Grey Bull rifle stocks "Now with Pics"

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  1. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at buying a second hand Grey Bull rifle stock for a Remington 700 long action from a bloke on the "Used Guns" web site.

    Not sure what to look out for. Are they any good?
    Any known problems with these stocks?

    This stock is supose to be "As New" for about 1/2 the price of a new H-S precision stock.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. shortgrass

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    Re: Grey Bull rifle stocks

    Those GrayBull Precision stocks are first class. Kind of a cross between a tactical and varmint style. I keep a 'display model' in the shop and in the short time I've had it, I've ordered and used another for a build. If it's 'as new' at half the price, I'd jump on it!
     

  3. Dr. Vette

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    Re: Grey Bull rifle stocks

    Think of them as a modified Bell & Carlson (that's who makes them). If you can get the stock for a good price I'd do it.
     
  4. cowboy

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    Re: Grey Bull rifle stocks

    If by chance you decide not to buy this stock - I would appreciate you letting me know where/how to buy it as I would jump all over it at half price. Got any idea why the party is selling it?
     
  5. Topshot

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    Re: Grey Bull rifle stocks

    Thanks for that info, I was wondering who makes the Greg Bull stocks.


    I have paid for the stock and will put it to good use.

    Cowboy,
    Its going onto my .338RUM, the fellow bought it for a rifle project but has decided to go in another direction with the project so it is surplus to his needs. These stocks seem to be selling at a quite reasonable price direct from Grey Bull so If this one turns out to be OK I might even buy another one from them for another rifle that I have.
     
  6. Topshot

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    It came in the post today so I wasted no time getting it up into the shed and quickly fitted it onto the rifle.

    Then out into the field for a shot.

    A few quick shots at 100 yards to make a fine adjustment to the zero then straight out to 1000 yards for some fun.

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  7. 300 ultra

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    What forum did you find that stock on? "used guns"
     
  8. cowboy

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    Re: Grey Bull rifle stocks

    TOPSHOT: Appreciate your comments - how was the fit when you set your barreled action down into the stock? Did you have much modifying to do? From the sounds of it did you just drop it in the stock and go to the range? Been in touch with Greybull - they seen easy to work with as they said order one and if I didn't like it I could just return for full credit. Cost of UPS is pretty cheap if they will let a guy do that.
     
  9. Topshot

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    The stock is a drop in for a Remington Long action with a Sendero profile barrel.

    My barrel had a longer Knox than a Sendero so I had to grind out that area with a Dremel tool.
    Only took a couple of minutes and it was in no problem. The stock material was very easy to grind away, they sand smooth.

    The Remington action then just fitted straight into the bedding area with no other modifications and was a very nice fit.

    POI at 100 yards changed about 3/4" of an inch compared to the old laminate stock. I think that this is a good result considering that I did not skim bed the action into the new Grey Bull stock.

    I had screw trension on the laminate of 35 in/lb and 65 in/lb on the new stock so this change would also have effected the POI at 100 yards.

    All in all a good result and one I am very happy with.

    "Used Guns" is where I bought the stock second hand. It is an Australian site.
     
  10. Hicks

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    I read that Australia is handgun free? How hard is it to get quality rifles there?

    Hicks
     
  11. Topshot

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    Not easy but possible. Only a handfull of good local gunsmiths.
    It is getting harder to get stuff like barrels and actions out of the U.S. with export permits etc required.