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Which McMillan for 338 WM build? #15009452 06/29/20
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Been a few years since I had a rifle assembled. Snagged one of those LRI worked R700 Lefty actions. Already have a few 338 WM but want the "perfect" one for me. Was hoping bugholes would have a Bartlein 3B in decent twist but I;ll have to keep searching.

Any recommendations for a McMillan? I've had Supergrades, Classics and the wide fore end version of the Sako Hunter stock...which is now the??? The stock that most caught my attention was the McMillan Hunter, with what should be a much more thin fore end? The other made a #4 barrel look like a pencil.

I am a stickler for a high comb to provide a good cheek weld with a 44-50mm scope. McM lists MOST of the stock specs, but not all.

Will lastly state that the aforementioned Sako Hunter pattern houses a 300 RUM> And that was the most brutal recoil I've ever experienced. Not sure if it was stock ergos or rapid recoil impulse. Zero Fun. Instant headaches.


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Re: Which McMillan for 338 WM build? [Re: Jesse Jaymes] #15009505 06/29/20
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Yeah as I was reading I was thinking that for a .338 WM I don’t know if I would choose that McMillan (Sako) Hunter. That stock does not work well for me in the recoil department. Plus that forend is relatively narrow so you need to be careful with shank length, and with contours at the edge of design parameters. Not sure exactly how a 3B is going to drop in there but it’s right there.

Go Classic. It’s the one. 🙂


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Re: Which McMillan for 338 WM build? [Re: Jesse Jaymes] #15015450 07/02/20
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I'd order a Classic, all day, every day for that build.


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