Frank Mitchell’s Personal Precision Rifle
STEP 2 – THE STOCK
Although the Remington 700 AAC-SD comes with a Hogue Overmolded stock that has a pleasing profile and beefy fore grip area, it’s really not a proper precision rifle stock and ultimately, the stock that comes with the gun will negatively affect performance. The main reason for this lies in the fore grip area.
On a true precision rifle, what you want is for the barrel to be fully floated. This means that nothing touches the barrel after it leaves the action, and the barrel doesn’t touch anything. The Hogue unit that comes with the AAC-SD is really deficient in this department. Even adding a bipod will cause the fore grip to come in contact with the barrel, and that negatively affects performance.
What you want here is a proper precision rifle stock with a full length bedding block. A full length bedding block is a piece of aluminum that is embedded within the stock, and it is the same length as the action of the gun. When you bolt the stock to the action, the aluminum bedding block mates perfectly with the action and gives it full length support, which improves accuracy.
The stock Frank chose was the Bell and Carlson 2956. This is a great stock that duplicates many features found in much more expensive stocks. It has:
- A full length CNC machined aluminum bedding block and quality construction.
- Dual front sling studs which allow you to attach a sling as well as a bipod.
- A built in Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad.
- Priced right at around $289.99 street.
- Can be painted any color you like.
Important Note: When ordering this stock, make sure of the following:
- That it is for a Remington 700 short action.
- That it comes cut from the factory for a bottom metal. This will cost you extra, but is well worth having done at the factory!