To follow the entire series on my custom rifle build, click here. (The most recent will at the top of the page.)
I need your opinion! I am having a disagreement with my rifle mentor about something I actually know about – coordinating colors. I have decided to get a McMillan Stock, likely the A3, but before I can order it, I need to choose the finish and colors for the stock. Even if you do not know ANYTHING about a rifle, you can help me with this one. McMillan uses a process where they take three colors of resin (in percentages specified by the customer) and swirl it. The effect looks somewhat like a marble pattern, and is pretty. They have 27 colors to choose from – so this is one area where you really get to make it “personal”.
The photo above is from the McMillan website with some examples of their most popular color combinations so you can get an idea of what the finished product looks like. They make it very clear, no stock will look the same when it is finished, even if a customer orders two stocks, with the same percentages of the same colors, and the same person at McMillan makes them at the same time — they will look different (due to the swirling).
“Performance and accuracy of a high powered tactical rifle are the most important things, but a lady needs a stock that is beautiful as well as accurate!”
In the top picture you will see four color combinations. One is the combination I want, and one is the combination my mentor thinks I should get. The other two are just ideas. I am not going to tell you which is which. Please comment below and tell me which of the four combination colors is your favorite (and if you feel like it, tell me why – I would love to know!)
Performance and accuracy of a high powered tactical rifle are the most important things, but a lady needs a stock that is beautiful as well as accurate!