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Old 08-30-2012, 09:16 AM
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Re: McMillan EOL Outdoorsman Long Range Rifle

Thanks for the reply Kelly. It looks like you also install thicker pillars than the standard edge pillars in this stock. Is that correct? Can your mcmillan hunter with edge stock be ordered this way?
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:24 PM
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I will be honest, there is absolutely no reason to put thicker pillars in a stock than the EDGE pillars. As I have stated on this forum before pillars do one thing and one thing only and that is keep the material under the receiver from crushing. Thicker would mean stronger but you couldn't crush a pillar by exerting pressure end to end in the way an action and and action screws applies pressure. However, if you want thicker pillars check with Dick Davis when ordering and I am sure we can do it. It would mean machining the pillars in the stock would be more difficult but if you insisted we could make it happen.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:34 PM
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I will be honest, there is absolutely no reason to put thicker pillars in a stock than the EDGE pillars. As I have stated on this forum before pillars do one thing and one thing only and that is keep the material under the receiver from crushing. Thicker would mean stronger but you couldn't crush a pillar by exerting pressure end to end in the way an action and and action screws applies pressure. However, if you want thicker pillars check with Dick Davis when ordering and I am sure we can do it. It would mean machining the pillars in the stock would be more difficult but if you insisted we could make it happen.
I only ask the question as the diameter of the pillars on your custom rifle looked to be larger than on the edge stocks that I have seen. I didn't know if you might do something different on your custom rifles. I can't see enough pressure being exerted by the action screws to crush any size bedded pillar.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:51 PM
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Re: McMillan EOL Outdoorsman Long Range Rifle

WE have always used a thicker pillar on any of the stocks we bed, just the way we have always done it. We put the thinner pillars in the EDGE to keep the weight down as much as possible, that is the only difference.
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