OK, I know it a personal decision, I have been drooling for two years. :'(
My XL7 is my first NEW rifle, BEST group ever and It has composite stock (was on sale)
I cannot hold gun or pull trigger now, but trying to get built up enough for hunting season in ground blind. (very embarassing) if I don't make it to go hunting, I can still enjoy the looks! and maby next year.
I'm not complaining, I am still here!
I just think with a wooden stock I could be proud of looks and its ability.
am I crazy? Please don't answer that! LOL
would you consider restocking knowing that for now its just for looks and maby in future for use?
In my opinion there is something to be said for the way the rifle feels after putting it in some wood. Before it just felt, kinda, well, cheap. Don't get me wrong the synthetic stock has it's place because it makes for a nice light easy to carry rifle but personally I'm willing to sacrifice an extra pound or so for feel.
He doesn't make stocks (i dont think) but he is fantastic at putting your stock on your gun. taking a good gun and turning it into something special!
he's a nice guy also. look thru past posts to see examples of his work.
otr1952 I will pray for a speedy recovery for you.
As for Dan he does not build stocks. He will however help you select one to go with depending on your build. There are some things that will determine the stock design to go with other than just taste lol.
Boyd's stocks are nice but as have been mentioned many times they do not have pillars installed of which is a good idea. Plus to be blunt about there recoil pad as in what recoil pad lol. That is another item for many that should also be replaced.
But Dan will make custom pillars to fit that stock and action and then Bed the action as well.