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6 years 23 weeks ago, 1:47 PM

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wood or tact

i have read my fair share of discussions of shotguns and rifles and i was wondering if anyone tends to like the flat black style tactical looking shotty/rifles or if you like the wood grain stocks and grip, or do you not care as long as the stats are right. why?

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 6:15 PM

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I like the tactical black style.And i like it cause it looks bad ass on my 590a1.

6 years 23 weeks ago, 1:36 PM

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I prefer tough materials that do the job. 25 years ago I was asked about the ugly black stock on my rifle. My reply started with stability, moved into weight and ended with me using the corner of an old pick up tail gate to demonstrate how tough and marr resistant it was. I couldn't get anyone to rub their walnut stock on that tailgate for a comparison.

6 years 23 weeks ago, 1:45 PM

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nice

haha well i like that answer. thanks for that

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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Depends on what kind of weapon it is and the purpose intended, IMHO.

I had an old Squires/Bingham Model 16, it's a .22 caliber M-16 wannabe from the Phillipines. I had a tactical black painted stock and looked...well...functional. After I found out that it was a wood painted stock, I removed the stock, stripped the paint off, and re-stained & varnished it. I figured if it looked bad I could repaint it black...but it looked AWESOME!! I ended up trading in 1989 what had been a $80 rifle for a 1965 Ford Falcon...not a bad deal at all :)

I wouldn't mind finding a Calico M-100S (Wooden Stock Sporter) at a reasonable price either...hehehe

On the other hand, I'd not change the look & feel of my Calico M-110 tactical black pistol or my Tec-9/AB-10 for anything...

So, as I stated at the top, it depends on what it is and what you want it to do as to what it should look like :)

6 years 21 weeks ago, 1:00 PM

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tac black

tactical black is the way to go light strong and dose not need to be cleaned, i live in north where there is a lot of snow water is bad for wood stocks so plastic is much nicer.

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6 years 21 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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well I have gotten alot of responses on this thread and I appreciate it, but I think now that I have heard all of these I must put in my opinion:
I like Black for most weapons because, like dystubenrauch I too (when I was a free man) live in the north(Michigan). thats an assload of snow/rain/all types of fun hunting weather. Plus on most newer nore tactical looking weapons the black just looks better, however I do like wood for looks. Besides, cleaning your weapon is half the fun of owning it.

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6 years 20 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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snow

me to i live it the upper peninsula in northern michigan. and in the winter the best things to do is snowmobiling and shooting my .22.

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6 years 20 weeks ago, 12:00 PM

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Really now?

You got a .22??? I thought you were Mister 45/7.62? You own a "Sissy" .22 (your words not mine). haha just messing with you but I did find it funny and ironic that for "fun winter activities" you would put shooting my .22 haha I love this guy

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6 years 20 weeks ago, 4:20 PM

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I like wood for looks

Depends on the rifle and what you are using it for. if it is a classic or battle rifle you have to keep the wood.

Dont get me wrong, i have a m1A scout,AK, and m4 with black synthetic stocks....but nothing drives me more crazy then when I see an sks with no bayonate, a snythetic stock, and a 30 rd. external magazine. why not just buy the AK?

Some of my favorite rifles I own are all wood. (russian sks, german mauser, m14)

You can put plastic on anything, but its almost impossible to find origional wood for older battle rifles.

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