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Hogue stocks

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Takem406, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. Takem406

    Takem406 Member

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    Looking for a good hunting stock for my M70.

    I've been dreaming of the Hogue with the aluminum bed since they first came out.

    How good are they? Would I be better off spending the money on the McMillan or an HS?

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  2. NCsmitty

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    I have a Hogue pillar stock on my custom M98 in 22-250, and it gives a confident, non slip grip that I love.
    I'm not sure how the full bed version compares to the other brands mentioned, but I'm happy with my standard version.


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  3. adelbridge

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    HS Precision are pretty light and incredible quality
     
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    I'm not a HS Precision fan at all. Not because they don't make decent products, but because of them using Lon Horiuchi to promote their products. I'm not going to do business with any company that pays him to be a spokesperson for them.
    You can read about it here. http://blogostuff.blogspot.com/2008/11/hs-precision-gets-endorsement-by-lon.html

    That said, McMillan stocks are nicer anyway imo and are a great choice. I would pick them over HS Precision even without HS having used Lon Horiuchi as a spokesperson. However, that was just icing on the cake for me.

    As for the Hogue, I like Hogue stocks an for the average shooter you aren't going to go wrong with them. Hogue makes good stocks, but they aren't in the same class as a McMillan. If I was just looking for a stock for a hunting rifle as you say you are, I would tend to be inclined to go with the Hogue. If I was looking for a stock for a benchrest build, or a tactical build that I'd be shooting in competitions I'd go with the McMillan.
     
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    For about the same money the B&C is 10X better.

    http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-459/Bell-and-Carlson-Browning/Detail

    The Hogue stocks work as well as anything else, but have the ergonomics of a 4X4 post, and weigh about the same. The ones with full bedding block weigh 44-48 oz compared to aound 32-36 oz for a standard factory stock. The B&C stock has the same bedding block, is just as accurate, is much more ergonimic and weighs around 28 oz. You don't have the sticky rubber feel that will eventually rub off that comes on the Hogue.

    The HS stocks are very good too, but not a bit better than B&C and cost a lot more.

    I use McMillan Edge stocks on my go to rifles because of the even lighter options. Around 20-22 oz., but they are expensive. If weight is not a concern, and money is, it is hard to beat the B&C stocks. If you can afford it, the McMillans are the best.
     
  6. Takem406

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    Just want to slowly start improving my 308. Then work on shooting it out further. The factory Win synthetic stock is just a piece of cheap plastic. I was also looking at the B&C stocks too actually. Lighter would be nice. As long as it has a full length bed. Deer Hunting out west can involve a ton of walking. I'm sure not going to use my heavy varmint 22-250 anymore!

    I just don't want to spend over 350 because I'm also buying a scope this year.

    Yeah I'm familiar with the Ruby Ridge thing and HS. Not a fan of a guy who shoots a lady while holding her baby. That's wrong on so many levels. I suggested it because it's the factory stock on my 700 VSF.

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  7. Loc n Load

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    I have a .308 FN bolt gun in a Hogue, and I like the stock a lot. I have shot tactical / precision rifles for 30 years and been on rifles that have had every brand and kind of stock that is made at one time or another. The FN is my " go to" rifle when I need that kind of platform.....the Hogue bedding system works well, and it is impervious to just about everything. I have several other rifles in Hogues and like them as well.
    I have also used McMillan stocks as well as their rifles since the mid 80's and they make a top of the line product also....either one, in my book, you will be "good to go".
     
  8. Takem406

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    Perfect!

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    I have 2 rifles with Hogue stocks, an FN PBR in .308 and a Remington 700 in .308. I love both of these rifles and the stocks are great!

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    I've got the same Hogue stock on a Howa 1500.

    I like the feel (It won't slip, easy to hold). It's a well made stock.

    I don't like that it doesn't quite free float the barrel, it attracts crud like a magnet, it's a bit heavy and it would give my face "rubber burn". I had to put a ammo holder on the stock so that I rest my check on the nylon vs. rubber.

    It came with the rifle so I'm happy with it. It's a good hunting stock. (much more comfy to hold than cold plastic). There are better though. Someone mentioned B&C. That's a good stock!
     
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    I have a McMillan stock for my custom 8mm, its a great stock..
    my buddie just picked up a new Hogue stock for his savage 308. he claims its first class, its the rubber over plastic style.
     
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    I have the full length aluminum bed Hogue for a LA Mod 70. I have used the stock on two different barreled actions as a utility stock developing loads for each rifle. I have been happy with the bedding performance putting it through its paces with hot 200gr. 300wby loads. The stock without modification significantly reduced group sizes over the factory walnut stock for the 300.
     
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