Perhaps I could print an AR thumbhole stock design out of paper, cut it out of cardboard, glue it, and fill it with Bondo, fiberglass, or somesuch?
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June 9, 2013, 01:34 AM
Soak it with enough resin and I guess it's not much different from any other composite material.
June 9, 2013, 03:04 PM
They make 1911 grips out of laminate paper and phenolic resin (http://www.raascogrips.com/1911-grips--mic1911.html)... so why not a stock? ;)
June 9, 2013, 03:23 PM
I wonder how well polyurethane would work to reinforce it?
June 9, 2013, 04:44 PM
Thanks for the link. I was just thinking of filling the thing with Bondo, as was suggested in this thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=715371), but surely I could stuff it with fiberglass mat. Would that make it too heavy, if it was solid fiberglass beneath the buffer tube?
June 11, 2013, 03:05 PM
Bob the Virginian has suggested using an interior of styrofoam, wrapped in fiberglass cloth. Would that stand up to .223" recoil?
June 11, 2013, 03:15 PM
That's how they make some composite hand laid fiberglass or carbon fiber stocks for .458 elephant rifles.