Originally Posted by Crazycastor
Went and checked out some rifles today. Saw a Remington 700 with a huge heavy barrel attached to it with a carbon fiber stock. They wanted $549.00 for it. I liked the heavy barrel that was on it. I think it was a police model. What I didn't like was the stock. It seemed cheap to me to be on a 700 model. Is that a good price and do all fiber stocks feel that way. Not sure if it was carbon fiber but it was the black stocks. I thought it would be a great target rifle. It was in 308 caliber
For $549, it was probably an sps. Carbon fiber=big $. The barrel length was maybe 20"?
As a side note, I have a friend who was the first to make carbon fiber shafts for golf clubs about twenty five years ago. It was an easy, cheap process that found it's way out the door as it served no better purpose than graphite, which is even cheaper than carbon fiber. In short, carbon fiber is nothing but a rip off! I guess it can make your hunting rifle a tad more expensive though.