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HS Precision, anyone try lately?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by mshootnit, May 14, 2019.

  1. mshootnit

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    I was thinking about another HS stock. Has anyone purchased one of their stocks lately, and if so how is their quality, and how long of a wait?

    Thanks
     
  2. Chuck R.

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    A few weeks ago I put one on my son's MOD 7:

    Bought it from Stocky's so no real wait other than delivery time. Zero issues, very impressed by the accuracy increase. I've got an older 700 synthetic in .300WIN that I'malso thinking of putting in an HS stock.
     
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    What are you wanting to do with the rifle?
     
  4. mshootnit

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    Hunting rifle, not primarily for varmint, 25-06
     
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    Sounds like you had good luck, nice setup!
     
  6. Chuck R.

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    Thanks!

    Honestly the improvement in accuracy is amazing. I was at my wits end with the factory plastic stock. I've got a Timney trigger on the way now for it, so I can see what the total improvement is.
     
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    I bought one recently for a Model Seven from Red Hawk Rifles. It was in stock and on sale. Arrived in a couple of days, and quality seems typical of HS Precision. No complaints.
     
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    If Bell and Carlson makes a Medalist stock that will fit your rifle you can save about $100 and get an equal quality stock. They are very comparable, but HS offers stocks for rifles that Bell and Carlson does not. I DO NOT recommend any of the B&C stocks other than the Medalist however.

    I don't like them on a general purpose hunting rifle, they are WAY too heavy. But on a target/varmint/tactical rifle where weight isn't a concern they are a good choice.

    If there was any noticeable difference in accuracy there was something wrong with the factory stock or the way it was installed. I've been putting after market stocks on many rifles since I replaced the walnut stock on a rifle with a Brown Precision stock in 1983. I've never once noted any improvement in accuracy.

    If you choose carefully a synthetic made of Kevlar will be at least 1/2 lb lighter and often more than a pound compared to factory wood or factory synthetic. The HS-Precision and B&C stocks tend to run 1/2- 2 lbs heavier than factory stocks. Any synthetic, even the cheap factory plastic stocks are much tougher than wood and far more stable. Not any more accurate than wood, but unlike wood the point of impact doesn't change as the weather and altitude change.
     
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  9. Hookeye

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    The Remington factory tupperware is pretty flimsy. Filling the forend hollows w epoxy stiffens them up a bunch. Free float usually next step. Can leave it at that or bed lug...or whole action. My current 700 ADL wears factory plastic and is .75" at 100 for five shots.....factory ammo. Prev one was half incher w handloads. I dunno if bedding the lug made a difference. I never tested it w or without.....just modified the brand new gun's stock from the get go (fill forend, free float and bed lug).

    Here my current one's factory plastic

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  10. Hookeye

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    If you free float the factory plastic and put the gun on bipod (Harris) youll see how easy it flexes w minor wrist turn. Really liked Dexter Hysol aluminum filled epoxy for synth stocks. Used to get it from work....audit stuff.....throw away new but out of date. Going in trash.....allowed to take home. Last stock I used JB Weld in the big tubes from autoparts store.....16 bucks. Been ten yrs or more....fine
     
  11. Hookeye

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    I'd like an HS just to mess with.
    Been eyeing Redhawk rifles site for some time.
    Just being a tightwad LOL
     
  12. Chuck R.

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    Just a small sample from Midway reviews, apparently there's quite a few rifles with "something wrong with the factory stock or the way it was installed":

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/8...nel-with-built-in-cheek-rest-synthetic-black#

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2...niper-varmint-barrel-channel-synthetic-black#

     
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    I've read reviews on various sites...........the average consumer/reviewer is pretty clueless.

    However, being aluminum block, and able to consistently torque action screw settings.........might be of benefit.

    One thing I have seen, is chipped HS stocks.
    Buddy got one, like new except for chip at toe, off a coworker who was super PO'd about it. For FREE.
    He used black epoxy to fill the offending chip. He could have made it look new w minor effort but evidently for the price he paid LOL.....basic shape fill was good enuff.

    Alas, it was for a varmint bbl, not sporter.
    I need a sporter.
     
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    Bought a thumbhole 2000 back in 2010 that’s been reasonably good if not a tad heavy. I was concerned about weather being a factor on a moose hunt and swapped out the factory walnut on my 700.

    While I saw a modest improvement in accuracy it came only after modifying loads. In retrospect I should have sanded the barrel channel and bedded the action. It’s not that the HS isn’t reasonably good, but a less expensive alternative would probably have done just as well and a more expensive Manners or the like would have given me what I really sought.

    I’ll probably pull the HS and go back to factory this summer, may even sell it if there’s a market. I imagine HS is still selling a good product, I’m just not personally wowed for the money spent, but I did kill a moose and I did break the factory plastic stock on my Model 70 on that trip.
     
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  16. tbs

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    Yup they good to go. I have one that's about 3 years old and one that's a good 15 years old. Same quality. 001.JPG 001.JPG
     
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