Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BobABQ, May 2, 2022.
Thank you very much.
I still wouldn't expect you to have any issues with them.
Actually, if Savage stocks have a failure point, it's usually by that right side safety cut out, and relatively small rear screw contact area.... On the axis I don't think that's an issue though.
I misunderstood. It is the plastic stocks that need reinforcement. I don't know about the wood stocks.
I replaced the stock on my Axis with a laminate…very happy with it, but I do like the Walnut better.
Have you noticed much of a weight difference between the walnut abs the laminate?
I'm sure the laminate is heavier, but how noticeable is the difference?
I can attest to that. I have two Model 11 stocks that broke in exactly the same spot. One the original factory plastic stock and the other A Richards Microfit Walnut. Now I also have a Boyds At-One on that Model 11 and it has a delamination between the mag well thru to the trigger inletting and right thru the rear action screw hole. I have already contacted Boyds and was told to cut it in half and send them a picture and they would replace it.
One thing, Boyd’s does not sell Walnut “Hardwood” stocks. All their stocks are Laminate. We’re you just meaning the “look”, perhaps. And not a bad thing BTW. The laminate is much stronger than actual Walnut hardwood is. People like solid wood for ascetics. But, in-fact solid wood is barely an upgrade from the cheap factory plastic.
They do sell various grades of solid hardwood, it's an upcharge though.
The majority of their business is dealing in laminates though for certain.
They do offer several walnut options for the Savage Axis classic stock for an extra charge. You can even get it in maple.
This gun wears a nikon prostaff 3-9X-40mm and is an amazing tack driver for coyote hunting! It performs better than the Remington 700ADL I had before it.
I've been wanting to get one but wasn't sure if there was any finish fitting I would have to do. I'm traveling to South dakota where they're at, may stop in and investigate.
I also called Savage to inquire if the wood stocks that are made for the slightly better Axis II would fit,, and they said yes they fit the plain Axis.
Go to Boyds site and put in the Axis rifle (or many others) and you will see that Boyds does indeed offer (solid) walnut stocks in several grades. I have seen them and they look fine.
You have to dig a little deeper in their site and you'll see it in the options. That heading is a bit of a oversight on their part. Perhaps they could have worded it a little better. I can certainly see how that would be misleading.
Just did a quick build for a Boyds Classic stock for a Savage Model 10. To add a Claro Walnut option to that stock added $199.00 to the price.
That was the reason I went with a Richards Microfit for the Model 11, Yes that is the stock I dropped and broke.
“EVERY Boyd’s gunstock is constructed of top-grade LAMINATED Hardwood”?
Uh, yeah… I can see how someone might might simply take them at their word..
I’m just kidding.
Again though. It’s not their thing. Boyd’s claim to fame is their laminated stocks, and that is what they promote. I still don’t understand why some people prefer solid hardwood. It’s overly expensive & performs horribly. Well, I guess I do get it. The look; which is fine of course. But in the search of accuracy, wood is among the first thing to go!
Yeah, well, maybe you could give some cred to the word of those of us here that have bought several Boyd's rifle stocks.
Why? I don’t know you. You mean nothing in my world. As I’m sure I’m nothing in yours.
And not for nothin’, but I actually did lament on it. Read what I said again. Me: “Maybe they do, but it’s not what what Boyd’s is known for.”
I can promise you I don’t care either way. So… good stuff & that's about all.
Well, you're wrong on at least the third point, and you're the poorer for it. One presumes that someone who comes here asking for information and opinion gives some weight to the answers they receive, or else they wouldn't waste their time coming here to do that. Because I don't believe that we're wasting our time here responding to those questions, even when we get a response like yours.
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