Fierce Rifles options? Brown Precision Stocks? Anyone have experience with them?

packgoatguy

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Curious if anyone has experience putting a Fierce Barreled action into a different stock? For an ultralight rifle: I like the idea of their lightweight titanium action with the carbon fiber barrel, but I think I could do better than 24 ounces on the stock... (Brown Poundrs are supposed to be about 16 oz?)

1) Does Fierce sell just a Barreled Action for their Edge or CT Edge models?

2) Where their action design is similar to a Sako, will it fit in any stock that would also take a sako or a tikka action?

3) Would one be able to get a Brown Pounder (kevlar/graphite) ultralight stock that would fit a Fierce CT Edge barreled action (magnum size). Does Brown even make a stock that would fit a tikka/sako style action? (I've got another rifle I might want to do this to as well).

4) What do the brown pounder kevlar stocks end up actually weighing in finished with bedding (not including the bottom metal)?

5) any other reputable manufactures of sturdy/lightweight kevlar stocks (under a pound) that would fit a tikka, sake, or fierce action?

Thanks!!!
 

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Fierce will sell you an action and a barrel. They are Sako 85 clones. You would have to call the stock maker to ask if they inlet for Sakos. The Fierce stocks do not weigh 24 oz. They weigh 32 oz. Tikkas are not the same as Sako inlet.
 

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I have two Brown Precision stocks on Remington Custom Shop rifles. Quite a few years ago Brown Precision was the provider of lightweight stocks for the Custom Shop. That was before McMillan.

They're excellent stocks and way more rigid than any composition stock I've ever seen. If you ever decide to free float a barrel that's in a Brown Precision stock you'll quickly find out as you sand out the barrel channel that their stocks are as tough as concrete and light as a feather.

I contacted Brown Precision a few years ago and IIRC they were still making stocks and they weren't all that expensive compared to some of the other stuff out there these days.

In fact here's their price list and it's not all that bad.
http://brownprecision.com/wp-content/uploads/2016-price-list.pdf

They do everything from providing unfinished stock blanks all the way to building custom rifles and almost anything in between including gunsmithing services and rebarreling.

They don't mention what rifles they make stocks for but they don't mention what rifles they DON'T make stocks for either so you should probably contact them.

Brown Precision, Inc.
7786 Molinos Ave.
PO Box 270W
Los Molinos, CA 96055
530-384-2506
http://brownprecision.com/precision-stocks/
 

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Fierce will sell you an action and a barrel. They are Sako 85 clones. You would have to call the stock maker to ask if they inlet for Sakos. The Fierce stocks do not weigh 24 oz. They weigh 32 oz. Tikkas are not the same as Sako inlet.
Good to know. The last time I contacted Fierce, they told me their stock was only "1.5 lbs" so I just did the math at 24oz, so 32oz would make a big difference.
 

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I'd ask Fierce rifles those questions. They're pretty responsive to customer inquires. Email Devin Archibald at [email protected] or call 435-528-5080. I have a custom CT Carbon Edge in 7mm-08 with a Viper Vortex 4-16 X 44 with Kryptek Altitude stock w 22" Bbl. It comes in at just over 6 lbs. My son and business partner both have FF in 6.5 Creedmoor, my sons comes in about 6 lbs w VV scope and my biz partner is about 6.5 with the Leopold VX6 scope and rings set--heavier than the Vortex. All are tack drivers. I'm not sure I'd take a Fierce rifle and turn it into a franken rifle for a couple of ounces of weight...but to each his own.
 

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I'd ask Fierce rifles those questions. They're pretty responsive to customer inquires. Email Devin Archibald at [email protected] or call 435-528-5080. I have a custom CT Carbon Edge in 7mm-08 with a Viper Vortex 4-16 X 44 with Kryptek Altitude stock w 22" Bbl. It comes in at just over 6 lbs. My son and business partner both have FF in 6.5 Creedmoor, my sons comes in about 6 lbs w VV scope and my biz partner is about 6.5 with the Leopold VX6 scope and rings set--heavier than the Vortex. All are tack drivers. I'm not sure I'd take a Fierce rifle and turn it into a franken rifle for a couple of ounces of weight...but to each his own.
Point taken. However, my interest in a Kevlar Stock isn't just in the weight savings. Ive only ever read good things about their rigidity and advantages compared to other composites (fiberglass or carbon) and Ive wanted my ultimate hunting rifle to be wearing one for a while now. Just trying to figure out the best approach.
 

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Could you elaborate on that?

"Classic" style stocks such as the ones in question are not great for long range shooting. Long range shooting is from prone position and a vertical grip stock like the Manners EH1, McMillan A3, or AG Composite Alpine hunter are far better options. Stocks such as the McMillan hunter are a decent compromise with a little more vertical grip than a classic but not as much as the others I mentioned and it has a nice palm swell. As far as kevlar yes it is stronger but it is a rifle stock. It will not be the weak link in the system should it take a fall.
 

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Should say I bought one already assembled, but I know they can take a little work (not sure what degree of finished you can get them in). I've had no problems with it but if buying new I run McMillan.
Mine is on a 30/06.
 

packgoatguy

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"Classic" style stocks such as the ones in question are not great for long range shooting. Long range shooting is from prone position and a vertical grip stock like the Manners EH1, McMillan A3, or AG Composite Alpine hunter are far better options. Stocks such as the McMillan hunter are a decent compromise with a little more vertical grip than a classic but not as much as the others I mentioned and it has a nice palm swell. As far as kevlar yes it is stronger but it is a rifle stock. It will not be the weak link in the system should it take a fall.
Are there any Kevlar stock makers out there than make a more vertical grip style? Or are they all making a "classic" style?
 

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Are there any Kevlar stock makers out there than make a more vertical grip style? Or are they all making a "classic" style?

I am unaware of any. There are carbon stocks in the 20 oz range. I do not see the benefit of Kevlar. If you are just wanting a super light weight rifle not suited for long range there are plenty of less expensive ways to go.
 

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I bought a 22-250 from a kid I had helping me in my shop, who had assembled it in gunsmith svhool. I put it in a Brown glass stock and loved it... plus it shot some impressive groups. I'd bedded it and painted it with filler and on a whim, threw some loads together to go bunny busting. Thing shot so well I was almost afraid to ever take it out of the stock! Sold it back to kid later on and regretted it ever since! Shoulda told him to go build another one! I would definitely use another one if the opportunity presented itself but I suspect there's little difference in any quality glass or carbon stock on the market today. Use whatever fits you best or whatever one you like the looks of best.
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crkckr
 

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