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Question on laminate stocks

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by m.i.sanders, Aug 29, 2003.

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  1. m.i.sanders

    m.i.sanders Member

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    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?
     
  2. zahc

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    great, AFAIK. At least as good as regular wood stocks.
     
  3. Gewehr98

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    Let me qualify that further...

    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:

    http://www.rutply.com

    Laminates can be pretty darned heavy, though. ;)
     
  4. m.i.sanders

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    Thanks ya'll
     
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