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Old 01-29-2008, 08:42 AM
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Default On your "Synthetic" stock, can you flex it?

If you like synthetic stocks, can you flex it with pressure?

My factory Remington XCR stock was extremely easy to flex but take something like a McMillian and you couldn't flex it if you were the Hulk...
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:15 AM
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I can flex the stock on my weathrby a little....I'd like to upgrade it once i finish my mauser project
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:28 AM
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I can flex the stock on my weathrby a little....I'd like to upgrade it once i finish my mauser project
You might could spend the same "money" on a good full length bedding job, with pillars and a small bedding block; should solidify the stock and make your accuracy better.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:40 AM
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I'm pretty sure the stock on my Savage is made out of silly putty. It move far easier than I would prefer. It shoots well though.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:28 AM
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Yup.....three synthetic Remingtons and can flex them all...
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:06 PM
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Hogues can be flexed as well. Never tried my Sako stock I'll try it later and see.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:50 PM
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I have an HS Precision on my Remington 700 Varmint. It will flex just a tiny bit but not enough to contact the barrel as it has very wide barrel channel. I have a Savage 110 FLP that came with a factory tupperwear stock. It was flimsy as a pasta noodle when I got it. By using acraglas to glue in a few valve rods in the barrel channel and using acraglas around the magazine box and the pistol grip, it's now a darn club. Of course that added about 12 oz of weight but this is a varmint / tactical type rifle that's already heavy. I suppose you could say that's an inexpensive way to make a cheap stock rigid, but another perspective would be that maybe you really can polish a turd.

I also have two McMillan stocks and they are extremely rigid, plus they are full length bedded (pressure neutral). Those are the only synthetic stocks I have on centerfire rifles, the rest are pieces of timber.
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