Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

opinions on Choate tactical stocks

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-04-2012, 12:58 PM
CBS CBS is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 297
opinions on Choate tactical stocks

i'm looking at a build and trying to decide on a stock. anyone have any experience with the choate tactical? likes/dislikes?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-04-2012, 01:18 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 4422′44″N 1082′35″W
Posts: 3,834
Re: opinions on Choate tactical stocks

I had one on a savage 10. it fetl awesome was pretty heavy but for just shooting was very comfortable, however it did not match up with the action very well at all, in fact it was horrific. There was a 1/4" between the stock and rear tang. and all along the side of the action/stock there was a pretty big gap. I wouldnt buy another unless i saw some good reviews for their stocks for another make. But never again for savage
__________________
Mike

Anything less than overkill is underachievement!

" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2012, 02:38 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 930
Re: opinions on Choate tactical stocks

I have used several, and still use one on long action rem 700 22-250. Fit is excellent, no problems like TIKKAMIKE had. They are heavy, but this is not a problem on this rifle, used as a dog shooter from prone and "off the flat bed" shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-04-2012, 02:42 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 4422′44″N 1082′35″W
Posts: 3,834
Re: opinions on Choate tactical stocks

good to know, because they do feel pretty sweet. If they fit good I would buy one in a heart beat for a varmint rifle
__________________
Mike

Anything less than overkill is underachievement!

" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2012, 09:45 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 102
Re: opinions on Choate tactical stocks

I can't remember where I saw the info, but the Choate's are designed to specifically have a gap at the rear tang on the Savages. The newer model Savages tend to have a larger gap when mated up with any of Choate's stocks where the old Savage actions tend to have a slimmer gap. But it is with Choate's intention that there is a "free float" at the back. They actually advise against bedding that particular section.

I agree the stocks tend to be a little heavy. But a heavier stock also equates to lesser recoil. Granted a VERY small reduction in recoil. Still, as a larger guy myself, I don't mind the extra weight... and personally I find the stock to be supremely rigid, durable and comfortable to shoot. I shoot a Savage 111 300WM on the Choate Ultimate Sniper and I have had nothing but good luck with it. For the prices, I would strongly consider Choate. However, if you have the scratch for something better by all means opt up, I mean, as much as I love Choate, they don't compare to something like McMillan.

Hope this helped

TK
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2012, 03:22 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 460
Re: opinions on Choate tactical stocks

I got one for $40 at a gunshow.

I is really heavy.

Normally injection molded plastic is the kiss of death to rifle stocks, but if it is thick enough and has an Aluminum V block for a round bottomed [cheap to make Rem 700 or Sav110 design] then it works well, but is very heavy.

It even has a Lead insert in the handle.
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
opinions on Choate tactical stocks-6mmbr-krieger-barrel-harrel-brake-harris-bi-pod-choates-stock-ior-scope-ior-rings-bt-covers-rem-.jpg   opinions on Choate tactical stocks-6mmbr-group-resized.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2012, 09:46 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 102
Re: opinions on Choate tactical stocks

The lead insert is actually sort of a nice option. The handle is hollow so it is not like you have to have the lead, but if you need to balance the rifle, or deaden some of the recoil by all means throw in the lead. I know some people that use that extra space to carry a roll of tools for the field. They have the wrench for their scope, small roll of tape etc. I think for the price, it is quite a versatile stock.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: opinions on Choate tactical stocks
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Choate tactical stocks? jrw1976 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 02-24-2011 09:52 AM
Anybody using the Choate Varmint stocks James Jones General Discussion 3 05-13-2006 11:27 AM
Choate ULTIMATE Stocks in the UK Chrismadrid General Discussion 3 08-15-2005 10:24 AM
Opinions of the Choate varmint stock? Duff Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 01-13-2005 06:47 PM
choate stocks flopduster Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 6 10-07-2003 11:01 PM

Current Poll
Spot & Stalk or Ambush For Western Deer?
MOSTLY - Spot & Stalk - 73.77%
1,021 Vote
MOSTLY - Ambush - 26.23%
363 Votes
Total Votes: 1,384
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC