocks, I can't speak to them but the ones they list as 9-12 oz blanks are very incomplete.


One of my lightweight rifles is a 280 AI on a M700 Titanium scoped 6lbs 3 ounces, I could loose 4-5 ounces if I take off that heavy pachmyer pad and put a lightweight foam pad on.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:01 PM
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Re: Light rifle

I have only worked with one MPI. It was for an Enfield P14 and it was a lot of work to finish although it came out really nice in the end.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:02 PM
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Re: Light rifle

Why are you sweating the couple ounces between stocks and using a M70? I love the M70, but for a lt.wt. the Remington is approx 6oz ahead with any stock. My personal choice is the Bansner because I like the feel, thin open grip and slim forend. They are tough and handle recoil well.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:23 AM
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Re: Light rifle

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Why are you sweating the couple ounces between stocks and using a M70? I love the M70, but for a lt.wt. the Remington is approx 6oz ahead with any stock. My personal choice is the Bansner because I like the feel, thin open grip and slim forend. They are tough and handle recoil well.

I used a M70 because its a rifle I had in my gun cabinet that has sentimental value, so I can never sell it. Obviously not the best choice for an all out no holds barred lightweight rifle but still a cool project. As far as sweating a couple ounces in the stock, well its a couple ounces, so why not.

All my other lightweight rifles are remingtons and two of them are Titaniums, the winchester was just the ugly step child in the cabinet that needed some attention.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: Light rifle

I was in Lone Wolfs shop few days ago, he has a great product. There where probably 50 projects in the works and I BET 2/3 are ABS TYPE barrels, all the custom actions and barrels makes you drool
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