Stock recommendations

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Bob58, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Bob58

    Bob58 Member

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    In another post, someone asked questions regarding bedding and stiffening in a synthetic Remington stock. Mr. Carlock's response was to save himself trouble, and just buy a replacement stock.

    I'm in a similar situation with a synthetic stock on a Savage Model 12. Based on Mr. Carlock's answer, I'd like to replace that stock with something better, but do so on a budget. Any suggestions? The Bell & Carlson stocks don't seem too expensive, but I don't know if they are that much better than what I already have.

    Are there general guidelines for this (for example, don't use anything that's polymer based, don't use anything that's injection molded, look for something that's fiberglass based, ... etc.)

    Thanks,

    Bob58
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    chain Well-Known Member

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    For your Savage I would get ahold of Kevin Rayhill @ Stockade Gunstocks. I have one of his on a Savage and I am ready to get another one. This new one I am getting is the bargain basement un finished model for $150. You have to fill prime and paint yourself.I wanted to try out a camo pattern is the reason why. He will get you squared away.
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Rayhill's stocks are top notch for the Savages and their are pretty light to , that would be my first choice but my second would be Bell&Carlson's Duramaxx stock for the money they are hard to be and a major step up from the factory plastic.
     
  5. Geezer

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    Another vote for Kevin Rayhill and Stockade. His stocks are all made to order with options like extra swivel studs, length of pull, choice of recoil pad, and adjustable cheekpiece available. Turnaround is good for what's pretty much a custom piece.

    Stockade Gun Stocks - specializing in custom rifles
     
  6. Dead Beat

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    this is a stockade muledeer stock on my savage 116 great stock its a out of the mold unfinished $189 from brownells about 2 years ago I'm not sure of the price now but it would be cheaper from kevin.

    if your interested in a laminate get in touch with joel russo he has the best laminate stock there is i have 3 different laminates and his are a cut above the rest

    just checked and the money save muledeer is $150

    JIM
     
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  7. radnur22

    radnur22 Well-Known Member

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    i concur with the above posts regarding stockade stocks. i bought the mule deer from brownells. you may have to do a bit of tweaking, but it is well worth it. i had to do a little sanding on the tang area so it was free floating (savages don't like pressure on the tang), some reshaping of trigger guard screw hole and a longer front receiver screw. that being said, i just ordered the money saver tactical stock stock for my next kirby build: 338 edge on a savage action. since i am limited to a single shot, kevin is making the stock a single shot stock. it will come in at around 32 oz. the beauty of the money saver/out of mold stocks are you can paint them to your liking. i use brownell's alumahyde II.
     
  8. blackco

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    Hereis another place to look at laminates. SOmeone else talked about this site so I took a look. It looks good to me but I have NO experience with them and don't know anything about them. Take a look.

    Richards Microfit Gunstocks
     
  9. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Dead Beat



    I like your Shooting bench in the Pic of your Rifle .




    Redbone
     
  10. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    LOL its about 300 pounds plenty steady but not real portable

    JIM