H-S or Bell Carlson for 338RUM?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by wasgas, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    I have a 338rum BDL LH and wanted to swap for a new stock, I am somewhat limited for left hand models. What would be better for hunting and making it lighter?

    Any one know what the original wood stock weighs?
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Lighter isn't really what I'd be thinking of with a .338 Rum... .:)

    If you go to stocky's stocks and look at both brands and the various models I think they show the weight of each one.
     

  3. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    Up till now I would have said its a matter of choice. I own plenty of B&C and H-S. But I just had my first bad experience with a B&C stock. Bought a used one off of gunbroker and the holes would not line up with reciever. I checked it with an identical stock that I have and with another reciever and the stock is drilled wrong. And no it is not a LA. This is probably why I got it for $65. No mention in item description of it being defective. I have contacted B&C but have not heard back - its been 2 months. Bought a Mcmillan Hunters Edge and have pretty much forgotten the turd.
     
  4. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    manners offers stocks in left hand models, also on the stocky web site they have Bobby Hart laminated in left hand models unfortunetly if you need longer then 13 1/2 in lop prob wont work, but look like quality stocks in many different colors. Will except Wyatt bottom metal external mag, and are all aluminum block bedded. on sale or was for $188-205 out the door. Reg price about 250 280
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Check over at stockysstocks.com. They carry both and I believe had the weights listed for each model.

    Typically the B&C's will be a little lighter but require just a little extra fitting. The H-S are going to require little or no work to drop your action straight in generally.

    For me I really don't see the cost difference between the two making the H-S worth it, but then I try to do everything on the cheap and don't mind doing a little extra work myself.
     
  6. str8meat

    str8meat Active Member

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    i wanted the hs but were all outta stock. so i settled for a bell and carlson. extremely happy with the results. mine to is lh which is hard to find. i beleive mine is the medalist version. bedding blocks and all. like i stated extremely happy. gun)