Light weight Stock Options?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by IChaseCoues, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to compile a list of Light/Ultralight stock options and would like all the suggestions and input I can get. There has to be a few more companies that offer ultralight stocks as there seems to be quite a demand for sub 6lb rifles lately.
    These are the few builders i know of:

    Ultralight (1lb or less finished):
    MPI -a few styles
    Lone Wolf - purchased by Proof Research and may no longer be an option
    Brown Precision - listed as 15-17oz may be more than 1lb finished

    Light ( 2lb or less finished):
    MPI - many styles
    Lone Wolf - read statement above
    Bell & Carlson
    McMillan - edge fill
    Manners SL
    High Tech Specialties
    Brown Precision

    If anyone out there knows of other sources for stocks please post the builders and I'll add them to the list.

    Please, no lectures on the benefits of weight in a rifle. That issue has been discussed in depth elsewhere on this forum.

    Recent build with an MPI stock.
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  2. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    I have been a big fan of my McMillan Game Scout at 2#'s.
     

  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Brown Precision
     
  4. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Pendleton stocks by Oregunsmithing.

    Randy
     
  5. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about Brown! They are now on the list.

    Called pendleton stocks just now. They offer a stock that finishes right at a pound so there's another for the ultralight list. Do you have any experience with their blanks? Quality?
     
  6. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies, Keep them coming!
     
  7. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    They are very good. I have a rifle in the classifieds right now for sale that has one of them on it. I've just had their ultralight but it is well made and performs like it is supposed to.

    Randy
     
  8. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    Wildcat composites out of Canada, I've finished the m700 LA BDL at 19 oz.
     
  9. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post. The list continues to grow.
     
  10. Homer Oz

    Homer Oz Active Member

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    G'Day Fella's,

    I Chase Coues, another option that I have a number of and I'm very happy with is; Welcome to High Tech Specialties
    These stock weigh in at 20 ounces out of the mould so add some weight for a recoil pad, bedding material and a coat of paint and there you have it!

    Hope that helps

    Doh!
    Homer
     
  11. Hntelk

    Hntelk Well-Known Member

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    I Chase Coues...not a stock post but what brake is that rifle sporting on your pic of the first post.

    thanks...
     
  12. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    Homer, High Tech Specialties is on the list. I have one on a 375 Ruger and really like it. It was one of the best factory inlets and had a really nice exterior. Very easy to get bedded and finished. I wish they made a lighter version though!

    The brake on the gun I posted is a Vais. I prefer them over others on the hunting rifles I build because they tame the recoil of the ultra light rifles we'll. I have one on a 5.75lb 7 WSM that is very easy on the shoulder. The lighter the gun the better the brake seems to work.
     
  13. Hntelk

    Hntelk Well-Known Member

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    Noted on the brake...thanks

     
  14. trucraft

    trucraft Well-Known Member

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    This is what my next build will slot into.

    Under 35 ounces

    E-Tac Stock -