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    Unhappy Opinions; looking for new stock

    I have a Savage 116 .270 with a Bell and Carlson Carbelite stock. It has been a good stock, I like the way it carries and it fits very well. Yesterday I noticed a crack below the blind magazine and another in front of the trigger guard WTH! I haven't pulled it a part yet to see what is going on, but it appears it is time for a new stock. Didn't drop it, use it as a crutch nor can I remember any reason it may be that way. I replaced the magazine spring last fall, but nothing else done to it, and the damage wasn't there when I changed the spring.

    Any recommendations on a new stock?
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    Contact the folks at B&C and tell them what has taken place. I would not be surprised that they would send you a new stock to replace it with. If you really like the stock and how it fits and functions, I would try that route first.

    I really like the laminates personally and you can get a nice stock through Boyds in a classic sporter style in nutmeg laminate that is very attractive and extremely functional. You can have it checkered, which I would, and when it arrives I would have your gunsmith pillar and glass bed it. Then you have the best of both worlds. The look and feel of wood and the strength and stability of a laminate.
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    How long ago did you get the stock? I have one on a .264 same stock as you Nd found a defect on the handle part where the base of your hand would be if you were ready to pull the trigger. It seemed like a hollow pit once the piece came off. Ive been meaning to contact them about mine also but really don't want to tear the gun apart.
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    If you like your current stock, take a look at their Medalist line. They are lighter weight and have an aluminum bedding block. As far as synthetic stocks go I think the B&C Medalist is about the best value out there.

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    Thanks...I have sent Bell and Carlson an email (the stock is about 12 years old) and we will go from there.
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    You can upgrade to the Bell & Carlson Medalist stock. They are well built and a very good value. I've purchased 2 in the last month. One for a Rem 700 and the other for a Rem 7. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish. I believe they are right on par with the higher priced stocks from H&S Precision.

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    Update...Well they didn't really want to upgrade the stock to a Medalist, even if I paid an upgrade fee...But they did fix it and send it back at NO CHARGE
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    They fixed it, or replaced it? Just curious as to how they could fix that. Glad you got it taken care of!! That says a lot to me about customer service from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobbhunts View Post
    They fixed it, or replaced it? Just curious as to how they could fix that. Glad you got it taken care of!! That says a lot to me about customer service from them.

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    X2? I would also wonder how they would have fixed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    X2? I would also wonder how they would have fixed it.
    It certainly appears to be the same stock however, it is cleaner and the crack/split at the bottom of the magazine...I can't even tell it was there. There are areas of the stock that I had to slightly modify to fit the action...those are still there, there was also a slight imperfection inside below where the barrel goes...same stock...or same imperfection. The invoice shows "repaired", don't know how they did it, but it looks good and the price was right.
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