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Old 09-01-2007, 12:17 AM
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Thumbhole stocks on mag rifles

I'm considering a boyds thumbhole varminter for my remington 700 in 300 win mag. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the boyds stocks in general. I am also wondering how well do thumbhole stocks hold up to recoil and to falls while hiking. Every now and again I take a pretty good fall and bang my rifle up pretty good. Would a thumbhole stoke hold togeather? Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:51 AM
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I have several boyd laminated thumbhole stocks on my rifles and they hold up fine to recoil. As for the falls I would think that they are just as good or better than a regular woodstocked rifle.

Just my .02 cents
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Old 09-01-2007, 03:24 AM
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I really like the feel of this Boyd stock. And really well priced too.

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Old 09-01-2007, 06:28 AM
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I have one on a 7mm rem mag and it has held up just fine. I had it glass bedded and it shoots great.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:59 AM
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I have Fajen thumb hole on a mauser 270.

I had it slinged on my shoulder and tripped in the lava rocks. The rifle ended up keeping from falling into a large crack in the lava. The barrel, scope and stock got dinged really good. It wore the scars for years. The very next shot accounted for a rock chuck at about 250 yards.

I'd venture to say that the thumb hole is stronger that the standard sporter for structural integrity.

The other great feature is straight back recoil if designed w/no drop at heal which helps to spot the shot...
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:31 PM
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Thanks for the help everyone. I think I'm going to get one of the boyds VIP unfinished laminate stocks. The price is right. I'll finish it and then learn how to bed it properly.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:46 AM
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I got the unfinished stock when i did mine and my gunshop included the finishing coat when I took it to them to get it bedded. It looks really good.
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