Show of Interest for a Mcmillan A3/A5 Hybrid...NEED INPUT

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  1. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Several others including myself have expressed interest in a McMillan hybrid stock using the A5 beavertail forend and the A3 buttstock.

    Since the A1/3 combo seems to be gaining interest, I am posting this as an informal "show of interest" thread.

    Kelly is looking for some feedback, so speak up!

    THis would eliminate the butt-hook that many people dont like.

    I really like the idea of this stock personally...

    So if you have input or interest, please post it here.

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    JB1000BR

    I would be interested in such a stock. As I will be in the market for one around the first of the year, for a 300 RUM. I have an A-3 on a 308, but want to try an A-5 forearm because it's shallower and wider which should reduce torque. Not having the butt hook would be a plus for me.
    Keep us posted if these will be built.

    Thanks

    260
     

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    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    260 -- well, the response hasnt been quite what i expected...but we'll see what Kelly thinks...

    Thanks,
    JB
     
  4. bailey1474

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    I don't have a problem w/the butt hook, so I guess it really wouldn't matter to me. I do see why some people who shoot off of bags alot might not like it. Maybe if it just had a sloped stock in place of the butt hook. This would make for easy elevation adjustment.
     
  5. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    JB

    If it doesn't make it to production, could it possibly be a custom option?

    260
     
  6. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Doubt it, but you can ask Kelly directly HERE

    JB
     
  7. LB

    LB Well-Known Member

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    You know. I looked up their website, because I'm a little confused about the descriptions? I thought I might see a couple pics of the A3 and/or A5, or anything else? I have one of them, but I'm not real sure which is which? I may very well be interested in a combo type stock, for long range hunting, from a rest.

    Guess what? That is a very poorly designed site for such a major company. I finally had to email them and request some photos.

    Maybe somebody knows where to look, maybe I don't know how to navigate?

    Good hunting. LB
     
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    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    jb,

    I'll be in the market for a stock in a little while and would be definitely intersted in the combo idea. My choices have been narrowed down to the McMilin but Which one /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif Don't like the but hook though. Thanks
     
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    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    LB -- WOW, that is DIFFERENT -- must be their OLD site -- says 1996!!

    JB
     
  12. LB

    LB Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again....now I really feel stupid. My stock is a Tooley!
     
  13. älg

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    I´m waiting for a rifle with an A3, but definitely I chose not to use the A5 because of the hook and besides it looked a little too bulky. A combination could be good....