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sorantable
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Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


First of all, I don't know much about guns.

I'm purchasing a synthetic stock .35 Whelen with a decent scope for a little over $300.

Is the synthetic stock a good purchase? Advantageous or disadvantageous over a wood stock?



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KingRanch
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


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MapGuy
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


i love mine..

i have a wood stock but I don't think there is any difference at all.



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sorantable
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


Hit the Submit button before I was done!

Refer back to the OP now






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That's a great purchase, IMO.





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MapGuy
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


what scope and what power?

but if it's in good shape, that sounds like a good deal.






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sorantable
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


Buddy of mine told me the same thing. Scope isn't really worth a shite but I can always upgrade it later. $330 for the gun alone would be a good price.





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sorantable
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


I'm not sure about specifics. He said the store I'm getting it from wouldn't stock it with a scope that couldn't handle the gun. We'll see once I get it and sight it in.





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PvilleP
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


Synthetic stocks are often lighter, so you'll feel the recoil more.





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4X4DEMON
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


Is this the handy rifle for primitive season? From what I've heard, they'll put a thumpin on you. I've never shot a .35 so I cant say if this gun will or not, but the synthetic wont absorb much if any recoil.





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MapGuy
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


I have a nikon 3x9 40 on mine..

i can put 3 inside a qtr at a 100 yards.

only draw back is the kick.. but other than that, i love it.






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Hammertime
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


I have heard some rumblings that they are gonna stop letting the 35 Whelen be legal as a primitive gun.

Would not buy.






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sorantable
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


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I have heard some rumblings that they are gonna stop letting the 35 Whelen be legal as a primitive gun.

Would not buy.

In MS?






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Nodust
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


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In MS?

Rumors that Miss may do away with primative season. Just have archery and gun season.

Eta- and if Miss does it, I wouldn't be surprised if La follows in a couple years.



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CBDTigerFan
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


That´s a good deal & ain´t much difference in recoil because it kicks like a mule with either stock





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tigerfootball123
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The bill didnt get passed, on my phone so I can't link





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Nodust
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Ok. Hadn't heard that







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REB BEER
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


I just bought the synthetic handi rifle in 35 Whelen and put a Pentax 3.5x15x50 on it.

Haven't shot it yet so I can't comment on the recoil.

Can't see how it could be any worse than a 45-70 or 444






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oleyeller
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re: Synthetic stock vs Wood stock - .35 Whelen


so whats the mississippi deal? did it pass or not and is it now set in stone will/will not have primitive season this yr?





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