Originally Posted by bizy
The synthetic stock gives it a more military look..
I have both a black synthetic stock and a wood stock that I refinished myself. I think that if you are trying to compare the looks against a military rifle, it would depend on the era of military weponry you are targeting.
Below is my 581 sitting next to my 1943 Standard Products M1 carbine. I think they match up pretty well....
Either way, both the black and the wood stocks are great looking and the Mini-14 is a fine weapon to own.