Does anyone have any experience with the Jack West Stocks? Are they good etc. I am looking to put one on my 11-87 field gun. The Web site is down and can't get any info like price etc. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
I recently obtained one of the stocks for my 11-87. Naturally I took it apart to paint it. Very few parts but from what I saw the stock seemed to be well made--very solid.
It seems to be cut a little longer than most but being solid you can grind and cut it to fit.
The finish takes paint well. Mine has a somewhat rough texture and is sprayed not to be shinny. While it will never replace my "trap" guns I do like the set up and think that it enhances the 11-87. My 11-87 is used primary as a teaching gun for students to use.
Although my stock was a gift I believe that the cost is about $250.00. My experience with this product is that if I sold this gun and had another 11-87 target gun I would buy one without hesitation. If you need a high comb for a field gun I think that this would be a good option.
I just bought one last week for 250 for my 1100 trap it is great feels good and glad to hear about the paint. I would with out a doubt buy another and Jack is a stand up guy. There is a shipping cost. Good luck Corey
As far as the "paint," I just bought cheap spray paint. A couple coats of primer, 3 coats of metal flake blue and a couple coats of clear. Total cost of the paint was less than $25.00 and I have enough left over to do another stock and forearm or maybe tag a bridge overpass.
No, it doesn't look as good as the expensive jobs but then again, I don't shoot that well either so.... With that said it does look nice and I am not ashamed of it by any stretch.
Lacking the smooth texture of my other guns it seems like my hands won't sweat quite as much.
My son has an earlier model on his 11-87. Its been on that gun for about 4 years of salt water, mud, decoy bags, and unruley, over excited Labrador Retrievers.On a good day it goes pheasant hunting. The unit is like an anvil. Gets little maintenance and works great. I also have one on my back-up trap gun.