Stock Choices for a Lawton 8500

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 358sta, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. 358sta

    358sta Well-Known Member

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    If I used a Lawton 8500 action for a build, what stock choices do I have other than tactical type stocks? I'm looking for a hunting stock constructed of fiberglass, similar to McMillan, or a laminate. I've already called McMillan and found out the only stocks they offer that will fit an 8500 are their A-5 tactical and various benchrest types. I'm looking for something in a hunting configuration. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    The 8500 is an 1.450" dia action and it will fit most "sporter" stocks.
     

  3. 358sta

    358sta Well-Known Member

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    Joel - That's what I thought too. But when I called McMillan to order a Remington Hunter stock from them they informed me that since the 8500 was 0.100" larger in diameter than a standard Remington action, it wouldn't fit. I got the impression from McMillan that any stock designed for a Rem 700 wouldn't accommodate the larger 8500.

    Am I incorrect in this assumption?

    Do you make a 'sporter' type stock for the 8500? If so, what do you charge? I found your website but didn't see any prices.

    Thanks for the help.
    Kevin
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Kevin~

    I don't know why Mc Millan told you that. Any stock that will accept the Remington action, will accept the 8500. I have a CNC inlet program for the 8500, and have inletted standard sporter stocks for it.

    Since I'm not a paid sponsor here, I don't think it's fair to the others to discuss prices and information.

    Send me a pm or e-mail and we'll talk about it there.