stocks for lr hunting

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by 87predator, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. 87predator

    87predator Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen,
    I'm building a couple long range rigs, and have to decide on stocks. I'm just curious as to what everybody is using/likes. Post what you like brand/model and pictures if you want. I'm going to use y this as kind of a poll and use what style/brand gets more mentions.
    This will be for hunting only some carry, and some prone work.
    Thank you in advance.
     

  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I like accurate innovations for wood laminate, and B&C for synthetic.
     

  3. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I personally like the choate tactical stock @ a shade under 4 lbs, it sports an aluminum V-block, a built in anshultz rail, side mounted sling studs, is built like a tank but balances well and makes carrying a heavy rifle a joy. Great from prone and still real decent of hand. At $220 off the shelf any day of the weak, I love em and look no further. There are slightly lighter ones out there but for functionality and frugality, they are hard to beat.
     
  4. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    on My Savage, I have a rollover cheek thumbhole stock from Stockade, and I love it
     
  5. 87predator

    87predator Well-Known Member

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    I do have a stockade woodchuck on one of mine and do like it, but just seeing about trying something new that i might like better.
     
  6. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

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    Hey,
    How about: Manners Composite Stocks

    I think you'll find that there are just going to be many differend recomendations instead of just a lot of the same one.

    Happy shootin'gun)
     
  7. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

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    Manners, Accuracy International and McMillan are the names in high end tactical stocks. That said I ended up with a Greybull Precision stock. At the time I couldn't justify spending that much on the high end ones. I am pleased with the greybull stock.
     
  8. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on your budget. Of course, the high end ones are well liked. If you don't mind the god-awful looks of an AI, they get good reviews. Manners and Mcmillan are hard to beat. Grey Bull is very good for the money, and B&C is what I use. The Choate is probably on the bottom of my list. Very clubby, but some like them. Try to find some examples to try for fit, that is the best way.
     
  9. Jay03

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    Your question mentions long range HUNTING. So on that note if your hunting more than shooting I really like the mcmillan game scout and A3 sporter. And if less than a 300 WM you could get edge fill to reduce overall weight of the package. The game scout for more hiking and mountain hunting while still needing to take a longer shot and if more stand hunting or prone shooting at long range the A3 sporter would be the way to go. The greybull is the same concept but built for a heavy barrel while the mcmillans can be had in standard hunting contours and many action inlets.
     
  10. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I will be trying a Gamescout for a personal project soon.
     
  11. Jay03

    Jay03 Well-Known Member

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    I am also in the middle of putting together a rifle and the game scout is going to be the stock. It will be a mountain hunting rifle but I want to be comfortable taking longer shots. So Im giving the game scout a try in edge fill.
     
  12. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Me too on the fill and I may add a 2 ounce DE adjustable cheekpiece.

    If I like it I may switch to it for my rifle business.
     
  13. Mossy49

    Mossy49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, this is Mossy49. I have a couple of rifle pictures on my post here. One is a Manners and the other is a B&C Medalist. Could be some options for ya.
     
  14. 87predator

    87predator Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for all of the info guys. This a big help. I might have to give the game scout a try.