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Do you like synthetic or wood stocks better?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Batz, May 19, 2014.

  1. Batz

    Batz Busy Member

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    I tend to lean more towards synthetic, tactical looking rifles. I like camo
    sometimes too like the pic below.

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  2. mattyts

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    Wood in any situation where it can be kept in pristine condition,don't know why anyone would choose otherwise :D
     
  3. Batz

    Batz Busy Member

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    To hide from the keen eyes of rabbits and squirrels :D
     
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    Wrapped or dipped wood :)

    But I nice bit if tiger striping in some walnut is equally aesthetically pleasing :)
     
  5. harry brown

    harry brown Banned

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    I now have converted. I used to think synthetic were crap but bought a CZ 452 and love the stock in terms of handling, knock taking. and also the moody looks. I like wood but function wins over flashy looks for myself ATM!
     
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    Agree, wood has character and a individuality about it. Aswell as looking nice, it also has a texture to it and I think makes a rifle look sporting as opposed to military, or toy like in cheap abs rifles
     
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    Mine are all wood (2 are laminate) but I would have gone for synthetic tactical if I had the option as wood scratches and marks too easily out in the field, camo synthetic would be even better.
     
  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Wood, nothing beats a nice piece of timber!
     
  9. Ichabod Armacost

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    and bats!!???;)......................................Wood for me, though I have seen a (looks about furtively).............fully synthetic bullpup I rather liked, (whispers).........It was a PCP too!:eek: Shhhhhhhhhhh! I never said that, I wasn't here, if the Steebs sees it I am going to get poked with a sharp stick, and have someone shouting bang in my earole!!!!!!:D
     
  10. Cymru-Dave

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    Wood for me I think, but if over the next few month in the field I mark either of my rifles I'll get the PCP in synthetic, just not so sure on the new HW100 effort at synthetic...
     
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    :eek: I actually started a thread at the beginning of the year asking if anyone could make me a recoiling pcp, I got slaughtered
     
  12. stevemandm

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    for me, wood for looks and synthetic for a 'working tool'. i once had an amazing walnut stock on the aa s400, but didnt enjoy the shooting experience, as i was more concerned about scratching or damaging it. a synthetic stock is more robust
     
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    It's a wonder you didn't get burned at the stake for heresy!:D

    That Bullpup I was on about is the Evanix Max, it's also available with a wooden stock, but it's about 150 sovs extra.:eek: See here........... http://www.acguns.co.uk/page204.html
     
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    hello, i have rifles in both but i dont worry on looks as long as they do the job intended, now back many years my english shotguns!!!! a different story.
     
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    I normaly favour wood but the new R10 with the rubberised synthetic stock is lovely.:rolleyes:
     
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    As stevemandm said a nicely grained walnut stock looks nice but I'd be more concerned about scratching it which is why it's got to be a synthetic stock for me and the rubber jobbie on my r10 feels lovely and I'm not to fussed about it getting to wet either
     
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    best of both worlds with this mate ..... a rubberised wooden stock !
     
  18. Batz

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    Ichabod I don't think I need to worry about the keen eyes of bats :D maybe
    a quieter rifle for them would work best..lol
     
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    Im afraid synthetic stocks are all the same but when airgun manufacturers let the odd rifle like my hw slip through the net for the same price as one with a very bland looking bit of wood, I'm afraid it makes then irreplaceable.

    Ill let this pic do the talking, I wouldn't swap this for any synthetic.;)[​IMG]
     
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    Holy smokes, that is a fine piece of wood, I bet there ain't many of them about, I bet that'd be worth a fair bit if you were to sell it, that's collectible!
     

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