The composite stocks have WAY TOO MUCH flex! Think of the name flex tech and ask yourself do want your stock flexing? I don't think so. While composite is great for weight the accuracy trade off is not worth it. Don't believe me? Simply place your receiver in a vice and grab the end of the stock and watch it move, twist even. Any slight cheek pressure on composite and your POA is moving all over the place.
Break away from the plastic and the problem almost completely goes away.
I get a lot of questions about pillar bedding and the hanger bar system. The goal of these forend systems is to space the barrel slightly away from the barrel but they are very expensive and often times require proprietary forends or accessories that make it very difficult when switch barrels and forends.
This is where I stand tall on my soap box and tell you the truth in an attempt to save you a lot of time, money and frustration!
What we are worried about is as the barrel gets hot through CONSECUTIVE firing the metal expands at a fairly nominal ratio. If a composite forend is tight against the barrel some tension can relate back into the receiver which can change point of impact. For the average hunter firing one or two shots seldom a problem to worry about. The hardwood laminates will not exibit the same tension as the composites and given no more than thickness of paper spacing from the barrel you have effectively fixed a potential problem that only occurs from consecutive firing. In addition I can share with a you a .05 fix that I've used with great success so long as you get away from composite. Simply layering shipping labels inside of your forend channel does the trick for a fraction of the cost, the KEY from here is to consistently torque and that's why we produce our custom forend screws with 7/64 allen head.
Some would argue the weight savings of plastic and at 1.1 pounds lighter I can see their point, but I choose to shave weight other places like barrel length. Some high recoiling rounds you WANT the weight to tame recoil, my hunting barrel is a 24 inch 300 WM cut/crowned with a brake and with the custom stock sets weight is actually less than if I had left the barrel 28 inches and used a plastic stock. The heavier laminate helps tame the recoil.
Composite plastic stocks will get eaten alive by high recoiling rounds, barrels with muzzle brakes or shooting from a rifle vise. I have a big box full of plastic stocks that I've sold and failed miserably to recoil. I could fight with T/C for warranty of these but instead I take it on the chin and plead everyone listen to my advise. I've seen the plastic crack in almost every area imaginable. They simply won't hold up to recoil. Even when compared to walnut, Hardwood laminate is the ULTIMATE in strength. You simply cannot buy a stronger stock than hardwood laminate.
Plastic is great for some things like credit cards but gun stocks! I'm sorry to break the news but I simply don't trust plastic. If you want the ULTIMATE in looks, fit, function and strength order hardwood laminate today and your problems will be over as soon as you bolt on these amazing works of art. In addition we can also supply you with a stock for hundreds of other manufactures.
When you want it done right trust us to come through. We are on a mission this year to change the way you think about stocks.
With fourteen colors, six finishes, six recoil pads choices, four checkering options and you have hundreds if not a thousand or more different build combinations to pick from. From the budget minded builds to fully optioned out we can supply you with a custom hardwood laminate or walnut stock set for your T/C for a fraction of the cost of what you would expect to spend.
At this time we are just ramping up our inventory and listing as soon as we get them. We have all current inventory listed on our ebay store with 1 day handling and priority shipping included. If you just can't wait please shop there. We are selling these as fast as we get them in and so I do encourage you to call me and custom order exactly what you want. Check back here often as we will be updating our shopping cart to offer the most popular options.
Build time on custom orders have been running about 6 to 8 weeks so plan accordingly. It goes by a lot faster than you think, you know what they say procrastination is the thief of time.
Check our ebay store for inventory on hand. Please contact me ASAP and let me know the stock set you are wanting to buy. If you've done business with us in the past and considered a preferred customer you can purchase outside of ebay and receive a 10 percent discount for paying by check or 8 percent if you prefer to use a credit card. These stocks sell fast so if you see one in stock on ebay notify me right away so I can pull off ebay and place on hold.
Science of Hardwood
Did you know that according to the building industry, ďengineeredĒ wood (laminated wood) is 50% stiffer than solid sawn lumber? Not surprising, really, when you consider the advances in adhesives and resins that have been made in the past 10 years.
Without disclosing exactly how laminate wood blanks are made, letís just say that a very special adhesive is used that is pushed into the very fibers of the wood as the individual
layers are pressed together under heat and great pressure. This process helps to bond the adhesive to the wood fibers at the microscopic level, and helps to cure the adhesive as it infuses into the individual wood fibers, actually becoming a part of the wood.
Itís no secret that the adhesive used in wood laminates helps to stiffen the wood and make it much stronger. Thatís the beauty of resins; they are excellent stiffeners, bonders and waterproofers. With all those qualities and benefits coming from just one lamination process, you can see why engineered hardwoods are far superior in strength and rigidity to solid wood. And, rightly so Ė because the wood laminate has been ďenhanced.Ē
When you look at the science inherent in the production of wood gunstock blanks, you realize that a Boyds gunstock is more than just a piece of ďlaminated woodĒ thatís been carved into the shape of a gunstock; itís truly a marvel of science and technology. With adhesive impregnating the tiny spaces between the wood fibers, it bonds permanently, giving the wood fibers 50% more rigidity, more strength, and much more durability than solid wood.
Wood is a wonderful, beautiful, natural product that can be shaped, bent, cut, glued, sanded, and finished into just about anything imaginable. Itís strong, rigid, colorful, warm, soft, hard, stiff, stainable, paintable and workable. And now with the advent of space-age adhesives, it can be laminated into the strongest wood material on the planet. But strength isnít all that is special about Boyds laminated gunstocks. Shape and color come into play, too.
One really cool feature about the Boyds laminated gunstocks is that the color in each individual layer of wood is actually infused into the wood fibers themselves. The color doesnít sit on the surface, it goes clear through, front-to-back, each wood laminate layer. And thatís what gives Boyds gunstocks those deep, bright and rich colors.
With 14 colors and multiple different stock shapes offered in over 255 gun brands and over 1,200 different models within those brands, Boyds gives you more choices than any stock maker on the planet. If you want to shoot better, with more accuracy, with more comfort, and look good doing it, then itís time to upgrade your gunstock. Itís easy.