Manners New Elite Hunter Stocks

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by tmanners, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. tmanners

    tmanners Well-Known Member

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    Manners Composite Stocks is proud to introduce our new line of hunting stocks called the Elite Hunter Series. A lot of work went into the development for this line of stocks. The ultimate goal was to be as light as possible but still maintain the ruggedness, stability, accuracy and ergonomics of the rest of our lineup. To accomplish this we went back to the drawing board. The composite industry in the past has always been driven by aerospace technology, but for the past few years there has been a lot of advancements in the wind energy market. They are now making off shore carbon fiber wind turbine blades that are over a 110 meters in length. What we did was take some of these advancements in materials and ideas and developed a new process for this series from lay-up to fill. To start, all the stocks in this series had to have a 100% carbon fiber shell. The second part was to develop a super light fill that would still hold up to any magnum caliber that you could throw at it. To accomplish this we still had to use our full size 9/16” pillars. Lightweight fill in non-critical areas and heavy fill where needed. The heavy fill is what adds weight quickly, so we developed a process that can precisely control the amount of this material and only place it where it is most needed, example – recoil lug/front pillar area and web area in-front of the trigger. We started this series with a total of 5 new stocks; 4 remington/winchester based and 1 Tikka lite based stock. All will come standard with a full inlet, ½” or 1” decel pad (1'' decel will add a couple of ounces ) and a solid painted finish of your choice, the exception to this will be the tikka t3 based stock, instead of pillars it will come with a hardened stainless steel recoil lug made by KRG. Based on the design and inlet, this line up weighs in anywhere from 22.5 to approximately 26.5 ounces.

    One of the main reasons that I have posted this is that we want to grow this line of hunting stocks. These first 5 stocks is are version of what we thought would fit your needs. There is also a youth stock and a safari stock in the works.

    But what I would realy like to do is work with you guys, get your ideas, feedback and input to develop a stock that fits your specific needs. Let me know if that is something you guys would like to see.

    As always thank you very much for your support and patronage.


    MCS-EH1
    This stock was designed for the long-range hunter. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 26 to 27 ounces. The forend is 1.75” wide at the tip and rounded to a beaver tail that is flat and wide enough to accept a #8 barrel which is about 1.125″ diameter at the tip of the stock. The grip on the stock is more of a vertical tactical style, that is longer than standard with a small palm swell and overall smaller grip than say our MCS-T4 stock. The bottom of the butt has a flat that is about ¾” wide that is true running with the sides of the stock. This allows it to ride very straight and true when using a rear bag. It is designed for Rem 700 style actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions. * On a side note, this stock will cross over to our tactical side, and be offered with a standard shell/weight and be available in molded in colors/camo.
    MCS-EH2
    This stock was designed to be more of a mountain rifle stock for guys wanting to use larger objective optics. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 25 to 26 ounces. The forend is 1.5” wide at the tip and rounded on the bottom which is wide enough to accept a #4 to #5 barrel. This stock has a high cheek piece to get your head up a nice palm swell. It is designed for Rem 700 style actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions.
    MCS-EH3
    This is more of a traditional mountain rifle stock like our MCS-SL. Some of the main differences between the two are, we added a little higher cheek for use with a larger objective scopes, it has a lengthened grip to give you more control and the feel of a full size stock and it is ambidextrous for you lefties. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” pad is 24 to 25 ounces. The forend is 1.5” wide at the tip and rounded on the bottom which is wide enough to accept a #4 to #5 barrel. It is designed for Rem 700 style actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions.
    MCS-EH4
    This stock was designed for the guys that have been asking for a short compact stock. This stock is based off our popular MCS-T. Some of the main differences between the two are, the forend on this stock is 3.25” shorter, the width is only 1.6” at the tip which is wide enough to accept up to a 5 ½” contour which is basically a heavy remington profile barrel. This stock has a high cheek to get your head up and a nice palm swell. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” pad is 24 to 26 ounces. It is designed for Rem 700 styles actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions. * On a side note, this stock will cross over to our tactical side, and be offered with a standard shell/weight and be available in molded in colors/camo.
    MCS-EHT
    This stock is more of a mountain rifle which is about a #3 contour. This stock will also come with a hardened stainless steel recoil lug made by KRG. stock designed just for the Tikka T3 Lite. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 22 to 24 ounces. The forend is 1.3” wide at the forend and rounded on the bottom. It is wide enough for the factory heavy barrel

    Below are pictures with just the side view, there is better pics on the Web page, bottom, right and left side.
     

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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Tom, good seeing you at SHOT last week. As I said, this will be a home run for you.

    I really liked what you did with your completed stock examples at SHOT.
     

  3. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    I also got to take a close look at these stocks at SHOT and they are really nice. The weight of the stock is what impressed me the most, super light but very stiff. They have also made them in several different configurations to suit just about anybody's stock shape and profile preferance. I agree, home run!

    Geb
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Anxious to get my EH1 on the 7 ROGUE from R Bros
     
  5. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for reaching out.

    Can they be inletted at the time of production for a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box? Possibility of introductory group buy?
     
  6. LightfootE

    LightfootE Well-Known Member

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    Tom, I think the EH1 is exactly what I want. My question is.... Can it be inletted for tikka? with CDI long action bdm?
    thank you
    Eric
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Tom I very much like what you've done with the EH 2 and EH 3.

    Ya'll have been one of the chief innovators in the industry for along time so we could expect no less from you.
     
  8. PPR

    PPR Well-Known Member

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    Those are very nice looking stocks. Now if you guys could just figure out how to inlet a stock correctly I might actually buy one.:rolleyes:

    Paul
     
  9. tmanners

    tmanners Well-Known Member

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    Hi mike, Yes we can inlet for the Wyatt's extended box, just lt us know that you are going to run it. Yes we are going to do a group buy on these, will try to have some info mid next week. Thank you
     
  10. tmanners

    tmanners Well-Known Member

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    Hi light foot, This stock is a remington based stock, but if you are using the CDI we can inlete it for a tikka. The back tang will need to be built up which will add weight. if you are going todo this, i would order a standard weight shell which will save you some money. Thank you
     
  11. tmanners

    tmanners Well-Known Member

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    Hi PPR, Sounds like in the past you got a stock with a wrong inlet. I just sent you a PM. Let me know what issue you had and we get you taken care of. Everything we sell has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thank you
     
  12. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Tom,

    Nice answer to the gentleman's satisfaction level. He might of been able to pm you, but it's good you have the chance to tell people how serious and dedicated you are to your profession with the satisfaction reassurance. I'm all about small business people like yourself innovating new products. That's American you know!
     
  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    That's just the norm for Tom and the Manners gang. Nobody works harder at putting out a great product or stands behind their products any better.
     
  14. LightfootE

    LightfootE Well-Known Member

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    Tom, when is the group buy? Count me in for the EH1 with standard fill for the tikka. I have the CDI Long action BDM comming already.

    Thanks you for putting these great products in front of us. I've been putting my build off for about a year because I couldn't pick a stock lol. This makes it a no brainer.