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Old 03-11-2012, 02:46 AM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

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There is nothing wrong with H-S stocks. Companies use them on there top end factory rifles.
I think he was asking if he should just wait and save for a composite or go with the cheaper laminate now. I've seen laminates crack over time, not the stock but the finish. And they can be hit or miss on being a "drop in" - I'd get a composite. It's not like the factory stock is broken or anything. Just shoot it until you can get the HS.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:56 PM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

I'd agree with liltank about the scopes. I love my vortex viper. And a thought on the stocks I picked up a choate ultimate varmint stock. It's a bit heavy but your son in a strong young man and should have no trouble with it. Also it has multiple adjustments to give a custom fit. I'm 6ft and 185 lbs and have no trouble with the weight at all even with quick shots
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:13 AM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

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I think he was asking if he should just wait and save for a composite or go with the cheaper laminate now. I've seen laminates crack over time, not the stock but the finish. And they can be hit or miss on being a "drop in" - I'd get a composite. It's not like the factory stock is broken or anything. Just shoot it until you can get the HS.
Yeah SDBoltz that's exactly right -

liltank we'd LOVE a HS stock, it's just the laminate is within the budget and the HS is something we'd have to wait on. But a composite would absolutely be a 1st choice, whether its a HS or not. Actually we are leaning towards the composite. He likes the thumbhole. He has been shooting my AR of a bipod, its pretty close in angle. Is there someone who makes a full aluminum bedding block like in a composite, that is designed to be used with a laminate stock? In lieu of just pillars.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:24 AM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

There is a company called Stockade Stocks. He mainly specializes in stocks for Savages, but he can inlet for Rem. 700 actions. He offers a money saver stock that gives you a fully aluminum bedded composite stock. It's a drop in too. All you would have to do is some sanding, skim coating to fill some minor pin hole in the epoxy coating and paint. They are very nice stocks and offer several different models. That might be a way to go. Here's the website:

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Looks like there may be an extra charge for Remingtons, but you could call and talk numbers with Kevin Rayhill. He is the owner of the company. Choates are a very good money saving option. There new Tactical stock has gotten some good reviews. Might want to look into that.

Here is another option. You can stiffen up the stock that comes with the rifle. You could get it bedded in Devcon or Marinetex, and have some arrow shafts or steel rods bedded in the forearm. That will stiffen it up considerably and will cost nothing more than materials and your time. Just a thought.

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:47 AM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

Ok great. We will check out both Stockade and Choate, the latter I'm am somewhat familiar with. Thanks for the options. As far as bedding the factory stock, do you know how well that works? The few smiths I've contacted won't bed those stocks. I guess the plastic does not take well to the material and works itself loose. Thoughts? At anyrate we'll keep our option open and see what we end up with. Thanks again
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

I have never bedded the ADL synthetic, so I'm no help there. Somebody here might have a better answer. Hope all works out for ya.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:12 AM
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Re: Budget Build Help - Laminate or not?

I have 2 laminates from Stockys. 1 Hart with the alum bedding block. My rem 700 dropped right in without any fitting.. I had it skim bedded and it shoots consistent. The second laminate I purchased from stockys is the Herritage classic sport and it looks great. I decided to go from ADL to bdl with this one. It's not installed yet but I did a dry run with it and it fits right in. I have a wood Remington ADL stock if your interested in that send me a pm.
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