Reply To: Taipan Mutant
My Mutant Short ready to shoot is 7lbs 11oz and I consider it already extremely light and compact for a bullpup. Yes the stock isn’t as pleasing on the eyes as many others on the market but it’s functional. I commend your efforts to make an even lighter CF stock but I think you’ll end up making it too light and end up with a top heavy gun that’s harder to shoot. It will basically sway side to side and you’ll have to compensate to hold it steady in some shooting situations. If you want a lighter Mutant, I suggest getting a lighter scope first. If you’ve already done that, I don’t see the point of making an already light woodstock even lighter unless you’re going for aesthetics only. I personally think this gun setup with a compact scope that’s not top or tip heavy at or under 8lbs is the right balance.