Stock style

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by boomhand, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. boomhand

    boomhand Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a custom Rem. 700 barreled action being made for a hunting rifle and need to decide what style of stock I want to use. What would be the advantages or disadvantages between a sporter style vs a hunter or bdl style? The gun will be a 300WSM with a #4 barrel and I'll probably go with a Mcmillian. Also I'm interested in how recoil will effect the gun when shooting off a bench.
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    If your going with the McMillan and don't want the heavier tactical style like the A5 type stocks , I'd look at their Sako Varmint style , its a very wel desgined stock and has just the right cast off and fit to make a good carry gun but also handels well off the bench. If your gonna be shooting more from the bi-pod or bags the Winchester marsman style is realy comfortable.

    I like the Hs Precision stock like those on the SV series and Sendero rilfes they have a wider forend to help the gun stabilize on the bench.
     

  3. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    i actually just switched my stock off of my sendero. i am shooting a 50mm scope and was having trouble when behind the rifle. i ordered a mcmillan htg with the adjustable check piece. i think that this is the best all around.
     
  4. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Go with the McMillan HTG stock. However, if you order this stock, it could take up to 24 weeks until it's delivered to you. The HTG stock is a great stock and will be worth the wait.

    W.
     
  5. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    If you can get your hands on a few (a variety of stocks can often be seen at the range) it makes it much easier to decide. Just my .02
     
  6. boomhand

    boomhand Well-Known Member

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    What I'm trying to figure out is if a certain style stock will have less muzzle jump than another and does this affect accuracy. I have a Sako 75 in 270WSM and it will jump to where you lose the target when shooting off a bench though it does group TSXs 3/4 in. I was looking at the A5 but I have to research the weight difference vs the other styles because I'm trying to keep the weight down for hunting purposes.
     
  7. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

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    If you want help with recoil then go with a thumbhole stock,but the best way to handle recoil is to install a muzzle brake. Tim