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Hw Laminate Stock Owners, Your Forum Needs You.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by waisted skirt, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. waisted skirt

    waisted skirt Donator

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    Considering one of these and wanted opinions on them before I take the plunge. What's the quality and finish like?, How are they in the wet?, Any regrets purchasing?. If you have anything else that's worth knowing about that would be great as I have never owned a laminate stock before.

    Many thanks for taking the time to reply and have a good day..
     
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  2. Thermionic Valve Tech

    Thermionic Valve Tech Engaging Member

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    I had a HW77K Laminate, it was nice.

    But it's not quite the finish I was expecting, but I don't think any Weihrauch are they're very German and functional.
     
  3. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie AGF Leshiy rehoming service

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    Although not an owner , I was admiring a couple the other day , they look very nicely done compared to some others imo :)

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  4. robthedog

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    I have one & the finish is fine
     
  5. Marky-Boy

    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    The HW100 laminate is beautiful no maintenance needed I just wipe it with the same spray oil used on the Metal work
    If you want a one off @wsnaith is ya man
    Depending what Rifle you want obviously
     
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  6. Boysey

    Boysey Posting Addict

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    Nothing wrong with Laminate stocks, I have two on the R10 & the Ultra. In my humble opinion, they are every bit as good as solid wood stocks and just as hard waring and enveriably have a heavy lacquer coat to protect from the elimements.

    It's a matter of taste if you like some of the diverse colours and patterns (not to everyones taste) but that's a personal decision.

    Not all would agree, and no doubt you will get many differing views.


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  7. Burden666

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    I have a blue laminate 97, no issues whatsoever with the quality of the plywood or finish..
    My guns don't get wet so can't help there.
     
  8. Figgy

    Figgy Keyboard Hero

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    One thing to remember with all laminate stocks is, they're not as easy as walnut to repair. Deep scratches and chips can be a pain to fill and colour match.
     
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  9. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I've seen three 77's with the green laminate side by side, the colour varied considerably between them, if I'd never seen one & an rfd only had one in stock I'd be a bit hesitant to buy as you might get a dull or bright one not to your taste.
    Better to have a few to compare.
     
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  10. Wofty

    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    They are nice and also practical.
    I would hesitate to say the factory ones tend to be lacquered whilst custom stocks oiled.
    Being a ply they can suffer sharp edges and splinters. A heavy lacquer coat will sort this. Customs stocks may need a bit of sanding here and there. (Although I'm sure the top custom stock guys will already have sorted this).
    With the variations in colour and near maintenance free material they are a good choice.
     
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    They're nice stocks - solid, well made and they look good :thumb:

    The one on the HW100 was nice because it was also adjustable.

    The one on the '77 is ok - I really wanted it for open sights but, I find the stock shape makes it really difficult to get a comfortable position for a look along them.
    ......... I'll probably flog it soon.

    I have barely used the '77 but, whenever the '100 got wet, I'd do what I do with all of my rifles - take the action out of the stock and dry and oil both bits separately.
     
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    As comments above I've a 100 laminate and its brilliant very well finished and just a quick wipe over with lightly balistol oiled rag, not got it wet so cant comment in that, and the adjustable cheek piece is a bonus [​IMG]

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    sharpsman Keyboard Hero

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    I have found they mark very easy and are heavier than a walnut stock what is to be expected really , walnut for me
     
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    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    No real difference to any other stock ...just a little heavier....and better looking IMO.
     
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    I have nothing further to add to what has already been said so here's a pic of mine anyway

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  16. Boysey

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    Now, that's what I call a very lovely looking stock / rifle


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    Thanks for all the replies and especially the photographs guys it's all been really helpful.
     
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    003E0CAF-3426-4ABD-B908-8921CCD8D542.jpeg Always enjoyed mine
     
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    That's a beauty mate, very nice indeed.
     
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    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    Just a Little Pic from a Monkey
     
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