April 3rd, 2017, 05:37 AM
Join Date: Feb 2017
Originally Posted by willtori
I have not had good luck with treeline. Their site is very slow and took quite a while to get my first order in. As soon as I ordered I realized I had ordered a $99 birch stock instead of walnut. Called and emailed each day for almost a week until I got a notice they had shipped the stock. Sent it back. Ordered a $99 walnut stock, paid extra for fancy. Got one with straight pattern. Kept the stock and refinished it. Noticed it had a small hole on both sides of the stock while refinishing. Has a piece of wire through the stock. Kept that one. Ordered a $135 walnut stock. Paid extra for select and exc. butt plate. Got a stock with OK walnut (one side darker then the other) but with an inch plus dent near the mag well and a 3/8 long gouge. Steamed the big dent mostly out but had to fill the gouge. The butt plate came with thin finish with bare metal in places. The butt plate also sticks out over the stock in a small area. One of the bolts that holds the mag well (wrong terminology) plate in sticks out above the surface. I believe I can take enough wood out to get it below surface. Not trying to sway anyone away from Treeline but I won't do any more business with them.
I have had varying quality in my stocks from Treeline. I will say the responsiveness to emails and shipping speed has always been very prompt. The stocks picked are obviously going to be subjective and the pricing model of paying for fancy grain (when it's kind of hard to see on the grimy stocks) can leave something to be desired.
I have had Excellent stocks come with just as many dings, rusty metal, and armorer's repairs as a VG stock. One of my Excellent birch 90% tiger didn't have the DoD cartouche and had a pin in it. It seems like you get more striping with an Excellent vs a VG but in terms of stock shape I don't know that you can be sure how it'll be either way. I'm sure at this point a lot of the really elite stocks have been picked over.