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Light weight rifle stocks


 

Hello,

I am not at all knowledgeable about titanium. What I do know is that it is light weight and strong. What I want is to make my hunting rifle lighter in weight. I'm not sure which material the stock should be made out of. Is titanium as light as I think? There are polymer composite stocks on the market for my 30-06 Ruger rifle. But there is no real difference in weight between it and the wood one I currently have. There are several folding and stream-line stocks and butts available for other rifles and machine guns. For some reason there are no options for 30-06 rifles. I have lugged my rifle many miles through the woods and am getting a bit lazy . Any suggestions?

Thanks very much,

John Squeri
- N.Y.C., New York


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Hi, John.

Titanium is strong, and reasonably light for it's strength, but it's not exceptionally light. You may be thinking of magnesium, which is significantly lighter than aluminum. Good luck.

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