High Tech VS AG Composites VS Other

wilkup

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Dreaming of my next build and am curious how these two companies stack up with each other and if there’s any others you’d add to the comparison.
Thinking lightweight mountain rifle based on a LA Rem 700. I’ve never owned a stock from either company. My experience with various stocks include Bell & Carlson, Grayboe Precision, Manners, and McMillan.
 

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I am in the same boat. I have Greyboe, Manners, and McMillan. The Greyboe is kind of heavy but its on a range rifle so it doesn't matter. I would like to find something close to a Manners/McMillan without the price tag. Grayboe now has the 25oz outlander now for $399. Wonder how it stacks up to an edge filled McMillan.
 

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I have manners eh1, McMillan a3 and the carbon fiber vg2 made by ag for Stockys. The ag stock has a narrower grip than the other two. Fit and finish is great, I really like them overall for a light weight hunting rifle.
 

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I am in the same boat. I have Greyboe, Manners, and McMillan. The Greyboe is kind of heavy but its on a range rifle so it doesn't matter. I would like to find something close to a Manners/McMillan without the price tag. Grayboe now has the 25oz outlander now for $399. Wonder how it stacks up to an edge filled McMillan.
That Outlander looks like a hell of a deal, especially if that weight is with that thick recoil pad installed!
 

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Can’t find anything about a Phoenix stock from Greyboe anywhere... is it a new offering that’s coming out?
 

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Ags stocks are great I have a Mesa precision arms altitude which is made by ag I really like too.
 

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Dreaming of my next build ........My experience with various stocks include Bell & Carlson, Grayboe Precision, Manners, and McMillan.
Can you tell people what you liked & disliked with what you tried? Might help folks tell you how your proposed brands might fill a hole.
 

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Can you tell people what you liked & disliked with what you tried? Might help folks tell you how your proposed brands might fill a hole.
Greyboe Renegade - Really liked this stock on the bench, but offhand, those straight pistol grips aren’t that great.
Manners EH2 - Probably my favorite of all the stocks I’ve owned. Wouldn’t mind another, just don’t particularly care for the wait time, not to mention the high price they command (worth every penny though) Grip angle was excellent. I could do with a little lower comb to shave weight though.
McMillan Hunter - It’s a McMillan, enough said. Other than being on the heavy side, it was excellent. The comb increased as it went back towards the buttstock and made the heavy recoil from my 7SS minimal instead of hammering my cheekbone. I really liked that feature a lot.
Bell & Carlson - All the Weatherbies I’ve owned, Vanguards and now a Mark V, have had these “Weatherby style” stocks. They’re decent, but heavy. The new Mark V I’ve got came with their redesigned stock that is the best of them all and I like it. The grip angle on it is sort of in between vertical and a more traditionally open one. I also owned the Alaskan Ti, but wasn’t a fan of the traditional open grip angle or how short it was. My pinky finger always seemed to be clinging to a cliff when firing that rifle.
Now that I’ve thought through that, I guess something I really value is a comb that’s a little raised and rises as it goes towards the buttstock to appear to dissipate recoil. A grip angle that’s someplace between vertical and the traditional open style, leaning on the more vertical side if possible. Weight is my final and most important consideration.
 
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