Originally Posted by jdk81
I believe that those are very high quality stocks. However, I figure that the thumb hole/pistol grips would be easier to shoot?
On the ebay stock, are those things that I would HAVE to do to the stock to be able to mount the action and barrel? I am not worried about doing competitions to shoot great groups at 1000 yards. What I am worried about is being able to shoot a vital area on deer/big game at the very longest, 500 yards. I might target shoot past that range, but probably not much.
Would that work?
COhunter is right...You don't HAVE to do them for the barreled action to fit. But honestly, I would say it's almost necessary for the rifle to SHOOT properly and attain consistancy in grouping and accuracy to bed the action & lug, and free-float the barrel. At the very minimum float the barrel. I do that with every gun I own.
Are you wanting a cheap stock to put on a gun to sell it? Or are you planning on keeping it for a long time.
Also, be aware that wood stocks are ALOT more sensative to moisture, water, and temperature swings than synthetic stocks, and WILL affect accuracy. Just an FYI.
So if you are planning on hunting in snow, moist environments, or extreme hot or cold conditions, or the rifle is going to be bumped around...I'd go with a synthetic stock with a full aluminum bed block.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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