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IS A LAMINATED STOCK AS STRONG AS REG STOCK?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    I SEE THAT BROWNING CAME OUT WITH A LAMINATED BT99 MONTE CARLO STOCK. IS A LAMINATED STOCK AS STRONG AS A REGULAR TYPE STOCK?
    STEVE BALISTRERI
     
  2. almost unemployed

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    Probably stronger.
     
  3. CalvinMD

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    I have a 50+ year old Russian SKS with a Laminated stock...when can I expect it to start falling apart? It spent most of those years in grease and wax paper
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Gordy, I have a Remington 600 350 Rem. magnum. The stock was made from beech and walnut laminate. I got this rifle in 1966 new and it kicks like a 5 dram shotgun load. The rifle is now 41 years old, can you give me a ballpark figure on when the laminate will start to fail?
     
  5. hmb

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    Gordy, thank you for your biased opinion. If your opinion is not biased, then you do not have a clue about laminated stocks. When made properly, laminated stocks are very strong and very stable. HMB
     
  6. lumper

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    Gordy ... it might be best to stifle yourself since it looks like you have a vested interest is slamming anything other than a all natural wood stock.

    If done properly a laminated stock or laminated wood of any type will be stronger than a solid wood counterpart. Just look at the building industry. If Gordy was correct then why do we have so many laminated beams and such now in our homes not only across this country but around the world? Yeah cost has a little to do with it but the main reason is they are stronger and they are far more stable than there wood counterparts.
     
  7. magic

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    I have a laminate K80 stock that is just a few years old (3 to be exact). I have had it repaired twice due to cracking. Im sure if you get a good piece of laminate it is very strong but I have purchased my last. Once a crack starts they tend to run wild in the laminated sections!

    JASON
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    I have a laminated stock on a Model 12 thats well over 50 years old, I wish it would fall apart so I could put the new stock on it that I bought for it about 10 years ago ... It still looks like brand new so the laminated stocks must just start to go to hell one day and the next day fall apart completely ... So far in my opinion the laminated stocks are much stronger and thats as of this morning when I looked ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Ok Gordy now you got me thinking, I just built a large garage with a 4 x 16 laminated ridge beam to clear span the upstairs. Finishing the vaulted ceiling with cherry panels and beams , When finished there will be 900 sq ft. a gun room/den, bar , bath , pool/rec. room up stairs and 1400 sq ft downstairs. If it holds up you are all invited to the garage grand opening party. Kevin
     
  10. lumper

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    It will hold up just fine ... ya might as well give us all the address and announce the date now so we can all make plans. Is there anyplace to shoot close by?
     
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    I have a 50+ year old Russian SKS with a Laminated stock...when can I expect it to start falling apart? It spent most of those years in grease and wax paper
     
  12. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Gordy, I have a Remington 600 350 Rem. magnum. The stock was made from beech and walnut laminate. I got this rifle in 1966 new and it kicks like a 5 dram shotgun load. The rifle is now 41 years old, can you give me a ballpark figure on when the laminate will start to fail?
     
  13. hmb

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    Gordy, thank you for your biased opinion. If your opinion is not biased, then you do not have a clue about laminated stocks. When made properly, laminated stocks are very strong and very stable. HMB
     
  14. lumper

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    Gordy ... it might be best to stifle yourself since it looks like you have a vested interest is slamming anything other than a all natural wood stock.

    If done properly a laminated stock or laminated wood of any type will be stronger than a solid wood counterpart. Just look at the building industry. If Gordy was correct then why do we have so many laminated beams and such now in our homes not only across this country but around the world? Yeah cost has a little to do with it but the main reason is they are stronger and they are far more stable than there wood counterparts.
     
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    I have a laminate K80 stock that is just a few years old (3 to be exact). I have had it repaired twice due to cracking. Im sure if you get a good piece of laminate it is very strong but I have purchased my last. Once a crack starts they tend to run wild in the laminated sections!

    JASON
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    I have a laminated stock on a Model 12 thats well over 50 years old, I wish it would fall apart so I could put the new stock on it that I bought for it about 10 years ago ... It still looks like brand new so the laminated stocks must just start to go to hell one day and the next day fall apart completely ... So far in my opinion the laminated stocks are much stronger and thats as of this morning when I looked ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Ok Gordy now you got me thinking, I just built a large garage with a 4 x 16 laminated ridge beam to clear span the upstairs. Finishing the vaulted ceiling with cherry panels and beams , When finished there will be 900 sq ft. a gun room/den, bar , bath , pool/rec. room up stairs and 1400 sq ft downstairs. If it holds up you are all invited to the garage grand opening party. Kevin
     
  18. lumper

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    It will hold up just fine ... ya might as well give us all the address and announce the date now so we can all make plans. Is there anyplace to shoot close by?
     
  19. nicky

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    Lumper we are lucky to have around eight clubs within 10/20 minutes away. Two that hold ATA shoots. Then another 6 clubs within 30/45 minutes away. With a total of six clubs within a hours drive to a ATA registered shoot.
     
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    Oh my gracious ... your in heaven.
     
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