View Full Version : Help choosing a new stock

03-07-2013, 9:33 PM
I just got a custom remington 700 SPS .308 in a trade and the stock that's currently on it is a Choate Sniper Stock and that weighs 6lbs. I would rather have a stock that I can carry hunting rather than one that's just built for benchrest shooting. This is my first 700

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03-07-2013, 10:44 PM
Bell&Carlson Medalist if your looking for a decent priced stock. Really light and comfortable. Manners if you have the $$ to back it up.

03-08-2013, 1:50 AM
try to find somebody who took their stock off their 5R or Police model 700. It's a HS Precision stock that's light and won't break the bank.

03-08-2013, 3:54 AM
I would first take the barrel and action away off the stock and see what weighs more. It looks like you have a 24 inch varmint barrel.

03-08-2013, 6:08 AM
It's a 26 inch barrel.

03-08-2013, 7:40 AM
Since this is a SPS/ADL I'm limited. H-S Precision is all out of stock right now for what I'm looking for. The Manners MCS-T, MCS-T3 and their MCS-SL (Super Light) look good. Their stocks would shed off 4 pounds from my setup

03-11-2013, 1:53 PM
wrong rifle, buy a hunting rifle, this is a precision setup.

03-11-2013, 2:06 PM
It's a 26 inch barrel.

If it's a hunting rifle, I'd have the barrel cut down to 18-20 inches. 26" on a 308 is overkill unless it's a dedicated competition rig. Even a barrel as short as 16" will still get you out to 800+ yards with most ammo, and up to 1000 with heavy 190 or 208 grain HPBT's. Like others have said, look into either Bell & Carlson or a Remington H&S Precision take-off stock for reducing weight. The newer Choate Tactical stocks are another option, they only weigh a little over 3 pounds.

r8dr rider
03-11-2013, 2:53 PM
26" for hunting is a little much IMHO. Try shooting that off hand. Cut the barrel and you will cut some weight.

03-11-2013, 3:45 PM
I just got a boyds walnut classic stock for my savage 110. 100% drop in, good price, and it makes it look a heck of a lot better. Looks like a true hunting rifle now. Not sure how it groups yet but barrel is fully floated. You would need to open up the barrel channel for your heavy barrel.


03-11-2013, 3:50 PM
+1 to Boyd's and having the barrel cut down. You'll end up with a much lighter, handier rifle.

03-11-2013, 4:51 PM
I have my stock off my SPS Varmit if you want it. It paintied a textured brown but it works.