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Browning B525 SL Laminate

  • 29-02-2020 8:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 971 ✭✭✭ Peppa Cig

    Anyone seen the new Browning B525 SL in stock anywhere?

    It’s a new laminate version for 525 :eek:

    Your gonna love it or hate I guess but I’m intrigued :eek:

    Here’s a good review if your interested


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass

    Not mad about the laminate. Looks..... wrong on a shotgun.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭ .243

    Just another way to keep costs down without having to buy in Turkish walnut

  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge

    Seems to have a massive following in the uk. But wouldn't be for me

  • Registered Users Posts: 971 ✭✭✭ Peppa Cig

    .243 wrote: »
    Just another way to keep costs down without having to buy in Turkish walnut

    If to keep costs down they are doing a good marketing job when charging 500 more for it vs standard 525 :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ juice1304

    it might look nice but from my experience laminate stocks crack and split more readily than a walnut stock with the correct grain structure.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 971 ✭✭✭ Peppa Cig

    Anyone come across above since.

    Would not mind seeing one hands on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ useurowname

    Suppose it’s different, but not for me my reservation would be how the Laminate will wear over time, it’s not like a traditional stock that will age naturally can be recheckered and re oiled.