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Old 09-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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ok....whatever you think....i'm relatively young....

i grew up in the age of cool and black and tacticool....and all of that is good....i have an AR and i really like it far better than i ever thought i would.

BUT.......

i like "REAL" guns made of wood and steel. i think i'll always prefer it. while i accept poly guns like glocks, AR's, etc as fine guns....i'll never prefer them over a good solid gun made of all steel and wood.

and the "weight" issue is a non-issue to me. out hunting or toting the gun around...i get it....but i honestly like a real gun with good weight to it....it feels stronger and more substantial....regardless of the truth that polymers are probably far more durable and lighter than most wood stocks.

aesthetics, feel, and function.....when i pick up a nice heavy military or lever gun....i know its for me....a big heavy clunky all steel pitol will always win out over a mostly plastic one in my world...it just feels like a "real" gun to me...that is the best i can explain it.

not there there isn't room for both....but this is my preference overall...

what do y'all think? any feel the same or are more of you more into lighter, poly guns? perhaps you really like both equally? i realize both have their advantages, i'm just talking preference here.

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Wood furniture is beautiful.

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Wood and polished steel, beautiful.

And no jokes about polishing and wood guy's.

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I'm with you. I like polymer and aluminum guns, but I will always love blued steel and wood guns.

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i'm with you. I like polymer and aluminum guns, but i will always love blued steel and wood guns.
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depends on the gun.

some guns just dont look good in wood and some dont look good in poly



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i like both. i think jon nailed it perfectly!

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depends on the gun.

some guns just dont look good in wood and some dont look good in poly



COMPLETELY TRUE!

but most will have a preference....for example....when it comes to aesthetics and preference....i take a wood stock mini 14 in 223 over an AR. but that sure don't mean i want an AR in wood (ugh)....they belong to the black side....and i like AR's, but if one had to go.....

my point i guess...although i have and like both for various reasons....the wood and steel guns always win out imo. not necessarily for all practicality and function purposes....i just prefer it.

from my perspective, the only aesthetic advantage of polymer IS its ugliness and durability....i tend to baby my beautiful wood guns....the polys sometimes get tossed around or set down in the dirt........sadly, i replaced my wood with poly on some guns to keep the stock mint.....

BTW....the wood AR isn't near as hideous as that tactical lever.....WTF was somebody thinking on that one?
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i like both. i think jon nailed it perfectly!
and i could totally get how someone would like both. i do as well....but i prefer wood and steel in most cases. mostly i just like the look and feel so much better.
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It depends on the platform, looks-wise. I much prefer poly & rubber grips performance-wise

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