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Boyd's Laminated Stocks

Hey Folks,

 

I noticed that Boyd’s Gunstocks has the Model 700 Thumbhole Varmint Series of rifle stocks on sale right now.

 

If you have not seen any of the Boyd’s laminated stocks, they are a thing of beauty.

 

I love the thumbhole – it really helps transfer some of the recoil of the rifle to the palm of the hand… and they feel very natural when you heft the rifle.

 I have a Savage in .308 that I put in one of these stocks a few years ago and it was a perfect “drop in” fit.

 

I did do quite a bit of bedding work before final installation – but my point is you could have just dropped the action and barrel into the stock, installed the action screws and started shooting.

 

I have a Savage 7mm-08 that I am going to put into one of their Ross Featherweight Thumbhole stocks this spring and am really looking forward to working on this project.

 

You are left with what I consider a far more functional rifle when you are done – plus the warmth and beauty of the laminated wood – again, they are a thing of beauty!!

 

Look them up at www.boydsgunstocks.com and see if you can not find what you want.

 

Unfortunately, there is no relation (Boyd) but they do make great products and the prices are more than reasonable…

 

Good luck!

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I am not a fan of thumbhole

I am not a fan of thumbhole stocks on a hunting rifle. They just don't handle well for me. I do like the laminated stocks but would rather walnut/walnut laminate. Boy that is a good price though. See what I have left over next payday and I think I'll order a finished walnut stock for my 700 ADL. Never have liked that plastic stock on it. Had to do a ton of work to get it to shoot. I better put that Boyds site in favorites so I don't loose it!

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same here

I am also not a "thumbhole" fan, but I do really like Boyds Boys stocks. I have One brown laminate I finished myself for a M700 I have and another pepper laminate bought already finished for a Ruger SS Hawkeye in .358 Win. I way prefer laminates to synthetics and have several laminate stocks now and only one synthetic that's on a ulta-lightweight .270.

In my experience the laminate stocks are very strong and take a ton of abuse without so much as showing a scratch. They are tough as nails in my opinion. They might be a tad heavier than a walnut handle, but the added toughness is worth it under some circumstances. Yes

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A lot of years ago a friend

A lot of years ago a friend of mine had a laminate; maple/maple thumbhole. It was heavy but really stable. The beauty of the laminate is their stability. Draw back then was hard finishing. As I understand it it was the glue that made it that way and made it heavy. I looked at that brown laminate on Boyds site for my 700 SA. Boy do I like walnut! I have seen one walnut/walnut laminate in my life and really liked it. 92 bucks is a steal!

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