What Is The Most Comfortable Rifle Stock?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by killerspoons, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. killerspoons

    killerspoons Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2012
    What is the most comfortable rifle stock design you have ever used? I am going to build a stock out of wood and want it to be as comfortable as it can be based on design only?
  2. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    OK - I'll play.

    Probably too many differently shaped bodies out there to ever get a consensus on this one. But for my money, I vote for any of the McMillan A3, A4 or A5 designs. Many other mfg's have copied this shape, which is sincere flatery indeed.
  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Personal preference and experience plays a big role here, beng standard size, weight, and build relative to my height, I personally find the A3/A3 McMillan style comfortable for heavier long range rigs where prone shooting is the predominant position. For lighter weight carry rifles where a variety of shooting positions are encountered, I found the standard straight combed pistol grip style sporter stock on my 60's vintage, pre-64 Model 70 to fit and handle like it was an extension of my body. My more recent Super Grade Model 70 Winchester is quite similar. I'm sure this is the result of a few decades of use.
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Not playing at all....

    Whatever fits your stance best.
  5. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    I agree with others there's just to many variable to the human form. For me though, the Boyd;s thumbhole stocks put everything in just the right place. I know others that it it doesn't work for at all. McMillan is a good place to start though.