Bell & Carlson for Remington 700


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minutemen1776
June 19, 2007, 06:33 PM
I'm thinking of buying a Bell & Carlson stock for my Remington 700 SPS, which is chambered in 7mm-08. When I bought the rifle, I immediately ditched the synthetic stock that came with it and installed a Boyd's JRS Classic laminated stock. It looks great, BUT... (1) it's very heavy, (2) at 13.75 inches, the length of pull is a bit much for me, and (3) the so-called "recoil pad" is made of very hard rubber, which does little for recoil control. In a nutshell, I'm disappointed with the Boyd's stock and I'm looking for something else. Were it not for the weight issue, I might have the Boyd's stock shortened and fitted with a new recoil pad. But I'm thinking now that something entirely different might be in order.

Enter the Bell & Carlson (maybe). Their Carbelite stocks look nice, especially those with the "spiderweb" finishes. But I've already had good looks with the Boyd's stock, so I want to know (from those who use the B&C stocks) how they will actually perform. First, how heavy are the B&C stocks? Also, what's the length of pull and how's the recoil pad? Finally, how easy/hard are they to install, and do they contribute to good accuracy at the range?

Thanks!

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dakotasin
June 20, 2007, 02:18 AM
the b&c carbelite stocks are decent stocks. they will weigh less than the factory synthetic, but they aren't super-lights. lop is, i think, 13.375" (going from the top of my head - i may be off a little). recoil pad sucks, but put on a sims/remington r-4 and you're golden. easy to install - unless your boyd's stock is fitted poorly, you won't notice any appreciable accuracy difference, though i suspect a benched/bagged rig w/ a heavy custom pipe would indicate the boyd's stock a little better... again, a sporter rifle will never see the difference.

aubie515
June 20, 2007, 02:50 PM
I'd recommend the B&C Medalist stock over the Carbelite.

tinroad37e
June 20, 2007, 05:31 PM
I purchased a B&C stock for my Ruger M77. It required some minor fitting, but most importantly it had to be glassbedded. I purchased another for my Ruger M77 .22-250 from Cabelas and the cut-out on the bottom for the trigger guard and the floor plate was off-center. I called B&C and they told me to mail it to them for replacement. The replacment was the wrong color and had the same problem as the previous stock. No more B&C stocks.

I would spend the extra money for an HS Precision stock or other high end stock. There are alot more stock choices for the 700 than a Ruger M77.

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