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    McMillan EDGE HV benchrest stock

    Anyone here use a McMillan EDGE benchrest stock? If so how do you like it? Thinking of buying one fully inlet with pillars. Are their inletts ready to glue in the action or should some bedding be done first? Going to do a glue and screw no recoil lug 30br Borden brm , any reasons for concern with this stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrxR View Post
    Anyone here use a McMillan EDGE benchrest stock? If so how do you like it? Thinking of buying one fully inlet with pillars. Are their inletts ready to glue in the action or should some bedding be done first? Going to do a glue and screw no recoil lug 30br Borden brm , any reasons for concern with this stock?
    Back when McMillian first brought out the EDGE I was one of the 10 he sent a protptype. I bedded and glued a Pamda (big flat bottom action) in it and shot it for 3-4 years. It did great.

    I now have a Falcon (round) rimfire action bedded and glued in it. Works great. I'm not a fan of just gluing a round action. I'd feel safer if a round action was screwed and glue.

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    My .30-cal VFS gun is on an Edge HV. It tracks beautifully. I've tried a few rear bags and it seems to prefer the Protektor Dr., triple stitch, 1/2".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Martin View Post
    My .30-cal VFS gun is on an Edge HV. It tracks beautifully. I've tried a few rear bags and it seems to prefer the Protektor Dr., triple stitch, 1/2".

    -Lee
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    How is your rifle bedded? Is it glued and screwed? Lug or no lug?

    Thanks

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    3 pillars, Devcon bedded (not glued, no lug).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Martin View Post
    3 pillars, Devcon bedded (not glued, no lug).

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    Whwt action are you using?

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    It's a home built action.



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    I just finished a HV rifle today built on a McMillan HV Edge stock. It has a 1.550” Bat B, Krieger HV barrel cut as heavy as it would finish with a 23” finished length with a Ezell tuner installed. I had to add 9 ounces of lead to it to bring up to weight. I used a Hogue 1” large recoil pad and barely fit on the Edge stock. The Hogue pad does not have metal inside the pad to grind into when you shape the pad. It worked pretty well. It will have Bat integral rings and a NF 42X when it gets back to Tennessee next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bryant View Post
    I just finished a HV rifle today built on a McMillan HV Edge stock. It has a 1.550” Bat B, Krieger HV barrel cut as heavy as it would finish with a 23” finished length with a Ezell tuner installed. I had to add 9 ounces of lead to it to bring up to weight. I used a Hogue 1” large recoil pad and barely fit on the Edge stock. The Hogue pad does not have metal inside the pad to grind into when you shape the pad. It worked pretty well. It will have Bat integral rings and a NF 42X when it gets back to Tennessee next week.

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    ...back to Tennessee next week..... Not mine but I Betcha' I know who!!

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    Lightbulb I’m getting ready to start a similar project

    A HV benchrest rifle with a Borden BRM glued in a McMillan Edge (fiberglass) stock. Weight budget attached.

    I had spec’d the stock for 48 oz but it arrived at 36 oz. Even with a 24” HV barrel (est 6 lbs) and an Ezell tuner, I’ll need to add about 11 oz to the buttstock to bring it up to weight. The 1/2” channel McMillan drills in the butt is 7” long. With tungsten weights, that is equivalent to 14 oz. So that’s my current plan.

    I could replace the Valdada 36 with something heavier (NF 12-42X56 BR for instance) but I like the Valdada and already have one sitting in the safe waiting for this project.

    Though not shown, the weight budget for the companion LV gun is interesting. This will be a Borden BR glued in another McMillan Edge stock; this one being carbon fiber. It came in at 24 oz. Even with a 22” LV barrel (est 5.06 lbs), Ezell tuner, and a March 48X HM scope, I will STILL need to add 2 oz to the butt to bring it up to weight. Nice having some flexibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
    ...back to Tennessee next week..... Not mine but I Betcha' I know who!!

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    I'm sure you do. I think he is planning to shoot UBR matches with it. I built him a 6 PPC last year for his first full fledged benchrest rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bryant View Post
    I'm sure you do. I think he is planning to shoot UBR matches with it. I built him a 6 PPC last year for his first full fledged benchrest rifle.
    Ok...I have got to ask...What's the difference in a UBR rifle and a "full fledged benchrest rifle"

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    Mebby

    Quote Originally Posted by mwezell View Post
    Ok...I have got to ask...What's the difference in a UBR rifle and a "full fledged benchrest rifle"
    No Black Ears on the real ting?

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    No Black Ears on the real ting?

    Pete
    I'm not sure what that means nor which one you're referring to as being "the real thing"

    There is no difference in a UBR and IBS or NBRSA short range HV rifle. 6PPC is the most common chambering for a UBR rifle but there are several 22's and 30's as well and various 6mm chamberings other than strictly a ppc.

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    Just trying to have a little fun

    Quote Originally Posted by mwezell View Post
    I'm not sure what that means nor which one you're referring to as being "the real thing"

    There is no difference in a UBR and IBS or NBRSA short range HV rifle. 6PPC is the most common chambering for a UBR rifle but there are several 22's and 30's as well and various 6mm chamberings other than strictly a ppc.
    On this end is all Mike.

    Pete

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