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#6144568 - 01/20/16 08:08 AM Shopping for a stock for a Tikka
Growley Offline
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I'll be buying a new Tikka today and I'm looking for a stock. This will be a hunting gun so I'm looking for something light. I thought I read on here a while back that Manners was making a lightweight hunting stock that was less expensive than their other stuff but I can't seem to find anything on it now. Are there any options other than B&C for less than $300? Any thoughts on the B&C? I'm open to all suggestions! Thanks.

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#6144569 - 01/20/16 08:09 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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Boyds. I love my B&C but you can get a laminate from Boyds for alot less than $300. It won't be quite as light, but its hard to find light, rigid, and cheap.
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#6144589 - 01/20/16 08:22 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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Manners MCS-EH1 is a vertical grip and is 26 oz. But it is $550 like the rest.
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#6144651 - 01/20/16 09:01 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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I have B&C on 3 of my Tikkas. Love them. I bought a McMillan Sako hunter for nephew. It took 5 months and cost over $500.00, but man is it nice!! It is grey marbled and the gun is Stainless Steel. It is beautiful. Got'ed all from Stocky's stocks.
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#6144715 - 01/20/16 09:30 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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McMillan Game Scout. They have drop in ready for $395 or can do custom inlet for abou $500 and ships in 2-4 weeks.

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#6144722 - 01/20/16 09:33 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Tff caribou]
Growley Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Boyds. I love my B&C but you can get a laminate from Boyds for alot less than $300. It won't be quite as light, but its hard to find light, rigid, and cheap.


I have a Boyd's on another one and I love it. I finished it myself and it looks awesome. I'm wanting something lighter than that on this one though.


Edited by Growley (01/20/16 09:42 AM)

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#6144745 - 01/20/16 09:42 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: FiremanJG]
Growley Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Manners MCS-EH1 is a vertical grip and is 26 oz. But it is $550 like the rest.


Ok, thanks. I don't know why I was thinking that I read about a cheaper one. Oh well, it's only money, right? So you'd suggest the EH1 over say the EHT? I guess I had just envisioned a more traditional style stock. I know that this is right up your alley so will you please tell me why the vertical grip is important?

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#6144762 - 01/20/16 09:50 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: cheetah577]
Growley Offline
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Originally Posted By: cheetah577
I have B&C on 3 of my Tikkas. Love them. I bought a McMillan Sako hunter for nephew. It took 5 months and cost over $500.00, but man is it nice!! It is grey marbled and the gun is Stainless Steel. It is beautiful. Got'ed all from Stocky's stocks.


I'm just a little concerned about the weight of the B&C. I mean, it's only +/- 6oz heavier than the Manners but I'm just wondering if I'll be kicking myself later because I didn't just go ahead and spend the extra money to get it lighter. I wonder if I'd ever feel that extra weight if I happen to go on a trip into the mountains. Probably not I'm guessing.

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#6144767 - 01/20/16 09:52 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: RedSnake]
Growley Offline
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Originally Posted By: RedSnake
McMillan Game Scout. They have drop in ready for $395 or can do custom inlet for abou $500 and ships in 2-4 weeks.


I'll have to read some more on this one. Thank you.

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#6144787 - 01/20/16 10:05 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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Piggybacking off of the OP...

I was looking at fitting some Boyds thumbhole stocks to a couple of my T3s - they're way below the price point y'all are throwing around. Am I missing something? Any pros or cons on those?
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#6144823 - 01/20/16 10:26 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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I have the B&C on my Sako A7 which is about the same as the Tikka T3. It is a nice stock for the $ but McMillan and Manners are definitely nicer.

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#6144829 - 01/20/16 10:29 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
TxHunter80 Offline
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That is a steal on the Mcmillan that Redsnake recommended. Those stocks are usually $500+ with a fairly long wait time. It is a much higher quality stock than B&C. If you want lighter weight, a carbon fiber stock from Manners or Mcmillan is the way to go. Both should be $600ish.

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#6144836 - 01/20/16 10:33 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: HuntnFly67]
Growley Offline
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Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67
Piggybacking off of the OP...

I was looking at fitting some Boyds thumbhole stocks to a couple of my T3s - they're way below the price point y'all are throwing around. Am I missing something? Any pros or cons on those?




If you want a laminated stock Boyd's is definitely the way to go. I have one on a 7mm Rem Mag and it is awesome. However, if you want something lightweight you will want to consider something else.

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#6144857 - 01/20/16 10:47 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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I got an EMail from Boyd's late last week announcing a $99 Sale on select stock styles & rifles that included T3's.

This was for the base no frills price, and included the SO extra cost options & color's in the selected rifle & stock style, that are normally $129.95 these days. Several other rifles too, and some of them have various stock styles.
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#6144914 - 01/20/16 11:23 AM Re: Shopping for a stock for a Tikka [Re: Growley]
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Originally Posted By: Growley
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Manners MCS-EH1 is a vertical grip and is 26 oz. But it is $550 like the rest.


Ok, thanks. I don't know why I was thinking that I read about a cheaper one. Oh well, it's only money, right? So you'd suggest the EH1 over say the EHT? I guess I had just envisioned a more traditional style stock. I know that this is right up your alley so will you please tell me why the vertical grip is important?


Vertical grip is way more ergonomic. Hold your forearm level with the ground, elbow at your side, make a fist. Now point your trigger finger . Your trigger finger is on the same plane as your forearm. That would be using a vertical grip rifle stock.

Now make a fist again, thumb on top, rotate your wrist so that the tip of your thumb is pointing to the ground. Now point your trigger finger. That is the traditional grip rifle stock.

Better ergonomics yield better trigger control. Better trigger control yields tighter shooting.
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