Another shooter willing to talk about his McMillan Xit. “Kelly,
Well, it has been right at 1 year of campaigning with my XIT stock in F-T/R and I have some observations. I know you wanted a story of some kind, but I cannot come up with anything that would constitute a story so I decided to write a review. I hope this helps . First, the fit and finish are amazing. The color scheme came out exactly as I had envisioned it and the machining is excellent. Rail fit, pillars and action machining are excellent. The most pleasing aspect of this stock is the way it tracks at the shot. I have run several other stocks, including an A-5 when I first started, and I have never had a rifle track as true as the XIT. It simply runs straight back every shot. I am assuming that this is because there is no cast in the butt stock. Whatever it is, I do not have to re-align the rifle after each shot. The vertical pistol grip and the way it is cut really makes for a comfortable, repeatable grip, which is so important for shot to shot consistency. Even with my short index finger and therefore a long trigger finger, the grip angle and being cut past center allows a relaxed grip on the rifle and proper trigger finger placement. The adjustable magnetic cheek piece is well designed and is as solid as a fixed cheek piece. The only issue I have had with it is a loosening of the hold down thumbscrews during a string. It is a small thing and I just occasionally check and tighten them. The adjustable cast feature is also a nice touch that allows even greater adjustability for the shooter. The butt plate is solidly built and holds adjustment with no problems. I have never had any trouble with anything on the butt plate loosening.
So that is what my impression is of the first year with my XIT stock. It is rapidly becoming the gold standard in F-T/R as evidenced by the growing number of them that I see at matches. Thank you again for your generous sponsorship of Team Savage. Hope to see you in Dallas.
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