Originally Posted by elfmdl
I'm in love with the stock how much did that cost you?
The basic McMillan A-5 stock costs now $498.00 but I added some options. The integral adjustable cheekweld is $116.00 and the 1" thick decel pad is $66.00. Also, I added four flush cups for $13.00 each and one QD stud for $7.50. The total to do that stock now is $739.50.
That total price doesn't include the bedding and final assembly of the barreled action to the stock McMillan did for me.
I had two flush cups placed on the left side of the forestock and buttstock and two placed on the bottom of the forestock and buttstock. The QD stud is for the Harris Bi-pod. The flush cups are for a sling.
The gel coat color that I had McMillan lay up into the stock was 50% Red, 25% White, and 25% Black with the black and white swirled into the red. McMillan calls this pattern their Marble finish. No two stocks will come out exactly the same which is cool in my book.
You pretty much, as far as I know, have to order the stock from McMillan if you want the colors you exactly want and I delt direct with McMillan. It takes them about 4 or so months to get the stock made so be prepaired for a bit of a wait. The wait actually works out good because after the initial deposit they require to make it, you have around 4 months to pay towards it which spread the cost out a bit over that time. At least thats what I did and I think when it was ready to go I only had left to pay about $50.00 for the stock and their services.
Heres a link to the A-5 on the McMillan website:
The rifle weighs a few ounces over 17 lbs. and I use a biathlon sling which works well considering rifles weight: