Long range hunting stock

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by elkaholic, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. I am still looking for input on a long range hunting stock. I haven't tried many of the target type or tactical stocks so could really use some help here. I am building a new rifle which will be in the 11 lb. class and will be used for shooting from mostly established positions. It will have a Remington style BAT action, a 28" Kreiger (sendero contour) barrel, and an 8x32x56 Sightron scope. Fire away!........Rich
     
  2. pyroducksx3

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    Price range? I recently got a used mcm A-5 (would have liked an a-3 but used price was what I could swing) I much prefer the more vertical hand position. I like the mcm A-3, manners t-2 and I haven't had hands on but my smith has been pleasantly surprised with the greybull stocks. If you have a smith you use he should let you handle some of these stocks or go to the range. I have asked guys if I could just get behind their gun to feel the gun, half the time they say hell shoot it too.
     

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Rich - Give a call to Bobby Hart at R.W. Hart in Nescopeck, PA. They have an assortment that you might find acceptable.
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    As Pyro' stated, the vertical pistol grip is awesome, by far my favorite. I'm really liking my Mcmillian A-5, which is pretty versatile for my style of hunting/shooting. The McRee's Precision stock is also great for shooting (AR style grip) but not the best for packing around as it is 100% aluminum & a bit heavy/awkward.

    I have a Manners T-5 thumbhole on order for a 6.5WSM built i've got going on right now, I haven't used one yet, so we'll see.
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys! I am currently looking at the A-5 Mc and the T-5 Manners.....Rich
     
  6. liltank

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    oooooo... I like the looks of the T5 Manner's. Looks comfy!:cool:
     
  7. elkaholic

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    Ya, that's what I thought. A little radical, but comfy. I just got off the phone with Greybull and I kind of like what they are doing , especially for the price. It is pretty much an A-3 with the corners all rounded. I may consider that one as well?.........rich
     
  8. strombeckj

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    If you haven't handled/felt a vertical grip style stock I would suggest you do so before you spend the $$. They are great stocks for certain types of shooting styles, but I have seen way to many people send them back in favor of a hybrid style stock like a MCM A1-3, HTG or Winchester marksman, Manners makes the MCS-T3.

    My A5 is a great stock but I shoot it from the prone position only. I also have a MCS-T3 that I has become my favorite for all shooting positions.

    Jon
     
  9. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jon, I will look into that.......rich
     
  10. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the Greybull. I just wish they made them for more than the Remmy's.

    Scot E.
     
  11. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Do you have one?
     
  12. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    No, I mostly have Savages and Howa's, and a couple CZ's.

    I shot one a couple years ago and really liked how it felt. I personally like the vertical grip and liked how high the cheek weld was.

    I do a lot of hiking when I hunt and many tactical stocks are heavy and bulky for this purpose. This one still fit me like a tactical stock but didn't have all the bulk, especially through the fore end. It fit me really well. It just seems to be a really good blend of a sporting and tactical stock.

    My 2 cents!

    Scot E.
     
  13. elkaholic

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    I may well end up with one. I like the idea of the rounded off corners but still having a flat. The aluminum cage looks good and I shouldn't have to make any modification at all with the HR BAT action. I did forget to ask if a Wyatt box could be used with it?....Rich
     
  14. Greyfox

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    I have found several rigs with the vertical grips and have found they are great if you make sure that the pull length is accounted for. I know guys that didn't like them and in most cases, they bought the same length pull as their standard rig and it was very uncomfortable. The straight grip pulls your arm forward given the same length. SI strongly recommend an adjustable cheek piece. While I usually look for a compromise sweet spot, cheek wel will be different between prone and upright shooting. I only have one fixed comb tactical stock that fit me out of the box. My A-5 McMillan with adjustable comb and length is my favorite. Oddly enough, the crap stock on my Savage LRH with Karsten is the most comfortable rig I own. I'm loath to change it.