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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi-adam View Post
    @GWH I never weighed mine, but reported between 850-900grams.
    Was that without buffer tube and stock maybe....? That would probably be about right at 500 if whole set up is 850 plus. That seems to be how most other chassis systems are weighed such as mdt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi-adam View Post
    @GWH I never weighed mine, but reported between 850-900grams.
    The chassis was being advertised by Broncos as 500g. At the time they said they had weighed a sample.

    I will be very keen to hear their answer next time Iím in there, when I ask them how it grew an additional 350g!
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    Yea, I waited on this for the purpose of a lightweight rig, at 500grams it was the lightest possible option. Even went with the standard profile barrel.
    With it coming in at a piss poor 850grams, I have given up on lightweight, and now wish I had just gone heavy barrel.
    The only hope i have left is that the chassis aids inconsistency and accuracy.
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    I think it is still significantly lighter than the MDT LSS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi-adam View Post
    Yea, I waited on this for the purpose of a lightweight rig, at 500grams it was the lightest possible option. Even went with the standard profile barrel.
    With it coming in at a piss poor 850grams, I have given up on lightweight, and now wish I had just gone heavy barrel.
    The only hope i have left is that the chassis aids inconsistency and accuracy.
    @kiwi-adam

    The lightest possible would be one of the Hi Tec stocks I think they are 650 grams complete for the Howa Mini. A lot more pricey though..

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    @308mate it is lighter than;
    1. the LSS (1.x kg).
    2. standard stock (980+ grams)
    3. the heatseeker (900 grams excl. butt stock & grip).
    4. the Oryx stock (1.x kg)

    I almost coughed up the coin for the Hi-Tec at 600grams, but with the EXCL Lite imminent, I held out for the extra 100grams savings, I mean extra 250grams additional weight.

    I have now convinced myself, the weight really isnt that bad, and I will persevere as it is.

    If still not satisfied, I will switch to the Hi-Tec Carbon Fibre or the other NZ made chassis the Ken at 55six teased.

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    Cobbled mine together this morning

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    @Bill999 looks good in the Stainless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    The chassis was being advertised by Broncos as 500g. At the time they said they had weighed a sample.

    I will be very keen to hear their answer next time I’m in there, when I ask them how it grew an additional 350g!
    I'm guessing there was an error when converting from pounds to grams.
    Bronco's are now showing 850grams on their website.
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    i think the original weight was minus the pistol grip.

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    Must be a heavy pistol grip

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    Original weight was complete with butt stock and pistol grip. Butt stock is different, but dont think its 350grams different. Be a good place to start for some additional savings though...

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    The stock does feel like the heaviest part of it when it's seperate from the barrelled action

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    This is the stock you need ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmodel7 View Post
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    This is the stock you need ��
    Did you make that ?
    Look pretty cool what's it made out of?

 

 

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