Originally Posted by onehandgunner
I have a Weatherby Vanguard 25-06 with a nice looking factory walnut stock on it now. I would like to replace it with a thumbhole but not the laminated stuff. Does anyone have any ideas. I like nice looking wood. thanks
The problem with Wood Thumbhole stocks is strength. when you remove enough wood to make a
large enough hole for a gloved thumb it weakens it. The laminates are much stronger with the same
hole size and wood removal.
If you do decide on a wood Thumb Hole probably something like Mesquite or English Walnut(something
very dense and strong)would be my choice.
There are some very good looking laminates also that have the feel and weight of good wood.
There are a few stock builders that will laminate fine woods (2,3,5 or more layers that are beautiful)
Joel Russo comes to mind. Give him a call and he can guide you through the process and make you
a beautiful stock if you wish.
Hope this helps.
J E CUSTOM