McMillan A3 or HTG?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by KPK, May 5, 2011.

  1. KPK

    KPK Well-Known Member

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    What's you guys thoughts on this? I want a rig that I can carry (not miles upon miles, but...), have a good cheek weld (McMillan A-3 for sure), etc.

    I don't want to get the A-3 and feel like it's another "Tacticool" "Sniper" rifle. I want a custom hunting rifle, and feel the McMillan A3 is a good compromise...

    Let me know what you're thinking...

    I'd buy a McMillan A-3 here at Long Range Hunting. They have them in stock.
     
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  3. trebark

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    HTG gives you the best of both worlds - you can 'carry' it and it has an adjustable cheekpiece.
     
  4. KPK

    KPK Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Love that .260! That looks perfect...

    Here's my deal. I got a Surgeon RSR for my build and a few days later found a HTG stock w/o adjustable cheek. Now I'm looking around thinking I would be better off selling it and getting either an adjustable A3, HTG, or maybe a3 Sporter. I really like the looks of that HTG on the SSG 260!

    Another problem I have with the HTG I got is that it's for a Remington S700. Not that it's a big deal to modify, but I'm anal when it comes to having things right...is that a big deal to you guys?
     
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    Forgive me S700? One thing I have learned if you aren't happy now you won't be later. Get what you want. It will save you money in the long run. I am speaking from experience here.


    Brent
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I put this rifle together last winter. Was wanting a splitter between a backpack rifle and a dedicated long range rifle. I chose the Adj. HTG and am happy with the finished rifle.

    It finished at 10.75 lbs


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  7. trebark

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    Nice. The barrel on my 280 is about to be replaced. Will probably change the stock too...HTG
     
  8. CPGfan

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    If you like the feel of an A3 but want light carry, look at the A3 Sporter. Mcmillian released it this year at the shot show. The one below is a 6.5-06AI with a Pierce action 27" Pac-nor #4 fluted barrel, McMillian A3 sporter with EDGE technology and a 6.5-20x40 LR scope. This rig runs right at 8 lbs 4 ounce. If that is not light and functional, dunno what is.

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  9. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    This one's a bit heavy with the Can and rem var contour barrel, but the HTG could carry a lighter stick (something in the 8-9lbs range)

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    The problem with the HTG is comb height. My rifle (pictured) has to have the check peice adjusted all the way up for me. I have to lower it to remove the bolt. My A3 is much better. I got it for a heavy build; It doesn't have the comb issue. I don't know how light you could go with the A3.

    I also really like the McM. Rem Varmint Stock. Real nice feel for a mid weight hunter.
     
  10. KPK

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    Do you think the A3 with a #5 barrel would be ok? I have had so much good direction to stay with a HTG and I know in my head it's probably the best way to go, but damn I love the A3 and A5 stocks. Comb height, looks, etc. I just can't make my mind up. Don't want to take an A3 on an Elk hunt in the mountains and regret it every step I take with a big combersome stock...
     
  11. CPGfan

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    If you do the A3 sporter you will be fine. You have all the advantages of the A3 without the bulk. I have seen them on Broughton 5.75 and they seem to work just fine. Pack weight shoild he around 9.5lbs if the edge package was added. I liked them well enough to switch all my rifles to them.
     
  12. Good

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    Can you get the A3 sporter with an adjustable cheek rest? If not, maybe a Defensive Edge model would fit the bill?

    Looks good, but what is the weight difference between the A3 and A3 sporter?
     
  13. CPGfan

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    I am not sure if you can get it with an adjustable cheek, but the DE would work for sure. If you get the A3 with the edge they weigh about 26-28ounces. The Mold in version comes in at 34-39 ounces. I know the edge stocks are lighter than the sporter HS precision stocks as I switched one over and the rifle lost about 2 ounces of weight. They are really nice stocks