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Old 08-21-2019, 08:18 AM
tripledoose tripledoose is offline
 
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Default Using Your High Wood Stock

Since USGI high wood stocks can be hard to come by/valuable on top of the fact that the high wood area is prone to cracking, does anyone actually shoot their carbine in its HW stock or do you swap it out for range time? Just curious.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:27 AM
JimF JimF is offline
 
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I shoot my high wood the way it is. . . .

After-all, neither you nor I will be “playing soldier with it as in basic training!”
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:07 PM
GotSnlB28 GotSnlB28 is online now
 
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Seems unlikely to crack in normal use like target shooting. There isn't really anything that will stress that area. That said, most of my rifles that have high wood stocks are also collector guns that I either don't shoot or shoot very rarely.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:14 PM
m1garand1055 m1garand1055 is offline
 
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My Inland has a high wood stock on it. I shoot it with it on. Doesn't seem to hurt it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:24 AM
skohler skohler is online now
 
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It seems like a weak spot of the design, and one the military saw fit to change. That being said, I haven't run across many (or any?) folks lament breaking off the thin wood here on the forums. I suspect for the casual shooter it is a relatively low risk. Now- if you have an as issued carbine with obvious original stock, is it wise to shoot? If anything broke I know I would be upset.

The one high wood stocked carbine I have has been shot a lot over the years, but I have other carbines with less desirable stocks I shoot now. Ultimately up to you.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:19 PM
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I have an Inland in 13K range, never rebuilt, all early parts in war-used condition. Don't feel the need to shoot this old soldier.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:11 PM
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If you can't shoot it, what good is it?
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:41 AM
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It's not my business to say why someone else has, holds or doesn't keep any Carbine.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:04 AM
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If you can't shoot it, what good is it?
Yep, if they were all BLUE SKY carbines we wouldn't have this problem.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:52 AM
milwaukeeshaker milwaukeeshaker is offline
 
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I shoot all of mine, even the expensive rarities, not all the time, but every now and then I run a few rounds through them. Carbines are a military gun. They ain't made of glass. I think it's a shame to relegate them to "safe queen" status. JMHO
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