Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

New Laminate stock faulty?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-20-2010, 07:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE PA
Posts: 4
New Laminate stock faulty?

I purchased a new laminate stock. The color is "Pepper" aka black and gray. The stock arrived in a unmolested box and has quite a few imperfections in the finish. The imperfections appear to be rust colored spots as if a wet paint brush with rust colored stain had flicked nearby it. I called the vendor and they informed me that it was a "common" trait of all laminate stocks. She said it is very common for the stain not to take at spots on the stock and the underlying wood to show. My stock as 20 "flecks" on one side and 6 spots on the other. One long one on the bottom of the stock.

Seems like a line of bull to me though I have not owned a lam. stock before. Is this type of finish to be "expected" from a new laminate stock? Do I return it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2010, 09:03 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 1,793
Re: New Laminate stock faulty?

My factory Remington LSS with the Pepper stock has a few of those flecks. Not that they bother me at all. I think it adds character to the wood.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 718
Re: New Laminate stock faulty?

I've seen that on every salt/pepper stock I have ever had. I get other colors since they don't seem to show it as much.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE PA
Posts: 4
Re: New Laminate stock faulty?

Two quick affirmatives that it is to be expected. That's good enough for me to move on. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-22-2010, 10:41 AM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 2,242
Re: New Laminate stock faulty?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lazylabs View Post
I've seen that on every salt/pepper stock I have ever had. I get other colors since they don't seem to show it as much.
Chances are, the laminated stock you bought was made with material from Rutland Plywood.
For some reason, the black/black panels seem to encorporate more of the rust colored flecks you are describing. It is streaking in the birch wood that does not take the dye.
I used to hate them, but learned to deal with them as they do add character.
If the stock is un-finished, and they really bother you, you can hit them with some black Aniline Dye.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2010, 08:40 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 1,793
Re: New Laminate stock faulty?

Just like I tell my kids about their freckles.

Angel Kisses.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-09-2010, 07:56 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 146
Re: New Laminate stock faulty?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sendero4406 View Post
I purchased a new laminate stock. The color is "Pepper" aka black and gray. The stock arrived in a unmolested box and has quite a few imperfections in the finish. The imperfections appear to be rust colored spots as if a wet paint brush with rust colored stain had flicked nearby it. I called the vendor and they informed me that it was a "common" trait of all laminate stocks. She said it is very common for the stain not to take at spots on the stock and the underlying wood to show. My stock as 20 "flecks" on one side and 6 spots on the other. One long one on the bottom of the stock.our Granite Gray

Seems like a line of bull to me though I have not owned a lam. stock before. Is this type of finish to be "expected" from a new laminate stock? Do I return it?
When I got my first load of pepper laminates in years ago I inquired about that fleck in them. I also spoke to the Rutland rep. It was explained to me they were "heartwood" and nothing could be done. Then I was asked to look closely at a pepper shaker, darned if that color was not in it. Shut me right up LOL.

FYI the Revolution "Bone Gray" stocks we carry are not Rutland. Much darker black with far less if any of it. I actually put a pic of both stocks up on another forum and took a survey, figuring the Bone would beat out the Pepper, I would make the changover on our new lineup and save the world from pepper flecks. Not. Lengthy arguments were made for the beauty of those flecks. You'd thought I decided Pluto was no longer a planet. So I brought in our "Granite" from Rutland, but we still carry some Revolutions in Bone.

Thought you'd like to know ...
__________________
"It's all fun 'n games 'till somebody shoots a bull."


(561) 584-8500
stockys@stockysstocks.com

Stocky's Stocks (MBI, Inc.)
America's Gunstock Specialist!
http://www.StockysStocks.com/
http://www.NewRifleStocks.com/

NRA Benefactor Life Member
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Safari Club International
Safari Club So Florida Chapter

Last edited by Stocky; 12-09-2010 at 08:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: New Laminate stock faulty?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rem 700 LA A2 style laminate stock 338-SS Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 0 11-09-2010 09:24 PM
WTS/WTT MCS-T2 Laminate Rem SA Stock montana_native Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 2 12-02-2009 03:26 PM
Rem. 700 VLS laminate stock dj300ack Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 1 06-21-2009 09:33 AM
Need rem. 700 s/a laminate stock summitsitter Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 6 06-19-2008 09:57 AM
laminate stock reed The Basics, Starting Out 3 12-12-2007 07:29 PM

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.96%
1,531 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.11%
1,894 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.09%
1,362 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.00%
590 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.92%
290 Votes
Total Votes: 5,898
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC