Thanks.I really like that Maple stock in the right photo.
Laminate looks and feels great... HOWEVER - If you plan to hunt or otherwise are exposed to very wet conditions then I would suggest a good synthetic stock and bed it. I took a beautiful laminated stock Ruger M77 on a wet Alaskan hunt and after a few days of exposure the water got into it and swelled it to the point it bowed the stainless magazine floorplate almost to the point of not holding into the latch. Ruger was great and replaced the stock and I promptly sold the new laminated stock and bedded an HS Precision stock that performs great. Just a consideration for you. No wood can ever be counted on to stay waterproof IMHO.I have a P-14 in 340 Weatherby Magnum and I need to put it in a stock. Trying to decide whether to buy a synthetic stock or a laminate one. Suggestions on which to get.