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March 15, 2011, 06:25 PM
Just picked up a used set. 30" trap bbls and 28" skeet (ported) plus a full set of Kolar tubes, all cased (shoud have wheels!). Very nice gun ... but it has a plastic, recoil absorbing stock which does not turn me on. The stock has a very nice wood grain look, but .... Anyone have or know where I can get a nice wood stock?
March 15, 2011, 06:31 PM
Rich Cole in Maine is THE guy for Beretta stocks and repairs - better and faster than Beretta itself
March 15, 2011, 06:42 PM
Thanx, emailed Cole.
March 15, 2011, 07:21 PM
Very nice gun. I had no idea they offered the EELL with anything but high grade walnut.
March 15, 2011, 08:56 PM
Not sure that the stock is not aftermarket. Bought it used. I have never liked these stocks though some people swear by them. Wish I had the walnut to match the forearm. The plastic stock does have a nice grain and if it was not 'shock mounted' I could live with it.
Cole has all types ... in all price ranges. I have enquired re a butt stock only. I made one for one of my Rem 3200s so a blank may have to do it.
March 16, 2011, 12:08 PM
Cole runs a good shop ....but you should consider a matched set for stock and forend to really maintain the value of that gun ...in my opinon / or I think you might be disappointed in the long run.
Its only money ..../and you've already invested in a nice gun .../ it'd be a shame to not do it right now ...
March 16, 2011, 08:44 PM
Yes, BigJimP .... but I still have what came on it if I ever decide to sell, so may go for something selling for less that $1500 and make do! Coles has a set of field grade that may do nicely for a mere $600.
March 16, 2011, 09:29 PM
Get a hold of Joel Etchens Thats where I bought my gun if you need a stock he has them joeletchens.com
March 16, 2011, 10:19 PM
The plastic stock does have a nice grain and if it was not 'shock mounted' I could live with it.
If your shock absorbing unit is like the other spring and air pressure ones, perhaps you could fit the stock with a fixed "dummy" replacement.
March 17, 2011, 06:19 PM
Cole's guns, $900 gun $1200 worth of wood, got to love it. ( 391 i almost had to buy )
March 17, 2011, 06:28 PM
Cole and Etchen both run very good / reputable shops ....replacement stocks are expensive ...and the wood needs to be aged and dried properly ...and I think they price their stocks competitively.
Replacing a stock / with a higher end custom stock ...isn't a cheap proposition ....if you want it done right .
March 17, 2011, 07:31 PM
There's a significant price difference between factory and custom wood. Since you're in SoCal, why not head over to Pacific Sporting Arms (http://www.pacificsportingarms.com/index.htm), in Azusa. They're a Beretta dealer and can probably order the exact wood you want.
March 18, 2011, 06:18 AM
I would stay away from a set of field stocks, too much drop for a competition gun. You'll have hundreds in adjustable combs, and recoil pads.
March 20, 2011, 01:41 PM
zippy13 - Thanx .. twice ..
"If your shock absorbing unit is like the other spring and air pressure ones, perhaps you could fit the stock with a fixed "dummy" replacement."
And, have emailed the folks in Azuza. I have talked with them about my Perazzi MS80 and they are good.
You list as SoCal. I am in Temecula. A life member at Miramar (SDSSA) ... for all the good that does me now.
March 20, 2011, 02:05 PM
March 25, 2011, 01:32 PM
"Replacing a stock / with a higher end custom stock ...isn't a cheap proposition ....if you want it done right ."
Yep, been there, done that. Have made a few myself after paying lots for a blank. Last for one of my M3200 trap guns.
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