Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-20-2004, 05:50 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 30
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.

[ 07-20-2004: Message edited by: Newbie_71 ]
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-20-2004, 06:10 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Urich, MO
Posts: 838
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...
__________________
Chris Matthews
www.longshotriflesllc.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2004, 10:05 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,515
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?
__________________
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2004, 06:23 AM
 
Posts: n/a
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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2004, 06:03 PM
 
Posts: n/a
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'
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2004, 07:27 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Urich, MO
Posts: 838
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.
__________________
Chris Matthews
www.longshotriflesllc.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-21-2004, 07:57 PM
dwm dwm is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 622
Re: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks

Do you have to pillar bed the laminated stocks?

How do they stand up to Ultramag recoil?

[ 07-21-2004: Message edited by: dwm ]
__________________
doug
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Laminate vs. Synthetic Stocks
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laminate wood MBR stocks dj300ack Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 1 03-31-2011 12:26 PM
Accuracy: Wood vs Synthetic vs Laminate iSnipe Long Range Hunting & Shooting 13 10-18-2010 06:57 PM
laminate stocks D.A.T. Gunsmithing 15 09-03-2010 05:06 PM
Laminate vs. Synthetic 94Winchester Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 06-19-2010 10:48 PM
Serengeti Laminate stocks Mountainsheep General Discussion 1 09-24-2006 09:20 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 PM.


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