Fiberglass Stock on an M1A?
Im looking at picking up a Springfield M1A Scout Squad with an OD Green fiberglass stock. I was just curious to know how sturdy/durable the fiberglass stocks are as opposed to wood. I love the look of the wood by far, but this will be filling the roll of a shtf type of gun, so I need to be sure of its strength. Any thoughts?
I hate to say it but glass
The wood is a very traditional look but the glass wins in durability and stability over time.
IDK how into long arms you are but if you have ever heard a reference to bedding an action ( primarily bolt guns ) the process is basic, over relieve the stock fill it full of bedding material ( read fiberglass reinforced resin) and smash the two together again. There is more to it than just that but we don't go through that hassle for nothing it gives us the traditional wood look with the added benefits of a stable action/ barrel base. Not sure it would even be feasible in an M1A just brought it up to reinforce the glass stocks (good ones) are worth it.