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Unread 02-24-2009, 10:49 AM
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factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

Hi all,
been awhile since I last posted.... anyway.... what is your experience
with thumbhole stocks? Do they really make a difference verses a factory
sporter stock? What are the improvments?

I handled one at the range and it felt comfortable and it seemed like it
would enhance control. Do you all say it makes for more consistant
shooting?
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    Unread 02-24-2009, 11:06 AM
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    Re: factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

    with the thumb opposing behind something to "hang on to" it just seems to give me better trigger control....AJ
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    Unread 02-24-2009, 12:38 PM
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    Re: factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

    Absolutely. It's like shooting a pistol with the trigger hand. Much better trigger control, IMO.
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    Unread 02-26-2009, 01:09 AM
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    Re: factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

    I've been using regular stocks for many years. When I first picked up my new rifle - a Remington 700 TH-LSS .300 wsm, I was kind of hesitate, but out of my surprise, it felt really good, it gave way better control and better grip. I'm very happy with my decision to go with thumb hole stock, and I wouldn't go back to normal stock anymore.
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    Unread 02-27-2009, 01:09 AM
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    Re: factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

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    I've been using regular stocks for many years. When I first picked up my new rifle - a Remington 700 TH-LSS .300 wsm, I was kind of hesitate, but out of my surprise, it felt really good, it gave way better control and better grip. I'm very happy with my decision to go with thumb hole stock, and I wouldn't go back to normal stock anymore.
    I agree. I must admit that I was a little leery when I purchased a custom 338 Edge with a thumbhole stock. But I like it.

    A side story: A buddy that I shoot with told me that he absolutely hated thumbhole stocks and couldn't believe I bought one. Well when I let him shoot my EDGE I noticed his thumb in the thumbhole. After about 5 rounds I called him on it and he just grinned and said "Not too bad."

    It's all personal preference in the end......but give one a try. That's the only way you will know for yourself.
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    Unread 02-27-2009, 05:11 AM
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    Re: factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

    Sounds to me it was more than "not to bad" more like from the grin he was saying he liked it.
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    Re: factory sporter vs. thumbhole stocks

    I just sold my last thumbhole stock.
    I just couldn't get into it for any field use.

    However , I do like the vertical grip on the McMillan A series ; specifically the A3.

    FWIW
    Wes in AZ
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