Stocky's take: Stocky has been doing thumbholes for over 12 years now and I have to say our new LRC™ Thumbholes are among the best, most comfortable and most accurate ever. In fact, our entire LRC™ line-up is known for being among the most accurate, best shooting stocks on the maket today, and the new LRC™ Thumbhole is certainly no exception.
If you happen to notice, you'll see it is a straight-forward CAD transformation of our original vertical-grip Long Range Composite™ Accublock® stock. As with all of our stocks, we spent a lot of time the grip. The cheek, buttpad, grip cap and forend are the same as its sister stocks, but the grip is loaded with Stocky's thumbhole experience. Shooters that may prefer a slimmer grip (compared to our sister LRC's) that is slightly closer to the trigger, (especially gas-gun shooters) are going to be really happy with this one. If you don't have a ton of experience with bolt action riflestocks versus ARs, this is a stock to consider. It feels more like a premium AR grip except much more friendly under the recoil of even big, extreme range centerfire hunting cartridges.The trigger finger wing-slots guide your finger right where it needs to be for shot control and then keeps your digits from jamming and twisting behind the triggerguard under recoil.
Interestingly, the actual design of a composite thumbhole stock is usually limited by the manufacturing process. Not these, our process gives us almost unlimited design flexibility. Because of the strength of our material and the nature of our proprietary manufacturing process, we were able to redesign the thumbhole itself, rescue it from its limitations and make it so comfortable - even people that "don't like thumbholes" are going to get along with the LRC™ Thumbhole just fine.
Experienced thumbhole shooters will notice our new LRC™ version is a nice improvement over even some of the most popular laminated stocks we carry, a pretty high bar considering Stocky's has been doing thumbholes literally since Day One! The palmswell is just right, the finger grooves keep you from yanking the trigger sideways and the top of the hole itself actually supports the web of your hand, steadies it instead of fighting it. These are all comments I heard from customers handling the protoypes at the SHOT show, and I'd love to hear yours.
Long Range Composite Stocks - General Information:
Please do not confuse new Long Range Composite Stocks with the cheap, flimsy polypropylene stocks on off-the-shelf factory composites like the 700 SPS. These are constructed from a proprietary, custom blended, high-fiber composite to create the stiffest, most durable unit we could make with acceptable weight, and our famous aluminum Accublock® chassis is molded right into the stock from the start.
The new Long Range Composite™ Ambidextrous Thumbhole Stock was the result of two additional years of research and development and was designed to accomplish several goals. First, we wanted to combine the best modern stock designs in the world into a popular thumbhole model that would not only have the most inherent accuracy available, but also have the high comb needed to clear big scopes while still able to remove the bolt from the receiver.
We also required the LRC™ Thumbhole to be durable, comfortable to shoot, easy to control and flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of barrels from hunting-weight sporters through the heaviest varminters. We accomplish this barrel interchangeability though the use of our patented forend inserts. In practice, some shooters (like me) simply remove the insert for maximum free-float and barrel cooling. (It's nice to have a choice, right?) If I'm hunting in damp or dusty regions, in goes the insert and the dirt stays out.
A lot of time and effort went into developing the best topcoats for our stocks and we have finally developed the perfect finish. It's as tough or tougher than anything in the business. I'd bet on tougher, especially when it comes to webs, as they are chemically formulated to permanently bond with the composite material.
We are offering these stocks in a vairety of textured finish spider web colors as well as some very popular hydro-dip finishes.
- Kryptek Highlander
- Kryptek Typhoon
- Olive with Black Web
- Gray with Black Web
- Tan with Black Web
- Black with Gray Web
Please note: The black listed on this page is a finished smooth black.
For these stocks we have developed a new KickSoft™ recoil pad. Our new pad is of a medium firmness, when shooting magnums it won’t collapse or make a firm shoulder hold shaky like a softer pad, nor is it as hard as some others that do little to absorb recoil. We think you’ll like it a lot, but if you want a different pad it'll unscrew and your gunsmith can fit the alternate of your choice.
The grip cap is made from the same material as the stock and forend, a special type of 40% glass-filled composite. I can see many of our more custom-minded customers having an identical cap machined out of a small piece of aluminum stock and engraved to taste.
These stocks don’t require bedding, however those who insist on using an epoxy bedding system in their rifles should only concern themselves with skim-bedding the aluminum AccuBlock® itself. Do not remove any of the composite material in the stock itself nor modify the block in any way.
Length overall - 32";
Forend width - 2";
Weight - 3.6 lbs
- Stocky's AccuBlocks
- Overall Length:
- 3lbs 11oz
- Length of Pull:
- Forend Width:
- Max Barrel Contour: