New stock for a .222 Winchester M70 - Hogue or Bell & Carlson

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  • New stock for a .222 Winchester M70 - Hogue or Bell & Carlson

    I want to get a decent synthetic stock for my .222 1976 Winchester M70. The two main contenders are Hogue and Bell & Carlson. I've never handled either and would like to hear the pros and cons of each from anyone who's owned them.

    I'm also tossing up as if it's worth springing the extra $ for the aluminum bedding block. Both stocks offer a model with the ALU bedding, I'm just not sure if it's worth it. Rifle will be a walk around fox rabbit knocker. Also will be spotlighting with it. Like to do a bit of bench work as well for load development but nothing competitive.

    cheers!

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    well I've got both (Hogue & B&C)
    I had a howa with the Hogue stock. it was a great gun with that stock as you couldn't hurt the stock if you tried.
    however, I knew there was a lot more accuracy potential in the howa if I put a more stable stock on it.
    so I bit the bullet and spent the money on a B&C stock.
    without a doubt the best thing I did to it.
    it made the rifle more accurate by being more consistant, due to less flex in the stock.
    If you want to extract the guns accuracy, get the B&C stock.
    if you're not worried about it, just use a Hogue stock, as they're tough.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Remo" post=40761
      I want to get a decent synthetic stock for my .222 1976 Winchester M70. The two main contenders are Hogue and Bell & Carlson. I've never handled either and would like to hear the pros and cons of each from anyone who's owned them.

      I'm also tossing up as if it's worth springing the extra $ for the aluminum bedding block. Both stocks offer a model with the ALU bedding, I'm just not sure if it's worth it. Rifle will be a walk around fox rabbit knocker. Also will be spotlighting with it. Like to do a bit of bench work as well for load development but nothing competitive.

      cheers!
      Hey Remo... Remember one thing when ordering.
      That model70 is a long action, when ordering your stock.
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      • #4
        I. Have a hs that may suit.

        It has a nice cerakote camo job and has the bedding block ect.

        Looking for $250 including post if interested.

        I will measure hole spaces and get a pic for you

        JH

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          Originally posted by John23" post=40839
          I. Have a hs that may suit.

          It has a nice cerakote camo job and has the bedding block ect.

          Looking for $250 including post if interested.

          I will measure hole spaces and get a pic for you

          JH
          Sounds good, flick up some pics.

      • #5
        Go the HS precision, my M70 feels great in one and the bedding block makes a huge difference.

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        • #6
          I am 99% sure mine is a long action anyhow. In 76 there were only long actions and super long for the magnum cartridges.

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          • #7


            Sorry still no hole spaces

            Hang in there, I will try and remember

            JH

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            • #8
              Looks good. I'll have my gun tomorrow or Friday but yeah, it should fit!

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              • #9
                180mm between centers

                JH

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                • #10
                  I measured 192.6mm between centers. I just checked on Boyds, yours is a short action mine is long....

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                    I would still have a look at a new HS stock as a major step up over either of the others. will come in at $550 odd dollars tho
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