The use of aluminum in rifle actions has been the ultimate goal of many people for a number of decades.
First developed by Ralph W. Stolle in the late 60’s and the early 70’s, the Stolle line of actions emerged after many changes in design and techniques. The rigidity and lightweight characteristics are highly desirable features, a must in today’s competitive benchrest rifles. Made entirely of 7075-T651 aircraft aluminum and 4140 alloy steel, they insure the optimum in stiffness and durability.
The Panda action pictured here gives a good view of the steel insert used in the thread/locking lug area.
All aluminum models are of the square, flat-bottomed design to give a much greater and longer-lasting bedding area, which is desirable in precision rifles. Lightness in weight affords the use of heavier and stiffer barrels as well as aiding in balance. All models employ an integral full-length dovetail on the top. This rib serves a dual purpose — added basic stiffness, plus built-in high precision scope mount bases.