My new McMillan A3 Stock has arrived!

To follow the entire series on my custom rifle build, click here.  (The most recent will at the top of the page.)

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McMillan A3 Stock with adjustable cheek piece

Back in July I told you about the details of the A3 McMillan Stock I was ordering.  It arrived at the end of December, so it took about 5.5 months from the date of order to arriving at my door. There has been so much going on in the world of 2nd Amendment politics that I have been remiss in talking about good ole gun stuff.  I have to catch you up to where I am on my rifle build!  (I have had the stock for more than a month!) The only piece to the finish my rifle puzzle is the Huber trigger I ordered a couple weeks ago. I plan on taking all my parts to the gunsmith in a couple weeks, but I will talk about some of that in another post. Today I want to give you a “tour” of my beautiful rifle stock!

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The full length view of my A3 Stock

I chose to have a custom blend of colored resin so the stock would be 100% mine. The exact mixture for this stock was: 40% Woodland Beige, 40% Turquoise, and 20% Black. I had heard that no matter how you imagine your colors blending, they would probably look nothing like they did in your imagination. I had narrowed my choices down to four combinations and had the readers of this blog assist me in choosing. “We” chose option D. I did envision a different “mixture”, but I love the looks of this stock so much, I now cannot imagine it any other way!

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Photo A shows the area for bedding the Surgeon Bottom medal, and Photo B shows the custom bedding for my Big Horn Arms Short Action

I did choose a Big Horn Custom Short Action for this rifle build and Surgeon Bottom Medal to finish off the heart of the rifle.  You can see where the Bottom Medal will be seated in photo A and where the BHA action will be bedded in photo B.

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Embedded Anschutz Rail

 Along the forearm of the rifle, an Anschutz Rail has been embedded to allow for mounting a bi-pod.

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Custom fit for a #8 Standard target Krieger Barrel

Above you will see my machined in aluminum pillars and the cradle for the barrel customized for a #8 Krieger Standard target Contour.

Flush Cup for sling attachment
Flush Cup for sling attachment

I had flush cups added my McMillan stock so that I could attach a sling if desired.

My custom rifle has been an extremely educational undertaking, and researching all the attributes to order this stock was a big part of that education. One of the main reasons I wanted a custom rifle is to have a rifle that fit me perfectly. My favorite colors are swirled for a look that is all mine, the LOP fits my arm like Cinderella’s glass slipper, and every other detail was well thought out. I am going to be the operator of this rifle, and this stock is the key component to ensuring it is all MINE!

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