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Old 03-31-2013, 05:56 PM
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Remington 700 Restock

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?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:13 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Restock

They don't cut well at all with chisel or gouge. I think they must "soak" that wood they laminate in the glue they use. As I don't use a stock for a lever or battering ram I find wood pleanty strong. Boyds isn't my favorite, but, it'd be 'head & shoulders' above one of Rems' plastic, tupperware stocks.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Restock

Can you please recommend a different brand you have found to be better than boyd's?
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:28 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Restock

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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
scratches.

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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Old 04-01-2013, 12:18 AM
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Re: Remington 700 Restock

I have 3 of the Bobby Hart LRT stocks from Stockys stocks. I prefer the ones without the aluminum bedding blocks and use the Devcon steel putty to bed them. Like JE said they are mostly epoxy and colored wood and strong as hell. I just got done inletting one for a heavier barrel for a friend of mine on his 338 Ultra Mag build.
For around 200 bucks the fit and finish on those stocks is a 99 out of 100.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:40 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Restock

Thanks for the information. My only other concern is the laminate splitting. Most of the stocks come with swivel studs already installed; as long as there isn't undo stress from incorrectly installing more studs (which I don't see a reason for) is the chance of the stock splitting very slim?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:55 PM
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You will bend the front swivel stud before you split the stock, I know that for a fact, did it already. I was using this bipod I had made for load development and the bracket that connects the stud to the bipod had loosened up and bent the swivel stud on my 338 Ultra mag. I made a T nut to fit in the stock with a threaded stud to cure that problem.
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