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Alright.  So I ordered a Mcmillan game scout adjustable for my Tikka CTR.  Turns out the inlet is for the regular T3 and it is to narrow to be widened to fit the CTR bottom metal.  I absolutely love the feel of the stock and the enlarged steep angled pistol grip.  But if I want to keep it I have to use regular T3 bottom metal and get rid of my nice 10 round mag.  Plus it is super light.  Close in weight to the factory plastic stock.  This is a hunting gun, so having 10 rounds is not that critical, but it is nice to have that many.  It is the black marble finish with looks excellent with my stainless action. 

I can get a Manners MCS-EHTA that will fit the CTR and it is very similar in weigh.  But it does not have the enlarged pistol grip.  This one is Manners Swamp camo.

Price they are withing $40 of each other.  But I will have to probably spend close to $200 more to setup the Mcmillan to work since I have to buy new bottom metal and a magazine.  But I can probably sell my CTR stuff and come out pretty even. 

What would some of you guys do?  I just cannot decide. 

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Also, anyone got the t3 factory bottom metal and a 308 mag they wanna get rid of?
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Wait, mine is a game scout for a T3 and they inlet the thing for $50, I think.  My receipt defines the stock as "Game Scout-T3-Var-31". Mine is also 308.

Did they previously tell you it would inlet for CTR?

Maybe they narrowed the stock in recent versions, but that makes no sense to me.
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They did not say it will fit CTR, I did not call.  I just did not read the details close enough  It does say it will fit factory detachable mag, but nothing about CTR.  My mistake there.

I got it yesterday and my CTR metal would not fit, to wide.  I called and talked to a tech and he said stock is to narrow to be inlet for CTR.  He even double checked with someone else. 

Would you mind measuring yours and taking a pic or two?  Then I can compare and see if they are the same.  If I could inlet my for CTR I would be very happy. 
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Yes, will dig it out of the safe and get a pic of the stock thickness at a few spots along the action.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Also, anyone got the t3 factory bottom metal and a 308 mag they wanna get rid of?

Maybe we could work out a trade. Will PM.
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Well after some back and forth's with Mcmillan and some help from Rancid, they finally told me they would inlet my stock for the CTR.  Just had to talk to the right person.  However he did tell me they don't recommend it as it makes the side of the stock "razor thin". 

So I decided to order the Manners and compare the two.  It is really nice and I actually liked it more than the McMillan.  The Carbon fiber is quite a bit lighter.  The McMillan was close to 3/4 of a lb heavier than their website states.  The Manners weights as it was listed. 

I will say McMillan's CS overall was much easier to deal with, they were responsive and did what they said.  Manners is terrible at call backs even when they told me two different time they would call me.  Never did, I had to call them back.  Then getting the stock shipped was a bit of a challenge as well.  That took 3 phone calls and it still shipped 4 days after the lady told me it was on her desk and would go out that day.  They never did email me the tracking number like I was told.  Had to call and have it read to me over the phone. 

None of those things affect the quality of the stock.  But it does make me prefer to deal with McMillan as far as CS goes in the future.  

Now I just need to get my hunting load worked up and I will be ready for deer and elk season. 


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Which fill did you use for the McMillan?

I have a Gamescout on  my Tikka M695 and I am quite happy with it.  The rifle is definitely no lightweight, but I did not intend it to be.

I friend of mine has a similar Manners on his FN and I have got to admit that both stocks are very comfortable.  I slightly prefer the McMillan, but I would not be disappointed with either.

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Glad you got it sorted out.  I wish they had told me the "thin walls" part when we were having this conversation awhile back.  I have my CTR in a Gamescout and am happy with it, no issues. Yet.

On CS with Manners, it comes and goes with all companies.  I have Tom's cell, that helps, but even he can't square things away sometimes.

In general, I like the feel of McMillan over Manners, but I really like Manners' chassis, for those guns that don't have BM included - as the CTR's do.

There was a time when a Manners stock was a scream'in great deal, that time has passed.

Let us know how she shoots.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Which fill did you use for the McMillan?
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I am not sure on that.  I just ordered a ready to ship stock off their site.  It says Ultralight edge tech weights 2.5-2.75 lbs.  Mine was 3.35 lbs, so a lot over their listing.

I really liked it and would have kept it if mine wasn't a CTR.  Honestly I was tempted to keep it to and buy another Tikka T3 to put in it.  lol  Saved it for one of my boys.   
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Which fill did you use for the McMillan?
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I am not sure on that.  I just ordered a ready to ship stock off their site.  It says Ultralight edge tech weights 2.5-2.75 lbs.  Mine was 3.35 lbs, so a lot over their listing.

I really liked it and would have kept it if mine wasn't a CTR.  Honestly I was tempted to keep it to and buy another Tikka T3 to put in it.  lol  Saved it for one of my boys.   

It is probably the standard fill, then, not the edge fill.  Mine also has the standard fill and it is not the lightest thing either.  It is comfortable though.

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I have been following this post because I am also interested in changing the stock of my Tikka T3 in 8mm mauser. I was looking at the hunting stocks with standard fill in the mcwoody finish.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


It is probably the standard fill, then, not the edge fill.  Mine also has the standard fill and it is not the lightest thing either.  It is comfortable though.

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The description on the site says it is the ultra light.  https://mcmillanusa.com/product/adjustable-game-scout-t3-ctr/  Maybe they sent me a standard even thought it says otherwise.  Or maybe they are just not accurate on their site, or maybe ultra light it not edge fill.  Hard to say.   
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Originally posted by Whale Whale wrote:

I have been following this post because I am also interested in changing the stock of my Tikka T3 in 8mm mauser. I was looking at the hunting stocks with standard fill in the mcwoody finish.


 Probably a custom order as I don't see any Tikka stocks on their site in that finish.  That is a neat looking finish though.


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Mcmillan game scout adjustable for Tikka.   Dam my 300WSM Tikka is sitting in the safe crying for one of those.
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Calling McMillan first thing Monday morning. Will be ordering a new stock for my Tikka T3.
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Are they having to make it for you?  If so did they give you an ETA?  Just curious how long it takes them.
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They didn't have one in stock. They will have to make me one. ETA about three months. I talked to my gunsmith who claims that he is a first tier buyer/seller of McMillan stocks. He will contact them on my behalf. Maybe it will speed up the delivery time. I did order it in the mcwoody finish.
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Do they make McWoodys for old time M98 Mausers? 


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I am sure they would. I once sent them my action and barrel. They made and inletted the stock to match.
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My gunsmith will call me next week with info on my stock. Hopefully, he can get it quicker and save me some money.
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