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    Anyone have or have used a Grayboe stock/chassis?

    Looking at getting the Neo in M81 Woodland for my R700 5R .308

    https://www.grayboe.com/products/neo...39428827742370

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    Comes ready to accept AICS mags; M5 bottom metal already integrated along with MLOK attachment points.

    Iíve currently got a Magpul Hunter stock (came on rifle) and itíll get me by for the time being until Iím ready to start shooting it in tactical rifle matches

    There was a good review about another Grayboe stock on the Hide but this one is a little more along the lines of what Iím looking for

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    If you're willing to broaden to the discussion to why you like this stock, and what other options might be out there, I'd love to hear your (and other's) thoughts. I've had a Hunter stock on my 700 5R for a while and it never was completely comfortable on my cheek. The comb of the stock was a little to "pointy" with how it fit against my face. I'd like to find another option, but I don't really want to spend $1000+ on a stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatordev View Post
    If you're willing to broaden to the discussion to why you like this stock, and what other options might be out there, I'd love to hear your (and other's) thoughts. I've had a Hunter stock on my 700 5R for a while and it never was completely comfortable on my cheek. The comb of the stock was a little to "pointy" with how it fit against my face. I'd like to find another option, but I don't really want to spend $1000+ on a stock.
    Well, it looks expensive but when compared with popular options, itís really not

    The MDT LSS-XL is a very close competitor at $499, but when you add the $300 buttstock it needs that it doesnít come with, then youíre already at $799 whereas the Grayboe stock comes ready to use at $699.

    KRG stocks like the Bravo are fine but I personally am not going to ditch an aluminum reinforced polymer stock for another one for $400. The cheek comb on the Magpul isnít the best but I pulled a little sleeve on mine and put a small piece of foam in it. Helps the feel but I donít like it on there a whole lot

    Oryx chassis is around $400, comes ready to accept mags and comes ready to go but an extra few hundred bucks to get what I really like the look of...buy once cry once and all that I guess

    For $699 out the door with free shipping, the Grayboe is a pretty good deal

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    Well, it looks expensive but when compared with popular options, it’s really not
    I guess that's what I was getting at. My post was poorly worded. That's why I was curious why this one stood out (other than price).

    Given it's a regular AR pistol grip, any ideas if there's a place for your shooting hand thumb to rest? I'm often shooting an AR with my thumb on the strong side in certain positions when doing precision work, and it looks like that might be needed with this setup as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatordev View Post
    I guess that's what I was getting at. My post was poorly worded. That's why I was curious why this one stood out (other than price).

    Given it's a regular AR pistol grip, any ideas if there's a place for your shooting hand thumb to rest? I'm often shooting an AR with my thumb on the strong side in certain positions when doing precision work, and it looks like that might be needed with this setup as well.
    Itll accept an AR style grip but ive seen them with more traditional vertical grips also. Looks like an integrated thumb rest on the right side in line with the safety

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    Not a fan of using spacers for LOP adjustments. Truly the only adjustment Ive ever changed once rifle is set up. Eye relief is critical on high magnification optics and I adjust LOP when I layer clothes in the winter. Too much $$ to be playing with spacers.

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    The Grayboe seems pretty expensive for what is. As Sinner stated, I believe the LOP adjustment without spacers is the way to go. MDT is a solid company and they produce high quality equipment. I use their adjustable grip on an XLR chassis (work rifle). I had tried to use their stock and folder on the XLR as well, but unfortunately the XLR interface for the folder was proprietary and I could not use it. An MDT chassis was on my list for a new build, but since going down the rabbit hole of actions and barrels Iím just going to go AI. The XLR is another option perhaps, and one could use an XLR buttstock on a Sharps Bros. Chassis too. In any case, let us know what you settle on and how it works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatordev View Post
    If you're willing to broaden to the discussion to why you like this stock, and what other options might be out there, I'd love to hear your (and other's) thoughts. I've had a Hunter stock on my 700 5R for a while and it never was completely comfortable on my cheek. The comb of the stock was a little to "pointy" with how it fit against my face. I'd like to find another option, but I don't really want to spend $1000+ on a stock.
    I've seen a lot of guys fix that with something like an ABD pad and some Coban. That might sound ghetto, but it works for dudes way better at that stuff than me, so I considered it a hot tip for fitment issues.

    PS: Coban can be had in many different colors, especially since the gun crowd took to it. You can even get black multicam if you want to pay "glorified" prices.

    PPS: Maybe some really dense foam like Ferno head Immobilizer blocks would work for fine tuning the height.. Actually, a chin/forehead strap foam would be just about perfect for the top of the comb.
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    I recently submitted a Form 1 for a R700 on a KDG chassis. The only reason I got it was it folded. I'm curious to see any further discussion on what makes one bolt gun chassis better than another, and what features are desireable... as I have limited knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    I recently submitted a Form 1 for a R700 on a KDG chassis. The only reason I got it was it folded. I'm curious to see any further discussion on what makes one bolt gun chassis better than another, and what features are desireable... as I have limited knowledge.
    Not that I'm some expert but it definitely depends on the discipline of shooting. F Class is going to be different than PRS which would also be different than benchrest.

    I'm no expert but I've been reading and observing about bolt guns for a while now. There are some cool videos out there showing what people get and why. It's definitely been a learning experience. From what I gather folding stocks are more about transportation than anything.

    A lot of people really want to customize their stuff based on very specific needs. They can add weights or move them around to create balance. There is a lot of people that look into recoil management. Offset butt pads that are adjustable as well as the actual design can have "flex" when it's not wanted and about 100 other things all get considered.

    General use rifles might look a tad bit different than something like an FClass rifle. Big fat stocks ride in rests or on bags better but you might not even be able to add a bipod to it.

    In a lot of cases I don't think the answer is "better" but rather "more suited for a specific thing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    I recently submitted a Form 1 for a R700 on a KDG chassis.
    KDG or KRG? Admittedly it was a quick look, but I didn't see a chassis listing on the KDG site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tact View Post
    The Grayboe seems pretty expensive for what is. As Sinner stated, I believe the LOP adjustment without spacers is the way to go. MDT is a solid company and they produce high quality equipment. I use their adjustable grip on an XLR chassis (work rifle). I had tried to use their stock and folder on the XLR as well, but unfortunately the XLR interface for the folder was proprietary and I could not use it. An MDT chassis was on my list for a new build, but since going down the rabbit hole of actions and barrels Iím just going to go AI. The XLR is another option perhaps, and one could use an XLR buttstock on a Sharps Bros. Chassis too. In any case, let us know what you settle on and how it works out.
    Can you give an example of something identical but cheaper?

    For example, a comparable MDT chassis is $500 without the stock, which is another $300. Not sharpshooting you so to speak but for a solid aluminum chassis versus an aluminum reinforced polymer stock like KRG Bravo (and other KRGs for example I donít like the misaligned polymer sections I see on all their stocks), the price seems pretty decent for all the ones Iíve looked at recently

    I like the XLR Element and with the cheaper stock added its very similar in price ($650). Price isnít the end all be all here but if at $699 OTD itís expensive Iím just looking at the wrong things I guess

    And as far as the spacer vs thumb screw LOP adjustment...granted i have more experience with fixed stocks on bolt guns rather than adjustable, but if Iím setting it and leaving it alone, I donít see the issue unless itís more a matter of minute/down to the precise millimeter of fitment. If thatís the case then I can see why the infinite adjustment is preferred depending on the amount of adjustment needed




    I definitely havenít bought anything yet and Iím still researching options

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    Went back and looked a little more in depth at the XLR Element 4.0. Had some options I really liked that were very similar to the Grayboe stock but I liked the longer forend and the additional thumb rest that could be moved around

    XLRís lead time is 12-18 weeks. Ouch. Wonder if I can find it in stock anywhere? Their .Mil program took 10% off which was cool of them

    Iíll need a new Arisaka barricade stop...

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    Not sure what your tripod situation is but the Arca rail machined into the chassis is nice as well. Iíve dropped all use of my hog saddles and am utilizing the Arca on everything. Area 419 added some extra to it in the ArcaLock if you have to add a rail to a chassis that doesnít have it.

    I ran across the Woox chassis systems a while back too as another option. I have no experience with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatordev View Post
    KDG or KRG? Admittedly it was a quick look, but I didn't see a chassis listing on the KDG site.
    You're right, it is KRG, but had KDG on my mind.

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