The structural integrity of rifle stocks, part 2 of many

Because sometimes you just need to shoot it. Yeah, I shot it.

At 12 oz. it isn’t actually particularly light for what it is, but it should be clear that most of the weight is in the buttstock area and the rails supporting the lug face are actually quite delicate.

The lug face has to be modified a bit with a belt sander to make things fit, so it was recoiling against not much more than the infill.

This was shot 1 time with a healthy 284 Winchester load. It survived.

Read more about the concept in Part 1.