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thumbhole stocks and recoil?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by matt 7mm, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. matt 7mm

    matt 7mm New Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    I have a left handed savage 116 in 300 win mag it shoots great when you can hang on to it.I dont care for the plastic factory stock it came with the fore arm is kind of thin and short for my size and lengh of pull seem kind of short and it just feels flimsy.I have been looking for a laminate stock and the only thing i can come up with for a lefty is a thumbhole from stocky's.I have handled thumbhole stocked rifles at shows but never fired one.I am curios about the pros and cons of the thumbhole for a rifle with stout recoil like a 300.I think it mite help the recoil seem less severe but realy dont know.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Senior Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Thumbholes tend to weigh a little more and they recoil straight back without as much muzzle jump.
  3. LoonWulf

    LoonWulf Participating Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    I have a boyds on my savage 110 in .300 winchester. It helps soak up some of the recoil, and as Float Pilot says, they tend to bring it strait back. Your right hand has more purchase and that helps some i think. As for weight, ive cored the butt, cut 2"s off the forend, and hollowed it out quite a bit. My .300 weight in at a smidge over 7lbs scoped. Recoil is comfortable, and much less then the old plastic stock i had on it before.

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