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McMillans business before and after being sold #15806906 02/18/21
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So I’m curious if anyone has had the kind of experience with Mcmillian like I’ve had over the past few years. Started back in 2017 when I ordered my first two stocks, identical hunters edge stocks for a model 70 featherweight. So first of all with this order, they charged my credit card for 4 stocks when I ordered two. The stocks show up and I called the gentleman up that had payed for one of the stocks he came over and within 24 hours he sold his stock because of how sloppy the fit was. Ok so I take mine over to a well known gun smith to have mine bedded and he calls me to tell me the stock is cracked. I called mcmillian to tell them and they said to send it back which is a great offer but after waiting 9 months I chose to have my gun smith mill it and fix it.
1 year later I order 1 model 70 featherweight style edge filled and it shows up and is perfect.
3 years later. November 2020 I order 2 model 70 edge filled featherweight style stocks before they discontinue this model.
(My wife calls me at work to tell me to call McMillan because the just charged $12,666.60 to my credit card.)
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I get a email stating the stocks are being sent. I call McMillan figure out the credit card issue. It’s taken care. I receive the stocks Feb 15,2021 I open the boxes and look at the stocks to find out both have been inletted for sporter barrel. All the order paperwork says featherweight BC. Now they are headed back to McMillan to set be back another 2-3 months to get them fixed. Anyone ever have any issues with them?

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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: winchester88] #15807135 02/18/21
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I’m sorry to hear that. I’ve got a pile of them and haven’t had a bad experience yet. Just ordered another today as a matter of fact, they had a new employee handle me (recently discharged Army veteran). Nice fella and took care of me in no time.

I can understand how that could be frustrating though.


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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: winchester88] #15807956 02/18/21
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I used to love them but they are just WAY overpriced and they’ve dropped inlets I would want.

Time to move away and look at other more reasonable options!

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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: winchester88] #15808004 02/18/21
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I have not had any issues with any of the three I have ordered. I also ordered another today. The guy was very helpful. I am disappointed with some of the dropped inlets and stock styles. I looked for other options and I didn’t find anything. They were either a lot higher or a lot lower and I didn’t like the looks and/or feel of them. So I guess as long as they make an inlet and style I like I am still going to give them hard look.

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I have been using their stocks for 17-18 years.
Never a problem. But have just owned 12-14..

And never in a Remington footprint.

But I think I am done with them now...
They have removed almost everything I was interested in.


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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: winchester88] #15808811 02/19/21
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Yes I have had problems with them and it was not fun trying to get them to fix it either. I have not bought any directly from them in years.


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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: winchester88] #15808841 02/19/21
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I bought a stock that was on sale on their internet site. When it arrived the LOP was too short. I sent it back, but they charged me for the shipping both ways. IMO, since the problem was due to the specs in their ad being wrong, I think that they should have covered the shipping, as I wouldn't have ordered the stock if I had known that the LOP was about 12". When I called about it, the message was that I was lucky to get any reimbursement since it was being sold at a discount. I haven't bought another new McM stock since then. When a business is busy, running at full capacity, they tend to forget that dissatisfied consumers tend to spread news of their dissatisfaction, while happy customers are mostly silent. McM's customer service was pretty poor, indifferent toward the consumer, but I've had the same experience with Boyds.

Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: winchester88] #15808887 02/19/21
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Plastic stocks....bleh......

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Back when McMillan was the only game in town, they were highly sought after. Today, there's plenty of competition in that space. I always like McM stocks but am now finding myself looking at other options.

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Originally Posted by devnull
Back when McMillan was the only game in town, they were highly sought after. Today, there's plenty of competition in that space. I always like McM stocks but am now finding myself looking at other options.


I have to say that's where I am too. I have around 15 McMillan stocked rifles, but the last 4 ( and one out now) have been elsewhere. For me it's because McMillan really didn't offer what I wanted in terms of pattern and weight and with the price increases I could go to professionally fitted stock elsewhere for little difference in price.


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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: 260Remguy] #15809098 02/19/21
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
McM's customer service was pretty poor, indifferent toward the consumer, but I've had the same experience with Boyds.


Not that we should ever have to deal with schity customer service. But, it's a bit easier to take on a stock that was $200 over one that was $700.


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Originally Posted by devnull
Back when McMillan was the only game in town, they were highly sought after. Today, there's plenty of competition in that space. I always like McM stocks but am now finding myself looking at other options.


^^^^^

Nice having options nowadays.


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

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Originally Posted by MtnHtr
Originally Posted by devnull
Back when McMillan was the only game in town, they were highly sought after. Today, there's plenty of competition in that space. I always like McM stocks but am now finding myself looking at other options.


^^^^^

Nice having options nowadays.


Not too long ago I would have argued that no one offers all the options inlets patterns and colors McMillan does at any price point. I’m not so sure I can make the same argument today.

I love the Mcmillian stocks I have. Haven’t had any problems to speak of. What little customer service I’ve needed has been smooth. I do think my next stock will be a manners though. Unless I do something on a mini with the place in Oregon or something like that.



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They've been overpriced for a few years now. They don't make any of my rifles shoot better.


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When Dick Davis was at McM, you could always reach out to him and 99/100 percent of the time he would take care of you and solve your problem. Without Dick, or someone like Dick who actually cared about customers, McM became a "buy it or don't buy it, we don't care" sort of company. Eventually, no matter how good a company's products are, they will alienate their customer base with poor customer service and an indifferent attitude.

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Originally Posted by JGRaider
They've been overpriced for a few years now. They don't make any of my rifles shoot better.


McMs are definitely at the top of the heap price wise nowadays.

As for shooting better MCMs definitely helped me shoot my rifles better than some factory tupperware stocks. That would be off the bench, bipods, packs and offhand. A big part of it is the fit as well.

Might try a Manners someday but I'm hearing they aren't perfect and take some work.



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Originally Posted by MtnHtr
Originally Posted by JGRaider
They've been overpriced for a few years now. They don't make any of my rifles shoot better.


McMs are definitely at the top of the heap price wise nowadays.

As for shooting better MCMs definitely helped me shoot my rifles better than some factory tupperware stocks. That would be off the bench, bipods, packs and offhand. A big part of it is the fit as well.

Might try a Manners someday but I'm hearing they aren't perfect and take some work.



That’s exactly right. At 6’5” factory stocks don’t help with shooting real well. The McMs have made them a pleasure though.


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Are most of the post here from purchases before changing hands or after? I'd like to know how they are now, under new ownership.


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Re: McMillans business before and after being sold [Re: tzone] #15810359 02/19/21
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Originally Posted by tzone
Originally Posted by 260Remguy
McM's customer service was pretty poor, indifferent toward the consumer, but I've had the same experience with Boyds.


Not that we should ever have to deal with schity customer service. But, it's a bit easier to take on a stock that was $200 over one that was $700.


This ^^^. If I'm paying $700 (or more) for a stock, it should arrive as ordered. And if it doesn't, I expect excellent customer service and expedited repairs. If I'm paying a premium for a stock, it should come with premium customer service.

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I have a couple of McM’s but much prefer spending my $$ with my local gunsmith. They make custom stocks that beat McM’s on price, fit, function & customer service.


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