- MemberSeptember 16, 2020 at 2:05 pm95 Bullseyes
Its been awhile since I’ve posted anything. Hope everyone is doing well in this crazy world.
I recently ordered Boyds Spike Camp stocks for 2 rifles that I plan to hunt with this fall and wanted to ditch the factory synthetic stocks. Didn’t want to drop a lot on money on stock like I have for my more target shooters, just something to make the rifle more pleasurable to carry and to too if a cheaper option stock will hold the same accuracy or improve it.
First off I was concerned and hesitate to order the stock but decided to go ahead considering the Spike Camp stock is only $99.00…so I placed an order for 2 with the optional 1″ recoils pad to give me a longer LOP. Waited a month for them to be delivered to Canada and just recently fitted them to both rifles.
I was totally surprised with how much I like this stock as soon as I held both rifles. The vertical grip they designed into this stock is great and I have big hands, a concern when I ordered them, but it fits me great. Shouldering the rifle is a big improvement over the factory stock and shooting position and form is improved. A total win win that I was not expecting. The over all fit was great and the channels were great, totally free floated to the action.
I’ll post a follow up review when I get a chance to shoot them but so far it was a great purchase.
Take a look at the pictures, I think they look great.
- MemberSeptember 20, 2020 at 9:21 pm95 Bullseyes
Shot the CTR this weekend to test the new stock. Very happy.
POI change from factory stock to Boyds was almost 1″ low and 1″ left with sighter.
Not that bad, I was expecting it to be off by a lot more.
Adjusted scope and shot a 3 shot group..This rife is used for hunting so not worried about 5 shot groups.
First group with factory Hornady 178grn ELDx ammo was .3″…pretty good!
A<font face=”inherit”>ll other groups shot about the same to .5″, </font>consistent<font face=”inherit”> 1/2 moa </font>groups on the day with this ammo.
Have not run any handloads through the rifle yet so have high hopes for 1/4 -1/2 moa with my loads shooting the same projectile.
- ModeratorSeptember 22, 2020 at 2:29 am197 Bullseyes
Glad it worked out for you , it’s always satisfying when a ‘cheaper’ option works out
- MemberSeptember 22, 2020 at 8:30 am95 Bullseyes
Totally surprised it worked out as good as it did. I had pans that I would immediately pillar bed the stocks to start off but for know will just shoot as is. The 308 accuracy with the Hornady ELDx is spot on, just so happens to be my go to hunting round so happy about that. Will try some of the proven handholds for this barrel later this fall.
Testing the 300wsm this weekend. Hope it shoots as good with Winchester Deer Xp.
- MemberSeptember 23, 2020 at 8:30 pm41 Bullseyes
Those look great.
I just bought a T3x Compact (my first Tikka) and am thinking about upgrading the stock. How is the weight of the Boyds stock? Is it much more than the synthetic Tikka stock?
- MemberSeptember 24, 2020 at 11:49 am95 Bullseyes
Its heavier, but don’t have any exact numbers from a scale to share.
I’ve spent good money on stocks over the years and while they have performed they cost a lot!
I got the same performance out of this $100us Spike camp stock as I have with $600us stocks.
Its obviously not a high end stock but for a hunting rifle that will get dinged and scratched I totally endorse it. The fit is excellent, and it really does make the rifle easier to get on target while standing, tracking targets, etc…You won’t be disappointed. Just order the AT-1 1″ butt pad with it to change for better length of pull…its also pretty darn stiff and I truly believe after shooting it that the laminated layers of the stock really absorbs the harmonics of the gun making it more accurate. I’ve got a 308 CTR with a $100 stock that shoots factory ammo below .5 moa…most groups just over .25…cant beat that. The true test will be my 300wsm this weekend. Gun was 1-1.5moa with Winchester Deer XP before so if I get .5-1″ groups out the this gun now you know the stock is completely worth it.
- MemberSeptember 24, 2020 at 8:49 pm41 Bullseyes
Thanks for the info. I don’t really want to add any weight, but I’m addicted to accuracy, so I may have to go for it. My son bought the wood stocked Hunter version a couple of months ago and it’s a little more accurate. Both are 6.5 CR with 24.3″ barrels. I’m looking forward to your results this weekend.
I bedded my stock and free floated the barrel this week. I’ll do some shooting this weekend and see if that helped.
- MemberNovember 19, 2020 at 10:35 pm17 Bullseyes
Pretty nice, I have worked hard on my Tikka. T-1 to get it installed but if it works then kudos!
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