February 7th, 2012, 12:14 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Originally Posted by USMC 711
I observed that the standard USGI buttplate is made of two different metals. After breaking apart a junked buttplate from the CMP, I noticed the outer part that folds is almost twice as heavy as the base part that screws onto the stock. The base also does not attract a magnet. So what is the base made of, and how it it finished?
That fold down portion is steel and appears to weigh about a half pound or better. The rest is cast aluminum. As I really don't use it as a aid to shooting, I've removed that portion from my Bush rifle to save weight. dozier