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“iride”That looks cool Zebra.
Different but cool.
I envy your skills,
Still waiting on my Carbon fiber Cricket stock,
Lighter than the stock Mutant, That’s getting lite.
Mike


There is some thinking behind the design (although not much because I didn’t have long).

The Shorty is rear-balanced and I prefer it when bullpups are center balanced or where the balance is just forward of the grip like on the Cricket and Wildcat etc. To shift the balance forward, I had to design it so there was more material in the forearm than in the middle. With this design, the balance is over the trigger guard. 

The triggerguard / forearm was designed with a flat underside around the center of balance to allow a bipod rail to be attached, or, for it to rest in the palm of my hand for off-hand shooting (which is more likely with the shorty)

The rounded forend is mainly because I didn’t like the square look of the original stock so I thought I might prefer it without the corners. I do. It also feels much nicer to hold. It’s a more natural grip but still very stable to rest on. 

I don’t really like the back. The only real “design” with it is the angle of the recoil pad. It’s at an angle instead of straight which I think works better for a bullpup. On other bullpup stocks, I find myself only using the bottom tip of the recoil pad to position it so I don’t have to use high scope rings. That doesn’t make for a stable hold. I borrowed this idea from the FX Bobcat. 

You should have a go. It’s fun making things. This type of material is very easy to work with because it’s so forgiving. If you make a mistake, you can just add more material and try again. Much easier than wood.