Re: Wood Laminate or Synthetic Stock?
I've got a Savage 93R17BSEV which has the Boyd's Evolution stock from the factory, spiral-fluted stainless steel bull barrel, all stainless steel hardware. It's fitted with the DIP Products trigger guard, floor plate, one-piece engraved scope mount (5 MOA), and is topped off with the BSA 6x18-40 Sweet 17 scope.
I like the Evolution laminated stocks because they are more thermally stable than run of the mill polymer stocks and since the Boyd's stocks are sealed inside and outside under high pressure, they do not react to moisture as much as laminate stocks that are left unfinished or unsealed in the inletted areas.
Once I figured out how to set up the BSA scope (poor instructions, poor reviews) the correct way, it's 10 in a dime at 150 yards from a rest. I'm having a ball with this little gem. The fit and finish are good on mine and the setup is dead on. Plus, ammo is affordable compared to centerfires, so I can shoot as much as I want without the hassle of having to reload. I shoot only Hornady 17 grain V-MAX...consistent, accurate, deadly.