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Rifle Synthetic Stocks

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by LWLarson, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. LWLarson

    LWLarson Member

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    I have a 700 BDL with a wood stock.... Would like to go synthetic. Any suggestions either for/against, and what brand/type do you recommend.

    The rifle is a 7mm Mag, not sure that makes a difference...

    Thanks,
    LWL
     
  2. halfmile

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    I would prefer Laminated, but synthetics are very good. In the custom gun world, McMillin is highly regarded for their stocks.

    H-S Precision is probably the best of the popular stuff in synthetic, and if I want a laminated I will go with Boyd. My Remmy XR-100 has a Boyd stock on it from the factory.

    If you want spectacular wild looking, you can get it in either type. Good luck.

    HM
     
  3. cbxchris

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    H&S without a doubt. McMillian is good but I`d easily give the nod to H&S.
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You might contact Remington. They have long action BDL & SPS Long Action Magnum stocks in black synthetic (18586), black synthetic with an R3 pad (202983), and camo (New Mossy Oak Breakup) synthetic with an R3 pad (202965T).
     
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    Hands Down H-S,,,just returned from a trip to south dakota,,,met Don at H-S for some praire dog shooting,,,there guns ,stocks and pistols, are top notch,,,,and those boys can shoot pretty good too,,,,see above web site link
     
  6. jimbob

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    #1 HS Precision
    #2 Bell and Carlson: Medalist series
    #3 Stockade
    # Hogue: Over molded with the bedding block

    Just some ideas.
     
  7. jimbob

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    #1 HS Precision
    #2 Bell and Carlson: Medalist series
    #3 Stockade
    # Hogue: Over molded with the bedding block

    Just some ideas.
     
  8. LWLarson

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    Well guys... I do appreciate the information. Cabelas actually carries several, including some of those you all recommended...

    I actually just shot this thing over the weekend... I have a friend with a poly/stainless version, and he commented on how little the recoil is... My wood/blue BDL however, has much more punch than his, so he says...

    I am doubting going to poly is going to help me any, so I will have to look at the pads, etc too when I go shopping for one.

    Do I need to have a gunsmith do the swap, or can any numbskull like me pull it off?

    Thanx again for the input!
    LWL
     
  9. halfmile

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    If it's pillar bedded, you just put it in and torque it down, and slide a dollar bill under the barrel to make sure the channel is not binding.

    HM
     
  10. Billster

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    I just sold my 700P .223 that came with the H-S. Excellent stock. Cloverleafs all day at 100 yards. Comfortable too. That's all I can contribute here. heh.

    cheers
    Bill
     
  11. LWLarson

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    Sarge...

    Actually... It wasn't me who thought the kick was different. It was a friend of mine... Now I'd like to shoot his to see for myself....

    You may be right, in that I don't shoot enough to really appreciate the higher end stocks... that said I may not be a complete moron either. I've never switched a stock, so I have no idea how it comes apart, or back together for that matter...

    Although I never claimed to be good with a rifle... the first three shots (100 yds) I took with it could be covered by a 50cent piece with two of them making a snowman... That may suck for many of you, but I was rather pleased with it...

    Thanx all again for the words of wisdom...

    LWL
     
  12. B.C.

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    look at Ebay , punch in rifle stock's they had plenty of Remington's listed the last time I looked. B.C.
     
  13. B.C.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Remington-700-BDL-L-A-RH-RAM-LINE-Synthetic-Stock_W0QQitemZ260158599322QQihZ016QQcategoryZ73951QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  14. Phil E

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    I prefer synthetic, you can hunt all day in the snow or rain and not lose your zero. Wood's pretty, but it can't compete in a working rifle. I like Bell & Carlson (maybe around $150 in your Cabelas catalog.) McMillan's better, but twice the price, and you won't notice its better quality in a 7-mag hunting rifle. A stock with a bedding block or pillars will be a drop-in, otherwise I'd advise paying a local gunsmith $100 to pillar bed it. There are no negatives to synthetic, except they can be noisier scraping against thick brush. I don't think there's a bit of recoil difference between wood & synthetic, unless you get an ultralight stock, it may kick a tiny bit more simply due to weighing less. Get a good pad (Rem R3's my favorite for a synthetic hunting rifle.) All my working rifles but one tackdriver have synthetic stocks. Wood's for pretty target rifles. Phil E
     
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