which mcmillan

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by shooterpunk2, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    Which Mcmillan would be a better choice for some long range hunting? I dont want it super light, but I want to be able to pack it around. Im looking at the A5 and A2. ALso does anybody know how much weight the sniper fill or magnum fill adds? This will be going on a Savage 110fp 300 mag. Thanks!
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I can't answer the question of the fill, but I know there are more options available on the A-5. You get an adjustable cheek piece, thumb catch on the stock. You can also get heigth adjustment screw to shoot with out a bag and give a steadier stance. I don't own one, but if I were to order one it would be the A-5.
     

  3. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

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    sniper fill is the heavyest. you should check with mcmillan to see if they will run the a-5 in anything less if you want it lighter
     
  4. was21

    was21 Well-Known Member

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    You might want to look at the A3 if you are going to be carrying it a lot. The A3 has a narrower forend than the A5 that to me is MUCH easier in the hands all day...and yes, I have both.

    The other all-round go- to for me is the HTG/M40 stock..it just works!
    Any option avail on the A5 is avail on any of the other A series.

    Mcm can give you the weights for the different fills.

    If you can, try them out in your hands first as YMMV.

    FWIW
    Wes
     
  5. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    If you like the McMillan A-5 and A-3 here is their new variation of both.

    [​IMG]ADJ A3-5 NEW

    This stock is a variation of our famous A3 stock but with the addition of an A5 type butt hook on the bottom of the butt. The flat on the bottom of the hook is about 3/4" wide. This stock is only available with an integral cheekpiece which gives both vertical and horizontal adjustments, and is available with either the standard or thumbwheel elevator system.
     
  6. Magnumpeanut

    Magnumpeanut Well-Known Member

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    A3-5, looks like the best of both worlds.

    I wouldn't get sniper fill if you wanna lug it around a lot. I have one in A5 and it ways a ton. Its a pain in the butt to carry around. Too heavy IMO.
     
  7. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, Ill have to give that A3-5 a good hard look. I appreciate all the info!
     
  8. was21

    was21 Well-Known Member

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    If you decide to go with the adjustable cheekpiece I would STRONGLY recommend to ask for Terry Cross' hardware [KMW Precision]. I have used both the original McM types and Terry's version is so far ahead for solid lockup that doesn't slip that I wouldn't go any other route.

    When you call McM you might want to ask for Dick Davis and he can explain more.

    FWIW
    Wes in AZ