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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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for your go to hunting rifle what stock do you prefer and why? wood or synthetic?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 11:52 AM
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Re: rifle stock

Synthetic, don't want to worry about scratching the finish. Wood is for safe queens.
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I favor walnut or laminate for the feel. I like synthetic for bad weather and hard hunting.
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Re: rifle stock

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Re: rifle stock

Wood. I just like the feel. Plastic is for toys.

I never shot a rifle that had a "good" synthetic stock. I'm told they feel different. I don't think I will ever find out.

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Re: rifle stock

if weight is not important: laminate. most wet resistant: synthetic. cost no object: high end wood. most high tech: carbon fiber with aluminmum bedding plate. which is better? which is better, boxers or briefs? all personal preference. my long range target rifles have laminate. my service rifle is synthetic. my vintage military are wood. my current hunting rifle is mid range wood(kimber) my current shotgun is high end wood(beretta) the only one i don't have is carbon fiber with plate. all work and all have their place.
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Re: rifle stock

I prefer the look of wood, but if I ever buy a new rifle or decide to "upgrade" my old Savage 110 7mm-08 I think I am going with synthetic.

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Re: rifle stock

I have four rifles with synthetic stocks: M700ADL; M788 with a Ramline I put on it (orginal stock was toast when I bought it used); Cheapo flinter I bought as a back up; and one of my 1022s has a Fajen adjustable thumbhole on it, won at an NRA banquet years ago.

Otherwise, it's walnut and blued steel around here, although my favorite 25-06 is a SS Douglass on a laminate varminter stock.

Sometimes at camp I'll shuffle over to the gunrack to pick a rifle up and fondle it a bit, because it looked so good, it needed some extra attention. None have ever been synthetics. They're just practical tools to have around on occasion.


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Synthetic wood is for fire places and coffee tables

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I like synthetic for durability and bad weather. wood looks nicer but synthetic is lighter and dont get scratched up in the brush.

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