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Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

 
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:24 PM
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Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

Has anyone used this stock and if so, how do you or did you... or didn't
like about it?

To me it appears to be a functional/practical stock for hunting. "Sniper"
imprinted on it seems a little cheesy, but I got over that. LOL! It is composite,
lightweight and is already a woods-tone color... and I can still color it without
worrying about wrecking a nice wooden stock if I wanted to.

No wait, I assumed it was lightweight, but it's kinda heavy isn't it?

What do y'all think of this stock for actual shooting? I hardly know anything
about it, so just want to hear what you guys have to say, etc. "Pillar bedded"
... "Free floating" barrel... all seem good so far.

Thanks,

iSnipe

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Old 10-09-2010, 06:49 PM
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Re: Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

I have one and won't get another one. They are very heavy. The back end of the stock is parallel to the bore which makes it very tough to get on target if you are using a rear bag, and it's even harder if the shot is not level. Then you actually get the bag under it make the shot and the rifle is in such a poor position on the bag that your now way off target, it makes it very difficult to spot your own shots. If you only shoot off of a bench it would be great, but anything else and forget it.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:00 PM
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Re: Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

well my experience is the exact opposite of the one above. I have one and love it and would buy another one without question. I put it on my savage 300 wsm factory gun and it shoots great and feels great. Easy to carry feels good in my hands and easy to control. But of coarse this is just my opinion.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:31 AM
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Re: Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

I had one i disliked it so much it went in the trash can!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:39 AM
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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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Old 10-10-2010, 08:50 AM
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Re: Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

I had one and it only stayed on my rifle about 3 months. It is HEAVY!! Using it off of a rear bag is difficult to say the least. Every time I tried to shoot it, I felt like I was in a wrestling match. I went back to my Boyd's thumbhole and am much happier.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:29 PM
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Re: Choate Sniper Stock: Functionality?

I did happen to read several posts I found using the search too. That and seeing the replies here, you guys made it clear... as mud. LOL! At first I thought it may be lightweight, then I thought about several things I never considered before, due to your posts and am now more of the opinion it's something I may not look into any more! But I'm still not sure.

I do appreciate the replies though. They do help in my over-all opinion and am still on the fence about this stock because I see used ones for sale whenever I go look for some. Maybe there's a reason for that?

Thanks y'all for the posts. Appreciate it.

iSnipe
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