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#3013445 - 11/02/12 11:22 PM Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock
DMAG
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I love my Savage, but the stock is just junk. let me rephrase that, the stock I got is junk. I have a stainless version with the plastic stock and I want to replace it with a thumbhole stock. Have any of you guys done this and if you have what did you order and did you run into many complications? Thanks for your help.
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#3013463 - 11/03/12 12:48 AM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: DMAG]
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You'll need to measure the distance between your action screws to make sure you get the correct stock but Boyd's stocks offers a thumbhole laminate for them for around $100. Its technically for a Savage 10 but works on the Muzzle loaders as well. You'll also need longer action screws. Should be able to get them from somewhere like Brownells.
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#3013514 - 11/03/12 05:21 AM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Hmmmm sounds tempting.... i dont wanna mes with mine just yet tho
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#3014315 - 11/03/12 05:54 PM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: Rockhound]
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I have changed every single one out that came with the Savage synthetic stock. They are junk. Here a few of my Savage smokeless guns. 2 have custom Rayhill stocks from Stockade Stocks and the 3rd is still sporting the junk soon to be replaced synthetic stock.
The Rayhill stock is not cheap but IMO the best stock available. Rayhill uses a novel approach for ramrod storage.The ram rod DOES NOT contact the barrel. The aluminum ram rod channel is molded in the stock with a set screw to adjust tension or pressure on the ram rod.It is unique and he is the only one to do so. All of his stocks are hand made one at a time.The top one is .50 cal in the Woodchuck stock with the wide forearm. The second is .45 in the Mule deer model in which I like best.Both have the third pillar and are bedded. They are insanely accurate.
http://www.stockadegunstocks.com/3.html











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#3014384 - 11/03/12 06:46 PM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: Tar12]
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I'll be replaceing mine after christmas..Not sure what im gonna put on it though.
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#3014761 - 11/03/12 10:07 PM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: cecil30-30]
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Wow those are a work of art
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#3014773 - 11/03/12 10:19 PM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: DMAG]
Rubberduck270
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Ive got the factory laminate on mine but Ive considered going to a thumbhole. Or just bedding the factory laminate.
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#3014868 - 11/04/12 12:10 AM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Ive got the factory laminate on mine but Ive considered going to a thumbhole. Or just bedding the factory laminate.
if you do id be interested in the laminate
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#3015069 - 11/04/12 08:33 AM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: Rockhound]
Rubberduck270
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Ill let you know if I do. Only thing that really turns me against it is the factory Savage stocks are pillar bedded. Any other laminate wouldn't be bedded at all.
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#3015126 - 11/04/12 09:37 AM Re: Have any of you guys replaced your Savage ML stock [Re: Rubberduck270]
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The factory laminate will serve you well with the 3rd pillar and bedded.
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