Alaska_Lanche and I each snagged Marlin 336Ys for hopes of a fairly light, short, fast handling truck gun.
We also spied that Ram-line makes a synthetic youth conversion kit for a 336 and we snagged a couple of those as well hoping to shed a few ounces in the process. With the condition of my Burris scope that had previously been on my hunting rifle, the durability of the synthetic stock set would be another plus.
We got the rifles and the first thing we thought was "HOLY WORST EVER EXECUTED GROTESQUE REAR CANKLE STOCK!" This thing is U-G-L-Y and I wasn't sad to see it go. The much slimmer grip was a welcome feeling for my teeny weeny hands as well...
Installing the rear stock was a no-brainer, and this was where all the weight savings came into play.
Marlin rear stock--21.9oz
Ram-line syn stock--12.4 oz
In addition to the weight savings, the OAL of the gun was shortened by 1", as was the LOP down to 12 1/2".
Stock 336Y OAL--34 3/4"
Ram-line Syn OAL--33 3/4"
Apparently the Ram-line kit makes your 336 into a 336 youth gun, not your 336Y into a 336UY, as the fore end stock was too long.
So we started a bit of stock work (I know The Kid and Gunbugs will laugh) with a chop saw and a dremel (every ones favorite gunsmithing tool )
Cut to length and after some more power tooling and hand sanding, this is what we came up with. (Pic of stock isnt 100% touched up)