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Old November 5, 2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Choate Tactical Rifle Stock

Has anyone ever removed material from a Choate rifle stock to lighten it up a bit? The butt is hollow, the majority of weight is forward and with a heavy bull barrel it makes for one tipsy rifle. Could I possible mill some .25 horizontal or vertical lines in the barren channel or on the outside of the fore end? Or not drill out the plastic at all, just drill holes underneath the aluminum track for the sliding swivel? Would this amount to much weight reduction at all? The stock is heavier than my, well it's heavy.

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Old November 6, 2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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I went to a gunshow looking for such a stock, and there it was $40.
That rifle I built with old parts is 13 pounds without scope.
It seems to me that Choate went out of their way to make it heavy. I can get it from the vehicle to the benchrest at the range.
I have bought 3 of the High Tech Specialties [Bansner] stocks that weigh 20 ounces. Those stocks I put on hunting rifle and carry them across sections of land.
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