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Reply #15
I formally make a motion that our unique lexicon be amended as follows. That the terms "Lightening" or "to lighten by removal of material"  hereby further be simply called "Fuj'd".  The term will also be used to reference the eating of pies for breakfast and the indulgence of stout IPA lagers.

Any seconds?
The most misused words in the English language are "can't" and "won't".

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Reply #16
I'll second that!
Dave

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Reply #17
I'm usually adding weight not taking it off! LOL
Dave


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Reply #19
Phugged up is what usually happens when I get on the mill or lathe LOL
Dave

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Reply #20
A little bit of version 1 ..... When I finished the first version,
I was over 12 lbs by 9 ounces, and not including the bipod.
That solid chunk of aluminum for the spigot has been the most
problem for getting the weight down. Modifying that idea to
make a 3" flat rest for the front made it tough. I was just trading
shapes, but not loosing weight. That's why no piece is going
unscathed except for barrel and action, although the bolt went
to the drill press.

Version one


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Reply #22
Fuj I think you might have to learn how to use carbon fiber. I'd be quite interested in learning and watching you sort out how us mortals might be able to use it.
Just thinking out loud.

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Reply #23
Fuj I think you might have to learn how to use carbon fiber. I'd be quite interested in learning and watching you sort out how us mortals might be able to use it.
Just thinking out loud.

You are close to my way of thinking.  I have a second build that's
been on hold for quite some time. This one will be a 17 lb limit
rifle, and I have this 30" Brux salted away. Highly thinking of sending
this blank to "Proof Research" just for the carbon work.

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Reply #24
You are close to my way of thinking.  I have a second build that's
been on hold for quite some time. This one will be a 17 lb limit
rifle, and I have this 30" Brux salted away. Highly thinking of sending
this blank to "Proof Research" just for the carbon work.
You made me laugh.
But I do think carbon fibre is what your going to need.

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Reply #25
Well the brown truck dropped off Frank's new eyeball  :D
Scopelist wasted no time getting that NF 42x44 Comp here.
Scale is saying 21 ounces with the screw in caps in place.
I will note that these scopes are no longer manufactured,
and whatever is left in the supply chain, is it.....Giving the
scope a good look over, I noticed "Made In Japan" on the
under belly.  Did'nt see that coming !!  I know Night Force
sources some of the best glass used, from Japan. I thought
NF built/assembled product in Idaho, USA !!   Either way, it
was a huge discount from MSRP.  With sales tax, it was $1140
to my door. Origin price would have been $1740

I do like them turrets. Big ol' easy to read numbers. They are
in 1/8 MOA clicks and 10 MOA with one full spin of the knob.

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Reply #26
Gathered up all the parts this morning and the scale says,
12 lbs, 8 ozs.  That last 8 ozs to get rid of is going to be
tough. The front paddle for the 3" wide rest comes in at
12 ozs in raw material, and is included in the overall weight.
If I can get that to 4 ozs, I'll be ready for paint. But to get
it to 4 ozs, I believe would make it too flimsy. I guess I'll
work on it till I'm satisfied with strength, then check the
scale again.....In the mean time, I have the actual slide
plate roughed in at 4.5 inches long. I wonder how much
shorter I can make it ?? The 6.5 Creedmoor has very little
kick, so I'm wondering how much over hang do I really need
on that front bag ??  My Bipod hardly slides back at all with
my hold......Thoughts ??

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Reply #27
Maybe it's time to take an inch or two off the barrel getting a fresh crown at the same time along with weight reduction that won't have to come from somewhere else.
Dave

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Reply #28
No way I'll cut that 24" barrel back as good as it shoots. Only
have about 100 shots thru it since I touched up the crown.
Now talking to our club smith this morning, he told me to
remove some material from the bottom of the target action,
It's a 3 screw single shot, so he says to take a bit off between
the screws. He says it's common on the Savage actions that
have no mag well. I do know it's pretty thick in that region.
Have to investigate further.

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Reply #29
I didn't realize you were already at 24" so I'd agree to not shorten it. I can't imagine there's much material between the screws to lose the weight you're looking for but every bit helps I suppose.
Dave