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Old 01-14-2011, 07:00 PM
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Thumb hole stocks

Gday All.

I am thinking of puting a thumbhole stock (Boyds) on my Ruger 300wm and possibly one on my Remington BDL 700 .223.

What opinions do you have regarding thumbholes . I will be using them for hunting. Not targets.
Boyds have them at fantastic prices atm.



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Old 01-14-2011, 08:08 PM
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Re: Thumb hole stocks

I think boyds uses the Ross style thumbhole, I am not at all a fan of that style. Boyds stocks themselves are pretty decent however.

Manners makes a VERY nice thumbhole stock, even folks who normally do not like anything like a thumbhole will generally say they are "okay".

Richards Microfit also sells a Thumbhole that I have owned on an old Remington 722, the Dual Grip Thumbhole. It is actually a very decent stock. I got it from a friend who gave it to me as a challenge. One of these days I will probably buy one myself.

Gary
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Gday All.

I am thinking of puting a thumbhole stock (Boyds) on my Ruger 300wm and possibly one on my Remington BDL 700 .223.

What opinions do you have regarding thumbholes . I will be using them for hunting. Not targets.
Boyds have them at fantastic prices atm.



Cheers
GR
Dont own one but the few I have held have felt very good to me
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:29 PM
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Re: Thumb hole stocks

I have a Bell and Carlson thumb hole stock on my 30 378 and love it
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:48 PM
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Re: Thumb hole stocks

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Gday All.

I am thinking of puting a thumbhole stock (Boyds) on my Ruger 300wm and possibly one on my Remington BDL 700 .223.

What opinions do you have regarding thumbholes . I will be using them for hunting. Not targets.
Boyds have them at fantastic prices atm.



Cheers
GR
Thumb hole stocks like everything else have there place that they are very good, bench shooting,
offhand and stand hunting.

They can be troublesome in other situations like very cold weather where gloves have to be worn
and on quick shots where positioning of the trigger hand takes longer than a pistol grip stock.

I have never seen a thumb hole stock on a dangerous game rifle but I'm sure there are a few.

They are great for varmint hunting .

A vertical pistol grip (Tactical)stock positions the hand close to the same but is easier to acquire
a good shooting position.

Just some of the + and -

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Old 01-14-2011, 09:14 PM
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Re: Thumb hole stocks

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Thumb hole stocks like everything else have there place that they are very good, bench shooting,
offhand and stand hunting.

They can be troublesome in other situations like very cold weather where gloves have to be worn
and on quick shots where positioning of the trigger hand takes longer than a pistol grip stock.

I have never seen a thumb hole stock on a dangerous game rifle but I'm sure there are a few.

They are great for varmint hunting .

A vertical pistol grip (Tactical)stock positions the hand close to the same but is easier to acquire
a good shooting position.

Just some of the + and -

J E CUSTOM

Most of my hunting is varmit, hence the .223 but the 300wm accounts for feral Camels, Donkeys and the odd horse and cow/steer/bull.
Cold weather (gloves) shooting is not a problem where I live but I take your point re .
I would really like a pistol grip type for the .223 but I do not think that I would be able to import one to down under. Would you know where I could purchase for the Reminghton bdl 700 and Ruger mk11 ?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:32 AM
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Most of my hunting is varmit, hence the .223 but the 300wm accounts for feral Camels, Donkeys and the odd horse and cow/steer/bull.
Cold weather (gloves) shooting is not a problem where I live but I take your point re .
I would really like a pistol grip type for the .223 but I do not think that I would be able to import one to down under. Would you know where I could purchase for the Reminghton bdl 700 and Ruger mk11 ?
I don't know about the import laws but look at Stocky's New Rifle Stocks - America's Gunstock Specialist!

Don may be able to help you, or guide you to someone that can.

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