Bipod broke my stock!!! Ever seen this?

BullElk54

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Currently own 2 light weight rifles; New Ultra Light Arms (NULA) in 300 Win Mag & 6.5 PRC respectively. Both NULA rifles weigh with scope at 6.5 pounds. NULA stocks are carbon and Kelvar fiber wrapped which are both amazing rigid and light. NULAs rifles are full-length bedded from the tang to the tip of the forend. The NULA 300 Win. Mag. has a 22 inch barrel and a muzzle brake. This rifle has been fired over 400 rounds. A 6.5 lbs. 300 Win Mag rifle results in 38 ft-lbs of recoil. DO NOT USE A BIPOD on light weight stock. the stock should only be rested on shooting bags or shooting sticks. I have never had any issues with NULA stocks which likely the best lightweight stocks ever designed and manufactured.
 
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Pro2A

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But you bought it knowing this & still did it :confused:o_O

Unfortunately I doubt there would be any recourse from the manufacturer.

Still I find it odd that if they don't recommend a bipod being mounted that they installed a hole/stud in the 1st place o_O

Why install them if you dont want people to use them??
Maybe intended as a sling point only. Well, throw a little paint on the break, brag about how you lightened your mountain rifle, and shoot off your MY PILLOW. What problem???
 

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OK, just pause right there. This is a specialty rifle, Cooper. Very precise, special purpose, ultra-lightweight carrying rifle. Probably for hunting sheep. You can walk and hike with that rifle for hours and when you need to take a prone shot, you put it on your backpack and bang. It's not a tactical rifle, you don't put a tactical rail on it and mount a heavy tactical bipod. Sometimes a little bit common sense does not hurt (and taking a peek at the instruction). I shoot silhouettes and have 2 specialty rifles with light stock. The lightweight stocks are just foam and paint. I would not ever put a bipod on it.

I would not hunt with something that was that flimsy. If one more pound of weight is to heavy to carry, some work outs are in order. I understand specialty stocks, but to have something that will fail in any use is beyond me.

Many times I see the use of light weight materials used on rifles,and then they mount a 3 1/2 to 4 pound scope on it. in my opinion it is the wrong place to cut weight. I also see lots of these stocks break in the wrist area from simple recoil and that is never good. At least the older fiberglass stocks could be repaired, but reattaching foam to foam if fruitless.

Even the Tupperware stocks are more durable that foam and a light skin. In order to make more money the rifle manufacture cut corners and now is paying for it with loss of sales until they get it together. buying a name brand rifle doesn't automatically make it more accurate and in cases like this the OP didn't get what he expected and paid a premium price.

Also with the use of a sling and only one sling swivel the stock would probably break under normal hunting. If one more 1/4 '' hole caused it to fail, it was not strong enough in the first place.
Any hunting rifle should be designed to be handled rough so if the owner takes care of it, it should last a lifetime with no problems.

Sorry about the rant, But there is no excuse for something like that.

Just my opinion

J E CUSTOM
 

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Please report back on that.
He already did, and couldn't find it. Nevertheless, he put a picatinny rail on an ultralight rifle with what looks like a tactical heavy bipod, which would never have been approved by Cooper. Why oh why not call Cooper before doing a DIY job on a $3200 rifle? If you add weight of rail + weight of bipod he could have done carbon fiber bipod on a heavier rifle and had the same overall weight.
 

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I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

the rifle manufacturer stated that they do not recommend use of a bipod on this model so there is no warranty coverage.

anyway, it’s either a freak deal or needs to be a word of caution to anyone using a super lightweight stock. I can’t imagine a stock that you can’t use a bipod with...View attachment 200558View attachment 200559View attachment 200560View attachment 200561View attachment 200562View attachment 200563
A cheap and nasty stock that has Styrofoam at its heart. I am not surpriced it broke as there is zero structural integrity in that stock.
 

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A cheap and nasty stock that has Styrofoam at its heart. I am not surpriced it broke as there is zero structural integrity in that stock.
That he also modified in a very weak area and put a tactical rail and Heavy Duty tactical bipod on a “Super lightweight stock”. I’ve said it a few times now but I believe, If he had used a standard lightweight Harris bipod on the factory stud I doubt this would have happened. But to put the HD tactical bipod and rail on it and start shooting off the bench at the range..... well we see what happened. Now, I’m not defending Cooper as I agree they should’ve put a better stock on the rifle, but take the tactical bipod (probably 1.5-2lbs maybe, the rail also). IMO he should have run a “super lightweight” bipod on the “Super lightweight stock”. Personally, I would not buy a Cooper rifle for that money as I know what I could build for that $. Just saying.....
 

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I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

the rifle manufacturer stated that they do not recommend use of a bipod on this model so there is no warranty coverage.

anyway, it’s either a freak deal or needs to be a word of caution to anyone using a super lightweight stock. I can’t imagine a stock that you can’t use a bipod with...View attachment 200558View attachment 200559View attachment 200560View attachment 200561View attachment 200562View attachment 200563
Sounds like a defective stock to me.
 

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.......wonder how many more pages there will be on this thread ......anybody know what the record is ?
A lot more and as many as it takes to get Cooper to make it right for our member. They will be reading this I’m sure. I don’t agree with the mod he made but I think the stocks also a turd for a $3200 rifle. Most MFGs monitor these, and if they don’t, they hear about it one way or the other. They should be able to offer some type of compromise or just take care of it.

Christensen Arms reached out to one our fellow members 2 weeks ago after he had some similar issues that a thread was started about. They took the rifle back and made everything right and went beyond by upgrading the stock to their best stock. No charge..... customer service....
 

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It is a darn shame to see something like this happen !
Personally whether or not it was an advertised fact beforehand or not I think that the stock manufacturer themselves experienced pre- production problems like you have pictured and should have addressed this issue before
placing this stock on the market market .

Additionally A caution tag should be placed in large bold letters on every stock that they sell indicating that additional alterations may in fact result in a cracked or otherwise damaged stock !
I feel that if they were reputable stock manufacturer they would offer a replacement sans the shipping costs.
( you pay for shipping only)
Yeah right,
Do you really think that any manufacturer while extoling the virtues of their product line would willingly cut their own throats by advertising their weaknesses as well?
In a perfect world the answer would be yes, and if a problem did arise correct it at once.
This would go a long way towards rendering their creditability , but alas we dwell in a world in which half truths and deception runs rampart.
Case in point, now you have 2 pieces where originally you had one.

( Now accepting bids on these two pieces parts via the "Stock Market") ( joke)
What a shame!
 
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I have not read this whole thread so what I have to say may have already been covered. Where those sling studs or whatever was installed with those big washers sure looks weak. It looks like some kind of epoxy was used to secure them. I'm not sure how others do it but my McMillan and HS Precision stocks look nothing like that in that area of the forearm.
IMHO that is the worst rifle stock I've ever seen.

I hope they warranty that stock. Best of luck
 

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I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

the rifle manufacturer stated that they do not recommend use of a bipod on this model so there is no warranty coverage.

anyway, it’s either a freak deal or needs to be a word of caution to anyone using a super lightweight stock. I can’t imagine a stock that you can’t use a bipod with...View attachment 200558View attachment 200559View attachment 200560View attachment 200561View attachment 200562View attachment 200563
I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

Hate to tell You but that is NOT carbon fiber or Kevlar- looks like a *** grayboe stock
I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

the rifle manufacturer stated that they do not recommend use of a bipod on this model so there is no warranty coverage.

anyway, it’s either a freak deal or needs to be a word of caution to anyone using a super lightweight stock. I can’t imagine a stock that you can’t use a bipod with

Hate to tell you but that’s NOT CF or Kevlar it looks like a *** grayboe stock.
 

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