Originally Posted by Tony dooley
Sounds like you work for HS ???? !!!!!
It does? We are one of their 5 stock distributors. (I do not think the other 4 carry all of their stocks like we do, especially the 3-screw.)
FYI, the target action is still the 4.40" screw spacing if you omit the center screw, so the option exists to use any blind magazine stock albeit with some modification depending on the stock. Most obvious of which is to fill the mag well and drill for the 3rd screw, or simply omit screw#3. May be others of which I am not aware.
Most popular alternatives would be the following:
Long Range Varmint (LRV) Remington 700 BDL Savage 10/12 (4.40") Laminated Thumbhole BBC Riflestock
- this is a stock we had specially designed and produced by S&K Gunstocks for the new 4.40" short action varmints and tacticals. 14 colors in hi-gloss and satin finishes in stock.
Bell & Carlson A2 Style Remington 700 SPS BDL Savage 10 12 110 Weatherby Vanguard Howa 1500 Vertical Grip Tactical Medalist Series 2092, 2096, 2980, 2997, 2998 & 2999
- this is the most popular vertical grip design, cut for blind magazines.
If you like the H-S design definitely stick with it, it's a great stock and would be a drop-in. Just offering some creative choices here and don't want to sound biased. We have customers that have used all 3 for similar purposes.