Picked up an old synthetic or fiberglass or whatever stock for an M1a. Guy said it was a Springfield synthetic stock, but pretty sure its just an old surplus fiberglass one, but that don't much matter for my project.
Ugly but durable and functional. fits nice and snug.
Next up, i grabbed some kydex. Saw a thread on another forum that Inspired this.
Starting to take shape
Got it molded and symmetrical, but i need to remold it tomorrow (its off center slightly). heating shaping and cooling took a few tries to get used to it, and i assume the thicker stuff (.125") is a bit harder. I have yet to round off the corners, but that will be done after the thing is 100% molded.
it will be adjustable (VIA 2 carriage bolts going through the stock, and 2 slots on the actual kydex). Again thanks to the above thread for the inspiration.
checking the fit of the sling with the cheek rest in place. good to go (measured 0 times, cut once).
Got me one of these...in digital ACU....
The stock and hand-guard will get the treatment, not the actual barrel or receiver or trigger group.
Scope will likely be left alone or just wrapped with something.
A sadlak mount, as such, will be ordered as soon as I can get one back in stock at brownells or midway (C&R discount FTW!).
Main reason for this is that the wood is too pretty, and i baby it. now i'll have a plastic duracoated stock and can not worry about laying down in the dirt. Also the springfield 3rd gen mount i have sucks arse, so i'll need a new mount. the sadlak is lower but still, the adjustable cheek rest will be useful....as even slightly elevating the optics on this thing breaks the cheek weld.
I'll keep updated as i progress further! Duracoat will probably go on this coming weekend when i have a full day to dedicate to it.