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    Another carbon fibre stock

    Decided I needed another project the other day, and I'd bought a mauser fibreglass stock mould off a member here.
    Bought a Howa barrelled action (they can sell them new like that) stripped away the bottom metal/metal mag box and my old muzzle brake threaded straight onto the 1/2-20 muzzle.
    I'm using an Rem ADL trigger guard and running a blind mag with a CF mag box. Chopped the back of the Howa bolt shroud off, a'la pre 70's Rem 700's, bit of weight there. Even the trigger guard has had the excess alum milled out of it. The action, bolt and barrel will all get the fluting treatment.
    There's been a few learnings since my CF lay-up mannlicher project and the mould CF construction is another ball game to get your head around that's for sure. Had some good advice from a mate who makes all his own MX bodywork from CF. I dig how you can fix all your mistakes with these stocks, nothing is unredeemable! Decided to add an old school Jim Phillips Santa Cruz logo to the butt- loved his skateboard graphics when I was a kid- suits the 7mm mag bullet screaming out the barrel to 'grab' that deer!

    I've just filled the stock with spray foam and now it's time to add the reinforcing around the pillars.
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    Two piece or three piece mould? As in did you have a separate mould for the barrel channel?
    When you say reinforce the pillars. How did you do this?

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    Two piece. Barrel channel is formed up with the spray foam, then I lay up CF in the channel. I'm a bit unusual in that I solid bed all my barrels to the forend tip. They always shoot really good, and u don't have dramas with stock warp with composite stocks. I have alum pillar tubes that I epoxy into place, and I mix in chopped CF threads into that epoxy to keep it together. If I had some Devcon then I'd probably use that. But it's not a must have. I've done a couple vertical upright CF cross section at the pillar area too.
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    Awesome stuff.So the barrel is not floated?

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    how much does the stock weigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuidog View Post
    Awesome stuff.So the barrel is not floated?
    Yes, no free float. Stops crap going down into channel.

    I'll weigh it when I'm finished, still got the recoil pad, sling studs and pillars to go in.
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    Looking good. Thanks for the pics, always good to see how someone else does it.

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    Santa Cruz - L8ter Sk8ter
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    Pretty much done. Rifle at 6.8 pounds/3.1 kg. Stock weighs 550 grams. Gotta get into some roaring reds now!
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    This is awesome @FRST how did you join the halves?

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    Awesome! Next time you're in need of a project do you want to do mine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unihunter View Post
    This is awesome @FRST how did you join the halves?
    Strips of carbon fibre inside the stock after glueing the sides together much like two halves of a plastic model aeroplane.
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    If you decide to change things I've got a howa bottom metal doing nothing.

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    I'm just trying to picture how to get inside the stock to apply the carbon fibre? must be pretty tight access?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unihunter View Post
    I'm just trying to picture how to get inside the stock to apply the carbon fibre? must be pretty tight access?
    That's what I was wondering. its a neat process!!
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