Stock replacement

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  1. jmac603

    jmac603 Member

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    Hello all,

    Been a member here for a bit, mostly read the articles and lurk. I have a Rem. 700 SPS tac. 20" barrel in .308 and I am looking to replace the stock. I like the B&C Tactical Medalist but it looks a little heavy. This is an all purpose rifle. Hunting in the north woods of NH and target shooting. I don't want something too heavy. Budget is up to $500. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  2. BackpackHunter

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    B&C Alaskan Wilderness / Mountain Rifle stock (1.7 lbs) - $264

    or

    Manners Super Light Hunter (1.75 lbs) - $542

    A couple of options for you.
     

  3. jmac603

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    Will my sps be able to drop right in to the b&c Alaskan? I was looking at that one on stockys and wasn't sure bc the sps wasn't listed. Thanks for the response.
     
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    Dskiper Well-Known Member

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    hello, I have 2 HS Precision on some of my 700s.Ome I had Stocky's put a mercury recoil reducer on a.375HH rem.700.Awesome !! I also have 2 rem.700s (varmint) that have HS stocks that rem.used in the factory guns. Ithink that HS Precesion stocks are great!!.
     
  6. jmac603

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    Thanks for the input guys, I appreciate it. I also see the B&C M40 that looks good at about a half pound heavier. Any preference for one or the other (B&C Varmint 2958 vs. the B&C M40) ?
     
  7. BackpackHunter

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    "What sets this stocks apart from the B&C 2958 is the raised monte carlo cheekrest, set ideally for large, powerful scopes; and the flat/round forend for horizontal stability from a rest." - Stockysstocks


    I don't shoot rests/bipods alot and I find the flat forends get a bit odd to handle in field positions. Meaning...gripping the forend I don't get as positive of a grip as I do with the rounded forend of a hunting stock.


    If it were my rifle I would lean towards the 2958.


    If however you shoot mostly from rests or a bipod then the target/tactical stocks are great. And there's no denying the cool factor that accompanies tactical stocks. gun)
     
  8. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    I really like the bell and Carlson a3 hook style stock just replaced the Tupper ware stock on a Christensen arms 270 wsm with one and couldn't be happier with it for the task it was designed.

    Here is a pic sorry for the quality my good camera has disappeared.

    As is in the pic this rifle, bipod , and vortex hst weigh right at 10#
     

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  9. jmac603

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    Thanks all for the replies, I appreciate it. I think I'm going to save a bit and take my time to ensure I git "exactly" what I want. Too many choices.
     
  10. BackpackHunter

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    Can't go wrong doing that. Hopefully we were able to give you some ideas.