True but never as nice as high quality mother nature's creations. Tight curly maple or various walnuts can be simply beautiful. Truth is I've hunted in many a pouring rain and never had a wood stock throw off my bullet enough, or ever, to say it was a mistake to use it in bad conditions. I'm not shooting 400 yds either. Except for a couple of new muzzleloaders all my guns are wood. When I shop for a rifle/shotgun nice wood is always my main desire after that, cal ect ect. If I lived where I hunted goats at 10,00' and hammered the stock maybe I'd go with plastic/fiberglass but it would be a tough choise. Laminates have never been very high on my list, my rem 870 express has one but I wouldn't call it pretty, just functional.