Which Savage stock?

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  1. buckbrush

    buckbrush Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Wanting to get input from people who have used the Bell and Carlson Medalist Tactical for a Savage. I am contemplating that stock for a 308 project versus an HS Precision Varmint stock. From the pictures I have seen, the B&C looks huge so I am concerned that it might be too bulky and awkward. Not going to use it for hunting, just a lot of prone field shooting. I have two Duramaxx stocks and really enjoy them too, even from prone position.

    Thank you.
  2. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    I'd go with a joe russo A5-l or a stockade.
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I dig my B&C, I thought the wrist area was going to be to bulky but when I got on it and shot it put my hand in a very comfortable, repeatable position. The action and barrel dropped perfectly into it. The wide flat forend is super nice of the bags or bipod but I would have prefered a rounded but the price is very, very attractive.
    The finish seems to be rugged, I'm fairly abusive and it has handled it. The HS Precision looks good but I have no experience there.

  4. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    +++111 on stockade just got two of them and they are nice i get the unfinished ones the price is right and not to hard to finish. I'll try to get some pic up of the one i just finished
  5. land308

    land308 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    I have a rem 700 vs in 308 which has an hs stock on it. It has been a great stock but when shooting prone I like my metalists tactical stocks better. I have one on a 300wm and a 243win. I get a better cheek weld with the metalists and they just feel more comfortable from the prone position.
  6. Flare

    Flare Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    What is the weight on that B&C stock?

  7. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Stupid question:

    Could the forend be milled down a bit to make it more low-profile?

    It looks like a big 'ol brick on the end of that stock. That's the only thing keeping me from buying one.


    BROWN TROUT Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2005
    The big ol brick sure does feel fine to me. Great on a bipod, bags, or just prone shooting. Most synthetic stocks feel like toys to me, but the Medalist is exactly the opposite. Comes with a nice recoil pad and dual swivel attachements up front.

    The weight is fairly light. I added some weight to the butt to better balance my rifle with the 26" heavy barrel.
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    The reason for the brick is stability. A wider platform allows for a stable table to mount your bi-pod or especially in bags. You will see a lot of bench shooters use a 3 or 4 inch wide for are for setting in their vices and bags. May I suggest this site:

    Dual Grip Thumbhole Style

    Wildcat Thumbhole Style

    Straight Line Thumbhole Style

    Bench Mark Thumbhole Style

    Marksman Style

    Sharp Shooter Supply - The Savage Specialists

    All of these would work well. You can custom order your forearm and if you get the base model you won't be to concerned about putting the paint to it. I know there wood, but they just might work. I will also add that the Hogue Over molded is quite rugged and stiff. I have one and seems to work well. It does not have the pistol grip, but still comfy.