The SA stock is a USGI with a paint job of poor durability.(a) Is the SA black synthetic stock painted or full color?
Yes. The different makers had slightly different profiles with the heaviest intended for match use.(b) I've seen size differences in wood stocks - some are heavier/thicker. Is this true?
The GI synthetic has the trimmest profile. I like the looks of the wood stocks but the synthetic just feels "right" to me. I'm basically a plinker-hunter, the match shooters have entirely different needs. Orion 7 or Freds should be able to fill your stock needs.(c) I prefer a thinner stock (feels better - small hand). Any advice on this - who offers them.
(d) Who offers the better stocks (wood or synthetic).