thumbhole stocks

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by mark308, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. mark308

    mark308 Well-Known Member

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    I notice that all the longerange rifles do not use a thumble style stock. I was thinking of puttting one on my new rifle. 300rum. Im I making a mistake? this is a hunting rifle for 400-600yd shooting. antelope-elk. how about a "dual grip" ?
     
  2. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    What do you call long range?

    This was 1140 yards with a Joel Russo stock.

    You will notice it has Luepy V3 and a sunshade on it in the middle of the day.

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  3. mark308

    mark308 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the photo. like I said I just hadnt seen very many thumbhole styles in use. I prefer to use one, just was wondering what others use and why.
     
  4. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Lots of folks like thumbholes. Myself included. If you like 'em that's all that matters. Only downside I can think of is having to take your thumb out to flick the safety. Or learning to flip the safety with your trigger finger.

    I've never had a problem. And I've never had to think about it when hunting.
     
  5. royinidaho

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    No downers on the thumbhole stock whatever.

    I've been using one on a walk & stalk rifle for big game, varmints and predators for over 30 years.

    My LRH rifle has a thumb hole and my 338 RUM is about to.

    The biggest plus is that if the thumb hole/pistol grip is properly fitted the trigger finger comes straight back under almost all conditions.

    Also, I shoot everything single shot and notice no handicaps with the thumb hole.

    I feel that the key to things is the 'fitting' of the thumb hole and pistol grip. Be careful material is much more difficult to put back than remove.:eek:

    As was said above, personal preference plays a big part in the this.
     
  6. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Thumbholes.

    I like mine. Go to the store and try a couple out and see what you think.
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  7. 284stak

    284stak Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting a thumbhole McMilan for the past two years as a carry and longrange unit. Love it and my next build will have a thumbhole as well - only probably with Manners MCS-GAT.
     
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    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    I put a pro-hunter thumbhole stock on my TC Encore. I really love the way it fits. A good thumbhole stock is hard to beat.
     
  10. Coues Sniper

    Coues Sniper Well-Known Member

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    I have an MPI thumbhole and really like it. All my other rifles (longrange or not) are getting thumbholes now. :D
     
  11. Boss Hoss

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    Building this one right now to shoot in competition but have used the AI stocks for years and love them the one in the pic is a AI rifle in 338.

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  12. browningvarmintwssm

    browningvarmintwssm Active Member

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    a thumbhole stock is in my opinion the most comfortable stock out there... but i also like the vertical grips too. so i guess it all comes down to personal preference