Help me decide which stock for my Savage

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by CRNA, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    So the Savage is going to get a new stock. It currently has the Accustock on it. It has been ok, but I'm wanting to take it up another notch.

    I have been looking at the McMillans and I really like how they look.
    Question is, does anyone have an opinion about the McMillans or should I be looking at something else?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    McMillian is a very good stock. I have a B&C Medalist that I have been very happy with. But for a Savage, let me direct you to Stockade Stocks. He specializes in stocks for Savage rifles. I have used their Prarie Dog/Tactical stock. It is very nice. It would be worth a look.

    Tank
     

  3. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I will definitely look at it. Are they as good as a McMillan in your opinion?
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Never owned a McMillian, but I would put them right up there with them. Here is another one that somebody has posted that has me most intrigued also. If you are going to drop the coin for a McMillian, this may be an option also.

    XLR Industries | evolution

    I find this stock to be very cool and serve a few different applications. I'm thinking I could buy actions and barrel them. Then just switch them out depending on what I plan on hunting or shooting at that day. They are length specific, but there are many possibilities. I currently have a .308 Winnie in a long action that once was a 270 Win. So I'm not above running short action rounds in a long action. More versatility that way. But this would be a cool way to go for what ever application you decide you want to go.

    Tank
     
  5. shooterpunk2

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    I had a stockade prairie dog and it was a great stock. I then ran into a deal on a McMillan that I couldn't pass up and I love the feel of it do much better than the stockade. I'm not saying the stockade doesn't have the quality of the McMillan, but for me personally the feel was so much better on it.

    With that said, my dad and a good buddy have xlr stocks, and they are outstanding, especially I'd you like and are familiar with an ar-15. The quality is second to none and they just plain look bad ass.


    If interested my buddy has his Remington 5r in an xlr for sale on the Utah News, Sports, Weather and Classifieds | ksl.com classifieds (it's Utah classified adds)
     
  6. CRNA

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    I have found that sometimes it's just better to go ahead and cry once. That is why I am looking at the McMillan stocks.
     
  7. Greyfox

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    I have three McMillan stocks. Can't go wrong with with this stock. Manners also makes a good stock. Both companies supply stocks for the Savage.
     
  8. CRNA

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    Which McMillan models do you own?
    Why did you choose them?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. trebark

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    I have two McMillan A3s. They are awesome.

    Although I really like the forearms on the A4 and A5, I chose the A3 for the shape of the buttstock. The A4 and A5 come with a hook in them for a rear bag. This make it difficult to make elevation changes by moving your rearbag forward and back. The A3 stock has an angle to it so you can make elevation changes.

    A buddy of mine has a Manners T2A on order. It is essentially the Manners answer to the McMillan A3.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-300rum-mcr-70809/#post494570

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-260-mcr-59628/
     
  10. CRNA

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    What is the difference in forearms between the A4/5 and the A3 that you have?

    Very, very nice looking rifles by the way. How do they shoot?
     
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    the forearm on the A4 and A5 is bigger/heavier than the A3. For these two particular rifles, weight was not an issue and especially for the 300RUM the barrel is huge so I wanted a big stock. The design of the buttstock was more important to me than a big forearm.

    Both rifles are .5moa or better.

    The 260 took an antelope this year at 670

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/2-va-lrhers-eastern-wy-78874/

    300rum took deer this year at 341, 415, 425 and 438

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/annual-hunting-retreat-amax-review-82434/

    What is the intended use for your rifle? if it is to be a 'prone' gun, then the vertical grip stocks like the McMillan A3 and Manners T2 are good options. If you intend it as a carry-gun with longrange potential, then the McMillan hunter might be a better options.
     
  12. Greyfox

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    1. M40 Hunter with woodland camo, pillar bedded. My first that is on a Rem 308 Mil-Spec.
    2. A5 with adj comb and pad shims. Also mounted on a Rem 308 Mil Spec.
    3. Super Grade Sporter mounted on my 270WSM Winchester Model 70. Pillar bedded.

    After I got my first one, the M40, i as sold om McMillan. I ordered all as drop ins with pillar bedding. Action fit very well, just minor fitting. All three rifles shoot extremely well, are tough as nails, and have great balance. All have molded in color an have Decellerator pads Look great! Cost a bit more but woth it.
     
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    Thanks for the links. Congratulations on your hunt with your brother.

    I have to say, I imagined there would be a lot less crow left after taking a dose of RUM medicine though!!!

    My primary purpose for this gun will be a prone gun. I plan to take the old Accustock and the old (yet unfired) factory barrel, and purchase another Savage action and put those together to make my carry gun. I can perfectly see what you are saying about the slight angle at the rear of the stock for aiding in elevation adjustments with a rear bag. Definitely something that I am glad you mentioned. I often use the rear bag to do just that. I had not thought of the fact that it would be difficult to do with one of the models with a butt hook.
    So how did you order it? Did you go through a gun smith? It just seems a little overwhelming on McMillan's website to try and figure out what I would want as options on the stock and what the final cost would be. I would love to be able to find some that I could get my hands on first, but I don't know of anywhere I can do that.

    Thanks again for your help sir.
    Steve
     
  14. CRNA

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    So the molded in color is extra correct? I have been looking at McMillan's website and it is a bit hard to determine what the final cost of the stock would be with the options that I want.
    Do you prefer the molded in color over the paint?
    Thanks in advance.
    Steve