How do you like Boyd's laminate stocks?


January 30, 2013, 07:39 PM
Thoughts? Experiences?

Looking at one for a Savage 111.

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January 30, 2013, 07:43 PM
I like the one on my Savage 110 a lot. The inletting was very well done on it, the finish is just the right blend of satin for my taste, and the colors are very rich underneath. The shape of the stock, along with the cheekrest, is perfect for the Burris 4-12x40mm scope that I have mounted on Redfield medium high turn in rings. The little rubber pad on the back is more than adequate for .30-06. You might want a bigger pad for a belted magnum.

It wasn't hard to pillar bed and glass bed the stock. After doing that with a free-float barrel, it's a sub-MOA rifle.

I also really like the Boyds laminate on my M1 Garand. It brought the groups way down on that one also. Again, very good fit, finish, and inletting.

They're the best buy on the market for rifle stocks IMO.

January 30, 2013, 07:45 PM
Good to hear!

My biggest motivation is to get something more rigid than the factory stock, and something with a higher comb.

January 30, 2013, 08:27 PM
I have used the JRS. They are too chunky for my tastes but I was able to whittle it down all over, drill the butt and forend and end up with a pretty good stock.

January 30, 2013, 08:35 PM
I am pretty happy with the one I got for my Stevens 200. Barreled action dropped right in and it's well finished. I like the contour of the forearm, and it came with a good looking plain rubber butt pad.

I'm sitting here trying to elaborate on why I like it...but I like it because it was just a good, plain laminate stock, that was a good value, was readily available, and did not require any modification.

January 30, 2013, 08:41 PM
If I remember correctly, Boyds also makes the factory laminate stocks that come on Savage rifles.

I did not mind the bit of extra heft that came with the laminate stock. It helps tame the '06 recoil just a bit in both my Savage and my Garand. As far as rigidity, it is light years ahead of the factory Savage wood and plastic stocks that came on my rifles.

January 30, 2013, 08:42 PM
I bought one of the laminated thumb hole stocks for my Brother-in-law's Mauser. It was what he wanted. I went with an unfinished one because I like to work on things. It fit well, looks good, (though thumb hole stocks aren't really my cup of tea, apparently they are for him), and was easy to finish. I used Tru-oil to finish it, and it looked great in the end. I plan to buy at least two for my own rifles.

January 30, 2013, 08:44 PM
i have a thumbhole on my ruger 300wsm bolt gun. I love it. So comfortable to shoot.

January 30, 2013, 08:51 PM
I have one on my Remington 700. It was a HUGE improvement over the Hogue that can on it. It could stand to have an add-on cheek pad, I have a long neck and the comb doesn't allow me to make a good cheek weld. Otherwise, It's awesome, looks good too.

January 30, 2013, 09:30 PM
I put one on my cheapo Stevens 200 7mm-08, it was an ugly tack driver, now it is a beautiful cheapo tack driver. reasonable price too.

January 30, 2013, 10:33 PM
Are the stocks good and rigid for bipod use?

January 30, 2013, 10:34 PM

January 30, 2013, 11:01 PM
I've put two on Howas, a sporter and a thumbhole. Very nice stocks at a very nice price. Mine didn't require any inletting, but of course you might want to glass bed them for best accuracy.

Cee Zee
January 31, 2013, 02:57 AM
I have a thumbhole Boyd's on my Savage MkII .22. It's been great for me. It is very comfortable to shoot all day.

January 31, 2013, 03:30 AM
I did a full review of Boyd's stocks here:

January 31, 2013, 04:52 AM
My Boyd's Savage M10 laminated thumbhole stock is in the back of the closet. The forend is crooked, the stock is too heavy for my liking, the butt is too short, and the thumbhole makes it awkward to work the bolt or access the tang safety.

I'll never put a thumbhole stock on a bolt rifle, again.

January 31, 2013, 06:08 AM
Love mine on my Marlin XS7. You really can't go wrong.

January 31, 2013, 08:43 AM
The thumb hole stock I got from them came with two sling stud holes in the forearm. One for your sling and one for a bi-pod.

January 31, 2013, 10:39 AM
I bought a JRS stock for my Remington 700 a few years ago. The stock looked great, but it felt fat or too big in just about every dimension. I also had issues getting the stock to fit my action. I had to remove material in some places and shim in others. The recoil pad was also pretty useless, as it's just a basic piece of hard rubber. I eventually sold that rifle, and I highly doubt I'll try another Boyd's stock in the future.

January 31, 2013, 11:16 AM
Well, I ordered it. Thanks for the input you guys, it's appreciated.

January 31, 2013, 08:48 PM
For what it's worth, I was looking at getting a Boyds stock for my 700 ADL, but instead went with an older factory take off walnut. No experience with the Boyds, so I'm not bashing them, but my stock off EBay came to less than $120 shipped, while a similar laminate stock, with checkering, would have been $150+ from Boyds. The walnut is a bit lighter and has nice cut checkering. Also it was a true drop in fit, while Boyds may or may not be 100% inletted.
Just my 2 cents,

Welding Rod
January 31, 2013, 10:56 PM
I got one for a Ruger Hawkeye standard length action. The barrel floated and the fit was perfect.

February 1, 2013, 10:13 AM
I've got a Boyds laminate thumbhole on a Stevens 200 is .223 and a Boyd's laminate thumbhole on a Savage 116 in 7 rem mag.

I pillar bedded and steel bedded the action on each and the .223 is incredibly accurate, just did the 7 mag this week and haven't got to shoot it yet.

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