Wood, Wood, Wood.
Never Plastic. Not on a rifle.
It may be great functionally, but rifles I like to admire
and I cannot admire plastic.
Synthetic, Synthetic, Synthetic.
Maybe laminated wood.
Who said anything about plastic? That's like saying wood stocks are gouged out 2X4 fir studs.
Functionality is what I admire.
And I can't admire a rifle that sits in my safe because I'm afraid of putting a ding in it's "beautiful" wood stock, or because its POI might change due to a change in humidity.
Just kidding around gatorhugger. Different strokes for different folks. In truth, I too like wood stocks. But the rifle I'm planning to have built right after the first of the year will be stainless with a synthetic stock. I've learned to like the looks of some synthetics and I've always liked their functionality.
That's "some" synthetics. I don't like plastic, and I don't like fiberglass. But there ARE other synthetics.