aluminum pillars on laminate stock????

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by cookjp, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. cookjp

    cookjp Well-Known Member

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    Guys I have two quick questions on stocks, Do I need to aluminum pillar bed a laminate stock or can i just glass bed it and get the same results,and have any of you ever had any dealings with Richards micro-fit stocks good or bad.
    they have a thumbhole / target style that i like. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    I would put pillars in a laminated stock.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would recomend Pillars on any stock because any stock without pillars WILL compress over
    time.

    As to the stock purchase I would strongly recomend going to StockysStocks.com (MBI, Inc.) Home Page
    and see if they have your stock.

    If they do you will have it in 3 or 4 days. It took over a year to get one from Richards Micro fit.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  4. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    I have one of Richards stocks, took about 3 to 4 months to get, and then the work starts. The one I got was VERY rough, but it turned out the way I wanted it in the end, and yes I used aluminum pillars and Devcon bedding.
    Before you order from Richards contact Joel Russo, he is on this site, use "SEARCH" and send him a message.
    Dave
     
  5. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I've got two from Richards, they do come rough and require a ton of sanding, but can be a very nice looking stock when done.

    I've also got three from Joel Russo, they show up much much closer to finished than the Richards and they WILL be a very nice looking stock when complete.

    If and when I ever need another laminated stock it will come from Joel.

    Some of mine have pillars some don't, all are glass bedded. I don't notice any accuracy difference, but then again I'm no competative shooter. I guess for the small price to have it done you might as well.

    Chris
     
  6. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Even though you are working with a laminated piece of wood, it will still have a "crush effect" over time. With that being said, pillar bedding is highly recommended. If you can't go the full route with the pillars, at least do a "skim bed" in the action area of the stock.
     
  7. buffybr

    buffybr Active Member

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    My quick answer would be Yes, use both pillars and glass bedding.

    I've done two stocks from Richards, a laminate on my .375 RUM, and a AA Fancy walnut on my .300 Wby. I pillar and glass bedded both, and both shoot sub MOA. I glass bed the action, the floorplate, and the barrel channel and float the barrel.

    I think the wood in the laminate is birch, and it is not the hardest of stock woods. Pillars are a definate advantage here.

    Also, like has been said, Richards is not the quickest. My walnut blank took 4 months and did not have the grain shown on their web page for the grade that I ordered. I sent it back and it took another month for a new blank to arrive. It has great figure and finished into a beautiful stock.