MCS-TA S/A Hunting Stock- GAP, Heavy Palma, Limbsaver Recoil Pad, 2 Flush Cups (Left), 2 Studs
Introduced in 2014, our line of hunting stocks, called the Elite Hunter Series, was developed to be as light as possible but still maintain the ruggedness, stability, accuracy and ergonomics of the rest of our lineup. To accomplish this, we went back to the drawing board. In the past, the composite industry was driven by aerospace technology, but in recent years, there have been quite a few advancements in the wind energy market. Off-shore carbon fiber wind turbine blades are now being made longer than 110 meters.
We took some of these advancements in materials and ideas and developed a new process for this series from lay-up to fill. To start, all the Elite Hunter stocks had to have a 100% carbon fiber shell. The second step was to develop a super light fill that would still hold up to any magnum caliber that you could throw at it. We still had to use our full sized 9/16" pillars, lightweight fill in non-critical areas and heavy fill where needed. Because the heavy fill adds weight quickly, we developed a process that can precisely control the amount of this material and place it only where it is most needed (e.g., the recoil lug/front pillar area and web area in front of the trigger).
The MCS-TA is our more traditional hunting/tactical stock. The MCS-TA is adjustable cheek with Terry Cross hardware, and the standard weight of the adjustable cheek version is 3.4-3.6 lbs. The forend is 1.75 wide at the tip and rounded to a beaver tail that is flat.
The forend is also wide enough to accept a #8 barrel which is about 1.125″ diameter at the tip of the stock. The MCS-TA comes standard with a 1″ Pachmyer Decel pad installed at a length of pull at 13.5″. This stock has a high cheekpiece for the bigger bell scopes and a nice palm swell. The forend and palm swell feature a molded-in textured surface for a sure grip. The MCS-TA was designed around an Rem 700 style action, but can be inletted for Savage short actions with the Savage BDL mini chassis and other actions.