Magpul Remington 700 Hunter stock

Discussion in 'Gear Talk: What to Buy? and Gear Evaluations' started by jim_k, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. jim_k

    jim_k

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2013
    Messages:
    225
    I just shot one yesterday, and there is nothing comparable for the price. It's plenty stiff, and the action dropped in without a problem. Action screws have excellent alignment, and will not be taking any recoil. M-Lok compatible on both sides and the bottom at the front, and you can opt for DBM or factory BDL floorplate. Spacers are included for length of pull, and optional cheek riser can be bought, for high scopes. The cheek height is perfect out of the box for me. The foreend is flat, and there are hand grip rails along both sides. The barrel channel will accommodate just about any contour you want, such as MTU/Palma. There is a little speed-bump just forward of the front action screw. I thought it was goofy until I held the rifle up to simulate offhand firing, and my hand locked into position on the aft portion of the bump, at which point the rifle was a rock. This could probably also serve as a barricade stop, for those who are barricaded somewhere. The grip is almost totally vertical, and it is also ambidextrous, with great friction on both sides. The grip is low enough that the thumb can go over the top, and still sit well below bolt level; however, for those who like their thumb alongside the stock, there are indentations for either thumb, even though this is a right-hand stock. On the back end, there is a sloped slider area for a firm rear rest or bag, such as an Edgewood, and there is a flat slider portion just forward of the butt, for a pinch bag. Forward of the flat slider, there is a steeper sloped portion, which serves fairly well as a "hook". This is a fairly light stock, as well. There are no sling swivel studs, but locator dents are present if you want to add them. As you can tell, I am a happy camper.
     
    Jet likes this.
  2. msinc

    msinc

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,480
    I think they are a first rate piece of equipment. I really like the ergonomics and for the money you cannot go wrong. I have this stock on an 870, a 700 and a Ruger 10-22. I also like the bottom metal, even though it is not metal at all.
    Magpul has my vote!!!!
     
  3. mao0720

    mao0720 Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,055
    For the same price, better ergonomics, similar construction, and better compatibility with accessories, check out the new KRG Bravo chassis. I had a magpul stock for a while and like it quite a bit, but I did not like the grip area of the stock, it was too narrow and had now palm swell. The KRG bravo has a much better contoured grip, is still M-loc compatible, as well as accepting the myriad of KRG's accessories. Also the cheek rest is adjustable via a thumb screw rather than the replacement cheek pieces of the magpul. I highly recommend the Bravo over the magpul. The bravo is what I am shooting now.
     
  4. jim_k

    jim_k

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2013
    Messages:
    225
    The KRG offerings do look real nice. I got the Magpul 700 hunter stock for under $200. Take your pick.
     
  5. sirspeedy

    sirspeedy Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2017
    Messages:
    42
    I too am liking the Magpul stock. Grip angle just plane works. Was a concern of mine until I shot the rifle, didn't even think of it. Well thought out stock. The KRG is a great stock, almost twice the money but not twice the stock.
     
  6. mao0720

    mao0720 Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,055
    The new Krg bravo is only $350-$400.
     
  7. sirspeedy

    sirspeedy Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2017
    Messages:
    42
    I paid $210 for SA stock with AICS bottom metal.
     

Share This Page