A few weeks back I asked opinions on which stock to get........................

orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 7,731 Senior Member
Here is a link to the thread..... http://forums.gunsandammo.com/showthread.php?22416-If-you-had-to-choose-between-the-3-rifles-in-the-links

The majority of you voted for this one..........

http://www.howarifles.eu/resources/VARMINTER+STAINLESS+NUTMEG.jpg

So..............I ring the LGS just prior to Christmas and he said he is willing to get a couple of different stocks in for me to look at.............

Been a bit busy lately and finally today I had a chance to head over and have a look at what he had...............

He brings this out......................( Its not green btw, the lighting in the shop was terrible)

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It didn't float my boat in any way shape or form............

...........and he didn't have the one that is in the first link above......................


But, he then brings out another stock, fits the barrelled action into it and passes it across the counter...............

(Its the top one in the pic)
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It was a no brainer decision .............so I give him a deposit and pick.................................. the standard walnut stock.

Got a few things to do before I pick it up......Need to drop the Leupold 6-18 scope in and pick out some rings.......drop my 222 over barrel suppressor in so the gunsmith can make up a rear bush and thread the barrel............find some more money...............but I should have the rifle in a couple of weeks.

Reason I chose the standard stock is that its cheaper, more traditional, lighter, slightly shorter ( fits me better) and will be a lot more friendly as far as a 'walking around rifle......( not necessarily in that order I might add)

As far as the thumbhole stock goes, I have been blessed with oversize hands and the top of my thumb knuckle sits hard up against the top of the thumbhole.

Thanks for all your input guys.
As far as the Howa action goes, its not quite as smooth as my Tikka's but is close. The trigger is superb, light, no creep and very crisp. I am looking forward to seeing what she will do..............

Now all I have to do is figure out whether to get stainless rings to match the barrel, or black rings to match the scope.......
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,220 Senior Member
    That is a good looking stock! I like it much better than the thumbhole.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    That is a good looking stock! I like it much better than the thumbhole.

    Yep. The photo doesn't do it justice, it looks much better in the 'flesh' so to speak.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Black rings. Stainless rings look gay.


    You suck.

    What caliber again? I guess I could go back and read the old thread and see .204.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    Black rings. Stainless rings look gay.


    You suck.

    What caliber again?

    Thanks...............and its in .204.

    Am leaning towards black rings at this stage........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    I like the one you chose. The classic stock looks better for a hunting rifle. No wonder the laminate stock is heavier; it has more wood in it than the other one due to the design.

    I'd order a suppressor but the wait time is running 6 months from time of application to approval (or denial). I'm at the point that I don't plan that far ahead! :rotflmao:
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    Nice choice. It will probably handle like a dream The "moderator" on a 204 should also reduce the recoil to 22LR levels.
    Yes, you SUCK. I've been waiting for my paperwork for over 6 months, for my 22 suppressor.
    :up:

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Nice looking stock. I don't care fer thumb holes either, just don't look right to me fer some reason....unnatural on a gun stock or something.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Some odd reason I think of stock thumb holes as a way my thumb could get broken/twisted..........or if I needed to butt-stroke somebody I would be hampered or in a struggle or something............maybe I'm just over thunking them??????
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,419 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    As far as the Howa action goes, its not quite as smooth as my Tikka's but is close.

    About 2K cycles of the bolt will solve that little problem- - - - -get busy!
    :tooth:
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,607 Senior Member
    Nice stock, but it is not a standard stock; it's a Monte Carlo stock. The raised comb gives it away. It should be perfect for hunting though I prefer my competition rifles to have a more pronounced or vertical pistol grip.

    And if stainless rings are "gay" what are aluminum rings?
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,607 Senior Member
    Ah, you noticed that also.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Buncha thumbhole haters.

    For a person that will redneck a solution instead of paying money, you surprise me Chris. Why pay extra money for a hole/empty space..........? :devil:

    ( I guess women are an exception to the rule)
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    ................. you surprise me Chris. Why pay extra money for a hole/empty space..........? :devil:

    ( I guess women are an exception to the rule)

    Except for dinner, cocktails and maybe a rose, you "pay" for women down there? :devil:

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    wizard78 wrote: »
    Except for dinner, cocktails and maybe a rose, you "pay" for women down there? :devil:

    Anything to do with a woman involves paying.....................either directly or indirectly..

    True story: Buddy of mine who got badly burned in 2 divorces now resorts to 'paid women' for pleasure. Not your 'Hang around the street corner types' but a more exclusive class of lady. He argues that he isn't paying for the sex, what he is paying for is the ability to put his clothes back on and walk out the door without looking back, or making promises to 'Yes, I will call you in the morning dear'.............or buy them a house...............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    You don't pay a ho for sex. You pay a oh to LEAVE! :obscuremovierefrence:
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Buncha thumbhole haters.

    Well you could play Switcharoo with one..........................:jester:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
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