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I emailed Boyd's and they are "thinking" about Tactical style stocks for our X7's. But this stock (see the link below) is available now from Richard's in a Winchester Model 70 version which might fit our Marlins. I'd like to know if the XL7 will fit a Win. Model 70 stock. From an earlier post here somewhere I read that they were very close to identical. This stock looks good for the price and might be worth an experiment.

http://www.rifle-stocks.com/tactical.htm
 

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K31Scout said:
I emailed Boyd's and they are "thinking" about Tactical style stocks for our X7's. But this stock (see the link below) is available now from Richard's in a Winchester Model 70 version which might fit our Marlins. I'd like to know if the XL7 will fit a Win. Model 70 stock. From an earlier post here somewhere I read that they were very close to identical. This stock looks good for the price and might be worth an experiment.

http://www.rifle-stocks.com/tactical.htm
Hi.
I set a question Richard's as early as 2010 .
Richard's they make under an order Marlin XL/XS stocks.
 

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I have Done Both Blind Mag Winchester stocks on Marlins and floorplate Models . With Boydes Making the stocks it shure saves Me a ton of work . Plus you don't have the trigger guard or floor plate of the winchester to deal with . Just my experance with them DD
 

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K31 I had that same stock. Awesome shooting platform. I was doing 1/4 inch groups at 200 yards.

Its downfall is a weighs a TON. I gave it to a bud for his 300 RUM. He needed the weight

The Tack driver stock is 2 lbs lighter, In fact its only a pound heavier than the stock plastic one.
We built a Sako 300 Win Mag with one. 600 yards is so easy now, its not fun any more.
 

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If Richards will make "X" gun stocks to order, why not just order one up?
 

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If Richards will make "X" gun stocks to order, why not just order one up?
I think I will. kristian55's post was not clear to me, it was early! Thanks for the link kristan55.
 

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Many, many years ago I bought a Richard's for a Mark X Mauser 30-06. It was a nice piece of wood. However their advertisement said fully inletted, ready for final sanding.
I was shocked at what i RECEIVED. iT LOOKED TO ME THAT A COUPLE OF BEAVERS HAD CHEWED IT INTO SHAPE. tHE BARREL CHANNEL WAS ABOUT 1/2" WIDE AND THJE EXTERIOR WAS VERY ROUGH.
Sorry I hit the caps lock.
I did work it out and made a real nice stock in the Weatherby style. I've since lost interest in that style and much prefer a Classic style for my bolt guns, most are now synthetics from Bansner.
Good luck whichever way you go and post pic's of the finished product.
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Many, many years ago I bought a Richard's for a Mark X Mauser 30-06. It was a nice piece of wood. However their advertisement said fully inletted, ready for final sanding.
I was shocked at what i RECEIVED. iT LOOKED TO ME THAT A COUPLE OF BEAVERS HAD CHEWED IT INTO SHAPE. tHE BARREL CHANNEL WAS ABOUT 1/2" WIDE AND THJE EXTERIOR WAS VERY ROUGH.
Ditto on one two years ago. Banged my head against the wall trying to fill the horrific dents. Finally just put it on the rifle and used it. Got
sick and tired of the way it looked and just this week took it off and took it to a belt sander. Sanded down through all the tool marks and
am in the process of evening everything up. It CAN be made out to be a nice looking stock - the laminated reds, greens, and grays are
beautiful. Inletting was more like 75%, rather than the advertised 96%. Boyd's does a lot better job for less money. Be patient and
wait, or get a Richard's that you will be working on until Boyd's comes out with what you want.
 

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After some research online I found most people have problems with Richard's. They rarely answer the phone or email. The stocks are not close to what is advertised in the finish and inletting dept. The 8 week wait for special orders is more like 8 months. Just things I've read.

And then there are the exceptions like Pard whose had with 2 stocks from them. Not sure if I want to take a chance or wait for Boyd's to come through.
 

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K31Scout said:
After some research online I found most people have problems with Richard's. They rarely answer the phone or email. The stocks are not close to what is advertised in the finish and inletting dept. The 8 week wait for special orders is more like 8 months. Just things I've read.

And then there are the exceptions like Pard whose had with 2 stocks from them. Not sure if I want to take a chance or wait for Boyd's to come through.
From the research I've done, most of the complaints about Richards are two or more years old. Supposedly they've really improved their quality control recently.
 

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Here is the latest hunk of junk I got from Richard

The Tac Driver made for a T3 in 300 Win Mag

 

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Pard said:
Here is the latest hunk of junk I got from Richard

The Tac Driver made for a T3 in 300 Win Mag

I can see why you'd call that a hunk of junk. They got the colors all mixed up. ;D

Nice looking rig Pard.

I've looked at their web page more than once and they seem to offer some really nice wood in many styles and price ranges. If their work is up to snuff, I see them as a viable alternative to Boyds. They will make any stock style to the "X" guns and they will export them to any country within reason, unlike Boyds.
 

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Hey Pard, beautiful rifle.

I see that you're not as easily confused as I am. If I put the Jack Links next to my bullets I would either have an explosive snack or you would hear click and smell beef. ;) ;D
 

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We like our bullets like our women

Sweet & HOT

BTW please note the cheek rest behind the bolt. We took off an inch of cheek rest to get the bolt in and out without removing the stock.

You do have to do a lot of prep work to get it to look like this.
 

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From the research I've done, most of the complaints about Richards are two or more years old. Supposedly they've really improved their quality control recently.
I hope that's true. I bought two stocks from them about a year and a half ago and was not at all pleased with the chewed up chunk of wood I received.
 
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