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Unread 02-24-2008, 03:42 AM
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thumbhole stocks

I notice that all the longerange rifles do not use a thumble style stock. I was thinking of puttting one on my new rifle. 300rum. Im I making a mistake? this is a hunting rifle for 400-600yd shooting. antelope-elk. how about a "dual grip" ?
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Unread 02-24-2008, 07:24 AM
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What do you call long range?

This was 1140 yards with a Joel Russo stock.

You will notice it has Luepy V3 and a sunshade on it in the middle of the day.

The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:36 PM
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thanks for the photo. like I said I just hadnt seen very many thumbhole styles in use. I prefer to use one, just was wondering what others use and why.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 01:15 AM
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Lots of folks like thumbholes. Myself included. If you like 'em that's all that matters. Only downside I can think of is having to take your thumb out to flick the safety. Or learning to flip the safety with your trigger finger.

I've never had a problem. And I've never had to think about it when hunting.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 12:54 AM
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No downers on the thumbhole stock whatever.

I've been using one on a walk & stalk rifle for big game, varmints and predators for over 30 years.

My LRH rifle has a thumb hole and my 338 RUM is about to.

The biggest plus is that if the thumb hole/pistol grip is properly fitted the trigger finger comes straight back under almost all conditions.

Also, I shoot everything single shot and notice no handicaps with the thumb hole.

I feel that the key to things is the 'fitting' of the thumb hole and pistol grip. Be careful material is much more difficult to put back than remove.:o

As was said above, personal preference plays a big part in the this.
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Unread 02-29-2008, 06:17 PM
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I like mine. Go to the store and try a couple out and see what you think.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” Karl Marx/BHO
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Unread 02-29-2008, 08:54 PM
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I have been shooting a thumbhole McMilan for the past two years as a carry and longrange unit. Love it and my next build will have a thumbhole as well - only probably with Manners MCS-GAT.
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