You can buy MCMillan stocks, ready to ship
at the LRH Store.
I'm looking at having a med-light weight hunting rifle built with a Remington short action for a little 6.5mm wildcat round built off a modified (shortened) WSM case. There are 2 stocks I'm looking at: the Bell and Carlson Carbelite (around $155) and the McMilllan Edge (around $475.)
What I can't figure out is why the dramatic price difference. I've previously had a Carbelite and seen no really noticeable wrap, flex, or temp expansion/contraction. Also, from what I've read, these stocks are made via (as best I can find out) exactly the same process: hand layup of the fabric followed by injection of the composite mix. Neither of the models I'm looking at appear to have pillar bedding or an action or full-length aluminum bedding block, so no difference there either...
I'm more than happy to pay the extra money if the McMillan offers a notable advantage - such as noticeably better accuracy. Cany anyone shed any light on why McMillan believes their stock to be so much better? Has anyone had a chance to evaluate *specifically these 2 models* side by side that could shed some light on any advantages of the McMillan? Yes, I do know on other models there are noteable differences with the McMillan and I don't want to down play that at all. But I also don't want to toss another $300+ extra at the rifle for the stock unless it will make a difference.
Thanks for your input!!