color for Mcmillan stock?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by oldfamily, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. oldfamily

    oldfamily Well-Known Member

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    You can buy McMillan stocks, ready to ship at the LRH Store. Was thinking of ordering an A3 or A5 stock for a future project. Project is a 243 AI based off a long action 700 remington. What I was pondering on was the color for the marble stocks. I was thinking of a dark gray, tan, and light gray. Or a dark gray, black with a small amount of either blue or green. Does any one have pictures of these stocks with the different color ideas. I want something that looks good, just that I would like a camoflage effect that looks different. Thanks oldfamily
     
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    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    sorry, no pics, but I've seen a 80% black, 10% white, and 10% grey and it was awesome!!

    good luck, and post some pics when you decide
     

  3. ss7mm

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    oldfamily:

    This is a pic of my A5 that was ordered as 50% dark gray, 25% black and 25% white.
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    As you probably know, McMillan color combos don't always turn out exactly like you think they will. I was expecting a little more black but I actually like it better this way. Add a little more black and substitute your blue or green for the white and you'd have the second combo you are talking about. Change the white to tan and the black to light gray and you'd have the first combo you mentioned. If you want to see some pics of McMillan color combos you can go to 24 hour campfire and search for either mcswirley or swirley and you'll get a bunch to compare.
     
  4. oldfamily

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    Has any one done a 34% 33% 33% stock. You got a good looking stock ss7mm does the bolt side have more black than the left side of the stock? This is one thing that I am wondering about, I was not aware of the actual percentage of color choices that you could mix. Thanks for the information. I will call Mcmillan and see if I can pick there brain. oldfamily
     
  5. ss7mm

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    Both sides are about the same for the amount of black.
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  6. bailey1474

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    Lerch and I have one on order that is 40% black, 30% white and 30% grey. Should be in Ft. Shaw in the next few months. Maybe we can get Kirby to take a pic of it when it gets there /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!
     
  7. oldfamily

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    Has any one seen the tan, gray, black on an a5 stock. Was thinking 50%tan, 30% dark gray, and 20% black. Like the looks of the desert camo look. Hope someone has pics of a swirl in this combo.
     
  8. lerch

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    I think that pattern would look nice. I think it is kind of a gamble as to exactly what your stock comes out looking like. SS7MM's stock came out great looking but if you want the same colors again in the same stock you may get a completely different look.

    I am hoping me and BJ's stock comes out looking a lot like SS7mm's but I am nervous that it might look like a zebra's ass!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    good luck
    steve
     
  9. oldfamily

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    I know if they could make a granite pattern I would not have to decide on any other color. When I called them the other day I should have asked them if they had a color combo that would look like granite. I know hs precision has the granite just want an a5. Lerch you never know it might come out looking like a skunk /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I think you will get something that you will like. Heck it is an A5.
     
  10. lerch

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    Ours isnt a A5, it is the big HBR stock

    Outta be one hell of a rifle when she is done

    steve
     
  11. FullCurlHunter

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    Hey ss7mm, can you tell me a bit more abuot the specifics of your rifle? Like caliber, barrel contour, barrel length, muzzle brake, scope, bases, and what is that flip thing on your scope as well as any other details. Sorry to do this through this posting but I cannot figure out how to send a message only to you.... thanks!
     
  12. ss7mm

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    FullCurlHunter:

    Don't want to hijack this thread so I'll keep it short.

    You can read about the gun "At This Thread".

    The flip thing is a Scopelevel. You can read about it "Here at their web site".

    If you want more info, my e-mail address is in my profile.
     
  13. coyotekiller

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    I have an A3 in 60% tan, 20% brown and 20% grey. [​IMG] I also have an A5 that is 80%black, 10%grey and 10%white. [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope these help.
     
  14. lerch

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    I will be awfully happy if our big HBR stock comes out looking similiar to your black-grey &amp; white A-5

    looks nice


    steve