Bell and Carlson stocks are a hand laid stock using a variety of "composite" materials. These composites, including fiberglass, aramid fibers, graphite, epoxy gel coats and laminating resins; and polyurethane reinforcement with milled fiberglass, provide a warm and solid feel rather than the hollow, toy like impression one gets from injection molded stocks.
Bell and Carlson manufacture thousands of stocks for original equipment manufacturers such as Weatherby, Remington, Winchester, Browning, CZ-USA, and Cooper Arms, just to name a few. Obviously our stocks pass their rigid requirements and that is why we think it is important for you to take a little time to find out more about our product and our company.
All Bell and Carlson stocks are designed to permit the customer to simply remove the barreled action from the original stock and bolt it into the Bell & Carlson stock (unless indicated otherwise). However, because of variations in manufacturers' original equipment or variations in the model (barrrel contour, etc.), it may be necessary to remove minimal material from the magazine and/or barrel channel area. Modifications typically can be accomplished with standard woodworking tools such as "Dremel" tools, wooden dowel wrapped with sandpaper, etc. However an actual "barrel channel tool" will be handy if you have a lot of material to remove in the barrel channel area. It is not necessary to "glass bed" our stocks but obviously for an absolute, positive fit, this may be preferred.
Bell & Carlson stocks are available in any of the durable finishes listed on the following pages. Additionally, all stocks come with a premium recoil pad and sling swivel studs (unless stated otherwise). A Pachmayr ® Decelerator® recoil pad is standard on some models (Medalist & Premier) and optional on others.
The weight of Bell & Carlson stocks vary due to the large variety of models and sizes. Most hunting models weigh about 2.0 to 2.25 pounds, although we do have some models available that are lighter. Also, depending on the model, varmint and tactical styles may be heavier.
Bell and Carlson stocks are reliable over a temperature range of -50ºF to + 140ºF and all stocks are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.