Things can be done to the wood stock to make it lighter. That being said most of your weight reduction should be done with the metal, as if course it weighs more. Cut barrel down, flute, lightening cuts in the action and or bottom metal, smaller contour barrel.
Most factory wood stocks are left very bulky on the outside, a good stocker can remove a lot which aids in losing weight, makes the gun petite feeling, and improves handling. Of course this isn't cheap. Cheap ways to remove stock weight include hollowing out the buttstock underneath the pad.
When specified it's pretty easy to build a wood stock gun under 6.5lbs without scope. Done it several tines.
Edited by TDK (02/02/15 10:46 PM)
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