It's wood right? Go to town with one of these:its ok but heavier than I would have liked for such a small rifle.
Some random search on "American Walnut Density" yields 0.59. A birch laminate panel remnant I have in my garage yields 0.753 density. A Boyds ProVarmint inletted for a Remington Model 700 with HV countour and PTG "Stealth" DBM weighs 2.955 lbs on my kitchen scale. A walnut plank with a 0.59 density will drop the same Boyds ProVarmint to about 2.31 lbs. There're some SWAGs in there but a phone call to Boyds might yield a closer approximation. If you want it even lighter there's a LOT of material that could be hogged out, especially with an inlet for a Howa Mini.Anyone know if the Boyd's walnut wood stocks are lighter than the laminates? I would assume so, but can't confirm. I see they don't offer the adjustable comb with the walnut stock. Perhaps due to the lighter density?
The ORYX for the Howa Mini in 6.5 Grendel requires that we use the factory magazine. Although I appreciate MDT for introducing this chassis as an option, the lack of any magazines more than 5 rounds minimizes the use of this barreled action for any PRS or similar events which is unfortunate since the 6.5 Grendel is very capable in this arena.What I want to know is does the oryx and howa chassis require you to use specialized mini action magazines or will it work with standard aics mags for the respective caliber?
Im selling a complete like new factory HOWA take off Chassis built, with a XLR stock, for $475shipped in con us. Its in the equipment exchange...I recently got one of the Mini Actions in .223 and have been looking at replacing the stock and called Howa about ordering just one of their chassis. I was quoted $519 and it is something they will have to piece it together as the catalog has changed for 2019. I will be looking at either Boyds or Oryx for a replacement.
Check out B&C's new M40-style stock for the Mini: