ELITE HUNTER SERIES

 

Manners Composite Stocks is proud to introduce our new line of hunting stocks called the Elite Hunter Series. A lot of work went into the development for this line of stocks. The ultimate goal was to be as light as possible but still maintain the ruggedness, stability, accuracy and ergonomics of the rest of our lineup. To accomplish this we went back to the drawing board. The composite industry in the past has always been driven by aerospace technology, but for the past few years there has been a lot of advancements in the wind energy market. They are now makingoff shore carbon fiber wind turbine blades that are over a 110 meters in length. What we did was take some of these advancements in materials and ideas and developed a new process for this series from lay-up to fill. To start, all the stocks in this series had to have a 100% carbon fiber shell. The second part was to develop a super light fill that would still hold up to any magnum caliber that you could throw at it. To accomplish this we still had to use our full size 9/16” pillars. Lightweight fill in non-critical areas and heavy fill where needed. The heavy fill is what adds weight quickly, so we developed a process that can precisely control the amount of this material and only place it where it is most needed, example – recoil lug/front pillar area and web area in-front of the trigger. We started this series with a total of 5 new stocks; 4 remington/winchester based and 1 Tikka lite based stock. All will come standard with a full inlet, ½” or 1” decel pad and a solid painted finish of your choice, the exception to this will be the tikka t3 based stock, instead of pillars it will come with a hardened stainless steel recoil lug made by KRG. Based on the design and inlet, this line up weighs in anywhere from 22.5 to approximately 26.5 ounces. There will be more to come over then next few months, which will include a youth stock, a safari stock and other versions for various action inlets.

MCS-EH1

This stock was designed for the long-range hunter. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 26 to 28 ounces. The forend is 1.75” wide at the tip and rounded to a beaver tail that is flat and wide enough to accept a #8 barrel which is about 1.125″ diameter at the tip of the stock. The grip on the stock is more of a vertical tactical style, that is longer than standard with a small palm swell and overall smaller grip than say our MCS-T4 stock. The bottom of the butt has a flat that is about ¾” wide that is true running with the sides of the stock. This allows it to ride very straight and true when using a rear bag. It is designed for Rem 700 style actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions. * On a  side note, this stock will cross over to our tactical side, and be offered with a standard shell/weight and be available in molded in colors/camo.

MCS-EH2

This stock was designed to be more of a mountain rifle stock for guys wanting to use larger objective optics. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 25 to 26 ounces. The forend is 1.5” wide at the tip and rounded on the bottom which is wide enough to accept a #4 to #5 barrel. This stock has a high cheek piece to get your head up a nice palm swell. It is designed for Rem 700 style actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions.

MCS-EH3

This is more of a traditional mountain rifle stock like our MCS-SL. Some of the main differences between the two are, we added a little higher cheek for use with a larger objective scopes, it has a lengthened grip to give you more control and the feel of a full size stock and it is ambidextrous for you lefties. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” pad is 24 to 25 ounces. The forend is 1.5”  wide at the tip and rounded on the bottom which is wide enough to accept a #4 to #5 barrel. It is designed for Rem 700 style actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions

MCS-EH4

This stock was designed for the guys that have been asking for a short compact stock. This stock is based off our popular MCS-T. Some of the main differences between the two are, the forend on this stock is 3.25” shorter, the width is only 1.6” at the tip which is wide enough to accept up to a 5 ½” contour which is basically a heavy remington  profile barrel. This stock has a high cheek to get your head up and a nice palm swell. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” pad is 24 to 26 ounces.  It is designed for Rem 700 styles actions, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions.  * On a side note, this stock will cross over to our tactical side, and be offered with a standard shell/weight and be available in molded in colors/camo.

MCS-EHT TIKKA

This stock is more of a mountain rifle stock designed just for the Tikka T3 Lite. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 22 to 25 ounces. The forend is 1.3” wide at the forend and rounded on the bottom. It is wide enough for the factory heavy barrel which is about a #3 contour. This stock will also come with a hardened stainless steel recoil lug made by KRG.

 

MORE HUNTING STOCKS

Just like our World record holding bench rest stocks, these stocks are engineered for the correct stiffness to weight ratio using state of the art processes during manufacturing. They are hand laid with high temperature epoxy resins, placed under a vacuum, and heat cured to obtain the perfect resin to fabric weight ratio. The hunter stocks come standard with a Pachmayr Decel pad, a full inlet, a set of Badger Ordance 9/16″ pillars and in a painted solid color of you choice. Some models can also be had in a molded in Field-grade gel coat finish.

MCS-SL (super light)

The grip of the MCS-SL has a nice palm swell and a dished out area for the back of your hand which gives you a very comfortable grip while still maintaining the more traditional hunter stock look. The comb is set at a height to give you optimum height for a hunting style scope. The outer shells are made with multiple layers of 100% carbon fiber, then reinforced in the critical areas with a layer of fiberglass. The average weight is 27 to 28 ounces depending on the configuration and butt pad selection. Even though these stocks are very light they are constructed to be just as strong and stiff as our standard stocks. They will not let you down in the field when you are on that once in a life time hunt. This stock only comes in a right hand only version. The MCS-SL was designed around an Rem 700 style action, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions. Please call for more details.

MCS-TA AND T

This is our more traditional hunting / tactical stock. It comes in two different versions the MCS-T fixed cheek version and the MCS-TA adjustable cheek version with Terry Cross hardware. The standard weight of the fixed cheek is 2.5 lbs but with the 90% carbon fiber option is usually around 2.1 lbs. The standard weight of the adjustable cheek version is 3.4 lbs. The forend is 1.75 wide at the tip and rounded to a beaver tail that is flat. The forend is also wide enough to accept a #8 barrel which is about 1.125″ diameter at the tip of the stock. The MCS-T and TA comes standard with a 1″ Pachmyer Decel pad installed at a length of pull at 13.5″. This stock has a high cheekpiece for the bigger bell scopes and a nice palm swell. The forend and palm swell feature a molded in textured surface for a sure grip. The MCS-T was designed around an Rem 700 style action, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions. Please call for more details.

MCS-T3

This stock has became very popular as a very good long-range hunting / tactical stock. The standard weight is 2.6 lbs but can be had as light as 2.2 Lbs. The forend is 2.40” wide at the tip and will take up to a straight taper barrel of 1.350 inches in diameter. The MCS-T3 comes standard with a 1″ Pachmyer Decel pad installed at a length of pull at 13.5″. This stock has a high cheekpiece for the bigger bell scopes and a nice palm swell. The forend and palm swell feature a molded in textured surface for a sure grip. The MCS-T3 was designed around an Rem 700 style action, but can be had for Winchester, Savage, Howa and other actions. Please call for more details.