Syntheic stock is just another name for synthetic wood and have no desire to go synthetic. Synthetic stock is synonomus with "sympathetic stock" in my opinion.
It's like putting retread tires on a Ferrari..
WellI can remove scratches, dints and refinish a wood stock to the color texture of your choice. I can cut a wood stock to install custom recoil pad to a lenght chosen by the shooter.
I rest my case!!!
I prefer synthetic on my hunting rifles that I use each day but like the look of wood on my collecting firearms. I find it hard to imagine any firearm (non-military) without a wood stock ever being sought after in the future as a collectors item or display. Wood looks and feels better but syn. takes a beating and keeps on trucking. It really depends on your use/need for the firearm.
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...