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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Morrey, Feb 19, 2016.

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  1. Morrey

    Morrey Member

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    I have a Browning X-Bolt in 30-06 with synthetic stock. I like wood, especially high grade wood, but would never carry a hunting rifle in the woods with exhibition walnut on it.

    Am I correct in thinking I have seen synthetic stocks with wood grain patterns that look basically real? I'd like to look into getting a stock like this and have it pillar and glass bedded while I am working on it. Any ideas???
     
  2. justin22885

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    why not a laminate stock? itll get you most the benefits of synthetic, but is actually made of wood and can be stained and finished, some finishes are impervious to moisture and some of the laminates are treated with an epoxy impregnation to make it act more like a synthetic
     
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    I would do as Justin22885 suggest and just get a nice laminate wood. Maybe something like this. I have no idea what your taste is or what would trip your trigger. Thus just an example.

    Ron
     
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    McMillan makes the McWoody. Stockys stocks is one source, or you can order it custom made straight from McMillan. www.mcmfamily.com

    You don't want a cheap plywood stock on a well made rifle. They are extremely heavy and don't really offer any real advantages over solid wood. They are just cheap.

    I have several McMillan's, they are a quality product worth the price.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Why??

    Nobody says you have to use it to hold down barb wire fences while climbing over them!

    You can hunt a lifetime with a nice stock, and it will still look like exhibition grade walnut.

    Unless you trip and fall down a lot.

    BTW: Walnut like that is tighter grained and harder / less likely to be scratched or dinged then softer wood.

    rc
     
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  7. trentcwwilson

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    I learned a long time ago, real men scratch their guns. Proves they have good stories.
     
  8. Olympus

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    I would never own anything called a "McWoody" just on principle. Do they come with a happy meal and a toy?
     
  9. FiveStrings

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    One afternoon way back in the 80s I was hunting from a big live oak with a pristine 1958 Winchester Model 94 I had just scored. It was in NIB condition. When it was time to leave I cleared the rifle and started roping it down when a flying squirrel swooped down and landed on a branch right in front of my face. It scared the crap out of me and the rope slipped and the gun fell the last foot or so to the ground, leaving a deep 3/4 inch long gash in the left stock wrist. That scar today is all dark and smoothed over, but still there in all its glory. I was really upset about it for a long time, but looking back now the scar was worth the experience.

    I would like to see some of these synthetic wood grain stocks up close.
     
  10. futurerider103

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    This is my pretty stocked .270. It had the ugly factory savage finish on it before I refinished it 3yrs ago. The very first time out in the woods I leaned it up against a tree while I was resting and it fell over leaving a scratch and ding in the left side of the butt. I was mad for awhile then just realized it was bound to happen and can fix it later if I wanted.
    I am currently building a 7.62x39 savage 16 and my stock I've orders is a AAA extra fancy grade from Richards Microfit and it will for sure see is time in the deer woods just the same as is older .270 brother.
    I don't see a reason to have something if you're not going to use it. Everyone knows the pretty stocks attract the a n I'm also and mesmerize them so you can get a shot off.
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