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Old 05-28-2020, 03:28 PM
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Has anybody had improvements in accuracy with a Boyds stock.



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I'm thinking of getting one and throwing my heavy barrel B-mag plastic one in the garbage.If I can get a 20% improvement in accuracy it would work for me.Any real life experiences,looking at a Boyds classic,keep it simple,I only hunt live targets.
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Almost anything would be an improvement over most plastic/ carbon stocks.


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I have been happy with the accuracy of my heavy barrel BMag in a Boyd's featherweight thumbhole stock. I can't compare it to the accuracy with the OEM stock since I ordered them at the same time and put it into the Boyd's upon receipt. I mostly use mine for shooting varmints or targets from a fixed position. The Boyd's stock is distinctly heavier than the OEM plastic, so if you are going to be carrying it afield on day-long walkabouts that might be a consideration.
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:47 AM
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I'm thinking of getting one and throwing my heavy barrel B-mag plastic one in the garbage.If I can get a 20% improvement in accuracy it would work for me.Any real life experiences,looking at a Boyds classic,keep it simple,I only hunt live targets.
Based on my one and only experience (Marlin 882), 20%+ should be a realistic improvement. However, I'm not sure why. The Boyd's was a good fit for the gun and for me. I think the gun fit better into the wood Boyd's stock than the OEM plastic. And the gun felt much better to aim and aided with cheek weld. So maybe the accuracy improvements were a by-product; but that is fine with me. All in all, I've just found the gun more pleasant to shoot. And with the better groups, I shoot it more.

I'll bet you will be happy with a new stock in more ways than one. (they do add some weight, though)
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Just shot my first few rounds out of an off the shelf B-MAG that came with the Boyd's Featherweight stock to sight it in. My son was able to put is first four rounds, off of a bench with only the front of the stock resting on a solid shooting block, with no rear support at a .84" at 100 yards.

I know it isn't a before and after comparison to a Savage plastic stock. But, seriously, there really shouldn't be any doubt that any of the much stiffer laminated wood stocks, or even the solid wood, that Boyd's can inlet for the B-MAG wouldn't be a big improvement over the cheap flexible plastic OEM stock.

Order the one you like. If it doesn't work out for you I'm sure you could re-sell it easily. Good luck with it.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:18 PM
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Just shot my first few rounds out of an off the shelf B-MAG that came with the Boyd's Featherweight stock to sight it in. My son was able to put is first four rounds, off of a bench with only the front of the stock resting on a solid shooting block, with no rear support at a .84" at 100 yards.

I know it isn't a before and after comparison to a Savage plastic stock. But, seriously, there really shouldn't be any doubt that any of the much stiffer laminated wood stocks, or even the solid wood, that Boyd's can inlet for the B-MAG wouldn't be a big improvement over the cheap flexible plastic OEM stock.

Order the one you like. If it doesn't work out for you I'm sure you could re-sell it easily. Good luck with it.
I ordered the Classic forest camo laminate,the rifle did show some potential,as it is now I can hit varmints,but it needs to do better.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:54 PM
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I ordered the Classic forest camo laminate,the rifle did show some potential,as it is now I can hit varmints,but it needs to do better.
That's a neat looking color combo and in the Classic will make for a very good looking set up. Hope you find success with it.

As you are no doubt aware we're all at the mercy of Winchester/Olin's ammo quality control. Fortunately, the few boxes I have bought recently all appeared in relatively good order on visual inspection.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:56 PM
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That's a neat looking color combo and in the Classic will make for a very good looking set up. Hope you find success with it.

As you are no doubt aware we're all at the mercy of Winchester/Olin's ammo quality control. Fortunately, the few boxes I have bought recently all appeared in relatively good order on visual inspection.
I'm baffled why the 15 grain shot three shots at 50 yards in the same hole?I had no misfires or anything strange happen with the Hornady 20 grain,or Browning 25 which was the least in accuracy performance.
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Old 05-30-2020, 04:57 AM
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I bedded mine into a Boyds camo rimfire hunter before I ever shot it. It is consistent and repeatable.
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