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Old 05-11-2011, 10:35 PM
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replacement stock question

I am considering putting an aftermarket stock on my Rem 700 sps in stainless sporter with the tupperware factory stock. It is a 243 that I use as a calling rifle for coyotes

I would prefer not to spend big bucks

but perhaps a more rigid stock would help with accuracy and groups???

Are there any red flags to consider with the boyds laminated or the bell and carlson medalist stocks? would these likely accomplish what I am after.

or are there other good blue collar stocks that are good value for the money and might be better choices?

thanks for your input
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:54 PM
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Re: replacement stock question

I can't speak for the 2 you mentioned although they seem like good choices to me.

I think laminated is a good value proposition.

Have a look at stockysstocks.com.

Also, sometimes used or take-off's are a good value on ebay or gunbroker. There's a classified's forum on this site.

You'll probably want to bed the action in whatever stock you get. But, if that's not you bag, then you might want to pay extra for something with a good aluminum bedding block. Ideally, you would bed those also. But, many times it's not as critical.

-- richard
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Re: replacement stock question

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I can't speak for the 2 you mentioned although they seem like good choices to me.

I think laminated is a good value proposition.

Have a look at stockysstocks.com.

Also, sometimes used or take-off's are a good value on ebay or gunbroker. There's a classified's forum on this site.

You'll probably want to bed the action in whatever stock you get. But, if that's not you bag, then you might want to pay extra for something with a good aluminum bedding block. Ideally, you would bed those also. But, many times it's not as critical.

-- richard
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Laminated stocks are the best buy for a ridged stock that won't break the bank.

They also dampen the harmonics of the rifle helping accuracy.

A good composite stock will run over $300.00 but at stockeys you can get a realy nice Laminate
stock for less than $200.00.

Factory are the cheapest option but they are wood subject to warping if exposed to high humidity
or rain/snow.

Anything beats the tupperware stocks.

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:35 AM
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Re: replacement stock question

I just got a B&C medalist from Stockys. I really like the stock. Fit and finish are good and my accuracy improved after putting it on.
I also recomend Stockys. The prices are very good and much less than most others retailers. The technical support from the website is great too. They have a couple of web pages devoted to informing you of what to expect, what to look out for, and all kinds of other advice when buying and fitting your stock.
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Re: replacement stock question

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+1

Laminated stocks are the best buy for a ridged stock that won't break the bank.

They also dampen the harmonics of the rifle helping accuracy.

A good composite stock will run over $300.00 but at stockeys you can get a realy nice Laminate
stock for less than $200.00.

Factory are the cheapest option but they are wood subject to warping if exposed to high humidity
or rain/snow.

Anything beats the tupperware stocks.

J E CUSTOM
I should've been more clear about factory take-off stocks. Most are crap.

Even the Hogue take-offs are the cheasy ones. i.e. not full-length aluminum bedding.

Some of the laminate take-offs are good and HS Precision from a Sendero.

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Old 05-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: replacement stock question

does anyone have any experience with the Bobby Hart accublock Heritage Classic stock that Stockys has on their web page?
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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Re: replacement stock question

Bell and Carlson Alaskan II, they are light but have the aluminum block and are $100 cheaper than the HS's. I think $215 from stocky's Bell & Carlson Alaskan Wilderness / Mountain Rifle Remington Model 700 Stock - Right & Left Hand Available - NEW Model!
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