Precision Shooting: McMillan’s Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole Stock

Precision Shooting: McMillan’s Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole Stock

McMillan puts a new twist on its popular precision line with the introduction of the Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole Stock.

What the Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole Stock offers:

  • Ambidextrous thumbhole grip.
  • Spacer system to adjust length of pull.
  • Available with and without Screw adjusted cheekpiece.
  • Wide and flat beavertail forearm.
  • Can be inlet for most Remington actions.


Caliber dominates the conversation, but much of what defines a precision rifle is the main feature that interacts with the shooter – the stock. To that end, McMillan has been way ahead of the curve, providing precision platforms long before every shooter with trigger finger aimed to connect at a country mile. The Arizona company helped define high-performance fiberglass stocks and continues to do so today. Its latest creation won’t ring every marksman’s bell, but for those who swear by thumbhole stocks, the new model of the A-5 is certain to pique interest. The line is a favorite of competitive shooters and could gain a few new fans in the ranks of varmint hunters and benchrest shooters with the Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole Stock. That is if the price is right, which is up in the air presently as McMillan has yet to release an MSRP. Though, most of the company's stocks generally run from the low-$300 to mid-$500 range.

Press release follows:

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks continues to expand its line of precision tactical bolt rifle stocks with the recent release of the Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole stock. This new stock design capitalizes on the core A-5 design while providing shooters with a thumbhole configuration that some find more suitable to their shooting style.

For many shooters, a thumbhole/pistol grip style stock offers a more comfortable wrist alignment—particularly for long shooting sessions—and a straighter trigger pull for improved shot consistency. The Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole stock delivers on both accounts, making it one of the most comfortable, ergonomic stocks available for precision tactical and long-range shooting. In addition to the thumbhole design, the McMillan Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole stock also features an available adjustable cheek piece for achieving an optimal cheek weld.

As with the original McMillan A-5 stock, the Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole stock includes a wide and flat beaver-tail forearm that's perfect for shooting on bags or on ad hoc rests. The barreled action sits low in the stock for maximum stability while the integrated butt hook lets shooters control the rifle with the non-trigger hand.

The new Adjustable A-5 Thumbhole stock is offered in a wide assortment of color and finish options and can be further customized at the factory with the customer's choice of butt plates and pads, cheek pieces, pre-installed pillars, and assorted accessories.

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