Synthetics or Wood Stocks

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Do you prefer/use synthetic or wood stocks?

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Synthetics or Wood Stocks

Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:29 am

Which do Y'all use/prefer, and why....

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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:37 am

I guess Ill start off.

I like synthetics better cuz they are more weather resistant, and I like the looks better.

However wood stocks will always have a place in my heart :smile:
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Postby mallardman77 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:03 pm

hey! I busted the wood buttstock on my auto-5 this spring and i had to put synthetics on, yeah they look way better than wood and for me i just have a better feel for the gun now.(or it only seems that way) I got a mossberg 500 with a wood stock and i wanna put some camoed (is that even a word?) synthetics on it.

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Postby frazier2209 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:01 pm

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Postby duckdog » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:23 pm

Love wood ,but I would rather use synthetic for durability purposes, going to get a synthetic stock for my wingmaster this summer, to keep the wood in good shape
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:10 pm

Wood. Classic look and feel. That and I've never used anything else. Maybe it's just 'cause I'm Stubborn.
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Postby Mallard Man » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:03 am

i prefer wood stock. synthetic stock is nice because the plastic is easy to clean,and if in camo or black will not shine in sun
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:10 am

All good points :thumbsup:

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Postby Ducksbeus » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:17 am

My duck gun is synthetic. Light wieght, looks cool, indestructable. :thumbsup: Y'all have a nice day! :cool:
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Postby Greg Wile » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:07 pm

I like the feel of wood and the look of it, guess I'm a traditionalist.
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Postby bullet » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:50 pm

My Benelli I bought over a decade ago is wood. One day I'll pull the camo tape off of it and see what it used to look like. Hopefully there's not to many dings on her.
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Postby gsphunter » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:59 am

Nothing looks better than a nice wood stock. That is probably the only reason I don't buy a synthetic gun, because they are so much more durbable. I think they look cheap too. No offense to guys that prefer, but that's just my opinion.
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Postby Merganser » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:40 am

Wood stocks on my 1991 Browning Gold. The wear and tear on it is "Character"!
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Postby donell67 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:51 am

i like synthetic, because its alot more durable.
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Postby DROPDUX » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:20 am

Wood, however, If anyone can find synthetic stock and forend for a smith and wesson 1000p (or S&W 3000) I would happily convert (just for the season) to synthetic
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Postby Webfoot12 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:06 pm

I like the synthetic look for my duck gun. It reflects less light and I'm not constantly worried that I'm going to scratch it. However, I like the glossy wood finish on my upland guns. I'm sometimes careless with my duck gun in the boat. It has taken a beeting.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:53 pm

Webfoot12 wrote:I like the synthetic look for my duck gun. It reflects less light and I'm not constantly worried that I'm going to scratch it. However, I like the glossy wood finish on my upland guns. I'm sometimes careless with my duck gun in the boat. It has taken a beeting.


Couldn't have said it better. THe Xtrema has a synthetic. My Wingmaster has a wood stock and will always have a wood stock. There aren't many things prettier than a good wood stock. :thumbsup:
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Postby the_duckinator » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:27 pm

Wood for the looks, feel, and tradition. Synthetic guns tend to be more barrel heavy (IMO) than wood stocks because the plastic is so much lighter. I think wood stocked guns tend to handle better. If you don't like the sine of the plastic finish on your wood, get a oil finished stock, much less shine.
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Postby shrpshtr » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:23 pm

i voted synthetic because that is what i mainly use for hunting. the ruggedness and durability can't be matched by any wood that i know of. i do like the way a good wood gun handles though. i don't feel comfortable dragging one through some of the hunting conditions i find myself in though. for me, it breaks down like this...

waterfowl - synthetic
upland game - wood
big game - usually synthetic (hogs) occasionally wood (deer)
turkeys - synthetic
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Postby puddlerjumper » Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:02 pm

There is no wood out there that can take the beating, abuse, and utter violation that a synthetic stock can. Okay, utter violation was too far, but, if there was a wood stock out there that could, I would buy it. There is one problem....$$$$$$$$$. I love wood stocks. It feels so much better. I just cannot be as efficient(if you will), because there will always be that nagging thought that I will drop it and skin it up. My synthetic stock is pretty beat up, so you can only imagine what my glossy 1100 would look like if it was my primary. For a gun that isn't taking a swim that often, I choose wood. For anything but waterfowl or turkey, I prefer wood.
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Postby ruger0771 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:33 am

I think the sythetic stocks are better for feild use -- however I think that a wood stock is better for the "skeet shooter" wood definately wins the beauty contests -- but I'm just interested in plucking feathers
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Postby TGL1298 » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:43 am

I like the look of wood, but my vote is for synthetic. My gun has held up great for the abuse it's seen. 20 below to 95 above temps. rain, snow, being knocked around in the boat, and unfortunate dunks in the swamp.
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Postby had » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:00 am

synthetic for duck hunting. wood for upland
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Postby cooter » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:36 am

If I am planning on hunting with it, synthetic (camo) is the way to go. I have a Black Matt Finish SBE tht gets the Fine Red Rust on it very easy. My Camo SBE is a Work Horse, no maintance required.

I love wood, but I can't stand to abuse them and gets scratches on the wood. Most of the Woods that I have, got bought back before there was synthetic. I do have a nice Citori I bought in wood, but it only goes to the shooting range, where it can be babied. Wood is still as pretty as day one, which also looks very good in the Cabinet.

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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:43 am

I LOVE WOOD, but synthetic is more durable.
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