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#3622376 - 12/30/09 07:13 AM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: 284LUVR]
Docbill Offline
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Bill Wiesman is not a bench rest guy. He makes a lot of pressure gun barrels and has lately begun to make universal receivers for the industry. At one time he did custom guns and was barreling guns for Empire rifles.

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#3624721 - 12/30/09 06:37 PM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: Docbill]
greydog Offline
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As some one mentioned, Lee Six and Chet Brown were partners. After a short time, they split the molds and went their separate ways. I bought several stocks from Lee. They were a much better made stock than Brown's but required more work than today's stocks. He made both benchrest and hunting rifle stocks and was a great supporter of benchrest. In the mid-eighties he started making the injection molded stocks as used by Remington and others. One shouldn't hold this against him! The Lee Six stock business was sold to George Kelbly and the last Six stock I bought came from there.
I still have and use two Lee Six BR stocks I bought in 1978. GD

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#3624786 - 12/30/09 06:54 PM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: greydog]
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And the Lee Six injection-molded stocks are better than most, as well....
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#3625945 - 12/31/09 07:44 AM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: Mule Deer]
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Thanks to all who provided good info here and via PM. I was having trouble finding info on these stocks and appreciate the help. Sounds like they are an early synthetic, well built, stiff, but not a lightweight stock. The one I was considering is a late 1980's model.

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#3626065 - 12/31/09 08:19 AM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: rflshtr]
hemiallen Offline
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Mine is for a 700 LA and weighs right at 2#.

Forgot to say, I believe I purchased mine between 1985 and 1990 direct from lee six.

Allen


Edited by hemiallen (12/31/09 08:20 AM)
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#3626108 - 12/31/09 08:29 AM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: rflshtr]
ozzie Offline
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I've got a Lee Six I bought off a friend in the mid 90's in Australia...but when it was made in the US I wouldn't know..

Its an ultralight for a Mod 700 SA and I still have it on my .260 Rem SS Mountain Rifle....

One thing bothers me... and that is whilst it appears stiff, if you lay it in the sun during a warm summers day the forend warps towards the sun !! quite a lot! say up to 5mm !!!
Rifle still shoots 'fairly' well.... but this can't be good !!!

BTW whilst the bbl is only free floated...it isn't bedded..

(Photo attached....I thought it would show up on the post?..)


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Edited by ozzie (12/31/09 08:44 AM)
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#3628564 - 12/31/09 07:51 PM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: ozzie]
hemiallen Offline
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I pulled mine out of the vault to see, and the recoil pad says six enterprises, and looks similar to yours. It has the injected molding look to it..... Maybe six enterprises isn't lee six like I thought. It is just under 2#, pretty much the same as a bell & carlson for the same LA remington.

Allen
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#3630499 - 01/01/10 12:27 PM Re: Lee Six (or Enterprises?) synthetic rifle stocks .... [Re: hemiallen]
ozzie Offline
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Originally Posted By: hemiallen
I pulled mine out of the vault to see, and the recoil pad says six enterprises, and looks similar to yours. It has the injected molding look to it..... Maybe six enterprises isn't lee six like I thought. It is just under 2#, pretty much the same as a bell & carlson for the same LA remington.

Allen


Allen,

mine is probably Six Enterprises too ...Whoops (sorry Lee Six)!!.. I cant get to it as its 12,000kms away....anyway if yours is like mine.. check out the forend warping on a warm summers day ! If your hunting season is only in winter...no worries !... but it is an issue to be aware of.. if you use it in summer....

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#3631069 - 01/01/10 03:17 PM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: ozzie]
g5m Offline
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Loc: desert
Originally Posted By: ozzie
I've got a Lee Six I bought off a friend in the mid 90's in Australia...but when it was made in the US I wouldn't know..

Its an ultralight for a Mod 700 SA and I still have it on my .260 Rem SS Mountain Rifle....

One thing bothers me... and that is whilst it appears stiff, if you lay it in the sun during a warm summers day the forend warps towards the sun !! quite a lot! say up to 5mm !!!
Rifle still shoots 'fairly' well.... but this can't be good !!!

BTW whilst the bbl is only free floated...it isn't bedded..

(Photo attached....I thought it would show up on the post?..)



Ozzie, is the photo to show the warpage?
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#3631434 - 01/01/10 05:18 PM Re: Lee Six synthetic rifle stocks [Re: g5m]
ozzie Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 105
Loc: Down Under
Nope, it was just to show the rifle's stock just to see if anyone else had one (and practice posting a photo...but I messed up..I thought the photo would be displayed in the post rather than as an attachment you have to open).....I dont know if 'Six Enterprises' and Lee Six had any connection...I just assumed they did and probably made an ass out of myself blush .....

Actually the stock is like a 'sunflower'...when I layed it down on its left side it warped to the right...then I turned it over and it warped the other way...!

Probably in North America this wouldnt be an issue as most of your game seasons are in winter ? ...'Down under' we hunt all year round ..(or whenever we can get a pass from the missus !)
Maybe I should put the original factory laminated stock back on !!!!

BTW Happy New Year to all the happy campers !


Edited by ozzie (01/01/10 05:20 PM)
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