I'm having a custom Rem. 700 barreled action being made for a hunting rifle and need to decide what style of stock I want to use. What would be the advantages or disadvantages between a sporter style vs a hunter or bdl style? The gun will be a 300WSM with a #4 barrel and I'll probably go with a Mcmillian. Also I'm interested in how recoil will effect the gun when shooting off a bench.
If your going with the McMillan and don't want the heavier tactical style like the A5 type stocks , I'd look at their Sako Varmint style , its a very wel desgined stock and has just the right cast off and fit to make a good carry gun but also handels well off the bench. If your gonna be shooting more from the bi-pod or bags the Winchester marsman style is realy comfortable.
I like the Hs Precision stock like those on the SV series and Sendero rilfes they have a wider forend to help the gun stabilize on the bench.
i actually just switched my stock off of my sendero. i am shooting a 50mm scope and was having trouble when behind the rifle. i ordered a mcmillan htg with the adjustable check piece. i think that this is the best all around.
What I'm trying to figure out is if a certain style stock will have less muzzle jump than another and does this affect accuracy. I have a Sako 75 in 270WSM and it will jump to where you lose the target when shooting off a bench though it does group TSXs 3/4 in. I was looking at the A5 but I have to research the weight difference vs the other styles because I'm trying to keep the weight down for hunting purposes.