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Old August 9, 2022, 12:27 PM   #1
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Savage Carbon Tactical

Ordered a Savage 110 Carbon tactical this week, 6.5 manbun of course.

I am going to be in the market for a lightweight chassis or carbon fiber stock. I want something close to or less than the factory accufit stock, (good luck, I know). Needs to have adjustable comb height, and vertical grip with palm swell.

Any suggestions? I know I could do this research on my own, but I figure having aa list of recommendations from those on the forum will save me some time in research.
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Old August 9, 2022, 04:34 PM   #2
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Cheapest one is gonna be the oryx chassis
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Old August 9, 2022, 08:05 PM   #3
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The Oryx is nowhere near the weight threshold I need. They advertise that chassis at 4.2 pounds. If memory serves me correctly, the factory stock is a smidge over two pounds.
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Old August 9, 2022, 08:07 PM   #4
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The overall goal here is to shoot for a complete rifle system less than 11 pounds. that includes a full magazine, rings, base, optic, brake, and sling. With a bipod, it will be right around 12 pounds loaded out.

I am using steiner lightweight rings, Leupold VX5 HD, 3-15. My Tikka T3x Lite weighs 9.6 pounds loaded out with the same gear and 10 rounds of ammunition. The savage rifle according to the factory is 1.1 pounds heavier than the Tikka. I am assuming this can be done. And the Oryx isn't really that cheap. I could buy a carbon fiber stock from Stocky's for around $100 more than the Oryx and it weighs less than half what the Oryx does. I am not super concerned with price, but wouldn't spend $2K if $600 would do it.
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Old August 9, 2022, 08:14 PM   #5
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The issue with the carbon fiber stocks is the comb is not adjustable.
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Put a Karsten Cheek rest on the Accustock. I don't think Stocky's makes a Carbon Fiber for Savage. I know McMillan stopped making Edge fills for Savage and all you can get now is the Magnum fill. MPI might make a lightweight stock, XLR chassis is lightweight but $1200.
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Old August 15, 2022, 10:15 AM   #7
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Put a Karsten Cheek rest on the Accustock. I don't think Stocky's makes a Carbon Fiber for Savage. I know McMillan stopped making Edge fills for Savage and all you can get now is the Magnum fill. MPI might make a lightweight stock, XLR chassis is lightweight but $1200.
After handling the accufit stock a little more, I guess its not so bad. I can adjust the comb height to some extent. I just hate a tactical rifle with a hunting rifle stock. A more vertical grip is more comfortable for me, by a long shot, in the prone. I think I will just shoot it as is until sometime down the road.
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Old August 17, 2022, 05:09 PM   #8
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Hindsight is 20/20, and I like Savage rifles for how well they shoot. However, for the money Remington 700 rifles were always cheaper in the long run for me if I wasn't changing barrels. I don't know what the new Rem Arms 700 rifles will cost or ever be back in full production again. I sure wish I would have bought more of the cheap ADL rifles at Wal-Mart.
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Old August 18, 2022, 09:55 AM   #9
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I saw some Remington 700 ADL rifles of new manufacture at Sportsman's Warehouse a few weeks ago. They were right around $500. I do like that they jewel that bolt prior to bluing it. Looks pretty nice.

I may end up going that route in the future and build something from the ground up.
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I may end up going that route in the future and build something from the ground up.
If you want to build from scratch, buy a custom action with M700 footprint. You'll be money ahead on the long run.
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