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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: dogcatcher223] #15646113 01/12/21
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher223
I guarantee he did not order a custom stock and get it in two weeks. Must have been in inventory. McMillan literally told me last week I was looking at 5-6 months when I called. Same lead time i can remember for the last 15 years. I think I got one in 4 months once though.


5-6 months is nothing in the custom rifle/stock building world. McMillans are worth the wait.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15646117 01/12/21
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Kinda reminds me of Remington rifles, Talley lw’s and leupolds, if ya don’t like them or the service, go elsewhere and quit bitchin.. pretty simple really.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MtnHtr] #15646126 01/12/21
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Originally Posted by MtnHtr
Originally Posted by dogcatcher223
I guarantee he did not order a custom stock and get it in two weeks. Must have been in inventory. McMillan literally told me last week I was looking at 5-6 months when I called. Same lead time i can remember for the last 15 years. I think I got one in 4 months once though.


5-6 months is nothing in the custom rifle/stock building world. Sometimes its worth the wait.


Exactly, McMillan is a fuuck of a lot faster than my taxidermist!! 😂😂


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15646367 01/12/21
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The great thing about McMillan is that they had so much variation.. both in stocks and actions.

I absolutely understand why they might streamline a bit... but now they have 18 different tactical stocks. 18...
They actually had more a few weeks ago...



Most other producers have a hunter model and tactical stock.
Inletted for Rem 700 and maaaaybe Tikka T3 or Howa.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: Kaleb] #15646390 01/12/21
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Originally Posted by Kaleb
I will try a AG in the altitude if I’m remembering right they make them for Mesa. I like the looks or style of it well the best I can without touching one. If they would have a inlet for the Howa/Vanguard I would have ordered one this time, or do they and I just didn’t see it?

At the end of the day I’ve never received a McMillan we haven’t liked.


I’ve got a AG on my last Alamo build. I like it.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: RickBin] #15646409 01/12/21
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Originally Posted by RickBin
This is CONFIRMED gentlemen.

Changes coming ...


What kind of changes Rick? Don't leave us hanging... wink


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15646486 01/12/21
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I've only a few McMillans. They are certainly nice stocks.

The last two I placed an order, then started looking for a used stock. Both times I was able to find the McMillan I wanted in a couple months for about half the money. That's kind of a nice thing about the long wait, plenty of time to score a deal and cancel the order.

If you want a one off, or really need it to match your favorite bowling ball, then it is what it is.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15646649 01/12/21
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One part of the equation folks don't take into consideration on wait times, is that there are a hell of a lot more distributors ordering and stocking McMillan stocks than back in "The good 'ol days.....

Re: McMillan sold? [Re: Judman] #15648123 01/12/21
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Originally Posted by Judman
Kinda reminds me of Remington rifles, Talley lw’s and leupolds, if ya don’t like them or the service, go elsewhere and quit bitchin.. pretty simple really.


Amen, and again, they’re hammering out stocks, or at least the last two I got pretty darned quick. Under a month from ordering till they hit my CC.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15649079 01/12/21
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My last two McMillan's, model 70 compact edges arrived in about 3 months.

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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15649489 01/13/21
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I just checked their website. Looks like my favorite McM, the Winlite pattern with schnable forend is no more.

Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15649997 01/13/21
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Just strange they didn't announce it a few weeks in advance.
Then somebody that was on the fence, would order before they are gone.


I remember a year or two back, when they also did a "re-arrangment" and allot of interesting stocks vanished before one could order one.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: dye7barrel] #15650027 01/13/21
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Originally Posted by dye7barrel
Originally Posted by gene270
i just cant digest 700 for a stock anymore...i guess remembering the 350-400 dollar days makes it harder also


I'm in the same boat.


Yep. $450 is about my limit for a synthetic hunting stock handle. Would have to be a very special rifle to justify $700.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: JPro] #15651531 01/13/21
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Originally Posted by JPro
Originally Posted by dye7barrel
Originally Posted by gene270
i just cant digest 700 for a stock anymore...i guess remembering the 350-400 dollar days makes it harder also


I'm in the same boat.


Yep. $450 is about my limit for a synthetic hunting stock handle. Would have to be a very special rifle to justify $700.


If not McMillan then consider a Manners Composite at about $630 or AG Composites at about $550 (those are approximate prices). Both make great stocks with great reviews and CS.


Hell, I was there too! (for the most part anyways)

Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15656883 01/14/21
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For a reality check....

I spoke to a reputable builder in SD about a build and mentioned that I didn’t have a stock.
Here is an option he provided.....

I have some unfinished AG Composites Privateers on hand. They’re very traditional shape and very light. Stock, inletting, bedding, finishing, standard hardware, and Hawkins Precision bottom metal will be around $1500.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: gene270] #15656922 01/14/21
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Originally Posted by gene270
i just cant digest 700 for a stock anymore...i guess remembering the 350-400 dollar days makes it harder also


I have 10-12 of them. Great stocks, but have become too expensive and the long wait does not work for me any more.
And as some above have suggested, “if you don’t like it, move on.” I have done so. I’ve passed on McMillans on several builds in the last 18 months.

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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: MallardAddict] #15656971 01/14/21
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H-S handles aren’t my favorite, but were on sale last month for $320. A good laminate take-off is often $175 or so for a sporter. Makes it hard to justify $700 unless you need a lot of customization or have to be super light.


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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: Daveh] #15656996 01/14/21
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Originally Posted by Daveh
For a reality check....

I spoke to a reputable builder in SD about a build and mentioned that I didn’t have a stock.
Here is an option he provided.....

I have some unfinished AG Composites Privateers on hand. They’re very traditional shape and very light. Stock, inletting, bedding, finishing, standard hardware, and Hawkins Precision bottom metal will be around $1500.



The Privateer I have on order was $603 with shipping. Inletted, pillared, finished with std hdwe. 10 weeks. I bought the Hawkins M-5 separately for $175.... So, all in for under $800. That makes your guy $700 for a bed job.....

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Re: McMillan sold? [Re: huntsman22] #15658386 01/15/21
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
Originally Posted by Daveh
For a reality check....

I spoke to a reputable builder in SD about a build and mentioned that I didn’t have a stock.
Here is an option he provided.....

I have some unfinished AG Composites Privateers on hand. They’re very traditional shape and very light. Stock, inletting, bedding, finishing, standard hardware, and Hawkins Precision bottom metal will be around $1500.



The Privateer I have on order was $603 with shipping. Inletted, pillared, finished with std hdwe. 10 weeks. I bought the Hawkins M-5 separately for $175.... So, all in for under $800. That makes your guy $700 for a bed job.....


Yep....well I take that back....no. AG Composites website states: "Call for gun builder pricing and details". So I can't say Yep......it may be a $800 bedding charge.

Re: McMillan sold? [Re: JCMCUBIC] #15660437 01/15/21
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Originally Posted by JCMCUBIC
it may be a $800 bedding charge.







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