Fiberglass Stock on an M1A?

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    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?
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    The fiberglas is more durable, period. Definitely not as pretty, but... a workin' gun is a workin' gun.
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    Thats what I had figured but I couldnt find anything discussing the matter online.
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    Fiberglass is durable, repairable, and stable.

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    Definitely more durable....and Downright "tacticool".
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    I have both fiberglass and a Vltor Modstock. Both are sweet. Plus I am neurotic about proper finish on wood and as soon as it got scratched I would be irritated. With fiberglass I can scratch it and not care. I love the pistol grip on the Vltor!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone View Post
    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?
    Superior regarding shooting but not as nice looking as polished walnut.

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    I have the Scout Squad with a Mossy Oak synthetic stock. I love it. I like the looks of Walnut better but for a hunting/SHTF rifle I think the synthetic stock is more practical.
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    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.

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