August 29, 2003, 10:40 AM
A friend of mine is looking at a Rem. 700 mountain rifle with a laminate stock. Anyone have any experience on how the laminate holds up?
August 29, 2003, 12:58 PM
great, AFAIK. At least as good as regular wood stocks.
August 29, 2003, 01:52 PM
At least as good as regular wood stocks.
When it comes to aesthetics and warmth of wood, the above is correct.
When it comes to stability in extremes of temperature and humidity, the laminates are considerably better than regular wood, and approach or meet that of the synthetics. Which they should, considering the process used to make laminated stocks these days. Rutland Plywood in Vermont is the source of the laminated blanks one sees on Ruger, Remington, Fajen, Boyd, Wenig, and so forth. See here:
Laminates can be pretty darned heavy, though. ;)
August 29, 2003, 08:48 PM
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