Re: Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?
I'm in the middle with it. It's definitely not a carry in the woods stock. It is quite heavy, but due to the weight it reduces recoil. You can add weight if you want and I like the rail on the forearm. The forearm for a standard barrel in very sturdy, but when you screw on a heavy contour long barrel it gets a little unsteady. The aluminum bedding block is top notch and helps with accuracy. For the price it is very utilitarian and serves its purpose. It comes with an adjustable rear foot screw that sort of eliminates the need for a rear bag, but gets in the way should you decide to use a bag. I'm hoping Savageshtr will catch this thread and give an opinion. He owns one right now and the one I have shot. I also like the side mounted swiveling sling studs. It carries better in my opinion and you don't worry about the bi-pod digging into you head back or shoulder when caring the rifle. For added features and some functional comfort, you will need to go with something different like a B&C, McMillian, Manners, or any of the various wood laminates. There are other stock makers, those just a few that are very functional.
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