Friend and Reader Drew K sent me an email last week (appropos of my range report on the Howa HCR) which contained this:
One of ProMag’s first big projects was a replacement “precision” stock for the M1a.
Had a retired NGMU (National Guard Marksmanship Unit) armorer do a demonstration shoot, published in the old Shotgun News, of what just replacing the standard wood stock with ours would accomplish: Improvement by 1/2″ at 100yds.
That same stock is now available for the Howa. Check it out.
Well, I did.
I’m sorry, Drew, but those don’t do anything for me. I know they’re accurate, and improve a rifle’s accuracy and so on.
But here’s the thing. I never could shoot that accurately anyway, and I don’t do competitive shooting anymore, so an improvement of 1/2″ at 100 yards wouldn’t mean much.
More to the point, I think those stocks are pig-ugly. Conceptually, they look like some engineer made a robot of a woman:
…and said “See? It’s a functional improvement over a normal woman.”
No, it isn’t.
So ask me again which one I prefer, between this:
Or even this:
I’m sorry; what was the question, again? I seem to have lost the thread.