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ARP
10-20-2012, 08:58
I like what I see and am thinking about building up a Ruger 10/22 with one and then a GM bull barrel. I have been on the fence if I want a wood grain stock that I would finish with stain and clear or do I want to paint a synthetic black stock, same design as the wood, in a coyote tan/ olive green color. Mainly I'm wondering which material will hold the tan/olive paint better, wood or synthetic. Process I'm thinking of is sand/primer/paint/satin clear coat with an aluminum wheel clear coat, very sticky durable finish.

Fire_Medic
10-20-2012, 09:33
Midway USA sells them unfinished, and I have seen several guys over on the rimfire central forum who have refinished them and they came out VERY nice, some guys used different colors, textured paint, etc.

LA_357SIG
10-20-2012, 21:59
Before:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k252/chrisq_01/SU1BRzA4NzkuanBn.jpg
After:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k252/chrisq_01/SU1BRzA5ODYuanBn.jpg

I bought it finished from Boyd's with a textured painted finish. I sanded, stained and finished with spar urethane. Stock is laminated wood.

ARP
10-21-2012, 10:46
Before:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k252/chrisq_01/SU1BRzA4NzkuanBn.jpg
After:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k252/chrisq_01/SU1BRzA5ODYuanBn.jpg

I bought it finished from Boyd's with a textured painted finish. I sanded, stained and finished with spar urethane. Stock is laminated wood.

laminated wood or are there 2 versions, 1 laminated and 1 synthetic nylon/plastic? Which one will holds paint better? In your picture you show the wood grain laminate and the before picture is what? Looks like nylon/plastic. If I am understanding you correctly it is only one version, laminated wood?

If not, let's say for sheets and giggles that I am going with coyote tan paint. Which one do I want to buy is the question, laminated wood or synthetic.

I have seen multitudes of pictures of stocks. I have put in a good bit of time viewing options. Most of the aftermarket laminate types in the form that I like (Boyds tacticool), someone thought painting a rifle easter egg purple or electric blue and having the wood grain showing looks good. I personally think not, don't want to offend anyone but going to a range and unzipping the bag and pulling out a fuggly rifle........negative chief, fix that right now. With that being said for my first rifle stock refinish I'm going with paint, coyote tan.

LA_357SIG
10-21-2012, 12:26
My stock is laminate wood. It came with a textured paint finish. I bought it directly from Boyd's on the 2nd production run of the initial release a few years ago.

toshbar
10-21-2012, 19:54
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/toshbar/CIMG4517.jpg


Bought it in the rough from Midway. Sanded, stained with Minwax Dark Walnut, and finished with boiled linseed oil to match my Garands.

toshbar
10-21-2012, 19:57
laminated wood or are there 2 versions, 1 laminated and 1 synthetic nylon/plastic? Which one will holds paint better? In your picture you show the wood grain laminate and the before picture is what? Looks like nylon/plastic. If I am understanding you correctly it is only one version, laminated wood?

If not, let's say for sheets and giggles that I am going with coyote tan paint. Which one do I want to buy is the question, laminated wood or synthetic.

The stock is wood. Boyd's website sells the stock with a black rubber finish (http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/TACT-RUG-10-22-920-BC-STK-BLK-p/600-410.htm) and midway sells the stock unfinished and rough milled (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/730506/boyds-tacticool-rifle-stock-ruger-10-22-920-barrel-channel-unfinished-laminate). I can't fathom why anyone would want to buy a wood stock with a rubbery top finish as Boyds is selling them.

glock_collector
10-22-2012, 18:06
My kid built a 10/22 with a boyd stock and I gotta tell ya everytime I pick that thing up, look thru the aim point, feel the balance of the kevlar with ss insert barrel, how the stock settles in perfect everytime, I get wood just thinking about it.!! I am gonna steal it from him someday...

Skeet_Man
11-04-2012, 10:22
LA_357SIG (http://glocktalk.com/forums/member.php?u=63087)- What did you use for stain?

LA_357SIG
11-15-2012, 23:50
LA_357SIG (http://glocktalk.com/forums/member.php?u=63087)- What did you use for stain?

Minwax Wood Stain Dark Walnut and Helmsman Spar Urethane thinned with a little mineral spirits brushed on, sanded between coats with 220 sand paper and final buffing with 000 Steel Wool.

Bob
11-17-2012, 00:36
...... If I am understanding you correctly it is only one version, laminated wood?......

The Boyd’s stocks are all wood. The TactiCool is wood also with a textured paint finish, nothing more.

The TactiCool is basically a McMillian A5 knock-off.

Close-up of a Tacticool with a Savage 93 Action:
http://www.diproductsinc.com/UIImages/10019/13016a.JPG (http://www.diproductsinc.com/Default.aspx)



:cool:

toshbar
11-18-2012, 23:11
The Boyd’s stocks are all wood. The TactiCool is wood also with a textured paint finish, nothing more.

Just noting that Midway also sells the stock in the raw, unfinished form.

harleypilot
12-01-2012, 05:08
I bought the Boyd's unfinished stock from Midway when I built my heavy barrel 10/22 target rifle.

I used a light walnut stain, then 10 hand rubbed coats of Tru Oil.

I would show a picture, but I have a couple of pictures on other threads and apparently there is a limit of 2 or 3 so I am unable to load one here.

Jim