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I have a Remington SPS Varmint that presently sits in a HS Precision stock.
It shoots great and all but I have never been a fan of synthetic stocks.
This is purely an aethstetics thing but it is going to nag me until I do something about it.
Is there any reason that I'm missing why a properly bedded and free-floated wooden stock should not shoot as well as a synthetic stock?
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Yes, it is wood. Therefore it will be susceptible to moisture changes.

But a laminated stock will be fairly stable. If you want wood go with wood. Just realize it has more potential to move. They can be very accurate with wood. You just might have a slight point of impact change from session to session due to the moisture content in the wood changing. 

If you do go with wood make sure you seal the wood with a poly or lacquer everywhere it has been milled. Trigger, barrel, bedding area. They usually do not get coated well enough. 

There are many wooden stocked weapons out there that shoot well.
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Dry the wood thoroughly and immediately seal it as was mentioned above. There is no reason a well prepared wooden stock shouldn't shoot very well. Remember laminated stocks are wood, they are just prepared better than conventional non laminated wood. The layers are all sealed during the laminating process, and the wood is properly dried as well. Moisture is woods worst enemy. With this in mind temperature and moisture changes will have an affect on performance/accuracy where there is a non sealed wooden stock. Perhaps the biggest reason why so many are using synthetic rather than wood is that there is less maintenance on synthetic. Dings and such are not grounds for stripping and resealing, as it isn't necessary.
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Nothing wrong with wood, and honestly, I like the looks better.  I would recommend a bedding job either way you go.  I really like the Devcon Steel.   I bedded one of my stocks with Devcon and free floated the barrel.  I have no accuracy issues.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

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You just now notice that oh God of NO CHIHUAHUA.....Bow
 
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I prefer wood too. as was already said, just make sure it is sealed good.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

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I laughed for 2 hours the first time I noticed that!! got to thinking about the "pickle bucket"
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