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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 10:51 AM
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I just purchased my third Boyd's laminate stock. Of the three only one was a drop in fit. It required very little work on the other two for fitting. No matter as I remove enough wood to glass bed the actions. As they come in the box I find they are too hefty but I like that. They are certainly easier to turn into what you want than a blank or a rough shape with a groove routed down the middle.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got this stock some months back.

I mounted the action. It fit pretty well. I only had to relieve a few points and then a lil more and deeper to make room for beding compound.

The barrel was not perfectly centered.

I pillar bedded first. When I did I also did the electric tape barrel trick to keep barrel centered.

I allowed this to completely harden for a couple weeks. Shot it and was pleased. THEN I went in a bedded the back of the tang and the back of the recoil lugg area.

Let that harden for about a week and shot it again. I was still pleased.

I pulled it out of the safe last week to show a friend... the barrel was pressing HARD on one side of the fore stock!!!

GRRRR. WTF?!?!?!

The wood has WARPED!!! The barrel channel is sealed as it came from factory. Everything I relieved was re covered with epoxy. The rifle is stored in a Safe with a new golden rod and its in a climate controlled home.

Not real happy and not sure what I will do.


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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 10:16 AM
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Must a ben Boydís fault. Yeah Iím sure thatís it. 😂🤣


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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 05:33 AM
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I have had two on Savage rifles and I have one on a Rem. CDL. They all were drop ins and just for a test I shot groups with the CDL before and after I got the stock bedded. As usual the groups were of a smaller group size average after the bedding was done but the "Factory Boyd's Stock" was shooting less than a MOA groups right from the get go.

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Woow! That's a tough one to figure CW. Never would have thought that would have happened to a laminate? You gotta let Boyd's know about this one and please fill us in on the results.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 06:44 PM
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I don't know if any wood stock manufacturer would warranty their wood from changes due to drying, swelling or warping or whatever.

I had a wood stock swell and grow mold after hunting in the rain. I took it off the rifle, dried it out over several weeks then sanded and refinished with a good tung/linseed oil. Never had that problem again.

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