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Old 03-23-2019, 05:34 PM
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Thinking about a ProVarmint type stock for a Tikka T1x. Boyd's has reasonably priced offerings, compared to other manufacturers. The purpose is to shoot the Tikka from the bench and the plastic stock it comes with doesn't make that easier.

Boyd's offers their black painted laminate as a "base model" -- finished in a textured black paint.

They also offer a wide variety of laminate color combos for $15 more.. . . I just never warmed to them for my rifles, but I have seen folks here whose finished products turned out nicely (like their orange "Blaze Laminate" - fancy, but I don't know how long I'd want to look at it.)

Then for $35 over base, they offer plain-jane Walnut, stained brown.

So what do you think? The laminate will probably be more dimensionally stable than the plain walnut, but the plain walnut is sort of how I "see" rifles in my head.

Good arguments pro and con, or "personal preference" all the way?
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Be advised. The provarmit is a big heavy piece of wood. I bought one in coyote laminate as it blends in well with my terrain which has the same hue as a well worn khaki shirt. My light little Savage FV SR changed from a light handy rifle to a big heavy one.
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I like walnut too, but also like laminates for the right rifle. I stocked this Savage 12 in .223 with a Pro Varmint with an adjustable comb, real happy with it.

I have quite a few Boyd's stocks in use, a good product. I also have a few Revolution stocks and they are very nice too.
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Be advised. The provarmit is a big heavy piece of wood. I bought one in coyote laminate as it blends in well with my terrain which has the same hue as a well worn khaki shirt. My light little Savage FV SR changed from a light handy rifle to a big heavy one.
The weight doesn't bother me as I will be at a bench with the thing. In fact the weight will help with return-to-battery after a shot. I actually have a black one that I use with a CZ. It is utilitarian, but I could imagine a walnut stock being nicer to be around.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:40 AM
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I prefer laminated over plain Jane wood or black paint. Take a look at Boyd's Nutmeg laminate. Looks like wood from almost any distance and it doesn't scream "Wild Thang" like the colors do.
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The weight doesn't bother me as I will be at a bench with the thing. In fact the weight will help with return-to-battery after a shot. I actually have a black one that I use with a CZ. It is utilitarian, but I could imagine a walnut stock being nicer to be around.
I understand if only bench shooting. I also agree with you about walnut over black. Black is blah.
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For benchrest shooting I'd go with a laminated stock for the weight...every little bit counts when trying to hold it steady. Otherwise, for carrying in the woods I'd do the lighter stock.
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If as you say its purely for BR the more stable laminate is the way to go. Or go with the plain walnut and blame the change in humidity in the wood when groups are less than desired.
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CZ 455 Varmint in a Boyd’s Pro Varmint walnut stock. I too am not a fan of plastic or laminate stocks.
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