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Possible deal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by bwells, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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  2. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    11 lbs? That's a heavy rifle!
     
  3. FatherHolyHoly

    FatherHolyHoly MN Active Member

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    Holy Scrap! Look at the other photo of the barrel with handguard removed.
     
  4. itgoesboom

    itgoesboom Hillsboro Member

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    What you are seeing there is a freefloat tube, I believe.
     
  5. FatherHolyHoly

    FatherHolyHoly MN Active Member

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    I thought it was the barrel profile. If it is, that'd be where a lot of weight is coming from. I've never seen a free float tube under the plastic handguards before. Is that common?
     
  6. itgoesboom

    itgoesboom Hillsboro Member

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    I have seen some before, mainly for High Power competition shooters.

    Some of the weight is also in the butt stock, it says that it's weighted.
     
  7. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    not something you would want to carry in the field
     
  8. jcs3

    jcs3 Vancouver, WA Member

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    itgoesboom is right. The weight in the buttstock is typically 3lbs of lead. It is shaped to fit tightly inside the buttstock, but can be easily removed through the trapdoor. You can also cut it/drill it to make it lighter if you are looking to balance the rifle.