Re: HS or manner stock
I agree with Paul. The HS stocks are very good and I would not hesitate to use one, especially in a 6.5-06. I also just got a Manners for a 6.5 WSM I am building and it is a fine stock. I like the HS finish better. The B&C Medalist is also a very good stock but the HS is probably a little better, but I still would not hesitate to put a 6.5-06 into a Medalist. I am using a Medalist for a 6x284 build and an HS for a 300 RUM build.
The manners comb is a non-issue. Your objective should not be that far back.
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