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#3313214 - 02/03/23 01:58 PM Re: Looking at getting New Rifle [Re: pyscodog]
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Registered: 03/29/12
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Originally Posted By: pyscodog
I think the KRG is a MUCH better choice. Nothing really against the Mag-Pul, I just never really liked it after I had it. Seemed like just another plastic stock.


I am also looking at Boydís stocks.

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#3313220 - 02/03/23 03:16 PM Re: Looking at getting New Rifle [Re: alf]
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Originally Posted By: alf

Now you need to define usage before picking out components like barrel contours and stock options.

Scopes, rings, & bases come into play as well.

Building too heavy and/or out of balance will find you leaving it home more often than not.


That is very valid point. Main uses will be target and some hunting. My hope is to stretch it out to 800 yards but Iíve been saying that for a few years. I never seem to get to trimming the trees in the woods to stretch out my range. I do not want the gun too heavy so that I never take it hunting but would like to be able to shoot nice groups at distance. Any input is appreciated. Iím currently shooting a tc icon 243 that shoots 70 grain pills into clover leafs. I also have my 223 AR that shoots nice groups also. So my main use for hunting would be deer sized game.

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#3313221 - 02/03/23 03:27 PM Re: Looking at getting New Rifle [Re: bigtommy]
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Registered: 12/07/11
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Loc: Pacific NW
Originally Posted By: bigtommy
I am also looking at Boydís stocks.


Boyd's aren't a bad choice and done right they can be a good cost effective option. Considering what you said was your intended goal with this build I'd look at Boyd's Pro Varmint stock and I'd order it with their adjustable comb.

If you do end up getting a Boyd's stock I highly recommend having pillars put in it and also have the action fully stress free bed. Those two things in a Boyd's laminated stock and you'll have yourself a pretty rock solid setup for not a lot of money.

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#3313223 - 02/03/23 03:43 PM Re: Looking at getting New Rifle [Re: bigtommy]
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Originally Posted By: bigtommy
Originally Posted By: alf

Now you need to define usage before picking out components like barrel contours and stock options.

Scopes, rings, & bases come into play as well.

Building too heavy and/or out of balance will find you leaving it home more often than not.


That is very valid point. Main uses will be target and some hunting. My hope is to stretch it out to 800 yards but Iíve been saying that for a few years. I never seem to get to trimming the trees in the woods to stretch out my range. I do not want the gun too heavy so that I never take it hunting but would like to be able to shoot nice groups at distance. Any input is appreciated. Iím currently shooting a tc icon 243 that shoots 70 grain pills into clover leafs. I also have my 223 AR that shoots nice groups also. So my main use for hunting would be deer sized game.


You don't really need a lot of barrel length in a 6.5 Creed and shorter is stiffer so I'd look at something like the Bartlein 3B "Light Bull Sporter" or "Bull Sporter" finished at 22 inches. Finished at 22in. the light bull sporter will have a muzzle diameter around .750 and the bull sporter will be about .800 at the muzzle. If it's a dedicated bench/target rifle bigger is usually better but either of those contours is a good compromise for a hunting/target rifle.

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#3313227 - 02/03/23 04:21 PM Re: Looking at getting New Rifle [Re: bigtommy]
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I had Douglas rebarrel my Sako with a 5A contour barrel. Its about .750 at the muzzle. Plenty stiff and not overly heavy in a composite stock. Its also 24" long. If I did it over I would probably go a few inches shorter with the same contour.
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#3313244 - 02/03/23 08:48 PM Re: Looking at getting New Rifle [Re: bigtommy]
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Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1931
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: bigtommy
Originally Posted By: alf

Now you need to define usage before picking out components like barrel contours and stock options.

Scopes, rings, & bases come into play as well.

Building too heavy and/or out of balance will find you leaving it home more often than not.


That is very valid point. Main uses will be target and some hunting. My hope is to stretch it out to 800 yards but Iíve been saying that for a few years. I never seem to get to trimming the trees in the woods to stretch out my range. I do not want the gun too heavy so that I never take it hunting but would like to be able to shoot nice groups at distance. Any input is appreciated. Iím currently shooting a tc icon 243 that shoots 70 grain pills into clover leafs. I also have my 223 AR that shoots nice groups also. So my main use for hunting would be deer sized game.


A Bartlein 3B is the exact same contour as a Krieger or Brux #5, and is a great compromise for size vs weight. I would finish it at 24", as it would only add a couple ounces over the 22". Also, it looks just fine in a stock that's inletted for a Remington Varmint contour.

The Bravo is a great option for stocks, but not as "nice" to carry over a conventional stock. Bonus if you want detachable bottom metal, as you won't need to buy any with the Bravo.



I would look at a Grayboe stock as well over the Boyds. Pillars are installed, and you could get by without bedding. It has pretty good ergonomics for hunting and bench use. You can get it for M5 bottom metal or regular BDL.

https://redhawkrifles.com/grayboe-terrain-fiberglass-stock-remington-700-m5-dbm/

Grayboe with a 25" Krieger Remington Varmint contour:


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