What Stock to use?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Black Diamond 408, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    My new project needs a stock. Here is what it is and you guys can give me your input on what you like.

    action is 1.600 dia x 11" long
    bbl is 1.345 tapered to .950 at the muzzel 35"
    It will be pillar bedded, three screws.
    cal .338-408imp

    I want the stock to be tactical style, no benchrest.

    Ok...i have looked at the McMillan "McHale" &
    the Lone Wolf "unlimited" stocks. Any opinions?
    Graphite, Kevlar or both? I want it to be light if possible

    Total weight of the rifle under 20lbs.

    Thanks to all that respond!
     
  2. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Black Diamond 408, Haven't used the McMillian, but own a Lone Wolf. Anything that Bob makes will be first class. Price & weight may be bigger, but his bedding and finishes are first class. I've been to his shop several times, and he is great to work with. He can do anything you want done or modified. Good luck. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

  3. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    BD408,I echo wapiti13's sentiments. Everything he said is true, in spades. I have a Lone Wolf "Howler" on my 7mm Rem A-bolt and I love it. Bob will treat you really well, he is very customer orientated. If he has something you like, you can't go wrong.
    Jim
     
  4. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    I say McMillian A5.
     
  5. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with a Mcmillan A5. Can't wait to see your final project.
     
  6. jameslovesjammie

    jameslovesjammie Well-Known Member

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    Does Lone Wolf have a website?
     
  7. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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  8. jameslovesjammie

    jameslovesjammie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  9. Matt27

    Matt27 Well-Known Member

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    Will the Mcmillan handle the 1.6" action? Seem to remember when looking for a stock for your action Dave that it wouldn't fit into that stock. Not sure though.

    Alex Sitman has his Highpower prone stock that is 1.7" wide and will handle it. I will have to look back through my notes for what his synthetic(fiberglass) blanks run.
     
  10. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Matt!

    I ordered a Lone Wolf carbon fiber stock yesterday, "Palma Master" It is inletted for 1.600" action. Also i will have a action ready soon for the 408 case head. It is a rem 700 style, single shot 17-4 stainless, prolly around 3.5#.... smaller dia than my full bolt design.

    What about those 350's you got?

    Dave
     
  11. Matt27

    Matt27 Well-Known Member

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    Dave

    If you want them you can have them. I will have my Lapua into Chris for an overhaul so won't be shooting it for awhile. I have 90 of them i believe.

    Shoot me an email with your info and will get them out.