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The importance of Stocks and Finishes



The importance of Stocks and Finishes

Posted by Texas Best Outfitters in Deer Hunting Hunting Tips

When purchasing a gun, all aspects of the firearm must be considered. From the muzzle to the butt, today’s sportsman has more options than ever. And there are enough features to cater to the most discriminating and specific requirements.

Once you have picked out the caliber and type of gun you’re in the market for, there are a few more things to consider. Aside from the caliber and type of a gun, the more subtle things start to make all the difference. Depending on not only more obvious factors such as game and target distance but temperatures and even altitude can greatly affect performance.

Wooden gun stocks are traditional to most guns, especially to long guns such as rifles and shotguns. But wood stock guns warp and bend much easier than you probably imagined. Factors such as altitude- especially in Colorado- and temperature shifts negatively influence performance. This is why selecting a stock made from a synthetic such as Kevlar or graphite will maintain the longevity and accuracy of your firearm.

Another factor to consider is the finish of your weapon. Stainless steel doesn’t rust and stands up longer to powder gas than the traditional blued steel. Blued steel can rust and this could make for a dangerous situation if you don’t inspect older firearms.

These factors, with less known influence on firearm performance, can greatly impact accuracy and longevity. Lower maintenance options such as stainless steel on a fiberglass stock will not only offer you a gun that will last you longer, it will also save you money on maintenance.

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