What's the difference between Brown's Stocks and others?
Ever since Brown Precision pioneered the fiberglass stock business in 1968, we have been committed to creating the best quality product, using the latest technology and the finest raw materials. The result of this commitment is a full line of the lightest, strongest, most durable and best functioning stocks in the world. We may not be the least expensive, but we honestly believe that you, the customer, will appreciate the extra time, materials and workmanship that we put into our stocks.
Brown Precision pioneered the use of fiberglass, graphite and Kevlar in rifle stocks and we have more experience working with these materials than any other stock maker. All Brown Precision stocks, whether fiberglass, graphite or Kevlar, are totally impervious to temperature and moisture variations. Other stocks cannot carry this claim.
Unlike wood stocks, fiberglass is absolutely stable and totally unaffected by humidity, rain and extreme temperature variations – thus maintaining its bedding and, most importantly, your rifle's point of impact. Lighter and stronger than wood, resistance to brush damage, breakage and scabbard wear, fiberglass eliminates many major sources of disappointment and frustration during and after a hunt.
Recoil in a Brown Precision fiberglass stock is also surprisingly light. They are designed to absorb most of the harshness by flexing slightly and acting as a shock absorber.
Brown Precision utilizes both Kevlar and graphite in the forearm and other strategic strength areas of all of its fiberglass stocks.
This space age material – that works so well in golf club shafts and fishing poles – also adapts well in the building of gun stocks. Its main advantage is being light and stiff. We highly recommend adding extra graphite to the forearm of a fiberglass or Kevlar stock. It assures that you have the stiffest, toughest stock available and is particularly important if you often utilize a sling in your shooting.
Kevlar is a super strong, lightweight material used primarily in bullet-proof vests. We have adopted the use of Kevlar in the production of stocks. The main advantage to Kevlar is that the stock is 3 to 4 ounces lighter and stronger than even our fiberglass stock. Because Kevlar is such a tough material, it is hard to sand, file and mill – requiring more time and effort to finish. However, once the finished product has been obtained, there is no visible difference between Kevlar and fiberglass.