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Old 06-22-2004, 07:56 AM
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Accuracy of wood Stocks

I am fairly new to this whole long range thing and i heard a rumor that wood stocks aren't the choice for long range work because they change with different types of climate. Which I hear affects the accuracy or better yet the POI.

Is this ture and if it is can you suggest a stock for a Savage 112BVSS.

Note: my price cap is 150-175
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:05 PM
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Re: Accuracy of wood Stocks

Wood stocks are suitable for LR hunting as long as you don't hunt in the rain. Free float the barrels, or use a barrel block, and bed the action with an epoxy steel type product. Problem solved.

For the money, you should also be able to pick up from a variety of laminated stocks. Dead stable and I love the look. boyds and Richards microfit should get your started.

Jerry
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:40 PM
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Re: Accuracy of wood Stocks

I prefer pillar bedding of wood stocks and with free floating zero POI issues.

Personally I would go ahead and use the BVSS. Doubt you will ever outshoot it.

BH
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:32 AM
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Re: Accuracy of wood Stocks

Well seasoned wood stocks with appropriate sealent (ie oil or varnish), decent bedding and free floated barrel channels are not normaly affected by rain.
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:00 AM
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Re: Accuracy of wood Stocks

the 112bVSS has a laminated wood stock so it will be very stable.
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:47 PM
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Re: Accuracy of wood Stocks

resin impregmated laminated stocks are very stable, and can be found very cheep. Have a look at rutland plywood corps web site, they have links to stock makers web sites.
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:30 AM
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Re: Accuracy of wood Stocks

...just look through the rifle rack at your local gunshop... check out the barrel channels, that'll tell you all you need to know... wood changes continually with humidity level... it is however, beautiful and unstable, sorta lika a "scary" girlfriend... sorry (laminates are the solution, if you insist on wood)
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