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#6377250 - 07/21/16 10:28 AM rifle stock
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I'm wanting to put a decent stock on my 22-250. I've always like to looks of a thumb-hole style and was wondering if any have one? any pros/cons or suggestions. thanks ya'll.
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#6377294 - 07/21/16 11:06 AM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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I don't like a thumbhole. But do like a vertical grip. I put my thumb on top of the tang, or beside the tang. If my thumb were inside a thumb hole I have to remove it to cycle the bolt. If I kept my thumb completely out of the thumbhole, I wouldn't have as good of a grip on the rifle, and what would be the point in the thumbhole?

Just my take, everyone has their likes and dislikes.
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#6377329 - 07/21/16 11:26 AM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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The manners t5 allows for either thumbhole or thumb over tang style shooting.
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#6377390 - 07/21/16 12:02 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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Im same as FG. Dislike thumbholes, like vertical grips. I have a hard time shooting traditional rifles now.

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#6377458 - 07/21/16 12:38 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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thanks guys, I don't have the money for a Manners, any thoughts on the Magpul hunter stock?
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#6377469 - 07/21/16 12:46 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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Bell and Carlson makes some good vertical grip stocks with a fat palmswell for $270, I've also ran the Boyd's pro varmint which is the same shape just wood instead of fiberglass. Around $120. Sand your barrel channel down to free float and it should shoot great.

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#6377476 - 07/21/16 12:49 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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If you shoot a 700 I have an extra pro varmint laying around I'd let go cheap. Accuracy didn't really get better or worse when I switched to the b&c but damn that red and black web looks good.


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#6377698 - 07/21/16 03:30 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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Agree with Fireman.

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#6377765 - 07/21/16 04:18 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: Red Cloud]
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One more thing.

If the thumbhole is the angled kind, like a wood stock, it is very difficult, sometimes impossible, to shoot the rifle with the other hand. So if a person has a thumbhole stock set up for right handed, but come into a situation where they need to shoot left handed, they are at a disadvantage.

A friend of mine had a Thompson with a thumbhole stock, and he asked me to work up a load for it. I could not shoot it left handed. So I had to work up a load right handed, and therefore right eye, even though I am left eye dominant.
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#6377838 - 07/21/16 05:09 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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If you want a wood stock, I'd look at Boyds.
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#6377871 - 07/21/16 05:32 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
thanks guys, I don't have the money for a Manners, any thoughts on the Magpul hunter stock?


You need to handle one of the Magpul stocks before you buy it. I have one on my 10/22 and it's great for a cheap plinker. If you're looking in that price range, what about an Iota or Grayboe for a little bit more $?

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#6377994 - 07/21/16 07:30 PM Re: rifle stock [Re: BassCat'99]
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after checking prices I'm thinking of another B&C in vertical style grip. I have two others in the M40 style stock and really like them. That Magpul is Not cheap! I'm using Wyatts bottom metal and mags so maybe stay with that setup.
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