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Old December 11, 2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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I am thinking or restocking my model 77 hawkeye with a boyds lightweight thumbhole laminate, any opinions?
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Old December 11, 2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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I have 2. One walnut on a Garand and another laminated stock on a CZ 452. I'm very pleased with both of them.

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Old December 11, 2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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I own four Boyds stocks (three thumbholes and a tacticool). I think Boyds makes an excellent stock at a reasonable price.
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Old December 11, 2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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I have one for a 10/22, tacticool. I love it.
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Old December 11, 2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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I bought 2 Marlin 795s and bought stocks from Boyds' for them. I thought they would slip right right in with minimal fitting. Problem was, the area where the magwell is wasn't milled out. I took them to my gunsmith. He gave Boyds' a call and they stated that's the standard. No big deal. He took care of it.

The quality of the stocks were outstanding, IMO. If come time I need a stock and he has one that fits the bill, they'll be getting my business again.
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Old December 11, 2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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I have one on a sporterized mosin nagant. for the record laminate thumbole and lightweight do not belong in the same sentence. unless it's a synthetic skeleton stock, it's going to be heavier than a standard style stock. I have a huge soft sport for thumbhole sporter stocks as the extra weight soaks up a lot of recoil and I'm a righty so it makes shooting much mroe comfortable....my lefty gun buddies hate me for it but I throw a thumbhole stock on just about every gun I own.

the boyds stock for my mosin did require fitting so you may have to deal with that headache and if it's not glass bedded then you will probably see no increase in accuracy.
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Old December 12, 2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have a lightweight thumbhole on a Savage. Drop in fit, looks better than what I had, free floated barrel. I'm fine with it.
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Old December 12, 2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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I've handled a few. They are well made, but far from lightweight. Some are a drop in fit, others require quite a bit of work to fit properly.

They are an inexpensive option for someone in need of a replacement stock. I've seen a few used on some of the Savage or Marlin rifles where they were an improvement over the cheap tupperware stocks, but to be honest I think it would be a step down from a factory Hawkeye stock.
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Old December 12, 2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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I have 2, both mauser sporters, a 24/47 Yugo (8mm)and a 1893 model Spanish carbine (7mm). I bought both of them unfinished, so I could finish the inletting and apply my favorite "Tru-Oil" to them both. The 8mm is "walnut" and the carbine is the "pepper laminate" they are great stocks for the money, and I am totally satisfied with them, never had or shot a thumbhole stock.
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Old December 12, 2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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Excellent choice. Here's my Ruger 77 Mk II stainless in it's Boyds stock....

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Old December 15, 2012, 01:31 AM   #11
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I just put a Boyd's walnut on my stainless Marlin XS7. In my opinion, it is nicer than any walnut stock I have ever seen on a Hawkeye. It has really nice figure and a good finish. If you were switching from walnut to a laminate that might be a step down in classiness, but supposedly the laminates are more stable than walnut.
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Old December 15, 2012, 02:54 PM   #12
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You might check Richards Microfit. Lots of choices there. I would steer clear of their seconds.
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Old December 15, 2012, 03:30 PM   #13
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I have 5 Boyds that I realy like and will probably buy another soon.

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Old December 16, 2012, 03:45 PM   #14
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Boyd's are good value for the buck.
Minor (and I had one that was not so minor) fitting is required- they are sold as "semi-inletted", so if you're incompetent with minor woodworking skills pass...

Like any stock without an aluminum bedding block, the receiver needs to be epoxy bedded, and pillars installed, for best results.
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Old December 16, 2012, 07:16 PM   #15
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I like them.



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Old December 18, 2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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Make sure you get their laser checkering.
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Old December 24, 2012, 06:24 AM   #17
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I have a Boyd's JRS on my 9.3 . Its a great stock that fits near perfactly. Its fully glass bedded, pillared and tripple cross bolted. Also the 2nd recoil lug is bedded. .
I'm planning on either a Boyd's or Richards thumbhole target stock for my 6.5 Creed soon. . And a Boyd's JRS on my 458 .
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Old December 24, 2012, 06:28 AM   #18
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I like the more vertical grip of the Richards in the thumbhole target stock. Whoever comes out with a thumbhole for the Savage Edge will get my business pronto.
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Old December 24, 2012, 05:03 PM   #19
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