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McMillan A3 or HTG?

 
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:52 PM
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Re: McMillan A3 or HTG?

If you like the feel of an A3 but want light carry, look at the A3 Sporter. Mcmillian released it this year at the shot show. The one below is a 6.5-06AI with a Pierce action 27" Pac-nor #4 fluted barrel, McMillian A3 sporter with EDGE technology and a 6.5-20x40 LR scope. This rig runs right at 8 lbs 4 ounce. If that is not light and functional, dunno what is.

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:10 PM
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Re: McMillan A3 or HTG?

This one's a bit heavy with the Can and rem var contour barrel, but the HTG could carry a lighter stick (something in the 8-9lbs range)




The problem with the HTG is comb height. My rifle (pictured) has to have the check peice adjusted all the way up for me. I have to lower it to remove the bolt. My A3 is much better. I got it for a heavy build; It doesn't have the comb issue. I don't know how light you could go with the A3.

I also really like the McM. Rem Varmint Stock. Real nice feel for a mid weight hunter.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:32 PM
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Re: McMillan A3 or HTG?

Do you think the A3 with a #5 barrel would be ok? I have had so much good direction to stay with a HTG and I know in my head it's probably the best way to go, but damn I love the A3 and A5 stocks. Comb height, looks, etc. I just can't make my mind up. Don't want to take an A3 on an Elk hunt in the mountains and regret it every step I take with a big combersome stock...
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:13 PM
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Re: McMillan A3 or HTG?

If you do the A3 sporter you will be fine. You have all the advantages of the A3 without the bulk. I have seen them on Broughton 5.75 and they seem to work just fine. Pack weight shoild he around 9.5lbs if the edge package was added. I liked them well enough to switch all my rifles to them.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:08 PM
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Re: McMillan A3 or HTG?

Can you get the A3 sporter with an adjustable cheek rest? If not, maybe a Defensive Edge model would fit the bill?

Looks good, but what is the weight difference between the A3 and A3 sporter?
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:22 PM
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Re: McMillan A3 or HTG?

I am not sure if you can get it with an adjustable cheek, but the DE would work for sure. If you get the A3 with the edge they weigh about 26-28ounces. The Mold in version comes in at 34-39 ounces. I know the edge stocks are lighter than the sporter HS precision stocks as I switched one over and the rifle lost about 2 ounces of weight. They are really nice stocks
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