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Wood Laminate????

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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:04 PM
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Wood Laminate????

I would like to know everyoones Opinions of laminated Wood Stocks?

Which brand?

Better than wood? good as McMillin or Manners?

I found a New Boyds at a gun show yesterdaay in a 700 SA blind it has plllars and it had been glassed looks to be inlet for a bout about a # 5 or 6. Im wanting for a 260 build.

I had one smith say all laminates were trash because the resins were worse than natural wood for hot and cold movment.

Others have told me thay are every bit as good as a McMillin or Manners.

Let mk know what you think

Thanks DL
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Unread 08-28-2013, 09:43 AM
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Re: Wood Laminate????

Laminated wood stocks are very strong, as a rule. But they are heavier than synthetics. The expert on this subject is Joel Russo. He advertises on this site. Call him for answers to your questions.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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Re: Wood Laminate????

We have excellent results with laminate stocks. We use aluminum pillars bedded into Marine Tex and free float the barrels. I like how solid they feel.
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