Choosing the proper foundation

You don’t build a sports car on a sedan chassis, and you don’t build the Ultimate Sheep Rifle on just any old stock. With its carbon-fiber shell and super-light fill, the Manners EH8 offers the ultimate in strength, rigidity, and durability in an extremely lightweight package, tipping the scales at just over a pound and half. Aside from the weight savings gained through its materials, it isn’t weighed down with bells and whistles either. There’s no comb or LOP adjustment, no cheek piece, and very little palm swell. This is as sleek and minimalist as custom rifle stocks come—and its no-frills design is just what Jason Hairston was looking for. ??

Building the lightest and strongest rifle possible

In March, KUIU founder Jason Hairston visited the Remington Custom Shop in Sturgis, South Dakota, where we presented him with a number of options for each component that will comprise the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. We discussed the pros and cons of each with regards to Hairston’s wants and needs for the gun. After hours of deliberation, here’s where we landed.