McMillan Fiberglass Stocks has published a video where Kelly McMillan tells about the new injection-molded polymer stocks made by the company’s division called McCubed (MC3). The company has also announced that these stocks are now available for preorder with the estimated release date being the September of the current year. The first models of McCubed stocks will be made for the Remington 700 (both short and long action lengths).
McCubed stocks are the more affordable entry-level versions of the McMillan stocks. Particularly, the MC3 Legend is patterned after the McMillan A-5 tactical stock and the McCubed Tradition is similar to the McMillan Game Scout stock.
One of the key features of these injection molded stocks is the material they are made of. The polymer material they use is called Xenolite. According to the company, this material has never been used in rifle stocks before. The new material in conjunction with a proprietary molding process allows them to make a completely solid stock (no cavities in stock and forearm areas) that is stiff, robust yet lightweight enough. As a matter of fact, the weights of MC3 stocks are identical to that of McMillan stocks that they are designed after.
According to Kelly McMillan, the reason other manufacturers don’t make their stocks solid is that the molding properties of the conventional polymers do not allow to make the stocks thicker than what you can normally see in the majority of plastic stocks. That’s why they have to have hollow stocks and forearms reinforced by polymer ribs.
If you want to learn more about these stocks, watch the mentioned video which you can find embedded below.
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