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I'm just in the planning stages for a new rifle for 2007. It will probably be a 6*47 Lapua, based on a Stiller Predator action, with Williams lower BDL metalwork, Jewel trigger, and a PacNor or Lijha barrel. In the past I've always used HS Precision stocks for my projects, but I was planning on using a McMillan this time. Apparently delivery time with the McMillan is likely to be very 'extended', so it's been suggested that I consider a Stockade stock (specifically the Woodchuck).

I'm quite open to the suggestion, but as this will be a rather nice bit of gear I don't want to take a step backwards. I'd be very interested to hear what people who are using the Stockade think of it, especially if they can compare it to the HS or McMillan.
 

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If you buy one, buy it "finished".... it's worth the extra money.

I have several of them and used to by them unfinished.... they weren't too much trouble to finish up and bed.

Lately however I've gotten a few that took many hours of work.... pin holes, seams, holes in places where they didn't use enough mold release.... etc. and some of the seams were huge....

Brownell's has the unfinished ones in stock most of the time... just under $200.

Can't go wrong with the HS precision products. Brownell's has those also $235.00 (Rem VSSF type)

And I've also got a el-cheapo Choate varmint stock.... took a barreled action out of a McMillan and dropped it in the Choate.... shot exactly the same as when it was in the high dollar stock (mid .2s) $135 from Brownells, but to some folks they be ugly....:D
 

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Stockade stocks

I just received a complete finished stock from Stockade and frankly they have it all over my McMillans. I had Stockade build from start a stock for a one off custom action. Similiar to a Viper in that it was a flat bottom but it was 1" longer and 1/4" thinner as it was not a sleeved action. I was looking at a un-inletted stock and was going to have to have it inletted and bedded/pillars installed(we're talking mucho money here) . Plus I wanted it heavy as it was primarily a bench rifle for PD's and fun shoots. Kevin Rayhill took a barreled action he'd never worked with before and in less than 3 weeks sent me back a finished rifle with a custom stock with a "steel" skeleton ready to scope up and shoot. I'm talking a custom LOP, balanced stock(not a bunch of lead crammed in the butt), custom action screws, pillared and finished. Highly recommend Stockade, talk to Kevin and ask him what's different between his stock and a McMillan, he'll take the time to explain it to you, in detail, see if you get that from McMillan.
 
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