Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bigmike45, May 31, 2021.
If you want to stay cheaper and go with Boyds, they do have the Spike Camp stock which runs $119 vs the $157 for the Rimfire Hunter. I have one for my Savage Axis.
it’s the best bet for Drop in and go.
Stocky’s didn’t have anything and Richard’s is a bit of work, unless that doesn’t deter you…
Here is a simple breakdown of the letter codes for Savage rifle stocks:
G - solid wood
F - synthetic
B - Boyds laminate.
T - thumbhole
For example: I have a Savage MkII GVL MkII BTVLSS, and a Model 12 FVL
GVL - wood stock, varmint (heavy) barrel, left hand bolt
BTVLSS - Boyds laminate stock, varmint barrel, left hand bolt, stainless steel
FVL - synthetic stock, varmint barrel, left hand.
I do know that there are some slight differences in the thumbhole stock that Boyds makes For Savage as an OEM stock versus what Boyds sells as aftermarket. The difference is mostly the stock and groove for the bolt.
I have one, love the gun and the stock.
I’ve bought a few dozen Boyd’s stocks over the years, I’ve never found them to be prohibitively expensive.
I really like the Nutmeg Color. Was it a drop in or did you have to make adjustments?
Thanks for posting that. I had never completely figured out their nomenclature.
It was pretty much drop in. I did sand the barrel channel a bit just to make sure it was completely free floated the entire length, but thats all I recall having to do.
I actually got mine cheaper than normal too, it was one of their "rapid fire closeouts."
Really? I have removed it on two of them and found it easier than removing MinWax poly. In fact I thought it was kind of a chintzy finish.
OK, recently? Not been my experience.
I’m looking to upgrade my Mark II stock. How do the two compare for bench shooting and hunting?
The Spike Camp is definitely lighter so that is probably a plus for hunting. One downside for it though is it only has one sling stud on the forearm so if you want to mount a bipod and a sling you'll need to consider that.
Aside from that, the biggest question is how you feel about the thumbhole style stock. I personally slightly prefer a traditional stock and if they offered the Spike Camp in a traditional setup I'd go that route BUT I'm OK with a thumbhole especially for the price. The forearm on the Spike Camp is shorter too, so that would be something to consider appearance-wise especially if your rifle has a longer barrel.
I really like that nutmeg. Purty rifle.
Thanks. I have a Mark II FV.
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