McMillan Fiberglass Stocks Frequently Asked Questions
1. What materials is a stock made of?
Each stock is made of multi-layers of eight-ounce woven fiberglass cloth, laminated under pressure with epoxy resin. The stock is filled with solid fiberglass in the receiver area and epoxy and glass beads in the forend.
2. Are your stocks hollow?
The only part of the stock that is hollow is the butt stock from the rear of the pistol grip to two inches from the end. This area is filled with urethane foam to deaden the sound and absorb vibration.
3. How much do your stocks weigh?
As a general rule our hunting stocks weigh approximately two pounds completely finished with pad and studs.
4. Can you make them any lighter?
Yes but to do so would compromise the strength and integrity of the stock so we don't.
5. Do you make Kevlar stocks?
No, from the testing we have done and the results of some independent testing we have determined that Kevlar does not improve the quality or strength of our stocks.
6. Do you use graphite?
Yes where added stiffness is desired we do use graphite. However it would be nearly impossible to subject a hunting rifle to a test which would warrant using graphite.
7. Why are your stocks more expensive than most?
We are dedicated to making the best stocks money can buy. The material, time, labor, and quality control required to do so is reflected in the price of the stock.
8. What method do you use to make your stocks?
We use the method commonly referred to as hand-laminating.
9. Why is this the best way?
Because it allows us to use the latest in technology accompanied by the hand-crafted techniques necessary to insure the highest quality.
10. Do your stocks have a foam core?
No ours are completely solid and then machine inletted rather than having the receiver area molded.
11. Can I customize the outside of the stock?
You can add anything to the outside you wish. However removing material compromises the integrity of the stock and, as a result, voids the guarantee.
12. What kind of guarantee do your stocks have?
An unconditional lifetime guarantee comes with all of our stocks. If your stock should crack, warp, split, or become unserviceable for any reason we will repair it, replace it, or refund your money.
13. Do I need a cross-bolt for a large caliber?
No the receiver area of our stocks is nine times stronger than wood and does not require reinforcing for any caliber.
14. Do you recommend barrel bedding or pressure points?
No, after installing thousands of stocks we have observed that 98% of the rifles are most accurate when free floated.
15. Do I need to bed the receiver?
We have found that in most cases our drop-in and custom fitted stocks provide better than adequate accuracy unbedded. However the final determination is left up the individual shooter.
16. Can I order from McMillan directly?
Yes we encourage you to use your local dealer but in the event you can't find a dealer you can order direct.
17. What type of finish is on the Fibergrain stocks?
The Fibergrain finish is a three-part exterior finish. It consists of a polyurethane base coat and top coat with the woodgrain printed over the base coat.
18. Is the Fibergrain finish durable?
Polyurethane enamel is the most durable sprayed-on finish on the market today. It is the same finish we use on our painted stocks.
19. Is the fabric on the Quiet Stock durable?
It is a nine-ounce flannel that is completely laminated to the stock. It has proven to be extremely durable.
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