Which rifle stock do you consider to be the best factory stock on the market? Not custom or semi custom just plain factory brands that come as a complete rifle. Can be either contemporary designs or stocks of days gone by.
I really like the stock on my Sako V 300 Win Mag SS. The palm swell is an added bonus, LOP is 14" and the rubber inserts on the forearm and pistol grip area give it a little bit extra grip when holding the rifle in a shooting position. A lot of folks probably consider the synthetic/fiberglass stocks to not have as much appeal to shooters, since they are made from manmade materials and are not as nice looking as a good wooden stock. Living up here in Alaska the synthetic/fiberglass stock is perfect for our climate. I don't really care for the laminated designs very much, they remind me of a compromise between a factory wood design and a synthetic. (A transitional stock). I have one on my Ruger M77 Mark II 220 Swift Target rifle, there is really nothing wrong with it, it just doesn't look that great. Now when it comes to Ruger factory walnut stocks for the M77, I think they are one of the best looking and functioning stocks ever made, a good classic design.