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Hey fellas, I'm looking at dropping my Loaded M1A (medium-heavy barrel) into a wood stock and to be perfectly honest I know nothing about wood.

From what I have seen Birch is much prettier, I like the lighter color.

I'm looking for a hunting build and occasional bench shooting out of it, and I plan on putting a Troy rail system on top instead of the heat-shield.

Any input would be appreciated. Such as links to info, personal preferences, need to knows, or even places to purchase.

Looking to spend around $200 and no more than $300. Would really prefer to just drop it in but if parts are required that's fine.

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are you ditching the MCS?

I have a birch stock that i made to work with my Sage Op rod block.

It shoots nice.

I got my stock here on the board (some idiot sanded on it so i got it cheaper since the DOD cartouche is screwed up) its still real nice, just not collector nice, but you want a hunting build not a collector build.

I got the metal and handgaurd from treelinem14.com
 

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well I'm ditching half of it, ya I don't want a cheap one but I don't need the expensive collectors one either
 

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and your against USGI fiberglass?

if its untouched then its gonna be expensive


if someone has refinished it like mine its cheapER

not cheap.
my stock is pretty nice man. i like it.
 

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its birch i like the lighter look like you do.

but here is where the value is lost, see how the cartouche is half gone.
 

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an non-refinnished stock , thats real pretty is gonna run about 200 for walnut and maybe less for birch.

Birch is less desirable for accuracy and longevity.
 

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that stinks man, but it's a beautiful stock.

I figure prettier is fine for a hunting rifle, 200 yard shot with a M1A you'll hit within 2 inches.

I'd prefer already finished with all the metal and used is fine but not scratched and messed up.
 

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Could try your luck ordering from Fred's M14 Stocks, but you'll need to refinish it. Treeline has a selection of refinished stocks, and they have great service.
 

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Fred MIGHT go to the trouble to pick you a well-aged, heavy, dense USGI birch stock, then again he might not. Treeline would be my first stop. The right birch makes a stout platform, but for best results you've got to hog out a lot of wood and basically reconstruct the inside with a bedding compound like Marine Tex or Steelbed or Devcon. The areas that aren't glassed need to be sealed, finished out (tincture of iodine = strawberry blonde), then clear-coated. Now, if you just want a utility GI wooden stock, the CMP had some for $35 ea. It's worth a check at CMP Sales.
 
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