Author Topic: Where's the WOOD?  (Read 1194 times)

Alan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2614
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Where's the WOOD?
« on: May 14, 2016, 11:57:28 AM »
I must be old school, or a purist, or something, because I like wood stocks. I recently ordered a wood stock for my Hatsan AT44-10 Long QE. It looks better than the plastic one, but it is molded like a piece of MDF! I should have know, as the price was just over $100, but geez! Other than pay upwards of $4,000 for an airgun, you'd at least think someone would do a decent wood stock nowadays. Heck, the stock on my cheap 397 doesn't look bad, and although it isn't fancy wood, it isn't molded either!


  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

ncrary

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 373
Re: Where's the WOOD?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 03:22:10 PM »
I like wood, too.  However, most of my PB rifles all have synthetic stocks.  They hold up better with weather and dirt and water.  Al  least I am not afraid to take them out in the field.  The guns with the really nice wood I hate to take out of the safe for fear I am going to gouge them.  I hate to buy something and not use it because it is too pretty.  Guns are tools and we should be able to use them as such.  That said, I opted for the walnut on my R10 and I will shoot it a lot.  Go figure.
  • Kennewick, Wa
Newell
US Navy - Retired

Crotchety geezer

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
  • I'm not crazy but the voices in my head disagree
Re: Where's the WOOD?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 05:33:03 AM »
While I prefer the look and feel of wood, I also prefer synthetic stocks for "woods guns". I solved this issue for myself buy owning multiple guns lol.
  • Plainfield, IL

Alan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2614
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Where's the WOOD?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 05:33:42 AM »
After I get the first mar in the stock, the remaining ones are just patina, and I start calling it a field gun!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 02:54:18 PM by Alan »
  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

grumpy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 524
Re: Where's the WOOD?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 01:55:46 PM »
All of my guns get shot. No safe queens here.
  • Michigan

ncrary

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 373
Re: Where's the WOOD?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 06:26:34 PM »
After I get the first mar in the stock, the remaining ones are just patina, and I start calling it a field gun!

It is always the first ding that hurts the most.  Wood stocks or pickup trucks, it is the same.
  • Kennewick, Wa
Newell
US Navy - Retired