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    Mcmillan hunters edge

    Hey all are the hunters edge carbon stocks same shape and dimensions as standard rem?

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    I am pretty sure that the 'default' Hunters Edge stock has dimensions similar but not necessarily identical to a Remington ADL/BDL. If you want me to actually measure I am happy to compare (I've got several of both the McMillan HE stocks and Remington factory stocks)

    However, McMillan will make most of their stocks with 'Edge technology' - I've also got one for a Tikka T3 in a Sako Hunter shape and have another for a Vixen on order.

    If I were buying a stock for a Remington now I'd seriously look at the recently released Rem 700 version of the Kiwi Composites (now Southfort Labs) through NZ Hunter (Greg Duley) - I think also able to be ordered through H&F. I've got a T3 version on another Tikka and am extremely impressed with it - I personally think it is better than the McMillan. Have a look at the back of the latest NZ Hunter magazine.

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    Personally I find them too low in the comb so its hard to keep your head on the stock when shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsika View Post
    I am pretty sure that the 'default' Hunters Edge stock has dimensions similar but not necessarily identical to a Remington ADL/BDL. If you want me to actually measure I am happy to compare (I've got several of both the McMillan HE stocks and Remington factory stocks)

    However, McMillan will make most of their stocks with 'Edge technology' - I've also got one for a Tikka T3 in a Sako Hunter shape and have another for a Vixen on order.

    If I were buying a stock for a Remington now I'd seriously look at the recently released Rem 700 version of the Kiwi Composites (now Southfort Labs) through NZ Hunter (Greg Duley) - I think also able to be ordered through H&F. I've got a T3 version on another Tikka and am extremely impressed with it - I personally think it is better than the McMillan. Have a look at the back of the latest NZ Hunter magazine.
    Whats your thoughts of the edge stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willus View Post
    Whats your thoughts of the edge stock?
    In all honesty, the finish is a little variable (compared to the NZ Hunter/Kiwi Composites/Southfort versions I have referred to) and as Mikee has noted, they are a little low in the comb - I use extra low Talley mounts which fit most x40 scopes just fine but I wouldn't want to go any higher than mediums. The NZ Hunter version solves this problem, is much better finished, and from memory is a little bit better set up in the foreend for a bipod too.

    One other thing to note - on my last McMillan order I was also told they are no longer doing the clear/see through coat too (which is popular in NZ). So that leaves you with either a marble/in-built finish (which is what have gone with) or paint - which are fine but something to think about.

    In addition, McMillan's are getting very, very expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsika View Post
    In all honesty, the finish is a little variable (compared to the NZ Hunter/Kiwi Composites/Southfort versions I have referred to) and as Mikee has noted, they are a little low in the comb - I use extra low Talley mounts which fit most x40 scopes just fine but I wouldn't want to go any higher than mediums. The NZ Hunter version solves this problem, is much better finished, and from memory is a little bit better set up in the foreend for a bipod too.

    One other thing to note - on my last McMillan order I was also told they are no longer doing the clear/see through coat too (which is popular in NZ). So that leaves you with either a marble/in-built finish (which is what have gone with) or paint - which are fine but something to think about.

    In addition, McMillan's are getting very, very expensive...
    Yeah, you like my "custom" Macmillan to work properly with my VX6
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    cardboard and ducktape can fix everything!!
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    Nice @mikee hahaha.
    @huntsika is the nz hunter a higher comb ? Whats the price of them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Yeah, you like my "custom" Macmillan to work properly with my VX6
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    Yeah, I used a pipe and a heat gun to mold it to the shape of the stock. That way it is removable. It is an easy oversight how low the standard edge stocks comb is.



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    Look at Ken Hendersons stocks, they have a great fit and feel, comb is good on them and they are a better design than the Southfort labs stocks as the entire barrel channel is enclosed carbon fibre so theyre a lot stronger and the edges wont chip away or come away from the foam on them, plus theyre lighter. I have had them all and now just stick to Kens stocks, got one on my Sako 85 and new rifle being built with one also.
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    The comb on my McMillan couldnít be any higher or else the bolt would hit it. Itís an nz hunter version, so I guess thatís one of the differences over the standard hunters edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Look at Ken Hendersons stocks, they have a great fit and feel, comb is good on them and they are a better design than the Southfort labs stocks as the entire barrel channel is enclosed carbon fibre so theyre a lot stronger and the edges wont chip away or come away from the foam on them, plus theyre lighter. I have had them all and now just stick to Kens stocks, got one on my Sako 85 and new rifle being built with one also.
    My Ken Henderson Stock has a more "Budget" Version of the same thing on my McMillan as I could only find second hand cardboard. Both rifles would be / are fine with my 2-8VX3 but I have ended up using them for "plate shooting" so hence they both wear bigger glasses.
    Both are excellent stocks but I would put neither on a dedicated long range rig as you end up lifting your head off the stock trying to ge the proper sight picture (well I do) which is usually followed by a miss

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    You all must have tiny little heads
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    The nzhunter version does have the higher comb like MSL mentioned but Greg Duley didn't have any in stock last time I spoke with him, it looks to me that the manners eh6 and eh8 etc would be an improvement as they have good comb height etc only problem is getting them

 

 

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