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Boyd's tacticool stock

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by ARP, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. ARP

    ARP

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    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.
     
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    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    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.
     

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    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

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

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    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.
     
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    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

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    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.
     
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    Bought it in the rough from Midway. Sanded, stained with Minwax Dark Walnut, and finished with boiled linseed oil to match my Garands.
     
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    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/73...-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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
  11. Bob

    Bob G23/C,G24/C,G33 Millennium Member

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    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:
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  12. toshbar

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

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    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