Laminated Stocks

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cws0008

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I'm considering purchasing another rifle and wanted to know the merits and/or drawbacks of a laminated stock. Appreciate & value your opinions. thanks,
 

Snake45

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Black Frog":25oe6xpg said:
more stable and less prone to weather/humidity effects

heavier
True. Also, possibly less expensive than a single piece of walnut, though probably more expensive than plastic.

Cosmetically, I've seen very, very few laminated stocks that were as nice looking as even a plain grade of walnut, but this is a subjective matter. Some people really like the "party" colors available in a laminate.
 

fyimo

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Like was said above they are more resistent to weather changes and they are storger then regular walnut stocks. I think some of them are pretty especially the more traditional brown and tan ones. They do make them in a lot of different color combinations. I think they really look good with stainless steel barreled actions.
 

QB

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A couple of poor pictures of my laminate stocks...........

M77 MKII .223 Compact
M77MKIIa.jpg


A couple of 10/22s (black lam and purple lam)
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rugerjunkie

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My thing with laminates vs. a synthetic is the extra weight to help reduce recoil in some of my harder kicking calibers. I have a 350 Rem. Mag. that kicked the snot out of me and I put a laminated stock on and it is 10x better now. It changed the whole balance of the gun for the better.
 

mattsbox99

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The only laminated stocks I have are a Charger and a 77/22 .22LR. I like them, but I prefer the walnut, especially since Ruger seems to have above average Walnut anyway.
 

cws0008

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Thanks for the input. Weight seems to be an distinct advantage over synthetic. Presumably they're more resilient and take a beating better than the traditional walnut stocks as well.
 
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