How to Bed a Peak 44 Stock
The Bastion is the newest option in PEAK 44’s lineup of lightweight carbon fiber stocks. It features an ultra-comfortable vertical grip, designed for the long-range shooter who depends on superior accuracy but can’t afford added bulk and unnecessary weight. Like the Blacktooth, the Bastion is built around the ROCK SOLID CARBON LINK™ which is PEAK 44’s patent-pending carbon fiber bedding shelf. Engaging the front recoil lug, this slip of carbon fiber transfers recoil impulses to the outer shell, enabling the Bastion to utilize a much lighter fill material than other composite stocks. That lighter weight fill allows the Bastion to weigh in at just 24 ounces, for a stock that's not only going to impress at the range but is a joy to carry in the backcountry. The Bastion goes beyond saving weight, it's also superior at managing recoil. When paired with PEAK 44’s 3DHEX recoil pad the Bastion mitigates recoil so you can stay on target. This one-of-a-kind pad is the first in the industry to be 3D printed at a production level. Using a honeycomb pattern of collapsible voids, it draws out the time component of recoil, taking away the sharp kick. The feel to the shooter isn't just noticeable – it's surprisingly pleasant. Available in a growing amount of inlets, and with a number of different finishes. Upgrade your rifle with a Bastion stock today.
Bonded to the outer shell and working in tandem with a set of aluminum pillars, this slip of carbon takes the place of a much larger and heavier aluminum bedding block. The RSCL allows recoil impulses to transfer directly from the recoil lug of the action to the outer shell of the stock, enabling the use of lighter weight fill material throughout the stock shell. This lighter fill is just one reason the Blacktooth is the lightest production carbon fiber stock on the market.
Available as an upgrade to the Blacktooth stock, the second generation 3DHEX recoil pad kills recoil unlike any pad on the market today. The first recoil pad to employ additive manufacturing at the production level, its interlocking series of 3D printed structures give its interior a distinctive honeycomb look. This set of collapsible voids function to stretch the time component of recoil, deadening what would be a sharp kick with other pads. Another benefit of such an open structure is the 3DHEX’s light weight when compared to similarly-sized pads.
The Blacktooth’s grip combines a relatively thin wrist with a healthy ambidextrous palm swell and a substantial thumb groove to promote proper form while shooting.
The minimal yet versatile forend of the Blacktooth employs a 1” flat along its entire length, allowing for stability whether being shot from sandbags, a pack frame or other hasty support. A standard QD sling stud enables the use of a bipod and/or sling, and the nose of the stock has been trimmed back to remove excess length and weight.
With a blend of weaves and styles of carbon fiber, the Blacktooth’s outer shell lends extreme strength to the stock while comprising less than half its total weight.
Weatherby Mark V
Weatherby wanted the lightest backcountry option possible so they used the Blacktooth stock.