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Old 11-20-2018, 08:08 PM
ptf18 ptf18 is offline
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Default M12 stock wood type?

Fellows: Any idea what type (species) of wood was used for the H&R stocks?

I've heard birch.

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Old 11-21-2018, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ptf18 View Post
Fellows: Any idea what type (species) of wood was used for the H&R stocks?
I've heard birch.
Me too. The commercial version, the H&R 5200, had a walnut stock.
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:55 PM
Ted Brown Ted Brown is offline
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I'm pretty sure the M12 H&R stocks were birch while the commercial 5200 stock was walnut. Either way, they feel like holding a 2x4 to me. The H&R M12 is a fine rifle even if I am not fond of the stocks.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:48 AM
jcj54 jcj54 is offline
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Default M12 Soch

The 2 I have owned were birch
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:25 AM
S99VG S99VG is offline
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There’s something about the density of birch and other hardwoods that makes a gun handle and feel different than walnut. I think it’s the density. On centerfire, walnut also seems to deal better with recoil, which may be a big reason why it became the dominant species for stock making.
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