Originally Posted by mcseal2
I wanted to get some opinions on who made the best value in ultra-light rifle stocks. I know none of the good ones will be cheap, just wanted to stay in the $4-600 range. I am thinking of building a mountain rifle in 300WSM and before buying an action I wanted to make sure the stock I pick is available for it.
I'm looking to build a gun that will finish out at 8lbs or less with a 13oz scope.
Also if you want, give me some advice on what make and contour barrel to go with. I will finish it at 23" of barrel and a Vias brake on top of that. I want to use 180gr bullets, preferably accubonds if it likes them.
I am not a huge fan of Remington 700 actions for mountain hunting because of their safety. It seems to always rub off on my pack and unlock my bolt. I would prefer to use a Savage or Browning action with the tang safety.
To my knowledge the carbon fiber stocks are the lightest because of there strength, but expensive.
For the barrel I wouldn't go lighter than a #3 or #4 because of bore dia.
And for your safety issue, PT&g makes a bolt safety for the Remington and it can be used in
conjuction with the trigger safety (Two safety's).
PT&G also makes fluted bolts that are very functional and will save a little more weight.
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