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Stock Choices for a Lawton 8500

 
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:20 AM
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Stock Choices for a Lawton 8500

If I used a Lawton 8500 action for a build, what stock choices do I have other than tactical type stocks? I'm looking for a hunting stock constructed of fiberglass, similar to McMillan, or a laminate. I've already called McMillan and found out the only stocks they offer that will fit an 8500 are their A-5 tactical and various benchrest types. I'm looking for something in a hunting configuration. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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Kevin
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:03 AM
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Re: Stock Choices for a Lawton 8500

The 8500 is an 1.450" dia action and it will fit most "sporter" stocks.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:33 PM
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Re: Stock Choices for a Lawton 8500

Joel - That's what I thought too. But when I called McMillan to order a Remington Hunter stock from them they informed me that since the 8500 was 0.100" larger in diameter than a standard Remington action, it wouldn't fit. I got the impression from McMillan that any stock designed for a Rem 700 wouldn't accommodate the larger 8500.

Am I incorrect in this assumption?

Do you make a 'sporter' type stock for the 8500? If so, what do you charge? I found your website but didn't see any prices.

Thanks for the help.
Kevin
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:12 PM
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Re: Stock Choices for a Lawton 8500

Kevin~

I don't know why Mc Millan told you that. Any stock that will accept the Remington action, will accept the 8500. I have a CNC inlet program for the 8500, and have inletted standard sporter stocks for it.

Since I'm not a paid sponsor here, I don't think it's fair to the others to discuss prices and information.

Send me a pm or e-mail and we'll talk about it there.
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