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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-11-2018, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Boyds gun stocks

anybody have one ?


what was / is your experience with them ? thumb hole or regular ?



good, bad, indifferent ? did the gun just drop in the stock or was work needed to make it fit ?


My neighbor wants one. he is going to order the thumb hole model for his 30-06

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My son broke the composite factory stock on his Marlin X7 so we replaced with a Boyds (not thumbhole). It was a substantial weight increase as you might expect. This was the first laminate stock I have experience but it is noticeably heavier in the hand than a traditional walnut stock IMO. I did end up glass bedding about an inch or so past the barrel lug for a more secure fit. They are well made, Boyds put out a video of the them driving it thru plywood throwing it like a tomahawk.
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I considered one for my Savage 220. A lot of Jersey guys use them on the 220 and like them.

I was going to buy a thumbhole but there have been times I had to switch shoulders because the critter was coming from the wrong direction. I put off the purchase until I try shooting a righthand thumbhole from the left side.
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My brother has had a few. Both thumb holes and sporter. I’ve shot them and the have a good feel and weight. I think he said they all basically dropped in with some minor work in the mag well corners on one.
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I've got two... one on a Remington 700 in .223, and another one that came from the factory on a Savage 93 in .17HMR. I've never worried much about weight, especially on those guns since they're both bull barrel. The 700 was a drop-in fit, and have had no issues and I haven't had it off since I installed it. Both guns shoot sub-MOA with factory ammo and cheap scopes, so the stock hasn't had any noticeable negative effects on accuracy. I love the look and feel of a thumb hole stock, although as eluded to above it won't allow you to shoot comfortably from the opposite shoulder.
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I considered one for my Savage 220. A lot of Jersey guys use them on the 220 and like them.

I was going to buy a thumbhole but there have been times I had to switch shoulders because the critter was coming from the wrong direction. I put off the purchase until I try shooting a righthand thumbhole from the left side.
Don’t bother as they are very much side dependent and do not lend well to support side shooting. That being said they are very comfortable when shooting normally, my dad and now my uncle both put them on their 7600s and love them. To swap the stocks it was a simple bolt and go affair, we changed my dad’s in roughly 5 minutes.

Also they will effect your rate of fire as it takes longer to get your thumb in and out of the hole compared to resting it on top. Not a huge concern but something to keep note of.
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I have a boyds (non thumbhole) on a savage bag. Required just a little bit of sanding to get the action to drop in. Also, the bolt release button was covered up by the new stock. Had to sand quite a bit in that area.

Other than that, they are a good looking stock that has a nice finish to it. I wouldn't recommend it for a rim fire such as the bmag though. The heavy stock really messes with the balance of a super light rifle.
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Boyd's Stock on a Savage 220...

I just got a Savage 220 last year and I am considering the Boyd's Stock as well for it. I was seriously looking at the ATOne stock. I went to the Outdoor Show in Harrisburg and held the stocks and wasn't real impressed with the ATOne. I did like the Thumbhole stock though. Which stock does most of your buddies have on their Savage 220?


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I considered one for my Savage 220. A lot of Jersey guys use them on the 220 and like them.

I was going to buy a thumbhole but there have been times I had to switch shoulders because the critter was coming from the wrong direction. I put off the purchase until I try shooting a righthand thumbhole from the left side.

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I just got a Savage 220 last year and I am considering the Boyd's Stock as well for it. I was seriously looking at the ATOne stock. I went to the Outdoor Show in Harrisburg and held the stocks and wasn't real impressed with the ATOne. I did like the Thumbhole stock though. Which stock does most of your buddies have on their Savage 220?

The guys I talked to have the Featherweight Thumbhole.
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My savage 220;shoots so good I afraid to mess with it
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