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Question Traditional or fashion statement

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by godzuki, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. godzuki

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    Went to pick up my new riffle yesterday with all intentions of a HW97kt,and then a thought! I'm going shooting not showing off thumb hole stocks,synthetic(tapped it sound like a made in china plastic toy n camo?why put your gun down its blended in and gone. not for me maybe i'm boreing or just like the look of a traditional stock and a lovely grain pattern! Sorry to upset some of you lot but there just my cup of tea.:)
     
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    I agree, unless the synthetic has a tangible, practical benefit (toughness and weather resistance, for example). Personally I hate synthetics stocks on springers (their lightness and sound amplification only serves to make the guns less refined)..
     
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    Nice one Neil, Hope you find it better than your HW77 but they take some beating. Regards Paul.
     
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    I have 2 tactically stocked guns,1 was my springer,first gun and no choice in the stock,second is my BSA Ultra,bought in tactical from a purely practical point of view as it's a working gun and don't want dents in it.
     
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    Now thats practical use. understand why.
     
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    The other 4 are all Beech,Walnut or Poplar stocks
     
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    I ended up buying a BSA Lightening XL SE nice looks MADE IN BIRMINGHAM or this one is chrono'd ok at 11.8.The Titan xs spring and chambers ultra kit are on it's way smooth it out, i know they have more faults than a daf 44 but nothing that can't be fixed. Was gona get a HW95ks if they would have finished the gun off little touches like radius the top of the breech cos there's no open sights on!!!Why??
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    You picked a Lightening over a HW?!?! :D
     
  10. godzuki

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    Moment of madness i also no the mate who bought my 77 will get bored n skint just before his summer hols i have a nice little vulcan to trade back with a few quid the 77 is just the nutz not found much to match up..so i'm not totaly stupid! The lightening is a play toy for rats round my kennels odd bunny in garden keeps dogs from killing them sens trying to catch it 40mph into a woodfence dog looses everytime.You might as well say the 77's is in storage!!
     
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    Things which seem traaditional now would have seemed very odd a generation or two ago. I have no doubt that if the Victorians had access to injection moulded and composite materials then they would have used them. Fashion and the availability of new materials and methods will always result in change. On the other hand some changes are driven by marketing and their purpose is to drive sales, the buyers need to decide what is worth paying for and what is a waste of cash.
     
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    i agree terry the Victorians were great inventors and brought many things to us which altered the status quo. however both my stocks are wooden just cos i like them. atb gary.
     
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    And that's the only reason you need to make your choice :up:
     
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    have a 97 k and aultra mmc both in 22 and synthetic stocks.i have a 22 hw 100thumbhole in wallnut and i hate the stock with a vengance.i only use them for hunting and wood marks way to easy
     
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    I like my tactical scorp stock, but each to there own, as for springers I've got a nice tx in a Geordie walnut stock,but I also fancy the new lightning se in beech purely as a work gun..I reckon they at least look right from the off and the action can be worked on if needed for not much outlay
     
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    Well said
     

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