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Old 01-18-2006, 02:34 PM
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Laminated Stocks?

Hello all,

I am having a long range rifle built and am at the point where I need to make a decision on my stock. I like the look of the laminated Richard's microfit prone and tactical style stocks and would like to know if anyone has experience with this company or their stocks. I also need to know the advantages and disadvantages regarding accuracy potential with laminate stock vs. synthetics?

(I did a search on this, but came up with nothing specific)

Thanks in advance,
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:54 PM
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Re: Laminated Stocks?

You won't notice any accuracy difference in a properly bedded lam vs. a properly bedded syn. I've heard people say that lam is just as stable as syn. Which ever one looks best to you is the one I would go with.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:08 PM
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Re: Laminated Stocks?

the richards micro fit will require some extra work before you will be able to start finishing it. Mine required the saftey cut out to be enlarged and a lot of sanding. The elkridge laminated stock i have only took a light sanding before finishing was necessary.

Goes back to the saying you get what you pay for IMO

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Old 01-18-2006, 08:17 PM
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Re: Laminated Stocks?

i have a richards microfit thumbwhole stock on my custom 270wsm. it looks very nice but i had to sand some of it down to float the barrel. i am please with it allthought it is a tad heavy!
77" coues buck, last day 571 yards. .257 Wby. 115 VLD
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:18 PM
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Re: Laminated Stocks?

if you like the a-5 macmillan stock, but want a laminated. just send an e-mail to jkrussos@comcast.net. he's making an exact copy of this stock in a laminated version with different color combo's. price is 265 i think, but is not final sanded or finished.there's a post over on precisionlongrangehunter.com under front porch, a-5 laminate. it's a long post,but probably answers any question you might have.i've seen these and they are 1st class.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:30 PM
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Re: Laminated Stocks?

Go to this site http://www.baercustomrifles.com/ and look at Bruce Baers laminated stocks. He has over 50 plus stock patterns in his shop and can mix and match forends, grips, butts etc.

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Old 01-21-2006, 08:50 PM
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Re: Laminated Stocks?

Thanks for the information guys, I ordered a Richard's Microfit target thumbhole laminate stock.
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