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Old 02-12-2003, 04:28 PM
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Need stock recommendations

I need a stock for my wifes rifle and wondered if you guys have any experience with ones you think would work well with this particular rifle.

The barrel will have a block about 2" wide and 9" long, the barrel is 1.35" dia full length. She'll use it from the bench and from a bipod both. A 2.5" to 3" forend would be about perfect. I like the vertical pistol grip style. So far I've looked at the McMillan A-2, A-4 and Tooley MBR. I like the A-4 the best, but figure the A-2 or MBR would work better on the bags.

Any input would really help.
Thanks in advance. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:09 PM
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Re: Need stock recommendations

Contact John Hoover at Accuracy One in Tyrone Pa.His e-mail is j1005xs@aol.com....Or call him at (570)684-5322..........His stock,The master 1000 IMHO track's better than the MBR....And you probably won't have to wait 6 or 7 month's to get one....Again,just my opinion...


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Old 02-12-2003, 06:01 PM
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Re: Need stock recommendations

Boyd,

Thanks for the pic. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

How is the finish on them. I read on McMillans site that the finish on the molded ones are not as nice as the painted but have their advantages. Can the the casting lines and scratches not be smoothed out by sanding like anything else? My wife likes the color of yours. It is molded in too isn't it? Does he have a website? How wide is that one on top and bottom?

Thanks, I'll call and talk to him tomarrow.

Any more suggestions guys?
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Re: Need stock recommendations

Brent,the finish on his stock's is top notch.It is 2.96" wide on the bottom..He has a web site.Do a search for Master 1000.Yes it's molded.....
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Re: Need stock recommendations

Thanks Boyd.

I couldn't find a his site no matter what I tried. Oh well, I'll call him tomarrow.

What was the width on the top of the forend there? It's got to fit the block in there is all.
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Re: Need stock recommendations

Brent,go to xtremeAccuracy.com....He has a banner on the home page.It is about 2.30" wide on top...
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Re: Need stock recommendations

Another one that you might consider (if waiting a bit is an option, that is) is the new McMillan A5. Check the forums over at www.snipershide.com for some advance pictures of some of the first models being shipped to customers. Kelly McMillan frequents that board, and IIRC, the A5 is the result of the inputs of a lot of the members there and the small niggling dissatisfactions w/ this-n-that on the A2 thru A4. You know... Well, I like this part of the A2, and this about the A3, and the A4 has this nifty feature, but I can't stand this other aspect of it, etc. The picture I saw of it got my attention! Colors chosen were butt-ugly IMHO, but then they were meant to be camo, not pretty.

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