Re: Does a wood gun shoot better than a synthetic one?
Let me start by stating I've never invested the money and time to test to see what, if any difference exists. But, if the action is properly bedded to the stock, and the barrel floated, the two would probably be equal in a perfect environment (temp & humidity stabilized). I've read that laminated wood stocks are as impervious to temp and humidity
changes as synthetic stocks. OTOH, solid wood does absorb and move in response to the specific shooting environment the rifle originated in and was transferred into another
(arid desert of Arizona to the rainforest of Western Washington). Synthetic stocks, not all synthetics are equal, tend to move less, or not at all. Needless to mention, the
rifles I shoot year around, are stocked with either a McMillan or H-S Precision stocks. And unless the scope is jarred during transit, the POA and POI remains constant.
That wasn't the case when I used solid wood stocks.