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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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I just got a M1a so hence I am a noob.

Its Standard and has nice wood stock.

But I dont like the look, Id rather duracoat for me needs.


What shoud I do.
1. Sand and paint New stock
2. But a old wood Stock
3. Find a Fiberglass stock
4. Pro mag looks to be a nice stock, but Im a noob.

I was told that wood stock for the money is the best for accuracy? I dont know if its true, like I said Im a noob.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Find a fiberglass stock.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Are they stable and still give good acc?

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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A GI fiberglas stock is not very expensive. What you are looking for is the overall condition but more specifically they have a tendency to split where they are molded together in the front of the stock behind the stock ferule, basically underneath the barrel. The cats meow of fiberglass stocks would be the Mcmillan M1A stock, it requires a bedding job. Bedding basically is a way of custom fitting the action to the stock. These stocks are beefy and typically used by match shooters. I think they retail for about 480.
Nothing wrong with your walnut boyds stock that came with the rifle. I don't think you will see much of a difference in accuracy if you placed your action in a fiberglass stock. You can find them reasonably cheap and give it a paint job. I picked on up for 10 bucks and painted it black. I got lucky with that find, typically they sell for around 100 bucks in excellent condition.

You could always buy a good GI glass stock and sell off the wood stock to offset the cost or try and place a want to trade ad on the forum.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:37 PM   #5
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Good Gi not the old Milary ones that go for 60 bucks or 100 new? McMillans cost alot right? I basically want to have a nice painted rifle.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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I'm for recommending a USGI fiberglass stock. You can find a used cheap one and camo it up nicely. They're a great utility stock as well.
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