A longtime reader from Australia emailed us photos of a new stock that will be manufactured by his company, ICENG. They specializes in making custom guns and this will be their first (of many) manufactured products. The TOUCH stock is an ultra light stock made from carbon fiber. The first version they sell will be for the Sako (Beretta) Tikka T3 rifles that are popular in Australia, and not nearly as popular as they should be in the USA.
The prototype stocks have been made as light as 458 grams (16.1 ounces), as you can see in the photo below, but they expect the final production version to weigh between 470 and 520 grams (16.48 ounces – 18.4 ounces).
This is very, very light. For comparison, a Manners MCS-SL (super light) stock weighs about 50% more at 27 ounces. The ICENG TOUCH stock, I am told, is designed to last a long time, it is not a one season stock.
It will be made in Australia and at this time will only be exported to the United States and to New Zealand. It will be priced at $660 AUD (including sales tax) for a blank stock which works out to be $538 USD at todays exchange rate. Purchasers can pay extra to have the stock’s inlet customized or a recoil pad and/or rail added.
The company is taking pre-orders for the stock now. They expect the first deliveries will go out at the end of January. You can get in touch with them on their website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.