All metal and wood...December 24 2016 at 10:12 AM
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... (with the exception of the seals. Majority of the metal is steel and often rather thick steel.
This is not a great way to make a light-weight rifle.
The old 78Standard stocks were a lot lighter. Skinnier, more "boy's rifle" sized, and often made of some strange Chinese semi-hard wood that was less dense than what they use on the bigger stocks today. Can drill hollows under the butt pad and in other non-vital parts of the stock to reduce that weight a few ounces more.
The 78 standard uses a skinnier barrel as well, which wasn't all that much skinnier, but the weight difference was noticed.
Shortening the barrel certainly does decrease weight a little, but can have some other effects less welcome.
Can make them lighter, but getting really light would take replacing some steel parts with Al. parts.