Savage tactical / longrange stock

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by squirrelduster, May 24, 2009.

  1. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for a long range stock for my new Savage model 16 7wsm.

    I have done the load workups and changed out the trigger and created a really good shooter. 1/2 groups at 200 yards are common. This cheapo shoots better than most of my custom barreled really expensive rifles.

    The factory plastic stock is not comfortable in a lot of field positions.

    Any one have any recommendations for a good stock for a reasonable price?
     
  2. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Bell and Carlson medalist if you want reasonable stock for around $250

    you can add a Karsten cheek piece for another $75


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    the top picture is a savage(action and stock) I sold to a member on this site. If you don't like the finishes available you can pay for it to be hydro-dipped. My other experience is with a Mcmillan but they are double the cost(but worth every penny).



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  3. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple of options for a Savage Model 16 WSM:

    This Stockade Hunting Sporter model is more of a sporter stock, but Stockade does make a nice tactical stock too, link: Stocks ....

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    or you could try one of these Choate tactical stocks which will take up to a straight taper barrel I think:


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    I am doing a build on the Choate tactical now, the action is out being timed and trued and the barrel will be here in about a month ...

    HS Precison is making short action Savage stocks now to (finally):

    H-S Precision Pro-Series 2000 Savage 10FP / 12 Target / Varmint / Tactical / Single Shot & Repeater Stocks PSV102/106/118

    H-S Precision Pro-Series M24 Vertical Grip Varmint Tactical Savage 10FP / 12 BBC Stocks - PST101/114

    Sharp Shooter Supply has nice laminated benchrest / long range stocks for Savages:

    Sharp Shooter Supply - The Savage Specialists

    And I am sure Joel Russo (do a search) can make you about any type of laminated stock you want too ...
     
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  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    If you have a right hand short action, that B&C Medalist is tough to beat.


    I also like the Stockades. Here's my Pdog/Tactical:

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  5. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the great help.
    I like the options.
    I will post a picture when I get it put together.
    This thing really shoots. This is my first Savage and I am really impressed. I have a couple Remington 700's that shoot pretty good but I have a lot of time and money in them to get them consistently in the 1/2" 3 shot group at 100 yards.
    The Savage took 1 range trip and 15 rounds to find a great load.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from the range shooting my Model 12 270WSM with a new Medalist and it was wayyy better than the factory stock. It shot better @ 1000yds than it has previously at 450yds. I can't get over how it changed the recoil, I can spot hits even @ 300yds that I couldn't @ 750yds. I am very impressed with the Medalist, I found it very easy to get a consistant grip and cheek weld. The action and barrel dropped in perfect and everything is as it should be, I almost hate to skim bed it, it fits so nice.
     
  7. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle geargrinder! What caliber and barrel specs? Also is that stock something you had to wait on? Also is that a tactical bolt if so where did you find that?
     
  8. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It was a 300win. The barrel is a factory Savage 26" stainless fluted varmint taper. It was a very accurate barrel. I sold it a while back and I'm now shooting a 28" Shilen 8" twist stainless select match 7mmWSM.

    The stock is a Stockade Tactical/Pdog special. Yes there is a wait, about 14 weeks. Kevin Rayhill makes each one to order. You have your choice of recoil pad, LOP, barrel channel, LH/RH, sling studs, sling cups, sling stud rail, adjustable cheek, and finish.

    You can get them unfinished out of the mold, or prepped ready to paint, or painted. I got mine out of the mold and finished it myself with Plastikote Stone fleck and a few coats of satin polyeurethane.

    It wasn't exactly cheap, but in comparison to other left hand long action Savage tactical stocks, it was a great deal. Kevin is also very good to deal with. Be prepared for a lengthy chat.:D

    The bolt handle is a Sharp Shooter Supply left hand tactical handle. Fred quit making them(the lefty version) a while back. It's really a shame, it's a great looking handle. Stockade makes a nice one too, but I don't care for its looks.
     
  9. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    I 2nd the Stockade tactical stock, because I own 1. IF you can, get the older style with the extended butt hook. To me it is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye but you may like the more pronounced butthook. Here is mine, notice how the butthook is not as pronounced as the newer ones

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  10. Iowaboy

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    So where is the best place to buy a B&C stock?
     
  11. 3fingervic

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    I'm getting a 110 FCP-K, and as soon as possible I'm going to put a SSS LVTR stock on it. It's a tactical stock that's laminated, and it can be made with an adjustable cheek rest.
     
  12. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    2finger take a look at stockades tactical almost the same design, full aluminum bedding block and no wood
     
  13. 3fingervic

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    I'll check it out. I'm left handed, so I don't know if they make a southpaw version.
     
  14. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Check out my picture on the first page of this thread.

    That is the Stockade Tactical in left hand long action.

    Kevin at Stockade will make it any way you want. You have choice of barrel channel, action length, LH/RH, LOP, recoil pad, sling swivels, finish, accessory rail, and adjustable cheek. I may have missed a couple options, but you get the point.

    It is truely a custom stock. The only downside is the 14 week wait.

    If you order a stock from Stockade, get the bolt lift kit and tactical bolt handle while you're at it.