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I have a Rem 700 BDL / 22/250. I am looking into a stock with aluminium bedding blocks. I do not compete, but rather hunt varmints.
My question is; Is it worth the extra $$ to purchase an HS stock as opposed to a B & C?

Can anyone offer experience with either stock?
Thanx in advance.
T.D.C.
 

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I have a Rem 700 BDL / 22/250. I am looking into a stock with aluminium bedding blocks. I do not compete, but rather hunt varmints.
My question is; Is it worth the extra $$ to purchase an HS stock as opposed to a B & C?

Can anyone offer experience with either stock?
Thanx in advance.
T.D.C.
ABSOLUTELY YES!! I admit it has been 10 years since I bought a varmint stock for a bolt gun, but the Bell/Calrson vs. the HS was the difference between "Tupperware" and a rock solid, stable in all weathers stock.

HS = hands down choice between those two, IMO.

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In my opinion, both make decent stocks that are quality, and are definitely not flimsy 'tupperware' like the cheapest Savage stocks.

I have three true H&S stocks on M70 Heavy Varmint Winchesters in various calibers and like them a lot. Also have a FN Patrol Bolt Rifle (think of a M70 made by FN) with a stock made by Hogue for FN that has an aluminum bedding block and has an aluminum skeleton from the buttstock to the forearm. None of these are cheap "Tupperware" stocks They are solid, stiff polymer stocks. I also have a Rem M7 in 7mm-08 that has a non-aluminum bedding block stock that is made from Kevlar and fiberglass. It is either a Brown or H&S and it works real well also for a light rifle.

In my opinion, B&C does make some very decent polymer stocks that look and feel like an H&S. In fact, I think Remington equipped early PSS with H&S stocks but switched to B&C later to reduce costs. They are decent also. Either should work fine for you, but the H&S might costs a bit more. Look for used stocks also.
 

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When Remington came out with the Varmint Synthetic they had an H-S stock. I have 2 of those and they are excellent. In later years, rem switched to the B&C stock on the VS. They were hard to tell apart from the H-S and the B&C seemed to be good quality.

I'd say, B&C CAN make an excellent stock if they want to. I'd want to see the B&C before I bought it.
 
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