Considering the cost of veneer at the local Home Depot, or similar, the amount of epoxy required, the mess of mixing, curing and shaping - I'd say you'd be both time and money ahead to buy a semi-inletted laminated stock and be done with it. Besides, your better half would most probably really appreciate it too!!
Spend some time cutting cured epoxy. Then think about what it is going to take to rough out a blank. Now, divide that by how many years longer you think you'll live.... you get the idea! It's a tremendous journey to cut a stock out of relatively soft (compared to epoxy) 'real' wood. I wouldn't want to make it any more difficult.
Try this link for a laminate stock. (Richards Micro-Fit Gunstocks) I have used several of their stocks, both wood and laminate and have been very pleased with the quality. They are the manufacturer of many of the stocks used by major gun makers.. Their laminate selection covers everything from the standard colors and patterns to the wild side. Be sure and check their discount rack for a great deal. Their prices are great to begin with.
Go to e-bay and do a search for laminate stocks, just remember when bench resting, you are generally dealing with single shots. That been said just look for a rem laminate stock, a lot of 40x rimfires with replacement stocks they fit. Swany
If you go to thr Richards site above they have a special on their laminates. As long as it is either black/grey, brown, or camo laminate they have any style and this includes benchrest styles for $109. They can even make the fore ends up to 5" wide for the BR guys.
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