Hi guys, just wanting some input towards a new build. Would like to hear from anyone 6ft tall who has used the McMillan M40 A1 general purpose hunting stock side by side with the HS Precision (sendero) stock- on a high recoiling magnum. The factors I am interested in are straight recoil (rather than the horrendous upward recoil I get from one of my monte carlo stocks), strength of the stock in general for climbing in slippery steep country/ are either prone to split at the forened or behind the pistol grip (probably both strong but why not ask?) and also, visual alignment to the scope if using a 50mm Obj- without having the aid of an adjustable cheek piece. Bedding is less relevant as I will do this myself if necessary. The build needs to be abidextrous so the rifle can be used by clients as I operate LR tutorial hunting trips. I have used the HS/Sendero and found it comfortable to use in .300 Win mag, recoil was mild, able to get back on target quick. The fore end is definitely bulky but some love handles up front will be useful. The M700 build will feature a long fat barrel and be used to shoot out past 1000 yards. Its been over 10 years since I handled the McMillan GPH- I can't remember how it felt to shoot. Cheers, Nathan.