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How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

 
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:03 PM
 
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

Bubb,..

Stl Shooter is incommunicatto for a few days, but you might try the link he posted a few months ago.
http://www.pbase.com/eos3/long_range_rifles
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:01 AM
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

Personally I like the McMillan tacticals, just seems more functional. I rarely get the opportunity to set up a bench unless I am PD shooting. The tacticals are made for LR field situations...

just my .02
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:12 AM
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

I understand the field vs bench issue. My crop damage shooting, is done form one location, across the fields, so a benchrest type stock is not out of the question, but kind of a PITA when carrying the rifle somehwere and then setting up at a chosen point.

Soooooo,...I had the gunsmith bed the stock in the HS precision tactical just like the one in STL Shooter's picture, and I am ordering an MBR Tooley as well. I'll have both stocks bedded for the same action, and just switch back and forth depending on what I will be doing at the present time [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] That way, the stock won't arrive until the end of the summer (when the air is cooling) and the wife won't see two come in at once [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Anyone know how fast I will lose bedding contact enough to affect accuracy, when switching back and forth?? (keep in mind this will only be once or twice a year). Or is this an invalid concern??

Dave King, I assume you mean something along the lines of HS Precision varmint style stocks? or laminated heavy barrel stocks from the factory?

Thanks

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Old 04-17-2003, 10:06 AM
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

JustC

I use the H-S Precision M-24 style (PST05) in either Adjustable Length Of Pull (LOP) or fixed LOP on some rifles.



I also use the McMillan M40-A1 (HTG) with Sniper Fill (heavier by my reconing) to deaden the hollow sound, reduce recoil and even out the balance a bit.
http://www.mcmfamily.com/mfsinc_n/tac.html
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Old 04-17-2003, 01:28 PM
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

JustC

I only shoot from a bipod nowadays... last time I shot using a Hart rest (several years ago) it went well, just remember to leave clearance for the swivel studs during recoil.

The H-S tactical stocks seem to have a larger palm swell than the Sendaro and Varmint types.
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Old 04-17-2003, 03:12 PM
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

Dave, thanks.

Also, just noticed we can't be far apart. I'm on the eastern shore,.....near Salisbury.

How far are you from me?
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Re: How many of you hunt with benchrest stocks vs standard stocks?

Just C,..


There are many tricks that a gun Smith may use that will help the bedding last a very long time. If you have a round action, you can mill a flat at six o'clock. This will allow you to index the action in exactly the same spot, and keep torque from chewing the bedding up over time. It goes without saying that you need a thick recoil lug. By using a thick lug and bedding with no clearance on the sides of the lug, but leaving the space below the bottom of the lug with clearance, you pick up significant surface area to control torque.

If you have chosen a flat bottom action design, you can have your gun Smith mill 3 degree angles on the sides of the action. By having a slight taper on the sides, you can now install and remove the action without scraping the bedding or causing slight sugaring. I radius all corners and polish all surfaces touching any bedding material like a mirror. By having a stiff set up and all surfaces polished, I have yet to have bedding degrade, some have well over 6000 rounds logged.

A good brake that removes some of the torque combined with a stiff stock and a very stiff recoil lug will allow things to live for a very long time. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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