Torn on What Stock to Get


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Hunterdad
February 3, 2011, 10:31 AM
I got my tonsils out last Friday and decided that I'm going to get myself a get-well present since i've been sitting in my house since then in annoying pain. I've wanted a new stock for my XS7 for sometime and decided this would be a great time. I just can't decide whick one to get, so I turn to you guys.

Pepper Laminate Dakota Stock
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/DAKOTA-HUNTER-MARLIN-XS7-SHORT-ACTION-p/700-026.htm

or

Boyds Classic in Nutmeg
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/BOYDS-CLASSIC-MARLIN-XS7-p/606-020.htm

Here's the rifle its going on:

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r197/adam11082/DSCF0971.jpg

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Adam

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Blackrock
February 3, 2011, 10:38 AM
I vote for the Pepper.

Hunterdad
February 3, 2011, 12:50 PM
Thats the way I'm leaning right now. I hate making decisions like this

snakeman
February 3, 2011, 01:09 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=571397

My vote is for the classic, but that's because I have one and love it. That said the dakota looks very nice. Take a look at this thread the first post has a pic or two of my gun. The color is forest camo.

jpwilly
February 3, 2011, 01:18 PM
Both are nice, But I think the Pepper laminate would look best on that rifle.

Hunterdad
February 3, 2011, 04:34 PM
Ordered up the pepper laminate stock earlier today. I'll post up some pics when its in.

Dr.Rob
February 3, 2011, 09:57 PM
I like the Dakota grey-looking stock better. I'm not a huge fan of the look of laminates, that's an attractive stock.

imnohero
February 3, 2011, 10:32 PM
Flip a coin. Thats what I'd have to do.

Hunterdad
February 4, 2011, 02:04 PM
Went with the pepper laminate. Should be here by Tuesday. I'll post pics.

Russ Jackson
February 4, 2011, 02:15 PM
Should have gotten a 1911 with a throat job...Russ

Picher
February 4, 2011, 04:16 PM
I'm not a fan of laminated birch stocks. Birch is a soft wood and I feel can spread when action screws are tightened down as much as necessary. I'm convinced that my glass-bedded laminated Remington stock spread in just a few months of use. After pillar-bedding, it held accuracy much better.

Laminated stocks also tend to weigh more than most walnut stocks, due to the glue weight. Checkering also gets worn down quickly, due to the soft wood. Flat-topped patterns would last longer, but nobody seems to do them and people may not buy them.

Hunterdad
February 4, 2011, 05:26 PM
Should have gotten a 1911 with a throat job...Russ

No kidding! My pistol permit should be in anytime now. If I had it, there would be a new pistol sitting next to me.

RonDeer10mm
February 4, 2011, 05:29 PM
pepper laminate, because marlin has a laminate stock that looks just like the nutmeg one and can just buy one of those but not the pepper one...

jmr40
February 4, 2011, 10:14 PM
I'm gonna be different, but to me the pepper looks best on stainless guns. I'd go nutmeg on a blued gun.

Storm
February 5, 2011, 12:15 PM
I have a nutmeg on a blued Savage 110 and just ordered a Royal Jacaranda for a blued Remington 700. Both are Ross Thumbholes. The Royal Jacaranda isn't my usual style, but what the heck. I've been tempted to go with the pepper but would prefer it on a stainless. My only stainless is a Savage 12 VLP, but that factory laminate stock isn't going anywhere.

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