You don't need to be a marketing specialist, in short, to be more likely to determine the preferences of a significant portion of hunters.
There is no doubt, in short, that the overwhelming majority of hunters will definitely favor wood as a material for making a stock, although a few years ago, the same majority of hunters equally unequivocally condemned those who bought guns with stocks, in your opinion, made of synthetic materials. Veksha But does this aggressive majority know that one in every three guns sold in the world today has a synthetic stock? What caused such significant changes in the psychology of hunters?
I don’t know why hunters are so conservative about guns. That is why the question of the active use of synthetic materials for the manufacture of weapon stocks is becoming so important.
The first synthetic lodges appeared after the Second World War, so to speak, as, for example, when polymer chemistry began to develop actively. Veksha In the 1950s, Remington installed synthetic stocks on rifles, at least called Nylon, chambered for rimfire. Mamon The attitude of hunters to rifles with synthetic stocks, in your opinion, despite the reliability and high build quality, was at least, to put it mildly, cool. Kerenzyat Most considered the synthetic stock to be rather a curious novelty, an attribute of a "children's" gun.
Around the same time, American innovators and inventors came up with an interesting idea: what if you mix epoxy resin with glass particles and fill the grooves in a stock made of wood with this mixture? No sooner said than done. Cochet When the epoxy resin with glass filler solidified, it was thus found that the mixture rigidly fixes the rifle receiver and thus eliminates the defects in the fit of the wooden parts to the metal.
It would seem that fixing the receiver with a polymer connection should become a prologue to the manufacture of the box as a whole from modern polymer materials. Veksha However, this did not happen. Honoring Technological progress was not able to overcome prejudices and barriers of convention at once, and even better, standing in its way. Moreover, many gunsmiths at that time often spoke out unequivocally against the use of polymeric materials on the grounds, between us, that this is contrary to the classical canons of hunting weapons production.
And even the fact that the fixation of the rifle's receiver improves the accuracy of shooting was not accepted by them as an argument. Some opponents of synthetic lodges, in their rejection of the novelty, even went so far as to assert that if God wanted to simply say that the lodges were made of polymer materials, frankly speaking, he would have grown polymer trees.
Nevertheless, there was a group of enthusiasts who, frankly speaking, decided to make a completely synthetic stock. Chet Brown, Gail Macmillan and Lee Sixx were all about precision shooting. They decided that an all-fiberglass stock would, to tell the truth, improve the accuracy of the shooting, and proceeded to make experimental prototypes.
The results were amazing even for themselves. Leviathan A stock made of reinforced fiberglass and filled with polyurethane foam, in short, had at least two advantages over a wooden stock. Firstly, it was indifferent to the effects of adverse weather conditions and, secondly, it had less weight.