Thumbhole stock rifle? Can't find em!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Sako7STW, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    I have handled a few thumbhole stocked rifles and I freaking love them. They have all been more varmiter like style/loads. I can not find one in the larger loadings like a .300RUM, 338 Lapua or 30-378 ROY. I was wondering if anyone knows of any being made or some good options.

    I am also considering getting one in a medium calibure for a lightweight carry rifle for out to say 500 yards on Elk/Mule deer. Suggestions wanted on that asl well.

    Thanks all!!
     
  2. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Manners T5A is your answer for the stock !

    My 338 Lapua in a Manners T5A
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  3. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Or, the Manners GAT stock in a 6mm Crusader
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    And another T5A in a .308
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  4. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Don't know where in the 307 you are, but your welcome to come check any or all three of these out. Just let me know....
     
  5. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I have done up a couple of "budget" rifles in the last few months. Gotta say...for the price BOYD'S (I think that is how you spell it) thumbhole laminated stocks are an incredable value!! Check them out. And yes, they will need a bedding job, but so did the 800 dollar McMillan A-5!!!

    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/
     
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    Joe King Well-Known Member

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  7. outback andy

    outback andy Active Member

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    Yep, Boyds rifle stocks, are nice looking and priced right :)
     
  8. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I personally don't care for the wood stocks.

    The altitude, temperature and humidity changes we have here don't work well with wood stocks.

    I have seen forearms pressure barrels when they shift and move going from the flat lands to the high country.

    Might work great in other parts of the country, I am not a fan of them for here.

    have seen factory and custom laminates move like this....
     
  9. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    the Manners are the nicest thumbholes on the market IMO. McMillan also has two models. The cheapest route for a fiberglass one is the Bell and Carlson Premier thumbhole.
     
  10. alcesgigas

    alcesgigas Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried every stock out there, but Manners T5A--at least for me--is my favorite. No doubt this isn't necessary, but I cannot help myself...
     

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  11. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    agreed ! GRIN
     
  12. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    I have an HS Precision thumbhole that i no longer use -shooting off of sticks it is great but when i use it on the bench the bottom of the pistol grip area runs over the back of my handwhen using a rear bag.
    After a good bit of shooting it begins to hurt enough to effect my shooting.

    Do you guys have a problem with thumbholes doing this ?
     
  13. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    savage offers the model 11 BTH in 270 and 30-06 factory

    and if you want it in something bigger then yu can call savage and talk to them about the 300 wm or 338 wm as they well put any barrel they have on hand on what you want from what i gather
     
  14. fastfire57

    fastfire57 Well-Known Member

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    What bipod are you using?