HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: tims
New Today: 1
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12624

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 193
BOT: 2
Total: 195
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Photo Albums
04: Forums
05: Your Account
06: Your Account
07: Your Account
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Your Account
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Your Account
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Your Account
18: Your Account
19: Photo Albums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Your Account
28: Photo Albums
29: Your Account
30: Your Account
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Photo Albums
40: Photo Albums
41: Your Account
42: Your Account
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Photo Albums
47: Your Account
48: Forums
49: Home
50: Photo Albums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Your Account
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Your Account
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Your Account
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Photo Albums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Your Account
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Home
77: Forums
78: Home
79: Your Account
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Your Account
86: Forums
87: Home
88: Forums
89: Your Account
90: Forums
91: Photo Albums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Home
103: Forums
104: Home
105: Forums
106: Your Account
107: Photo Albums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Photo Albums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Your Account
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Home
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Your Account
123: Your Account
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Photo Albums
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Home
134: Your Account
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Home
139: Forums
140: Forums
141: Your Account
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Forums
146: Forums
147: Your Account
148: Forums
149: Photo Albums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Your Account
155: Your Account
156: Your Account
157: Forums
158: Forums
159: Your Account
160: Photo Albums
161: Your Account
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Photo Albums
171: Forums
172: Forums
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Forums
178: Photo Albums
179: Your Account
180: Forums
181: Home
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Your Account
185: Forums
186: Forums
187: Your Account
188: Forums
189: Forums
190: Forums
191: Forums
192: Forums
193: Forums
  BOT:
01: Home
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2362
  · Views: 449911
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Synthetic or Wood
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
shrpshtrjoe
Super Red Neck Member
Super Red Neck Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 2955
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Howdy. What do you prefer. I prefer synthetic i put it on whatever i can. Don't get me wrong a rifle with a fine piece of wood is very nice but i use my guns in all weather conditions . I don't have to worry about it swelling or scratchs. I do have a couple guns that have wood stocks but not many.

_________________
"MOLON LABE"

P E T A
People Eating Tasty Animals
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
calsibley
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 317

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Hello Joe,

To each his own I guess. I probably could get used to synthetics if I weren't so stubborn. I have one, but you can't tell it from wood. It's a McMillan stock in what's called "fibergrain." My other 19 stocks are all wood, mostly walnut. I actually enjoy rubbing them down to produce a shine, nervous energy I imagine. Best wishes.

Cal - Montreal
Back to top
View user's profile
Coyote_Hunter_
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 208
Location: Franktown, CO

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Depends. I have three synthetic-stocked firearms (shotgun, muzzleloader, .300WM), one laminate, multiple other walnut. I like them all, but the laminate and wood are nicer to look at. But in the wet and mud nothing beats synthetic.

_________________
Coyote Hunter
NRA, GOA, DAD
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
BillPa
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 89

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

'morin Joe,
Some years ago, I was one of the few guys restocking rifles in 'glass when they first started hitting the market, so I have a biased opinoin.
All my working guns are in synthetic,'glass or kevlar. I have no time for the tupperware (molded plastic) stocks other than 2 piece for shotguns or singles like the NEFs'. Over the past few years, I've stuck with H&S for my Rems and Stockades (SSS) for the Savages. Never a worry with temperature or moisture and if I ding one, a little filler and paint its as good as new. Don't get me wrong, I like wood, but from a practical standpoint, synthetics eliminate a ton of problems.

Bill
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1674
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:57 am    Post subject: It depends Reply with quote

I have two rifles with woodgrain synthetic stocks and I allow them to stay indoors. My preference is nice looking wood on a rifle or shotgun. All my wood stocks have been treated with boiled linseed oil and Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil inside and out. The rifles have been free-floated so swelling is a non-issue. They are impervious to water and weather. If I encounter harsh weather conditions, I field-strip the gun, dry it, lube it and put it back together.

It depends what you like and prefer. I checked the wood option. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
grimel
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 160

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

I prefer to look at wood and hunt with synthetics. I'll probably use my 30-06 until next spring with the wood stock (hope I don't scratch it too much). Who knows I might keep it in wood. I really like the feel of wood, but the durability of synthetics is just too overwhelming.

_________________
But.....ain't many troubles that a man caint fix
with seven hundred dollars and his thirty ought six.

Lindy Cooper Wisdom

Back to top
View user's profile
Knifeboy
Member
Member


Joined: Feb 09, 2005
Posts: 165
Location: The Arizona desert

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Well the wood has my vote I own a few of each, but I like my wood stocks quite a bit more. I also live in Arizona so the weather rarely causes any problems. I too have my barrels free floated so if by chance it did rain on my gun It wouldnt affect anything. I do like to hear the opinons on both ends though, its good information and I always seem to learn something from you guys.

Knifeboy

_________________
I'd rather be lucky than good.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Blaine
Member
Member


Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 260
Location: Maine

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

I agree that it is certainly a question of preference. I personally prefer the synthetics because then I don't have to be so careful about knicks and scratches. I usually take the wood stocks off my new guns and replace them with synthetic. I store the original stocks in my gun safe where they remain in pristine condition. All the best to you all.

Blaine

_________________
Shoot straight and above all shoot SMART....and remember God is still in control !!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
jimbowsai
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Jan 31, 2005
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Synthetic with out a doubt. I remember when I first starting hunting, you would have been laughed out of deer camp for showing up with a synthetic stock. My, how times have changed.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
calsibley
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 317

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

With me the issue is winter, but from a diferent perspective. We usually put our firearms away in October, not shooting until the following April. That's a long haul. About mid-winter I haul them all out for an oiling to fight off rust to the weapons. Somehow it simply irks hell out of me to look in my gun cabinet and see plastic staring back at me. It's a personal thing I guess. If I could afford all new McMillan stocks I might change my mind. Walnut and laminates give me a nice warm, fuzzy feeling. Best wishes.

Cal - Montreal
Back to top
View user's profile
7mmMagnum
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Apr 07, 2005
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

I prefer WOOD and don't care too much about some scratches or marks on them. I like the weight, fit,.. and feel of wood plus wood absorbs more recoil energy than your synthetics will.

I've tried synthetics and they just don't feel right to me,.. just boils down to personal preference. Cool

_________________
7mm Magnum
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13635
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Only have one synthetic stocked rifle, my .243 Weatherby. Don't mind the look of it, but nothing beats the look of a really nice piece of timber. All of my other guns have wood stocks..Walnut, and aussie Red Gum (a eucalypt) being my two favourites.
Run your hand over a synthetic stock then do the same with a wood one....no comparison. Bit like the difference between a store dummy and a fine woman.
Having said that, the synthetic stocks are the most versatile in the field, especially where rain etc is concerned.

I ticked both boxes.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
robfromaz1977
Member
Member


Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 179
Location: Arizona's White Mountains

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

I LIKE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF A WOOD STOCK BETTER THAN A SYNTHETIC. I AM OK WITH 3 OF MY RIFLES HAVING SYTHETICS BUT WOULD LIKET TO SOMEDAY REPLACE THEM WITH A NICE WALNUT OR LAMINATED STOCK. I LIKE THE IDEA OF A LAMINATED STOCK BECAUSE THEY CAN TAKE THE ABUSE THAT A SYNTHETIC CAN AND LOOK ALOT BETTER. THEY DONT WARP AS EASY AS A REGULAR WOOD STOCK CAN AND YOU CAN FIND THEM IN DIFFERENT SHADES AND COLORS. LAMINATES ALSO MAKE A FOR A BETTER THUMBHOLE STOCK IF YOU LIKE THAT KIND OF THING.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Blaine
Member
Member


Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 260
Location: Maine

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

I've had a change of heart on synthetic vs wood, at least to some degree. I decided to glass bed my 110 Savage action, and free float the barrel. The cheap synthetic I had on it did not lend itself to those operations easily. I re-installed the original wood stock after storing it for about 15 years. I've free floated the barrel and am waiting for a acraglas kit from Brownell's at this time. BTW, the gun looks brand new again. Razz

Blaine

_________________
Shoot straight and above all shoot SMART....and remember God is still in control !!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10568
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Synthetic or Wood Reply with quote

Wood, traditional wood. It has been used for thousands of years and is still around serving as good as leather products for hunting and plunking....Yup I'm just a bit ol' fasioned...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.