The question of stocks pops up on this forum frequently and McMillan's name is mentioned quite a bit. One of the more common complaints that I have read about is the time required to build a custom stock.
Today I drove up to the factory and dropped a deposit on a custom build TAC 338 Lapua and picked out all the custom features that are of interest to me.
One thing that I was told while going over my build plan was that their custom orders on stocks is down to a 2-2.5 month build time. They had been backed up to a 4-5 months build time most of last year due to military commitments.
If anyone has put off ordering a custom McMillan stock because of time constraints now would be a good time to get a order in. I ordered a green, black and tan marble swirl in the A-5 with a thumb wheel adjustable cheek piece. That adjustment system is different than their standard A-5 stock but changes are part of what make each stock unique.
The total build time in my rifle package is 4 months, that's two months faster than an equivalent rifle a good friend had built last year. This friend also accompanied me the the factory today and dropped a deposit on another TAC model to complement his TAC 338. His new rifle will be chambered in 6.5mmX47mm Lapua. This rifle will be built on their TAC 308 platform with a 1:8 twist and a 24" barrel.
I became hooked on the TAC 338 Lapua last week after attending a 2 day class taught by Ryan McMillan. He covered basics in long range shooting, he's a former Navy Seal sniper. I was able to successfully hit targets out to 1070 yards with a TAC 338 Lapua that I borrowed from the above mention friend.
I look forward to taking delivery of my own TAC 338 in June and taking advanced long range courses offered by Ryan.