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Old 03-21-2014, 11:52 PM
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Laminated stocks can be very beautiful if done right and not in gaudy colors.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:49 AM
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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.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:27 PM
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The original 798 came with a nice high-figured walnut stock. I saw one at a gun show once that was such a thing of beauty. Up here, well, I love nice wood too but since all my guns get bounced around in boats and use barnacle-encrusted rocks as steadying points, synthetic stocks are the way to go, or laminated since I'm not going to cry over a scratch or two either. Yea, I've hunted here in downpours and never had an issue with stock swell to the point of moving my point of aim but it's always a cold, cool rain with very little humidity or heat to make things affect wood too much.
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I hate it when a new scratch appears . However, I've been pretty good at keeping them in good condition over the years except when I fell in PA and split a Rem 760 stock. That's one case where wood was not the better material.
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There are a few of my rifles where the wood has been removed and replaced for field use by synthetic stocks. Someday when the rifles are relegated to a love-me rack on the wall or sold, the wood will go back on.
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my son and daughter can fight over them.....kinda funny though my daughter, not a hunter, has elected to receive my dad's Browning double which has never been fired. She chose wisely. My son thinks he will just take the rest. Me I look at retirement $'s if needed.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:57 PM
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My model 70 is scarred for sure.I bought it that way and added some more with falls in rocks,etc.I doubt that I will ever replace the wood.I have a Ruger M77 stainless,silver laminate that I think looks good,but I don't baby it.My guns have to earn their keep.
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