Need Help with McM A-5 Stock Color

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by smrkovsky, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. smrkovsky

    smrkovsky Member

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    Well I'm trying to make a decision that is gonna affect me for many years. The color of my new McMillan A-5 stock. At first I was going to go with 80% black 20% grey, but now I'm thinking about 80/20 black/OD green with duracoated metal. The stock has been on order for about 2 months now, and I'm probably running out of time to make any changes. If any of yall have a stock, McMillan or not, in any color combination that you could post that would help me decide, I would really appreciated it.
    Thanks.

    Oh by the way, the new rifle is a 338 EDGE w/ a 30 " Hart barrel, & a Nightforce 5.5x 22 NP R-1 scope. gun)

    Thanks again
     
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  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I forget the color make up but it was built bt Joe Starns of Long Shot Percision in Conrad Mt. If you lie it I will get the info from Joe or maybe he will chime in here.

    Jeff



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  4. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Gotta have a little green in there;)
     
  5. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I wrestled with the decision, and was going to go with green. But finally decided on a straight black/white/grey to match all the dark metal.

    I like your stock, if you find out what mixture you had them make for it, let us all know.

    AJ
     
  6. smrkovsky

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    Gentlemen,
    Thanks for your info. I think im gonna go with 80/20 black and OD green. I'll post pics as soon as I get the rifle complete, which will be probably middle of January. Damn, 5 month wait list.
     
  7. smrkovsky

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    Peacock,
    I was wondering why you used 4 rings, instead of just the normal 2. Added insurance?, strength? I've seen that before but never asked why.
    Thanks
     
  8. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Kirby was seeing about 1/4MOA vertical when he first put my rifle together. It took him a while to figure out, but the rings where moving a couple thousandths forward and back on the Picattiny rail. So he added 2 more rings, so 2 are at the front of the slots and 2 are at the rear. The 338AM has a bit of a bark, and with that huge muzzle brake, the recoil is a back and forth motion that is tough on scope mounting components. I can't complain, as the recoil is really gentle and with better than 7000lbs of KE at the muzzle, a non-existant recoil is simply amazing.

    I've thought about taking it apart and trying to shim it so I could get rid of 2 of the rings (and use them elsewhere), but it shoots so well I can't force myself to touch it :D

    AJ
     
  9. Bush Man

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    Come on guys post more pictures of your McMillian stocks. I want to see all the color combination's!
     
  10. coloradoultramag

    coloradoultramag Well-Known Member

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    I sure like the look of the mcmillian stocks. But I got to ask what makes them so nice and populer? Are they more acurate, stiffer, tuffer .etc...

    sorry if I hijacked, Gabe
     
  11. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you get what you pay for. I've heard the same good praises for the Manners stock though, in fact any of the hi-dollar tactical stocks are good.

    AJ
     
  12. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Check out the link in my sig here. we have about 75 of the stocks in house right now. we have a mix of lots of color combinations as well as the standard issue camo patterns. all of our's are inletted for either the short or long Rem 700 action.

    take a look, you might see one you like and be able to avoid the 6 month or more wait, if nothing else you might see something that gives you a idea

    have a good un
    steve
     
  13. Bush Man

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    I have a Manners stock and I do love it. But it would be nice to have some color in it. Mines flat black, I wished they offered it in more types of gloss colors.
     
  14. VSSF

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    Here's my Edge (Nightforce comes Friday) it's 60% Black 20%OD 20%Brown.
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