1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

WHO SHOULD I HAVE MAKE ME A CUSTOM STOCK

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jim creighton, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. jim creighton

    jim creighton Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    201
    I'am considering having a stock made to fit me-I'am a lefty-have never shot a gun that had a lefty stock .Who do you guy's suggest-also I live in Upper Mi so I need someone fairly close.I shoot an MX8. Thank's Jim C
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    7,772
    Buy a used PFS first about $700-900 with grip). Tune it up yourself. Then decide if a custom stock is for you. Just the fitting from a well know stockmaker cost a friend of my $2500 a few months ago. That did not include the wood for a MX10.
     
  3. plaw

    plaw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    What shot410ga. says makes since to me,if you can get a pfs set up to shoot where you are looking then take it to a stock maker and tell him that if the deminsons you want.
     
  4. Patrick Haskins

    Patrick Haskins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    557
    Go to DeVault and have it made right from the beginning.
    Pat
     
  5. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,959
    I do this for a living and with your location you are best to go to Dennis Devault. Drive down to Ohio and have him fit you.

    Joe Goldberg

    If you want to make a trip to Atlantic City I'd be glad to help you but its closer therefor more economical to see Dennis in Ohio.
     
  6. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,688
    Location:
    ohio
    i agree with the pfs deal. Once you get it set and decide to have a custom stock made you can sell the pfs stock for what you have in it and get your money back.
     
  7. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,959
    Contrary to populsr oppinion you cant use a PFS as a pattern or dimentions on a wood stock. Just does not work that way. If you Don' believe me then try calling Dennis De Vault.

    Joe goldberg
     
  8. michmoe

    michmoe TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    726
    Let me know when ya wanna go to Ohio Jim, I might just want to go with you. Hope to shoot @ Jaquas Labor Day weekend cuz Manistique isn't having a shoot!!!
     
  9. washandwear

    washandwear Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    414
    Hi

    Precision fit stock would be my choice. Or send a stock to Ken Rucker and have a recoil device, adjustable comb, and adjustable butt pad installed. Either will get you a better solution. The ability to adjust the butt bad, cast and recoil reduction is priceless. I am a lefty as well and went the custom route first but found my shooting style and body characteristics changed over time and the stock no longer fit the way I wanted it to. Also, recoil devices and adustable butt pads are not prevelant on custom stocks. A custom stock is static and we shooters are not.

    Regards

    W&W
     
  10. Huntin'Fool

    Huntin'Fool Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,573
    Wenig hands down
     
  11. seitz245

    seitz245 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    413
    Chris Vendel !!!! Totally awsome job!!!
     
  12. Patrick Haskins

    Patrick Haskins Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    557
    DeVault,only DeVault
     
  13. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,687
    You would look great with one of those custom thumbholes by Wenig like in Iron Mountain!!!! Break em all

    GS
     
  14. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,465
    Dennis DeVault. Ohio.

    blade819
     
  15. carpetman

    carpetman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    66
    DeVault The best!!!!!!
     
  16. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,528
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    " Contrary to populsr oppinion you cant use a PFS as a pattern or dimentions on a wood stock. Just does not work that way. If you Don' believe me then try calling Dennis De Vault.

    Joe goldberg"

    Why not? Dimensions are dimensions, regardless of what type of stock they come off of. Granted, the dimensions achievable with a PFS may not be able to be replicated in a wood stock due to the stock bolt such as offset @ the comb and pad (the PFS can be set to much more extreme dimensions than most wood stocks can be built to without getting into the stock bolt hole), but assuming non-extreme measurements, everything else should translate over...
     
  17. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    Jimmy, If your down for the fall team shoot, you're welcome to shoot my MX-15 with the Wenig LH Harlan Campbell style stock.

    It might give you an idea of what Wenig, or, DeVault would feel like.

    Your shells of course....

    Jim Chapman
     
  18. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    6,225
    Wenig is a copy of DeVaults design without custom fitting.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  19. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    that's my point Phil....
     
  20. SlowArrow

    SlowArrow Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    67
    I'm sitting in the airport on my way back from a fitting for a custom stock with Dennis DeVault, and I can add my recommendation for the services he offers. While you can grab a PFS and adjust it until you think it is right, you can spend a lot of time working out the details and guessing if it is really right. I was aftaid that I'd still be adjusting the stock for years to come, and frankly one thing that connects me to my gun is the fact that I love a beautiful piece of wood as the stock.

    If you go to Dennis, he and his team will use their skills and experience to fit a temporary stock to you, and fit you correctly. They shape it to match you and your shooting style perfectly. He takes away the guess work, no trial and error, just a few hours to get a perfectly fitting stock designed just for you. How do you know it's right, because for the rest of day you go out and shoot it. I mean shoot it enough to know it is right......or take it with you and shoot it until you are sure. Then he builds your stock to match the temporary stock he made.

    Can't comment on the rest of the process yet, but after meeting the whole team and seeing the results he routinely produces - Im looking forward to that experience. My stock was comfortable, and I felt I adjusted to it within a round or two (okay - I've still got to do my part, but I'm not claiming any magical properties here). It was a great time - exactly the reason he is so highly recommended.

    Mike Sandy