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Are Ruger M77 laminate stocks worth much more that syn.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by eldbillbo, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    a buddy of mine has been offered a Ruger M77 30.06 laminate stock

    he prefers synthetic could he trade it for a synthetic stock (assuming there is a preference out there for them) and some cash that he could apply for a scope

    i don't know much about values of Ruger M77 laminate stock vs synthetic

    thanks
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Laminated stocks in general tend to be a bit more expensive than comparable synthetic stocks. Laminated stocks also tend to be heavier. This can be good and bad. The heavier stocks tend to soak up a little more recoil, but when you're in the mountains, every ounce of weight you can save is good. It's a compromise.

    Even laminate stocks can be negatively effected my moisture and temperature, although not as much as solid wood stocks. With our climate out here, synthetic makes all the sense in the world, but for myself, I love the look of a nicely figured walnut stock. :)