Originally Posted by TxHillCountry
Looking to replace the factory plastic stock on my Remington 700 ADL. Thinking strongly about a laminated stock from Boyd's and then glass/pillar bedding the action, any experience with the durability of these stocks? I know they are not as strong as a fiberglass stock, but are they better than a conventional wood stock as far as expansion/contraction with differing moisture/temperatures?
I would look at Stockysstocks and he has quite a few different brands and styles.
I personally like the laminates for durability and the feel of wood. They are very strong and ridged
because when they are assembled, the resin is applied under pressure making good laminates
almost solid resin that has wood in it. (Custom knife handles are stabilized with resin and last
under the worst conditions). A few of my custom knifes are 25 to 30 years old and have been
bloodied,wet, and generally misused but are still in perfect shape except for a few scrapes and
They also dampen harmonics and heat and humidity have little effect on them.
There is nothing like fine wood stocks except the price (Very expensive) and laminates are
the next best thing in my opinion.
They also have the best balance of any stock.
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