Re: Remington VSSF factory stock quality
I build a lot of stocks and have preferred building from Richards Microfit blanks. The laminated look is appealing to me, though a bit heavy to some. The main reason I suggest building is so the rifle can be built to you. By building, you have the opportunity to remove a lot of (human error) ergonomic factors. By making the rifle an extension of your body, you can pick it up and need to adjust nothing! By doing this, you know in an instant whether the bad shot was your fault or not. The good shots almost always increase, or at least have done so with the ones I've built (customer feedback). I also pillar bed almost everything I build and use steel pillars that I make myself. I use only Probed 2000 epoxy for the action, and usually use acraglass for the barrel channel with at least .012 clearance free float. Plus mixing dye with the acraglass makes it look really sharp on the stock. Don't see many reports on Richard's Microfit, but I've been using them for years and love em. They don't shrink or expand from extreme temperature deviation, they're waterproof, and have impressed 100% of my customers.