Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
Cool looking set-up,but DAMN!!!!,they're proud of their stuff. $720.00 for that,you've got to be really into the Tactical look to dish out that much for their set-up.
I buy my guns to shoot and while the asthetics are certainly part of the package; the features are why I made the purchase. I would compare the pricing for stocks to optics, pay for the features and quality that you need and the form will follow the function. Most of the low end stocks don't have the features I want. I am not really "into the Tactical look " but I do hate the look of the Choate and at this point it doesn't matter, it or the other aftermarket stocks I do like, are not made for the bolt release in the trigger guard.
- I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and a pistol grip (or thumbhole) stock lets me shoot longer and better +1
- The grip is interchangeable with almost any AR style grip so I can fine tune it to my needs +2
- I wanted larger capacity mags and I have been EXTREMELY disappointed with SSS and most of the Savage aftermarket. I can buy high quality 5 or 10 rnd AICS mags almost anywhere +3
- The buttstock is adjustable for length of pull so a taller guy like me doesn't have to "settle" or rig up something for a better fit +4
- We all want accurate weapons, this chassis is machined exactly to fit the action so no bedding is required and I don't have to make my own modifications to a "custom" stock because of my bolt release. The hand guard provides a rigid mount for a bipod over a full floating barrel +5
So FOR ME
(YMMV) the features, not the "look" made this chassis a good purchase. I would guess you have never priced a McMillan or AI stock but the XLR is very competitive and is of the same (or better) quality.