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Old 05-29-2021, 04:10 AM
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As the title says, I need to take a little weight off the Boyd's Evolution that is on my Savage MK II FV-SR. This is in order to make weight for a target league that I shoot in.

The good news is that I only need to lose 2 oz. What would be the easiest way to do this without messing up the stock? Under the butt plate? Barrel channel? Ideally I'd like it to be somewhere that's easy to work and won't show.

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Old 05-29-2021, 08:21 AM
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Assuming you don’t want to throw the balance off, you’d have to take some out of the bottom of the bbl channel and some out from under the buttplate. A mill is great for the bbl channel, and a forstner bit will bore a nice hole under the buttplate.


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Old 05-29-2021, 09:15 AM
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Just buy a scope thats 2 ounces lighter.
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Old 05-29-2021, 10:36 PM
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Just buy a scope thats 2 ounces lighter.
I started with a smaller scope, but I couldn't get the eye relief I wanted. Now I've got a Muller APV on it, which I love, but it's definitely heavier.
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Old 05-30-2021, 04:55 AM
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Vortex diamond back https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...uZMxAunAvx7FQk
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As someone mentioned, remove the but plate and drill out. This will allow you to fill it in the future if you want to restore the weight and will be invisible once the plate is back on.
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As someone mentioned, remove the but plate and drill out. This will allow you to fill it in the future if you want to restore the weight and will be invisible once the plate is back on.

Really , think thats gonna work good on a plywood ( laminate) stock? And will it will upset the balance, on a stock thats already precariously balanced, cause of all the cut outs and cut aways?

For $200, he can buy a scope thats lighter and better that what hes got and achieve his goal without Risking the stock to Bubbageden.
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For $200, he can buy a scope thats lighter and better that what hes got and achieve his goal without Risking the stock to Bubbageden.
I like that idea, but I'm getting conflicting info on the weight of the Vortex scopes. I need AO, so I'm looking at the Crossfire, not the Diamondback. The review you linked says it's 14.2 oz for 4-12x50, which is 3.3 oz lighter than the Mueller APV I've got. Problem solved? But the Vortex website says it's 20.6 oz, which is actually heavier than the Mueller.

I might have to buy one as long as there's free returns on it, and just weigh it myself. I have until September to get it together, because that's when our league starts up again.

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Do this...............



Remove the cheek piece opposite your preference............
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Much Weight reduced!
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Really , think thats gonna work good on a plywood ( laminate) stock? And will it will upset the balance, on a stock thats already precariously balanced, cause of all the cut outs and cut aways?

For $200, he can buy a scope thats lighter and better that what hes got and achieve his goal without Risking the stock to Bubbageden.

The laminate is just as tough as any solid board. Route out a little under the barrel and drill a little hole in the butt of the stock snd presto, two ounces gone with little expense.

Thumbs up on your stock, Horsefly. Beautiful.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:06 AM
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Laminate isnt hardwood its glue and veneer, like plywood it depends on cross grained sheets for structural strength, sanding iseasy but cutting and drilling it can end up in a mess,.

and where do you see excess wood on this?

To the op, id believe the Vortex Website over the article I posted, but my question is why do require AO? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...ir4CtxGJJbTwVF
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To the op, id believe the Vortex Website over the article I posted, but my question is why do require AO?
Thanks -- I'm leaning towards a scope solution rather then messing with the stock. I really want AO because I'm participating in a target league that shoots at 50 ft. A scope with parallax set at 50 yds. is less than ideal for that.
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Thanks -- I'm leaning towards a scope solution rather then messing with the stock. I really want AO because I'm participating in a target league that shoots at 50 ft. A scope with parallax set at 50 yds. is less than ideal for that.
At 50 feet you could use 3x, and parallax wont be a factor. So unless you are using match heads as targets it shouldn’t be a problem.

I like AO myself. Just cause im sloppy,and it’s easy to focus onthe target vs putting my face/ eye in the correct spot. Parallax really has to do with keeping the target in the crosshairs when you move your eyeball. Really has little to do with focus. It just seems that way.

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Yep. Even with an AO scope or a parallax setting you still need to center the reticle. Like if you back your eye from the eye piece and can see the black around the cross hair you need to center that also.

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