First Look: McMillan A5 Thumbhole Rifle Stock

by
posted on July 19, 2018
mcmillan-usa-a5-thumbhole-rifle-stock-f.jpg
McMillan has long been popular with precision shooters, thanks to the company's line of fiberglass rifle stocks designed to provide premium performance in rugged environments, and one of the company's most-recognized designs is its A5 tactical stock. Now, in 2018, McMillan enhanced its A5 design with the all-new A5 Thumbhole Rifle Stock, offering an additional ergonomic option for shooters who prefer this particular stock style.

When it comes to stock ergonomics, individual shooter preference counts, and many shooters find it more comfortable to use thumbhole-style stocks for wrist alignment. This allows them to increase the length of time spend behind the gun, leading to longer shooting sessions and more skill-building practice, thanks to the enhanced feel of this particular design. Another benefit offered by the thumbhole-style stock is an increased ability to produce a trigger-pull motion that comes straight to the rear, minimizing movement and ensuring that precision platforms stay securely on target throughout the firing process.

Each McMillan A5 Thumbhole Rifle Stock is built on the classic A5 stock design, adding in the ergonomic benefits of this particular setup without compromising the accuracy- and durability-enhancing elements of the tried-and-true A5 system. In addition to the improved feel of the thumbhole setup, the stock also incorporates an adjustable comb that allows users to find the perfect cheek weld for their particular precision optic.

At the front of the stock, consumers will find a flat, wide fore-end that's designed to rest securely on shooting bags or rifle rests, providing a solid shooting position for precision work. The inlet allows a barreled action to rest deeply inside the stock, lowering the center of gravity and providing enhanced stability for reduced movement while shooting. On the underside of the stock, a cut-out in the butt offers an opportunity for users to put increased pressure on the gun, burying it solidly in the shooter's shoulder for further security. The cut-out also provides space for a shooter's support hand to produce slight adjustments to the aiming point through the use of a toe bag.

Each McMillan A5 Thumbhole Rifle Stock can be had in a number of colors and finish choices, and consumers can also customize their stock from the factory with a range of recoil pads, butt plates, pillars, accessory rails and cheek pieces. The suggested retail price on the stock starts around $700 and depends on finish options and additional accessories selected.

Latest

Trijicon rebate
Trijicon rebate

Trijicon Offers RMRcc Rebate Program

Save $100 on a red dot optic for your firearm.

First Look: ZeroTech Optics Vengeance 1-6x24 LPVO

A low power variable optic with features suitable for close and medium range engagements.

Controlling the Reactionary Gap

More space equals more time equals more opportunity to solve the tactical problem. The converse is also true: Less space equals less time equals fewer opportunities to solve the tactical problem. How can you create and control the reactionary gap affording you a tactical advantage when bad things happen to good people?

First Look: Mauser M18 Savanna Bolt Action Rifle

Blaser Group is adding a new bolt action rifle to value-oriented Mauser M18 stable of rifles.

Shotguns: What’s New In 2022

Although I tend to believe being well trained with any shotgun is better than being untrained with the best one, why not be well trained with a great gun? To that end, here are a few defensive shotguns for all tastes, and all-new for 2022.

First Look: DeSantis SlimTuk for the SIG Sauer P365

A new IWB holster option for a popular subcompact defensive pistol.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.