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Old 03-14-2010, 7:12 PM
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Default M1A synthetic stock v original wood weight?

Anyone know if there is a substantial difference in weight?
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Old 03-14-2010, 7:29 PM
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I've never used a wooden one, but the black synthetic (not fiberglass) on my Scout is very light; almost flimsy. Lot's of flex.

Weird thing is it is stupid accurate despite the flex.

I doubt there is much difference between the two as walnut is not a heavy wood (woodworker here).

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Old 03-14-2010, 7:37 PM
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My original socom (black) was ripped off. I replaced it with a green one and noticed the rifle was lighter than my old one. The wood one seems to be much heavier than both. JMO
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I dont know if my McMillan falls under the same "synthetic" category that your are gauging , but it is significantly heavier than the M1A "standard" wood stock, with all the metal on it.
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There was a thread over at TFL and the wood stocks were a little lighter than the USGI fiberglass. Not sure of the difference between the new synthetics compared to fiberglass.
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Below is copied from TFL

Weights
Stocks, no buttplate or rear swivel
USGI walnut #1 34.3 oz Tru-oil
USGI walnut #2 33.7 oz finish stripped
USGI walnut #3 33.7 oz spray camo, glass bedded
USGI walnut #4 39.1 oz, oil finish
USGI NM birch, medium hvy "Big Red" dwg # 11010263, Sykes, routed for bedding 34.9 oz oil finish
USGI NM walnut, medium hvy "Big Red" dwg # 11010263, S.A., glass bedded 36.5 oz oil finish
USGI NM mystery wood, heavy contour dwg #9352638, Fajen 33.9 oz no finish
USGI NM walnut, heavy contour dwg #9352638, Fajen 41.4 oz no finish
USGI fiberglass 36.9 oz mil finish
USGI fiberglass #2 40.8 oz spray can camo
Hueygunner "Aerospace" composite stock 37.4 oz green CARC finish
USGI buttplate 8.2 oz with screws
USGI front ferrule 6g
USGI sling swivel, no rivets 22g
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wholly crap TMI!

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Man.....someone had some time on their hands (and quite a few stocks).

Thanks for the very informative post. I've got the Springfield Armory walnut stock on mine. It sure feels like the GI fiberglass is lighter when I pick up a rifle with one. I've never been able to actually weigh out both. I may still consider picking up a fiberglass for some activities, but it obviously would not be for any weight savings after reading your post.
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