just orderd a broughton 5c and a McMillan A3 sporter did i screw up?

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  1. DSMITH1651

    DSMITH1651 Well-Known Member

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    OK I have a savage 7mm rem mag 116 fcss and I want to replace the stock and barrel so I ordered a broughton 5c #5 contour fluted and a McMillan A3 sporter. Here is where I am unsure I hunt from all positions and the front of the A3 sporter is 2.26" wide and I don't know how it will feel with a forearm that wide off hand and in quick shooting situations I would like the game scout but it won't work with my DBM savage do they make in aftermarket DBM for my gun, what other options do I have. I like the more straight up and down pistol grips.
    Thank you
    Duane
    PS how heavy do you think this rifle will end up
     
  2. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I've read that a full tactical shock is difficult to shoot off hand ? Designed for prone and off a bench. Macmillan also makes a A-3 sporter that is a tactical/hunter stock.... I just received Precision stock works Hunter/Tactical stock that fits the4 criteria.I'm sure you could cancel one and order a different stock from Macmillan that fits the bill.
     
  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    It's definitely not a stock designed for offhand shooting so I'd call and see if you can change the order.
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have shot rifles with both the standard A3 and the A3 Sporter. While personal preference plays a big role, i don't think the difference in forearm width is the primary aspect that gives the stock better characteristics for off hand shooting, particularly a rifle that you wish to have a tactical style vertical grip, and also will serve as a long range shooter, fitted with a heavier barrel. I think a more distinguishing characteristic that helps a long range rifle, be more versatile in various positions is the degree of drop at the comb and the angle of the bottom of the butt. The A3 Sporter which you have ordered has these characteristics and was designed to offer a stock shape that provides both the vertical grip, slightly wider forearm for long range support, and a butt design that gives a more comfortable fit when shooting from non prone positions. The A3 Sporter was designed with this requirement in mind, so I don't think you have made a mistake ordering this stock. If you ordered it with the lighter weight, Sporter fill, it won't be much heavier than the other stock you desired. Your barrel will have a much more pronounced effect on weight, and the A3 Sporter may very well provide better balance which may be preferable. The greatest demand you will put on your rifle will be the long range capability. This being the case I think the rifle should meet this requirement first. I think your choice of stock reflects this. My guess is that your rifle will be in the 10-11.5 pound range. IMO
     
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  5. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    I'd take a look at the Manners EH 1. It is tactical from the triggerguard back and maintains a relatively narrow forend. It's quite light also. I just put a T2A on my rifle and my buddies rifle is getting the EH1. Really impressed so far with fit and finish
     
  6. o2bwest

    o2bwest Well-Known Member

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    I have the Precision Stock Works stock on my 7wsm and I really like it. Very light and comfortable.
     
  7. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Banned

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    You didn't screw up. I've handled a few A3 Sporters and they will work fine for your purposes. In fact I'm ordering one for my next build...
     
  8. DSMITH1651

    DSMITH1651 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the opinions guys I am going to stay with the a3 spotted
    Duane