I'm thinking about buying a 6.5x55 rifle and came across a Husqvarna 1600 series rifle. I've done some reading tonight and it looks like a great start to a new winter project. I want to build as light a rifle as possible and was considering a new stock. I also would consider this a budget build, with in reason. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. From all the reading I've done tonight, I still don't know what HVA stands for ??? Thanks
Thanks, There's nothing wrong with the stock. I was just thinking it would be nice to make the rifle lighter if possible, within reason. Maybe remove the sights. I was wondering if a fiberglass stock would save any weight. Anyone know what HVA stands for? The closest thing I could find was The Norwegian word "what"
Will take a helluva lot of innovative thinking to make a Husky 1600 much lighter! They were the original builders of lightweight rifles loooong before anyone ever new there was such a thing. Buy it, shoot it, have some fun, one of the best bolt action rifles ever made.
There is a poster on 24hrCampfire (steelhead) that has re-stocked his 1600 series rifle using a Mcmillan stock..
Mcmillan stocks are quite expensive at around $500.00+ and aren't particularly light at around 30ozs depending on fill..