View Full Version : Bell and Carson stock vs HS percision

03-21-2012, 6:55 PM
for a Remington 700 SPS tactical (.308) what stock would you recomend. I want to keep it light so it has to be under 3.2 lbs.

I was thinking a B&C light tactical.. any reviews?

What do you guys think

03-21-2012, 7:08 PM
I love my bell and carlson

03-21-2012, 7:18 PM
Yep I've got a B&C Tac light too. Solid added CDI DBM and ready to go.

03-21-2012, 7:42 PM
Awesome, nO troubles holding a bipod?

I'd love to see some pics!

03-21-2012, 8:50 PM
I have a Harris Bi-pod and once tightened with a hex key solid.
It's a little different since the pic was taken..lower rings and took the bolt lift off.

03-21-2012, 8:56 PM
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/315696_164976826911494_100001975322540_357308_2141 037_n.jpg
First time out with my first handloads.
100 yrds 10 rounds bi-pod front and just me supporting the rear.
The four "flyer" were me not doing my part.

03-21-2012, 9:11 PM
That's the color I'm looking at too, looks great! That group is also very convincing.. I'm going the B&C. Thanks you I appreciate it!

03-22-2012, 4:44 AM
Mine is an A2:


03-22-2012, 6:59 AM
I like the A2 also, can you still shoot it fro all positions and is it light enough to hunt with?

03-22-2012, 8:20 AM
The stock isn't that bad but that big hunk of stainless sitting in it is pretty heavy

03-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Actually, either will serve you very well. My LTR came with HS Precision, and it is a great stock!

03-22-2012, 12:01 PM
I have the A2.. same color as 707 above. I like it a lot for shooting off the bench, but probably too bulky and heavy for hunting.

03-22-2012, 2:00 PM
Sorry I don't have pics, but I went B&C on my 338 and love it. The bedding, ergonomics, and custom LOP definitely helped with accuracy. I would not lug it around hunting though, maybe if you just sat in a hide ;)

03-22-2012, 8:01 PM
well one thing i like about the HS is that its ~2.3 lbs and the BC light tac. is ~2.6, the houge is ~3 lbs, so the weight is great on both of them. I like the looks of the light tactical. however, ive heard theres been some problems when tring to screw a adjustable cheek piece on the B&C because its "hollow." That really doesnt matter to me because i probably wouldn't put one on it anyways. HS's website sight is rather confusing and really doesn't explain anything! it doesnt even show camo patterns.. I definitely want a tan or sand camo color.. what HS would you recommend, 012, 012.. ect ect?

03-22-2012, 8:39 PM
You can see in my picture that I have an adjustable cheek piece, the stock is definitely not hollow. I'm not sure if the ligh tac is different in that respect but I doubt it

03-23-2012, 9:55 AM
not sure where you are looking to buy it from but I got mine from Shooters Discount (http://www.shootersdiscount.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=47&page=2)
Best prices I've been able to find

03-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the heads up 707, I've seen people put it on the light tac, maybe that one guy didn't know what he was doing. What brand is that adj. cheek rest anyways?

Good website, thank you

03-23-2012, 2:02 PM
The cheek piece I have is a karstens kydex

03-23-2012, 5:12 PM
Bell and Carlson -- have several - light -- comfortable --


and they don't hire assassins as their spokesmen --

03-23-2012, 7:32 PM
I also have a 700 SPS Tactical with the adjustable B&C stock.

To the OP: Have you tried shooting it with the original Hogue stock? I guess I'm still getting used to shooting .308, but even with the pretty heavy A5, the recoil is still enough to make shooting more than 80-100 rounds in one range trip uncomfortable.

Henry Shooter
03-23-2012, 8:30 PM
B&C. Check out Redhawkrifles.com they have some good deals Have B&C on my 338 LM and my 30/06 mountain rifle. Easy to carry and well made. Putting one on my 300 wsm this weekend.

03-24-2012, 10:11 AM
I like the A5 but I think it would be to heavy to suit both my needs. Very good looking though. And as far as recoil I'm not to worried about it after shooting my .338 with no flinch. Ima go with the bell and Carlson light tactical, I'll keep ya posted!

Keep going I want to hear some other upgrades to this rifle! What else would help the accuracy and effectiveness of the 700 SPS tac

03-24-2012, 10:18 AM
I definitely wouldn't suggest the A5 for your needs, it is a bit heavy

03-24-2012, 12:10 PM
I bought a light tactical from stockys. No complaints so far.

Here's another choice, M40 style.


03-24-2012, 12:40 PM
I went with H&S precision on mine.


03-24-2012, 1:04 PM
Both will serve you well, usually B&C is cheaper than HS, but sometimes you can find the PSS or 5R take off with a good deal.

2nd Shot
03-24-2012, 1:05 PM
I have the same rifle, and intended to put the LTR or equivalent HS/B&C stock on it until a friend made me a deal I couldn't refuse on his old 5R stock (an HS Precision).

I thought it'd be a bit chunky, but I like the look and having more to hold onto up front - it seems like a good balance for an all around bench/field rifle and am pretty happy with it.

03-24-2012, 1:10 PM
I have the same rifle, and intended to put the LTR or equivalent HS/B&C stock on it until a friend made me a deal I couldn't refuse on his old 5R stock (an HS Precision).

I thought it'd be a bit chunky, but I like the look and having more to hold onto up front - it seems like a good balance for an all around bench/field rifle and am pretty happy with it.

I've owned some B&C and tried some PSS stock, but to me the 5R stock is my favorite. Some people can't stand the green webbing color, but to me it blends well with my OD Green barreled action.

03-25-2012, 4:53 PM
Well after much searching around I came to this stock! the HS precision pst093. Its a stock used for the M24 carbine, and urban combat snipers. The 093 is made for short barrel rifles like the SPS and varmint! its only 3.3 pounds so its not much heavier than the houge overmold, and it has a full aluminum chassis with adjustable LOP and cheek rest. Pretty expensive but if I'm going to glass bed a stock i want it to be just what i want. Here is a picture (I'm going to the tan one)


Only one problem... its really hard to find in stock!

stocky's, brownells, or midway doesn't have it! (yet)
anywhere else i should look, nothings poped up on google.

03-29-2012, 2:08 PM
Just ordered a HS percision pst 086! The M24 styler made for short barrels and non-adjustable. It only weighed 2.1 lbs I couldn't resist! :)

They said 5 months, does it really take that long?