200+ McMillan Stock Colors Photos

03 Jul

McMillan marble stocks are conspicuous and unmistakable. They pioneered the molded-in, swirling colors finish and its become a hallmark of McMillan stocks. But if you’re like me … you’ve seen some you really like, and some that are so ugly they almost scare you away from the idea completely. It’s just seems like such a gamble on an expensive stock.

“It’s a bit of a crap shoot if you’re trying to get exactly what you envision. That said, I haven’t been disappointed with how any of them turned out.” – Owner of 4 McMillan marble stocks

That is exactly what drove me to spend hours searching the web, reading hundreds of forum threads, and contacting McMillan several times. I’ve compiled the most comprehensive and organized photo gallery of 200+ McSwirly marble stocks to help you find the perfect color combination. I’ve found as many finishes and patterns as possible, and looked for pictures where the exact color ratios were also provided. I then literally spent days organizing and editing all those pictures. I tried to correct photo color issues caused by cameras or exposure, cropped them in a way that makes side-by-side comparison easier, combined multiple views of the same stock into a single image, enlarged & sharpened many of the photos, and added the color ratios for easy reference.

McMillan Stock Colors Photo Galleries

I’ve broken the pictures up into a few different photo galleries, based on the primary color of the stock.  Just click on one of the galleries below to start looking.

 Olive Tan Brown McMillan Marble Stock Color Photo Gallery

Gray Black White McMillan Marble Stock Color Pictures

Green Blue Turquoise McMillan Marble Stock Color Pictures

Red Burgandy Marble Stock Color Pictures

Orange Yellow Marble Stock Color Pictures

Grape Purple Pink Marble Stock Color Pictures

McMillan Flame Stock Color Pictures

Tips On Ordering McMillan Marble Stocks

  1. If you find a photo of a stock you like, you can send it to McMillan and ask them what the colors and ratios are. They are easy to work with, and happy to help. They can try to match the stock, but they are careful to say “No two stocks are ever made alike as the marbling action is totally random in occurence.”
  2. You can pick 2, 3, or even 4 colors … but not 1. “Solid molded-in colored stocks are not available from McMillan.”
  3. You can choose from any of the 28 color choices below to configured in a few different ways: standard molded-in marble finish (swirl or vertical), “flame” marble (fades from one color to other colors) or use them in a camo finish (GAP style).  A few people have also ordered “Tigerstripe” stocks, which essentially is requesting that McMillan doesn’t mix the colors together as much as they normally would on a marble stock.  It leaves long streaks of solid colors that … look like a tiger stripe.
  4. The first color listed becomes the base color.
  5. A veteran at this told me if you stay with camp colors, you typically won’t be surprised.  It is when you mix in reds, whites, and grays that you might get unexpected effects.  The red can run into white and come up with pink.
  6. These are all “utility grade” and may contain small defects.  This is actually what McMillan posts on their website in clear text.

McMillan Stock Color Choices for Molded-In Swirled Marble and Camo Finishes


Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Gunsmith, McMillan, Stocks


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17 responses to “200+ McMillan Stock Colors Photos

  1. William Woody

    December 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I’m wanting to turn my savage 110 300 win mag into a long range hunter. What stock would you recommend?

    • Cal

      December 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      I personally went with a McMillan A3-5 adjustable stock on my long-range hunting rifle. It’s a great choice, and I’d recommend it.

      And I’m also very impressed with Manners stocks. They are similar to McMillan, but have layers of carbon fiber added to the shell (McMillan are just fiberglass). In fact, they just came out with a shell that is 100% carbon fiber. That is what I used on my latest competition rifle.

      I would recommend a Manners Elite Hunter over the folding stock that I used on that target rifle. It would be lighter weight, but I’d still make sure you got an adjustable cheek piece. That is a non-negotiable feature on a precision rifle for me.

      In my opinion, there aren’t other stocks that stack up to those for a long-range hunter (or lightweight tactical rifle). There are some great chassis out there, but they’re all too heavy for a hunter. I bet you’d love either a Mac or Manners.

      Hope this helps!


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