Stock Options?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by fmajor, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    I'm working up prices for a LRH rifle and i'm looking at stocks.

    I saw a couple interesting Bell & Carlson offerings. They *look* like a pretty sweet deal - especially for the price, but the old saying, "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is" keeps repeating in my head. Here's the link:

    Bell & Carlson Tactical Medalist A2 Style Remington 700 SPS BDL Savage 10/12 Weatherby Vanguard Howa 1500 Vertical Grip 2092, 2096, 2997, 2998 & 2999

    another variant:

    Bell & Carlson Tactical Medalist A3 Hook Style Series 2956 Long Range Remington 700 Short Action Stock

    Anyone have an opinion about these guys?

    I know the McMillan and Manners stocks are premium, but they're a couple hundred more. That kinda money would spend much nicer on better optics....
     
  2. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Anyone? No one?!?
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    A lot of guys are using the Medalist for their Savages and getting good results. I am leaning toward that direction just because it will be more affordable than a McMillian A-5. Any of the three would work just fine. B&C make good stocks. Go for the A3 with the hook!

    Tank
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I put a Medalist on my Savage 12 and I would consider it one of my best purchases. Very well made, everything dropped in perfectly. It completely changed how the gun shot and how I shot it.
    It is a win win situation in my book.
     
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    asa Well-Known Member

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    I know this is not what you asked , but Joel Russo makes some very nice laminate stocks. I have a A5L and love it. He has lots of options also. I can tell you that you will never deal with a better guy.
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Is he the Micro Fit stock guy?

    Tank
     
  7. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Everyone!

    Yup, gotta try to keep prices down as it all adds it up....
     
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    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    No, that's something different.

    Photos
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Those are purty, how much are those things?

    Tank
     
  10. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    liltank, PM sent.
     
  11. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    Oh my word!!! Those are some beauty stocks - prices? specs (weight/foul-weather problems ready/etc)?

    Does the laminated wood compress at all over time in the recoil areas (presuming aluminum bedding pillars/block)?

    Thx!

    frank