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Old 11-30-2009, 01:05 PM
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manners T2 or Pdog special for hunting

i want to build a rifle for some long distance shooting and lots of hunting. i need it to be light enough to carry around to the blind or out in the field. i really like vertical grip stocks and i like butt hooks too, but i dont want a huge tactical stock thats not practical for hunting. i like the manners T2 and stockades pdog special stock, do yall think these will be ok for my situation? if not, any other suggestion?

the action will be a savage 10fp in 308, barrel probably cut to 20". anybody know roughly how much that barreled action weighs?

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Old 12-01-2009, 11:45 AM
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Re: manners T2 or Pdog special for hunting

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Old 12-01-2009, 01:22 PM
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Re: manners T2 or Pdog special for hunting

I like my Pdog. Especially, since I got it as a money saver and did all the painting myself. Saved me a bunch of money. I've never handled a Manners, so I can't really compare the two.

The pdog is a fairly large stock and with the palm swells and wide forend, it feels even bigger.

What about one of the thumbholes from stockade? They might be petter suited for what you are looking for.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:54 PM
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Re: manners T2 or Pdog special for hunting

Weight of the action and barrel should be around 6.5 to 7 pounds without the stock.

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Re: manners T2 or Pdog special for hunting

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i want to build a rifle for some long distance shooting and lots of hunting. i need it to be light enough to carry around to the blind or out in the field. i really like vertical grip stocks and i like butt hooks too, but i dont want a huge tactical stock thats not practical for hunting. i like the manners T2 and stockades pdog special stock, do yall think these will be ok for my situation? if not, any other suggestion?

the action will be a savage 10fp in 308, barrel probably cut to 20". anybody know roughly how much that barreled action weighs?

thanks
I have the P-Dog Special and love it. Without the action & barrel it is very light even with all the options I had put on it. It is a large stock, but for a prone rifle it is great. Mine is a 6mm BR. Norma and has a very heavy 26" slightly tapered S/S Brux barrel with a 1 in 8" twist. The first 5 shot group with Berger 105 gr. Match VLDs measured .084" at 100 yds.

I also finished the stock myself to save $$$$. It was very easy and fun to do. I think it took less than 3 hours to complete. With scope attached it weighs 14+3/4 pounds. Not light, but boy does it shoot.

Here is what it looks like: http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=366263&highlight=

Popguns stock is finished. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

joseph

PS: I did not show how I got the netting on the stock. HeHeHe!!!

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:14 AM
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Re: manners T2 or Pdog special for hunting

well now im looking at a savage 10fp in mcm a5 direct from savage, i can get it cheaper than i can the same metal in a T2. savage website says its 10lbs and i cant decide if thats too heavy to be practical for hunting or not... i was gonna have the barrel cut down to 20" which might save a pound or two but then add that weight back in optics and bipod. im thinking it will end up around 11 lbs maybe? any input?
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well now im looking at a savage 10fp in mcm a5 direct from savage, i can get it cheaper than i can the same metal in a T2. savage website says its 10lbs and i cant decide if thats too heavy to be practical for hunting or not... i was gonna have the barrel cut down to 20" which might save a pound or two but then add that weight back in optics and bipod. im thinking it will end up around 11 lbs maybe? any input?

Your about right with that assumption. Why do you want to cut the barrel down? just curious. I have an 18" in a 1" contour that shoots very well. I was given the barrel for free, so that is why it is that short. Just make sure your smith does a good clean cut and crowns it well not leaving any burrs.

I just recently tried RL17 with a 175grn Nosler Custom Comp. With an 18" barrel and 48grns of powder I was able to get it up to almost 2600fps. I think I am going to try some 168 SMK's and see what I get. I bet I will be able to get up to about 2650 with an 18". Should be interesting. With the load compressed I should get some close ES's also.

Anyway, my rifle weighs in right around 10#'s and it is not that bad to carry. That says a lot for a guy who is overweight. Having the McMillian is just a bonus in my book. You won't have to look at buying an aftermarket stock again unless building another rifle. Wish I went that route when I initially purchased my Savage at least for the stock. Love my Savages though.

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