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Unread 07-20-2004, 05:50 PM
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Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

Is there any difference between the two in terms of affecting the rifles performance? Is the preferrence of one over the other merely a matter of cosmetics?

I'm simply curious.

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    Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

    To split hairs, the good synthetics (ie McMillan) is a touch more stabil due to climatic changes.
    However, the laminate is mostly epoxy with a little bit of wood pressed in there. But basically both will work well with proper bedding.
    Like you said basically a cosmetic thing...
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    Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

    Hey Chris, whrn they make the blocks of laminated wood that the stock blanks are cut from how big are they? Is it a 4'x4' piece or is it smaller more like 1'x3'?

    The reason I am wondering is I want to know how hard it would be to have a stock that has the lamination layers colored to my color patern. Would this be simple and maybe slightly more expensive than a regular blank or would this be difficult and very expensive?
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    Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

    4ked Horn , you should check out the line of colors from Elk Ridge stocks at www.reamerrentals.com , not only alot of colors but alot of styles to.
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    Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

    I have built a lot of stocks using Richard's Microfit blanks; with great success! They are heavier than synthetic, but they are also more rigid, and more comfortable to me personally. The laminated stocks won't shrink or expand even in severe temperatures, and they are water proof. You also have a much greater opportunity to customize the stock to exacting standards to fit you! As soon as I can figure out how to put pictures on this site, I'll post some of my stock builds. Good Shootin'
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    Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

    Give those guys a call (Richard's and Elk Ridge) both are good stocks. Give Bill Shehane a call also. Between one of those three, you should be able to get the colors you want.
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    Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

    Do you have to pillar bed the laminated stocks?

    How do they stand up to Ultramag recoil?

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