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Thread: Which Stock for semi custom 22/250?

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    Which Stock for semi custom 22/250?

    OK, so I am going to bring in a McMillan for the 22/250. I had intended just to go for the Sako 75 Varmint pattern. But I keep coming back to the A3/5 type.

    So, which do I go for for a rifle which will be rebarrelled with a light varmint contour fast twist at some point in the next year or two?


    Or this?


    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Dabbler i think they are both ugly as hell. But thats why its good we are not all the same


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    my mate has the stock in the top picture on his sako 75 6br but hasn't got the adjustable cheek piece on it. pretty heavy stock mind. though it is nice to use when shooting.

    i would still have the other stock though in the bottom picture. but in ambi as if you ever sell the rifle in the future. it makes it more easy to sell.

    take it from a lefty who shoots right handed action rifles. would have a sako tomorrow if there standard stocks wasnt so anti lefthanded
    Last edited by jay 22; 09-06-2011 at 17:04.

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    The A3 (without the adjustable cheek piece) will be on my next custom build project. Dennis Groom from Jackson rifles had a few over at my house a few months ago. It is very comfy to shoulder, at least for me. It also has the right height in the comb to lift my eye towards the centre of the scope. It does not tilt my right hand forward at the wrist that makes it uncomfortable, with a nice neutral position of the trigger finger/hand. I am past the stage of looks in my rifles and want something that firstly performs as best as it can and secondly is comfortable to use. I have used McMillans before and with the exception of my mates HS Precision thumbhole (still a close second though) nothing comes close. I think the problem with the A3/A5 is that they are very far removed from what a 'normal' stalking rifle stock looks like and appear quite outlandish. Function over form with me though.

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    Holland's Signature Series™ Thumbhole Stocks! -

    I am very taken with these stocks. Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post

    Holland's Signature Series™ Thumbhole Stocks! -

    I am very taken with these stocks. Regards JCS
    Just had a look at them, impressive!

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    Why not go for something that's functional AND good looking - have a look at the Bell & Carlson 'Standard Medalist Style' in Black, solid as a rock, nice Monte Carlo, Alu Bedding, good looking, etc. That's what will be going on my next hill rifle for certain.

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    I should say guys that weight is not a major concern here - within reason.

    I already have a light stalking rifle in a McMillan.

    I just keep coming back to the ergonomics of the A3.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Brian, post a pic of your stalking rifle in its current form - I'm looking for inspiration for a project.

    Search "tango 51" on google to see the sako varmint put to good use

    Did you chrony the stumpy 22 250 yet?


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    The Sako hunter McMillan is pleasantly chunky in the hand and pretty to behold; its style does not frighten the horses. It was a close thing until I held an A5. Undainty as chuff and no doubt an excellent Viagra sub for those challenged that 'tacticool' way, the A5, in my view, does it all.

    I readily admit they are not for all. However, I stalk with one on a 13lb rig that shoots well off of sticks, off binoculars, off a bipod or off of bags or anything else that comes to hand, and I have come to love and appreciate its stability and ugly function-follows-form approach.

    Just my two penn'orth.
    KevinF -

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