A3 style stock ok for a field gun?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by moombaskier, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    I want to replace the plastic stock on my Rem. 700 7mm mag.. I was thinking of an A3 style, but was wondering if that would limit the practicality of the rifle. I shoot it prone alot and off the bench and maybe at closer ranges while utilizing a tree for a rest while in the timber. Heck, mabe even off hand. How do the A3 styles work for you guy's in non prone situations? I'm looking at Russo's for laminated wood or Manners in composite.
     
  2. was21

    was21 Well-Known Member

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    Just posted a reply to another thread on A5 vs. HTG here...
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/mcmillan-a5-htg-38363/

    But the same answer applies here!

    YES on the A3 [McM] as an all-round stock...at least it works for me!
    The forend is not so wide as to cause a problem being in the hands all day but it adequatly rides the bags on a bench.

    Just my 2 centavos worth...adjusted for inflation!

    Wes in AZ
     

  3. eshell

    eshell Well-Known Member

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    I like my own McM A3 and believe it is the most versatile design.

    FWIW, I would avoid the heavier fills if it is to be used for hunting.
     
  4. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies so far. How wide are the mcm A3's at the forend?