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Posted: 9/23/2003 2:44:39 PM EDT
I will be picking up my 1st AK, an SAR-1 sometime in the next week or so. The gun shop offers laminated or unlaminated stocks, and I was wondering what the pros and cons of each would be. Any thoughts would definitely be appreciated, so thanks in advance. Eamonn
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 6:09:43 PM EDT
I can't think of any con to a laminated stock, other than they are very slightly more expensive.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 8:30:35 PM EDT
laminated stocks are slightly heavier, but i think they look better.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 10:17:54 PM EDT
I have both and prefer the laminated. The other looked bad and I wound up restaining and coating it with urethane.

The nice one came from AIM.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 11:04:11 PM EDT
Laminated SHOULD be a lot stronger due to the varied grain pattern between the layers.
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 3:11:44 AM EDT
Laminated stock sets on AKs weather much better than regular wood.I've seen wood stocks swell and warp in tropical environments.And the laminated SAR1 stock sets look good with a few good coats of Tru oil.
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 4:48:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2003 4:49:18 AM EDT by Dredd308]
Like Devils Advocate said, the laminated stocks should be stronger.

Mine had a nice pattern, but looked crappy when I get mine, I re-did them. Pics here
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 6:53:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2003 6:53:43 PM EDT by AJjer_Bullets]
edited because I looked closer at the other thread.
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