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#5589247 - 02/08/15 02:59 PM McMillin Stock decision
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Trying to decide which stock to get for a Rem sendero, A3 sporter or Thumbhole. Will be used for shooting out of a box blind. I haven't had a chance to hold each one to compare. What would be best for shooting out of a box blind?

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#5589269 - 02/08/15 03:18 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Both of those you mentioned feel very good in hand. I played with both and a few others at the safari club show. My thumb hole was delivered 3 days ago to me. I know its an opinion but i really like this stock. Some people say that you twist a tumbhole with your hand to much, I dissgree. The lazzeroni th version was awful but the Remington thumb hole is boss. It has a high cheek weld for real scopes. I can't wait to get it together.

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#5589275 - 02/08/15 03:22 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
What would be best for shooting out of a box blind?


A5. The wide flat underside of the forearm resting on a bean bag on the window ledge is very stable.

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#5589296 - 02/08/15 03:41 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Looking at the A5, thumbhole is tempting. What would be your color choice?

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#5589303 - 02/08/15 03:47 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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I looked hard at the A-3 Sporter, kinda best of both worlds like the Game Scout. I went with the Remington Hunter, great stock, rides bags great, great out of a blind, fits me really well, if you really like the tactical vertical grip go with the game Scout or A-3 Hunter not sure if you can tell much from pictures




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#5589314 - 02/08/15 03:56 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Sweet rig, I like the A3 pistol grip.

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#5589372 - 02/08/15 04:35 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Looking at the A5, thumbhole is tempting. What would be your color choice?


Purely personal preference and the options are almost limitless.

Would suggest going with molded in colors, as paint shows wear fairly quickly.

Here is an A5 in a deer blind olive drab with grey added.


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#5589561 - 02/08/15 06:30 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Like that color Jeffbird, looks close to my 7mmWSM, Kinda the old "Terry Cross" pattern. I love the A-5, That adj comb is GREAT
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#5589568 - 02/08/15 06:34 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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What source did you use to purchase it?

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#5589603 - 02/08/15 06:51 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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The rifle builder ordered it for me. Supposedly the wait time is dropping for special orders. Also, McMillan now keeps some in stock. Check their website. Whatever you order, go with a flush cup on the side in the front and rear plus a stud underneath the forearm for a bipod. Studs underneath snag on bags and pull shots. As Buzz notes, the adjustable cheekpiece is a nice addition.

Thank you Buzz.

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#5589686 - 02/08/15 07:34 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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For vertical grips look at - a3 sporter, thumb hole , game scout , a5 (usually heavy)

For a more normal grip - Remington hunter like above

Very popular but to skinny in the forearm is the McMillan hunter

Go directly to the McMillan website as they are starting to have some ready to go or on expedited colors pending what you want. The marble colors are really nice as are the molded in colors.

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#5589790 - 02/08/15 08:25 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Manners MCS-EH1

Vertical grip (must have for me) slimmed down forend, 24-26 oz!
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#5589813 - 02/08/15 08:37 PM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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Another easy option just came to mind, which is an AICS. A R700 barreled action drops right in. Tighten it down with a torque wrench and you're ready to go.

AI's are by far my favorite stock. They have a flat forend, which is helpful in a blind. Have used mine in a blind more than any other stock, and it is definitely my go to choice in that use.

Also, they really tame recoil well.



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#5590220 - 02/09/15 06:47 AM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Another easy option just came to mind, which is an AICS. A R700 barreled action drops right in. Tighten it down with a torque wrench and you're ready to go.

AI's are by far my favorite stock. They have a flat forend, which is helpful in a blind. Have used mine in a blind more than any other stock, and it is definitely my go to choice in that use.

Also, they really tame recoil well.




I wanted a AI chassis for the longest time until getting behind one. I absolutely hated the way it felt. I still like the looks and design. I want a XLR but I'm afraid I will have the same feeling. Another thing the Manners T5A or thumb hole allow a hold like a plain vertical grip or thumb through.


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#5590351 - 02/09/15 09:00 AM Re: McMillin Stock decision [Re: spg]
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I like the thumbhole. It feels really good.
Manners MCS-EH1-is going on the next rifle I have built.
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