Adding weight to stock and or bipod?

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  1. Boisblancboy

    Boisblancboy

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    I’ve got a Ftr rig chambered in a .223, KTS stock from Kelblys and a Phoenix bipod. I’d like to add about 1 lb of weight to the setup. I figure I can add about 6 oz in the butt plate and then add some onto the bipod. My question, is it ok to add weight to the bipod?
     
  2. boltman13

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    I would think it is OK as long as your rifle plus bipod meets the 18+# weight limit. Be sure you don't block the adjustability of the bipod however.
     
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  3. BP1

    BP1 Team Texas F-TR Silver $$ Contributor

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    Remember this when you have to chamber a new barrel and step up a contour or two.
     
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  4. Boisblancboy

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    Of course. The weight of my current setup included the bipod attached to it.
     
  5. Boisblancboy

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    I’ve got a heavy Palma on it now and don’t see any reason to try to go heavier. Plus any weight I add would be removable.

    I just want to be sure there aren’t any negatives to adding some weight to the bipod or other places.
     
  6. BP1

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    Maybe try hanging some fuzzy dice filled with lead shot from the bipod.That way if you don’t make weight you can just unhook the dice.
     
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  7. Boisblancboy

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    So guys are there cons if I add weight to the bipod?
     
  8. 243BR

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    Where does your rifle currently balance? I try to keep the balance point an inch or 2 in front of the chamber.
     
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  9. Boisblancboy

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    My balance point is 2” forward of the action/barrel junction, without my bipod attached.
     
  10. savagedasher

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    I wouldn’t add weight to the bipod
    But I would add the weight to to what the bipod is attached to
    Myself I like the butt end to he heavy
     
  11. Medic505

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    I agree.
    Giving up a pound of weight shooting a .223 isn't that big a deal. If your rifle is balanced as it is and you like it, leave it alone and shoot it. If and when you rebarrel, think heavy varmint.

    I do like the fuzzy dice idea. Even better would be a set of bull balls like those attached to many a trailer hitch......
     
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  12. BP1

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    Dean a set of brass ones was my first thought..but I got to thinking about them swinging and the just ain’t right :D
     
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    Medic505 Dean Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    That would be a little distracting.
     
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  14. Boisblancboy

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    Thanks for the information replies! The fuzzy balls had me laughing. Well here’s what I ended up with.

    I was able to add 4 oz into the butt. Filled the hallow threaded shaft for the butt plate with lead. Then I remembered that below my action there was a void and was able to add about 14oz there.

    With this weight addition my total is 17lbs 14.5oz. My center of balance is now 1-3/4” forward of the action without the bipod on, 2-1/4” with bipod.

    Hopefully month of the weather brakes I can get it out and shoot it.
     
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  15. BP1

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    Good luck..the little mouse gun sure is fun to shoot really brings a smile to your face when you beat the 308s and even some of the open guys in midrange.
     
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