KRG Bravo Pic Thread

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Hey there, I know this is a Bravo thread, but I had a KRG related question. I have a lead on a used X-Ray that is not the latest generation. There are no m-lok slots on the sides of the forend.

would the enclosed forend still be compatible with an older model if I wanted to swap out and upgrade to what KRG is currently selling?

it looks like the changes to the x-ray have been pretty minimal all things considered.

Thanks!
 

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    Hey there, I know this is a Bravo thread, but I had a KRG related question. I have a lead on a used X-Ray that is not the latest generation. There are no m-lok slots on the sides of the forend.

    would the enclosed forend still be compatible with an older model if I wanted to swap out and upgrade to what KRG is currently selling?

    it looks like the changes to the x-ray have been pretty minimal all things considered.

    Thanks!
    Just call or email KRG. I bet you have an answer within an hour regardless of when you sent it.
     
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    amedeo1227

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    The other Bravo I have posted in this thread was sold. I own 2 actions yet I was up to five chassis, 2 Bravos, MPA, Manners EH1 and an Outdoorsmans. Attempting to thin the herd except one of the Bravo's had to stay. The Bravo is a great tool

    This Bravo is holding my 7SAUM turned by PVA and a Curtis Axiom that came from MPA.

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    What NF is that?
     
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    I've been working on a Bravo-related project some of you might be interested in, others may be repulsed. The one and only complaint I have about the Bravo is that the stock is front heavy, made much worse by the 26" M24 profile 6CM barrel used on my project that, by itself, is 5lb. The fulcrum of the rifle is forward of the mag well. So, to remedy this, I decided to add weight to the rear of the stock. The goal is not just to add weight, but weight insofar as it balances the rifle and moves the fulcrum aft.

    On my last Bravo, I used JB Weld and steel BBs. This time, however, I wanted more weight and a cleaner look. Initially, I intended to make removable weights. This proved cumbersome and unnecessarily complicated so I went for the permanent option. This time around I chose to use copper instead of steel since it is around 12% denser than steel, giving me more weight per cubic inch. I used a mold-making material called EasyFlo Black sourced from Brick In the Yard, or BITY.
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    Again, originally I planned to make removable weights. I would've started with a positive using a gel material, then a negative with more gel, then the final positive out of the EasyFlo but it was just not working the way I wanted so I abandoned it in favor of permanently adding the material to the stock. The EasyFlo is just the binding substrate, the real weight comes from the copper shavings I acquired via Etsy.
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    When it was all said and done, I mixed 1-1/2lb of copper chips in with the EasyFlo. Actually, pre-measured the two parts which is a 1:1 ratio, mixed the copper in with part B, then added part A to the B/copper mixture and stirred it all together quickly. The EasyFlo only has a pour time of about two minutes (and they mean two) so I had to work quickly. Just before introducing the mixture into the stock, I poured the excess liquid into a waiting container, poured the saturated copper mixture into the stock, then capped it off with the liquid to make it all look pretty.
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    The majority went into the rear of the stock
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    The rest filled the under side and grip cavities
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    In total, I added 1-1/2lbs and all in the rear-most portion of the stock pushing the center of gravity to the buttock area. Once the enclosed forend comes in, the whole stock should balance out nicely. NOTE I'm prepped for pain it looks like crap at the moment.
    Hey rock dock that’s a great project. I have an M24 contour barrel coming for my Tikka/bravo. Did this 1.5 lbs end up balancing the rifle to the middle or is it still heavy too far forward?
     

    Big Timber

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    I'm running a Proof competition contour. I used #8 lead shot in baggies in the various holes in the stock. I got it balanced and still have room to add more weight.
     

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    Check out KRG website. Looks like they released some weight systems for the rear stock cavitys. I filled my stock cavitys with lead shot wrapped in Saran wrap. These weights might be heavier.
     

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    How do you like the enclosed forend on the bravo?
    I really like it. A new 7mm-08 project is in-bound and I'm gonna do a very similar setup, only I'm gonna add the enclosed forend weight and the grip weight they just came out with. By the way, what the heck took so long on that grip weight? lol And, why is there no "stock" weight, like one to fit in the cavity in the rear? My shade tree job really stiffened it up, but I'd prefer one that doesn't like a gimp with some tools did it. Anyway, I thought about going to a W3 or something but every time I shoot this rifle I love it more. Don't mess with a good thing
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    Hey rock dock that’s a great project. I have an M24 contour barrel coming for my Tikka/bravo. Did this 1.5 lbs end up balancing the rifle to the middle or is it still heavy too far forward?
    It's still a little tipsy toward the front but I don't regret this mod one bit. It definitely added heft in all the right places. Plus, when you pick it up it feels solid, not like, well, hollow plastic. I saw they came out with a grip weight, but I wish they had a tight fitting weight for each of the cavities. It's no different than external weights planted in key areas, just prettier. I think I remember balancing the rifle pre-mod and it was way out toward the front of the stock (basic forend, beforeI added the enclosed), now it's right at the action.
     

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    I'm running a Proof competition contour. I used #8 lead shot in baggies in the various holes in the stock. I got it balanced and still have room to add more weight.
    I almost went the shot route, but I got more density out of the copper. For what I spent on that little project, I might just do the shot next time lol
     

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    I really like it. A new 7mm-08 project is in-bound and I'm gonna do a very similar setup, only I'm gonna add the enclosed forend weight and the grip weight they just came out with. By the way, what the heck took so long on that grip weight? lol And, why is there no "stock" weight, like one to fit in the cavity in the rear? My shade tree job really stiffened it up, but I'd prefer one that doesn't like a gimp with some tools did it. Anyway, I thought about going to a W3 or something but every time I shoot this rifle I love it more. Don't mess with a good thing
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    They do offer weights for the stock which fit in front of the butt plate
     

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    I really like it. A new 7mm-08 project is in-bound and I'm gonna do a very similar setup, only I'm gonna add the enclosed forend weight and the grip weight they just came out with. By the way, what the heck took so long on that grip weight? lol And, why is there no "stock" weight, like one to fit in the cavity in the rear? My shade tree job really stiffened it up, but I'd prefer one that doesn't like a gimp with some tools did it. Anyway, I thought about going to a W3 or something but every time I shoot this rifle I love it more. Don't mess with a good thing
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    Funny you mention the stock weights, KRG recently added some that fit in that cavity. Fantastic looking rig btw.
     

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    I really like it. A new 7mm-08 project is in-bound and I'm gonna do a very similar setup, only I'm gonna add the enclosed forend weight and the grip weight they just came out with. By the way, what the heck took so long on that grip weight? lol And, why is there no "stock" weight, like one to fit in the cavity in the rear? My shade tree job really stiffened it up, but I'd prefer one that doesn't like a gimp with some tools did it. Anyway, I thought about going to a W3 or something but every time I shoot this rifle I love it more. Don't mess with a good thing
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    The enclosed forend looks awesome.

    I'm planning another build and I`m considering the Bravo with enclosed forend.
     

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    Still waiting on my trigger to show up, but all the other parts have so I just had to put it together.
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    I may have missed this in a prior post as I have not gone through all of them, but if you get bored and wouldn't mind detailing the paints etc for that I'd be grateful. That looks outstanding.
     

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    So between the heavy XL Arca rail (56oz), spacer (20oz), the T-slot weight for the closed rail (16oz), the grip weight(14oz), the rear weights (26oz), and a LOP spacer (11oz), a guy COULD add almost 9 pounds to his gun. Of course, it would cost him $500 to do it but you don't get something for nothing in this game. If I add 9lb to my gun as it is right now it would be right around 29lb!
     

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    So between the heavy XL Arca rail (56oz), spacer (20oz), the T-slot weight for the closed rail (16oz), the grip weight(14oz), the rear weights (26oz), and a LOP spacer (11oz), a guy COULD add almost 9 pounds to his gun. Of course, it would cost him $500 to do it but you don't get something for nothing in this game. If I add 9lb to my gun as it is right now it would be right around 29lb!
    The Heavy XL Arca is 29oz.You can add the heavy barrier stop for 6oz or steel stop for 14oz.
     

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    I may have missed this in a prior post as I have not gone through all of them, but if you get bored and wouldn't mind detailing the paints etc for that I'd be grateful. That looks outstanding.

    I used Alcohol Ink's that you can buy online or at a local Hobby store. Just prep the stock and paint it with a matte white or beige colored paint, and then apply the alcohol ink's. I had the best results getting a wood grain look using a cheap makeup brush set that I bought off Amazon.
    You have to work fast with the ink's - they dry really fast, but if you screw up or don't like something, you can just use rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and wipe it off.
    I practiced on a couple old factory takeoff stocks to begin with, and to see what color combinations worked best. Once you get the look you want, spray 2-3 coats of clear paint to protect the ink finish. I used a matte clear on mine.
     
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    New build spun up my Chase at Fisher T&C-

    • Zermat Origin receiver set.
    • Proof Research 20" 300wsm 1/10 twist, Sendero profile
    • Barrel threaded for DeadAir suppressor
    • Trigger tech Remington 700 Primary trigger
    • Accurate mag 300wsm AICS mag
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    Previous build spun up by Keystone Accuracy
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    • Bartlien 20" 233 Wylde
    • Barrel threaded for DeadAir Suppressor
    • Trigger Tech Diamond
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    I used Alcohol Ink's that you can buy online or at a local Hobby store. Just prep the stock and paint it with a matte white or beige colored paint, and then apply the alcohol ink's. I had the best results getting a wood grain look using a cheap makeup brush set that I bought off Amazon.
    You have to work fast with the ink's - they dry really fast, but if you screw up or don't like something, you can just use rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and wipe it off.
    I practiced on a couple old factory takeoff stocks to begin with, and to see what color combinations worked best. Once you get the look you want, spray 2-3 coats of clear paint to protect the ink finish. I used a matte clear on mine.
    Outstanding thank you
     

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    New build spun up my Chase at Fisher T&C-

    • Zermat Origin receiver set.
    • Proof Research 20" 300wsm 1/10 twist, Sendero profile
    • Barrel threaded for DeadAir suppressor
    • Trigger tech Remington 700 Primary trigger
    • Accurate mag 300wsm AICS mag
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    Previous build spun up by Keystone Accuracy
    • Zermat Origin receive set
    • Bartlien 20" 233 Wylde
    • Barrel threaded for DeadAir Suppressor
    • Trigger Tech Diamond
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    Out of curiosity what does the 300wsm weigh?