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    carbon fibre stock

    Here is a carbon fibre stock I made for a friend. It saved 15oz in weight compared to the original wooden stock. The owner re-shaped the original stock so that it gave a better cheek weld when shot prone.
    The rifle is a Sako L61R re-barreled 7mm Practical (7mm/300 win mag) with a 28" Trueflite No 4. Not sure what brand the muzzle brake is.
    Scope is a Weaver Grand Slam 4.5 -14 x 40AO




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    cool how many hours did that take?

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    About 6 weeks from making the mold until everything is done. Lots of time waiting for resin to set! I have never really timed exactly how long, probably in the 10 -20 hour range .

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    Is that you Stu G? My stock is going great on my .270
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    Yep, its me. That's great that the stock is going well. The bedding job went well then?

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    Great to have you on board! Bedding job went well thanks.
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    Stug, Looks great. Any chance of a write up of what is involved in making such a nice stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    Stug, Looks great. Any chance of a write up of what is involved in making such a nice stock?

    +1 I would be very interested as well
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    I won't give too much away as I sell a few as a sideline so don't really want to shot myself in the foot so to speak. Essentially it is just a two part mold technique. There is heaps of info on the internet about how to do that, but next to nothing about rifle stocks. Doing the action area took the most thinking, took me two years of thinking about it on and off before I bit the bullet and gave it a go. Carbon fibre isn't cheap, $50-70 a metre, so make a few out of fibreglass first, only $7 a metre Not quite so expensive when you cock it up.

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    Do you make any for a tikka t3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    Do you make any for a tikka t3?
    Not at the moment

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    you should do a Howa mold... not as many making them... I am sure a few would like them
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    You send it to me and I will make it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    You send it to me and I will make it!
    mmmm I have Normies one sitting here ATM..... But he has a new HiTech stock?? PM him... I dont think he is in a major hury
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