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I have a Remmy 700 SPS Varmint in .308 and I do not like the stock because of the flex (cheap).

Any recommendations for a better synthetic hunting stock?

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B&C if on a budget.  mcMillian if not.

 
What do you want to spend?
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Here are a few, are you target shooting or hunting, or both?
 
 
 
 
I have owned both the second link and the third and they were good stocks, I upgraded to a Manners:
 
 
It is more expensive, but I think it was worth it.  Then you could also go fo McMillan:
 
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Budget = B&C.  I put a B&C Medalist on a 700 300 win mag with the weatherby contour.  Unless you have a heavy/varmint contour, you won't have to inlet the barrel channel like I did, but I knew that going in.  It's a great stock, and it shrunk my groups to "holes touching" at 100yds.  I didn't want to spend the scratch on a McMillan, but I'm happy with the results of my B&C.  Pay close attention to the barrel channel before you bolt your action in if you get one, and sand/dremel down any high points.  I love mine.  I like the Weatherby contour for recoil as well.  Ed was on to something.  Here's a pic for you.

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Oh, and I got mine from Stocky's.  Great prices, and shipping as advertised.
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I have bought several stocks from Stocky's and never had a problem, the three B&C that I linked to should be a straight drop in.  I put a Remington 700 Varmint in 308 in the B&C in the second link and the barrel was completely free floated.  I put a Remington 700 SPS Tactical in 223 in the B&C in the third link and it was the same. 
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 I'm 90% hunter and go to the range at least once a week, because I want to understand how the gun, ammo, optics, and I perform (limitations).
 
How much money do I want to spend is the ?
 
I need a stock that is not flimsy, freefloat the barrel, a good overall performer (better then factory) that I can count on in all weather conditions, terrain, etc
 
I do not like the floor plate and would like to convert to a five round clip.
 
PS: Also, I use a four wheeler (ATV) and the gun will sit in a rack.
 
What mounts would you recommend as well ?
 
Thanks,
 
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Originally posted by EAGLE EAGLE wrote:

 I'm 90% hunter and go to the range at least once a week, because I want to understand how the gun, ammo, optics, and I perform (limitations).
 
How much money do I want to spend is the ?
 
I need a stock that is not flimsy, freefloat the barrel, a good overall performer (better then factory) that I can count on in all weather conditions, terrain, etc
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-553/bell-carlson-medalist-tactical/Detail

 
I do not like the floor plate and would like to convert to a five round clip.
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-473/Wyatt%27s-Outdoor-Detachable-Magazine/Detail
 
PS: Also, I use a four wheeler (ATV) and the gun will sit in a rack.
 
What mounts would you recommend as well ?
 
Thanks,
 
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Get the best to start with....McMillan, and some talley lightweights, and don't look back.  You won't regret spending the extra $$ on the McMillan.  
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+10 on B&C Medalist. Great feel, durable and help with recoil. Also very nice lookin to boot.
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+1 on Stocky's.  I picked up a Medalist for my Wby Mark V and Savage 110.
 
If you are willing to spend about 2X more, Manner's Stocks is a great choice.  I selected a T3 from their Ready to Ship stock.
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Carbon fiber looks interesting for strength and cutting weight. Will I need to bed the action or drop-in ?

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Manner's stocks ship with pillars, so that is a plus.  i had mine glass bedded but my goal is a 0.5 MOA rifle.  Glass bedding it may have been unnecessary but decided to go all in when had the rifle restocked plus my smith beat me in to submission.
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I was going to order online from Stocky's and wondered if it's better to call for the right LOP needed or are they pretty good about reading remark's in comment box when ordering ?

Thanks in advance,

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I.call when I order from them. Ether way u will be fine.
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  I like to order online from Stocky's.  Either way they seem to be a very good distributor.
 
  The B&C Medalist is a very good stock for a hunting rifle, as are the HS Precision stocks.
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when you get it together we need pic's.

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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

when you get it together we need pic's.

 Will do and I'm hoping that Santa will bring me a Z3 in Dec.
Thanks all,
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I went with the Medalist Tac M4 (custom LOP so 10 week wait) and says it comes with a Decelerator recoil pad.

Is this a decent pad or should I replace it with a limbsaver?



Thanks,

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I've been pleased with the decelerator.
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Ditto.  My Medalist Sporter for my 340 Weatherby had the Pachmayr Decelerator pad and it worked well.  Also have them on my 257 Wby and 338-06.
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Ok, everyone has been very helpful so let's talk optics.

I had a 4200 mounted but my wife likes it so I was thinking about upgrading and mounting the 4200 on her rifle.

I was leaning toward Swarovski Z3 3-10x42 PLEX, but wanted to see what other 700 , .308 users have mounted.

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Hard to argue with the Swarovski Z3.  I have a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-16x44 wtih a Rapid Z 800 reticle on a Rem 700 AAC-SD.
 
For hunting purposes, this scope is ideal but isn't the best choice if I'm trying to punch the X ring.
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X ring @ what distance?

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