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Shooting a thumbhole stock from prone?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by benzy2, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. benzy2

    benzy2 Member

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    I have been looking at replacing the stock on my Savage MkII FVT. I use this rifle for prone shooting with a sling. The factory plastic stock flexes like sin and it is made for iron sights that ride the barrel, not sitting 1.5" above the barrel. So to get a better cheek weld and to fix flex I have been looking at getting a new stock. There are a couple stocks that look like they would work well, such as one from SSS, but that is a $200 stock. If I am to spend that money on this rifle I would rather put it towards something used that was built for prone shooting. I see a lot of laminate thumbhole stocks available. If I am willing to take a blemish or two I can get one for a very affordable price.

    My concern comes in that I have never seen a prone class stock that was a thumbhole stock. I haven't used a thumbhole stock before and I don't really know if it would be conducive to prone shooting. Any opinions here?
     
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    It works fine for me. I have a Savage Mark II BWTVXP with the factory laminate thumbhole stock and have no problems shooting prone. It comes with an extra front swivel if you want to use a bipod. It is one of the most comfortable stocks I own.

    Rumor is that Boyd's will be selling the Mark II TR stocks some time later this spring. I have a Mark II TR and it is very good prone. (also has an extra swivel)
     
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    Well, we all know that you can't shoot that little plinker prone. :rolleyes:

    Thumbhole in prone position is a good combination, at least it is for me. If anything I find offhand to be the worst position (workable, just a little awkward for me) with a thumbhole stock.

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    I guess it wouldn't be an issue. The NM guys shoot a pistol grip AR from prone with a sling, and thats basically the same thing as a thumbhole stock. I guess I'll give it a try. That TR stock looks interesting though. The seconds thumbhole stocks are dirt cheap anymore, like under $40. Its hard to justify a different stock with that pricing.
     
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