Stock question

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by z71aggie, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. z71aggie

    z71aggie Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    I've decided that I am going to get a 308 to get started into long range shooting but now I have a question about what gun I should get. In the thread I started the other day liltank suggested buying a aftermarket stock for any gun I got if I could afford it. This made me think.

    Would I be better off buying a more expensive gun with a better stock such as the 700p, xcr tactical, or savage model 11 long range hunter with accustock. Or should I save some money on the gun and buy a gun with a cheaper stock to start with and then buy an aftermarket stock.

    I know this route might cost a little more but I dont want to rush into buying anything when I could have better for just a little more money.

    Thanks, Dustin
  2. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    I just got my new stock for my savage mod.11 in 300wsm ,a Bell & Carlson dura max for a hvy barrel. The stock cost 103.42 to my door from stockys . I am waiting on a new barrel which should be here the end of the month ,I hope.

    So lets say you want a Savage mod.11 rifle regular stock and the gun costs say 600.00. You can find a nice aftermarket stock for say 125.00 now we are at 725.00. Most B/C stocks come with a good recoil pad so that is done and a def.edge cheek piece is about 80.00 I think, so a little over800.00 dollars total.

    the sav.11 LRH with accustock msrp run 932.00 to 972.00 also includes a brake which I don't think is needed on a 300wsm if it has a good recoil pad and an adjustable cheek piece which is a nice addon.

    Price differece of around 125.00 you can now get a Harris bi-pod and still have lunch money on the way home from the range. Buying components and putting things together yourself is also more fun...

    " And thats all I got to say about that" Good luck