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Old 10-28-2003, 01:09 AM
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McMillan Stock Recomendations

I am going to order a McMillan Stock for my Model 7 wildcat. It's a calling rifle so I am going to order a white/grey gel coat, but I'm not sure which version to get. I also need one for a LR heavy .300 UM project. I was considering the A-5 but then I will likely be shooting it from a bench. Opinions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:53 AM
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Re: McMillan Stock Recomendations

If you have large hands the McHale is one of McMillan's sweetest stocks. Very tough choice between it and an A-5 for a fairly heavy rig. A-5 is more "portable", not as large a forend, should be lighter. Both are superb fitters. Other than their dedicated benchrest stocks the McHale is a great bench shooting stock. A-5 meant for field shooting, rounded forearm.
More I shoot the A-5 the more I like it.
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Re: McMillan Stock Recomendations

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:46 PM
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Re: McMillan Stock Recomendations

Sheldon,
As long as you don't plan on lugging it around alot, then there's absolutely no question as to which McMillan stock should be your choice for that .300 RUM project . . . McHale!!! Even as much as Ian praises this stock, he's still understating it's merits. It has the thickest/deepest damn belly of any stock I've ever seen that isn't a .50 BMG stock. And the neck and forearm are as massive as they can be in a stock that is still ergonomic and/or reasonably supple. In fact, it's one of the few McMillan stocks that isn't a .50 BMG stock that can be inletted for Nesika Bay Precision receivers having outside diameters of 1.470". To illustrate even better, think of a stock that isn't a .50 BMG stock that would still be truly appropriate for use in a .408 Cheyenne Tactical project. What you're thinking is probably pretty close to what the McHale is!!!

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Old 10-29-2003, 10:34 PM
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Re: McMillan Stock Recomendations

What is the grip like on the McHale? Is it like the HS Precision Tactical stocks?
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:22 PM
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Re: McMillan Stock Recomendations

http://www.mcmfamily.com/mfsinc_n/tactical.html#mchale

I don't have one but have shot several. The grip is very comfortable, best of any McMillan designs for my hand. Slight palm swell I believe and slight contouring for fingers. Super for long range prone also.
One H-S style is similar, a big heavy tactical but not the same feel.
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Old 10-30-2003, 01:58 AM
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Re: McMillan Stock Recomendations

Guys,
I can't believe Ian doesn't have at least one rifle built into a McHale, because in the summer of 2002, he scored a 4" group at 800 yards with a .300 WSM built around a Remington M700 action and into a McHale stock. The thing of it is, he did it in tactical mode (Prone that is; Not off a bench!). The larger write-up is published in one of the summer 2002 issues of Gun World. Incidentally, the rifle was a G.A. Precision job.

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