Originally Posted by craigmcalvey
new to this forum so this question may have been covered but the search didnt pull up too many interesting opinions. I have a lefthand remington 700 BDL long action that i want to restock. since im a lefty, my options are quite limited. I have narrowed my choices down to either a Bell and Carlson Medalist or one of the LRV stocks from stockysstocks. my rifle has the standard sporter weight barrel, so I know the LRV channel will be a little large, but thats not an issue for me. Does anyone have any experience with these stocks? pros and cons welcome.
Craig, first of all, welcome to the forum. Lots of good info here, and a great brain trust.
Now, as far as the stock goes, I recently got a laminated stock from Stockys. It is called the LRT. ( long range target). It is actually a Bobby Hart, long action, pillar bedded, heavy barrel channel. I built a custom 7mm STW, and used this as the foundation. Let me tell ya, this is one fine piece of art!!!! Extremely well built, beautiful hard wood, perfectly laminated. The fit and finish is superb.
Now, as a comparison to the BC stock, I do not own a medalist, but I did own a BC stock at one time , and I believe it was a duramax or something like that. I was not impressed with that stock. I am told the Medalists is close to at least in design as the HS precision. ( but not quite as good).
Depending on what " feel" you are looking for, both have their virtues. I opted for the wood on my last build, and have not looked back. Awesome looks, awesome feel, stable, and very good fit. It dosen't even need glass bedding. My gun shot 1/2 groups @ 200 the day I shot it for the first time. It did the same when it mounted in a HS Precision when I first brought it home.
Sorry for the long read, but there were a lot of variables.