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#6426658 - 08/27/16 07:12 AM New stock for my savage
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Last year I bought a savage hog hunter in 308. I live near Myrtle Beach, SC and hunt in the swamp. The area I hunt is over run with hogs. I finally got my fiancé interested in hunting/shooting so I "gave" her my 700 in 30-06, had a stock maker make her a beautiful wood stock, and bought the savage. The 700 is a beautiful gun and I wanted a good swamp rifle that I wouldn't cry if was dropped, got wet, scratched, etc.

The biggest fault I can find in the gun is the stock. It's very flimsy. I have been looking at the Bell and Carlson medalist stocks. I've never actually been able to hold one so was hoping for some insight. Hog/deer hunting is starting back up next month and will be in Texas in December for some hunting. Want a reliable set up that can handle abuse without adding 20lbs. Also I'm not very experienced in accurizing/upgrading bolt guns. If I buy the BC stock, should I have a smith fit it, bed it, or anything? Not trying to spend a fortune.

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#6426678 - 08/27/16 07:59 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
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By all accounts they're pretty darned good stocks. Bedding won't hurt.
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#6426689 - 08/27/16 08:17 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
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I have three of the B&C stocks and plan on another. Have a good smith bed and float, well worth the money.
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#6426737 - 08/27/16 09:09 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
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You can drop in your gun in the B&C stock yourself. You don't need a gunsmith. That stock has an aluminum block and won't require bedding. But for hunting I would choose a different stock. That medalist stock is very heavy.

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#6426745 - 08/27/16 09:22 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
Dalep Offline
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Other suggestions in the ballpark price range?

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#6426759 - 08/27/16 09:45 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
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Choate and HS Precision make some good stocks for Savage. I like the Choate Tactical, but it's a little heavier than the others.

http://www.riflestock.com/store/do/product/25-06-12
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#6426762 - 08/27/16 09:46 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
You can drop in your gun in the B&C stock yourself. You don't need a gunsmith. That stock has an aluminum block and won't require bedding. But for hunting I would choose a different stock. That medalist stock is very heavy.


I agree. It is heavy. And the palm swell is huge. Not as good on a hunting stock IMO. Atleast not one where you may be snap shooting.

I'd look at hs precision stocks, or hogue
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#6426826 - 08/27/16 11:08 AM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Choate and HS Precision make some good stocks for Savage. I like the Choate Tactical, but it's a little heavier than the others.

http://www.riflestock.com/store/do/product/25-06-12


I had a choate. It's way too heavy for a hunting rifle.
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#6426973 - 08/27/16 01:32 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
Dalep Offline
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I like the look/price of the hogue. Anyone have experience with them on their savage?

Aside from the stock, the bolt cycling leaves a lot to be desired compared to my 700 but I guess that's a subject for another day

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#6427013 - 08/27/16 02:25 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
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Originally Posted By: Dalep
I like the look/price of the hogue. Anyone have experience with them on their savage?

Aside from the stock, the bolt cycling leaves a lot to be desired compared to my 700 but I guess that's a subject for another day


I forgot about Houge. I actually had one on a Savage 11. It's a nice upgrade from the factory stock. I think I found mine on Amazon for $60ish.
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#6427035 - 08/27/16 03:10 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
Dalep Offline
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Think I may be ordering one. Reviews are mixed as with everything on the internet but knocks are collects dirt and still flimsy. Collect dirt isn't a killer because it's a gun... Just want to be sure it's a good upgrade for ~$150

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#6427081 - 08/27/16 04:06 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
cblackall Offline
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Registered: 05/12/16
Posts: 112
Loc: Lewisville, TX
If you're changing stocks because your old one is flimsy, I would look somewhere other than Hogue. They feel really nice, but the fore end is unsupported in the hogue, same as your Savage stock. This means you can run into issues when shooting off a bipod or other rest that's out towards the end of the stock. You may look around online and see if you can find a Savage Accustock cheap. It's still injection molded, but it has an aluminum bedding block throughout and are typically really accurate. That would be the most cost effective option.

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#6427410 - 08/27/16 08:24 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
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Lookup and learn epoxy bedding. Sand down the inside and epoxy the forearm really well. Take off the cap and fill the end of the stock and palm grip with construction foam. Cheaply done.

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#6427454 - 08/27/16 08:52 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
Dalep Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
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Speaking on the hogue or the factory stock?

I was planning to spend around $300 preferably for a decent stock for hunting. If B&C is to heavy and many are to expensive, what else is in ballpark

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#6427471 - 08/27/16 08:59 PM Re: New stock for my savage [Re: Dalep]
Kevin1 Offline
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Loc: Allen Tx
Take a look at the B&C M40 stock. It's a little lighter than the medalist, is drop in and has an aluminum chassis that would save you a bedding job.

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