McMillan A4 Ready To Ship

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Brent, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    McMillan stocks At the LRH Store -- I'm really looking for peoples opinion that have handled and are familiar with both stocks, the differnces between them, and can really give advantages/disadvantages of boths features so I may decide which might be best for me on my 338 LI project.

    Thanks for any help. [​IMG]
     
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  2. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Brent,
    Go with the A5 all the way. Better thought out and much improved over the A4.
    Butt hook was moved foward on the A5 to allow more room for a rear bag, fore end is the Winchester Marksman style rides bags better and fits the hand better than the square blocky A4.
    Let me put it this way- I have built almost 100 rifles on the A5, have 30 more stocks on order from McMillan. I can't keep 'em in the shop at all!!
    Chris
     
  3. Stu

    Stu Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Matthews,
    by the # of rifles you have built, would it be safe to say you work for G.A. Precision?
    Or who?
    Thanks,
    RedMan*
     
  4. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Chris,

    Thanks for the most excellent review. [​IMG] Just what I was looking for.

    With your experience with them, what is the largest bbl dia. that fits well while keeping it free floated, 1.25"?

    I talked to Kelly when they came out with the first ones and I since had forgotten the butt hook had been moved forward. He said the palm swell was a tad smaller too I think, different somehow with a better fit I do remember. I wish I had one of each to lay hands on up here before I had to decide. If I don't get the chance to, the A5 should be nice.

    Thanks again! [​IMG]

    RedMan, Chris does indeed work at G.A. Precision.
     
  5. Ripsaw

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    I have a Mc Millan 30-378 it dates back to 2001. what stock was used at that time?
     
  6. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

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    I have both stocks and perfer the feel of the A4 model. Both stocks have +&- points. A4 hase a better grip feel and I perfer the forend of the A5. My last custom rifle I had built I went with a Maners A4 adjustable stock and love it. Has the best of the A4 & A5 in my opinion. After using this stock for 2 years I will not use a McMillan again. Give them a look at, a whole lot of people are using this stock and swear by them.