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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Good aftermarket stocks for a Browning A-Bolt

Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket stock for an A Bolt? I have looked at Hogue and McMillan stocks, but would like to hear from somebody who has experience in this arena.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 09:55 PM
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why would you want to change the stock on a browning? Is it damaged or something? you looking for wood or synthetic? Browning has the synt. stock or check out the houge overmold style

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If you don't like the A-bolt's finish have it refinished...

Labor isn't cheap but I bet that if you are trying to replace the shiney poly coated wood stock. I remember asking a Custom Gunsmith about it, I was looking at a Browning BAR. He said that he could boil off the old poly finish and refinish it with a rubbed oil finish. It was a lot of work, but he did alot of it for users that don't like the plastic poly coatings Browning likes to spray on.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Actually the stock is fine. It is a European version of the A-Bolt, with the curved forend and high cheekpiece.

I like the stock pretty well, but was thinking of adding a high quality synthetic like a Hogue or McMillan to make the rifle more weather and abuse proof, as I am pretty hard on a rifle.
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I have had good luck with laminated wood stocks

I had a M70 Featherweight with a laminated wood stock that I liked alot until my Son claimed it. It is very durable and doesn't show scratches. I think it is a nice alternative to fibreglass ones. Some of them sound tinny and look/feel like they are made of plastic.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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I love the featherweight...might be my favorite rifle all around.
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