GUN Wood or Synthetic stocks. What do you prefer?

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Wood or Synthetic stocks?

  1. I Got Wood.

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  2. I like them big and fake.

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  1. GTslow88

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    I see a lot of people changing out their synthetic stocks for wood ones. Personally I prefer the look of an evil black rifle, even if it is just a plain jane .22

    Are their actual advantages to a wood stock or is it just a looks thing?
     
  2. PanzerAce

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    depends on the application. For my SHTF AK, its synthetic, for my other stuff other than the AR, its wood.
     
  3. GTslow88

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    but why? :o
     
  4. Soybomb

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    Woods looks good on older rifles like milsurps. My modern guns I want plastic though just because they're more forgiving of abuse.
     
  5. JaimeZX

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    Depends. Wood would be silly on an AR. Synthetic would look stupid on a nice shotgun. I can see the advantages of synthetic on a field weapon, OTOH synthetic stocks tend to make a more "fake" sound when bumped than a wood stock and that can spook game.

    So. It depends.
     
  6. GTslow88

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    That's interesting, I never thought about that.
     
  7. PanzerAce

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    because in the case of the AK, I can't afford to have a component that is more liable to fail then an aftermarket one, so I replaced the 70s wood with synthetic. Plus it just looks badass IMHO.

    Also, since I'm CA crew, I had to dremel down a monster man grip to use the AK, and that is black, so it would have looked wierd under a wood stock.
     
  8. Paul Revere

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    yeah, i think it really depends. my AR will obviously be synthetic, but if i get an AK it'll be wood. i'm giving my 10/22 a synthetic stock but my 870 has wood furnature

    :dunno: it's whatever YOU like to look at/feel/shoot with
     
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    I prefer wood stocks on "classic" rifiles. And synthetic stocks on everything else. Wood changes size/shape with temperture and humidity, sometimes it can effect accuracy.

    I don't like the big gaudy ATAS stocks though.

    Function > Form
     
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    Depends on the application, I like wood for the most part, would never put synth on any milsurp rifles, like wood on AK's, hunting rifles, when I get a FAL it'll have wood. Synthetic on any tactical rifles.
     
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    I guess I look at it like this: For milsurps, hunting rifles, etc, I want to have wood stocks. Part of the reason is that the stocks on milsurps and the like are just fine, and often times were already perfectly fine.

    Plus, looks do matter to me. Example: A synthetic stock K-31 would look :barf:
     
  12. Platinum_Thunder

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    Wood stocks are nice as you can customize the LOP.
     
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    Actually, I would argue that it is easier to do that with synthetic, since many of them are designed to easily change the buttpad/plate, whereas with wood, it takes longer, and isn't really reversible.
     
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    tact guns black, hunting guns wood
     
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    My Remington 870 is a Synthetic stock and I prefer that. However, I'm looking at getting a nice rifle and I'll probably go for wood (but it'll be black, still).
     
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    Wood on hunting rifles generally feels nicer to me, especially when you're comparing to them with cheap factory rifles with shitty synthetic stocks.
     
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    Wood for beauty.
    Synthetic for durability.
     
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    I agree, it really does depend.
     

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