Do u prefer manners over McMillan?

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  1. fisherman983

    fisherman983 Well-Known Member

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    Like the title days, looking for anyone that prefers manners over McMillan stocks or cice versa and why. I have a rifle built on a McMillan a3 and love it. Have in possession a manners eh1 to fondle and I like it as well. Trying to figure out which way to go for my next build. Not 100% sure I like the increased palm swell on the manners just yet. Looking for feedback/thoughts.
    Rifle will be used as a long range hunting rig. Planning on 28" proof carbon in 7-300wm.
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I don't think those two stocks are good comparisons but, my short answer is, McMillan is my favorite for most applications.
     
  3. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Manners over Mcmillan. When looking at the light weight options such as the EH1 the Manners has less drop at comb/heal. It gives a much better cheek weld. Many disagree with me so you will get differing opinions.
     
  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    If the spec sheets are correct, on the two he is comparing, the drop is practically the same. The A3 McMillan is actually about .040" less than an EH1.
     
  5. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    The a3 is much heavier. The last time I spoke with McMillan there was no lightweight option that had the drop spec of the Manners.
     
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    dmoon Well-Known Member

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    I do not have an A3, I do have an EH1 and I love it. I didn't know if I'd like the palm swell either, but it has grown on me. All my other stocks are McMillan hunters or HS. The EH1 is hands down my favorite.
     
  7. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    The act
    The action area and forend of the A3 is larger but with an edge fill it won't be much heavier. Manners shows a weight of 30 ounces and McMillan shows 32-36 ounces.

    I have a Manners EH3 that weighed 31.5 ounces when I unboxed it.

    My choice for a stock with the barrel he chose would be a McMillan Game Warden.
     
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  8. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry the A3 has a .625 drop vs .35 for the EH1 and can be as lite. The A5 is much heavier. It makes it pretty difficult to compare online because McMillans site sucks.
     
  9. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    The drop shown on their website for an A3 is 5/16" (.3125").
     
  10. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I do not have an a3 in my possession currently but from my recollection you can pull the bolt back on an A3 and have quite a bit of gap between the bolt and stock with no cut out. The EH1 has a cut out. The EH1 stock line is in line with the center of the bolt. I personally would call the zero drop at comb. I think it must be a difference in the way they measure because they are not the same.
     
  11. 300whisper

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    I have an A5 adjustable and a manners EH2. I really like both stocks (I know apples to oranges as far as design). If you were to give me a manners or Mcmillan I would be happy. They both make lightweight of their stock designs too with the edge or sniper fill. Fit and finish have been pretty much spot on for my Rem 700s and clone variants. My EH2 does have a tiny little palm swell, but I feel like it’s done just right. I hate palms swells, think the HS Precision sendero or Police models. But manners has it figured out.
     
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  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the fit and feel of Manners stocks over McMillan stocks. Not to mention they're usually cheaper than McMillan, too.
     
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    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Manners is much higher quality...I had to repair 2 pretty good chips in my last mcmillian.

    Not light weight but check out Iota stock--very nice quality--tad on the heavy side.

    Ed
     
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  14. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    I've had great success with all my McMillan stocks, never owned a Manners to compare the two .