All serious athletes, from golfers to bowlers to baseball and football players and more, know that one of the keys to peak performance is having equipment that’s been customized to their own unique requirements. If their gear doesn’t fit them like the proverbial glove and been designed to meet the exact requirements of a difficult and highly-technical task, optimum results are rarely achieved.
This is also true for rifle shooters. Replacing a factory rifle stock with a custom stock from AG Composites is a quick and easy way to increase the accuracy potential of both rifle and shooter. And the advantages of a custom stock are many.
“A good example would be comparing the rifle stock to the suspension of an off-road vehicle,” said Matt Tandy, AG Composites owner. “You can have maximum horsepower and an intimate knowledge of the terrain, but if you’re trying to race across broken ground with factory leaf springs underneath, you’re looking at a bumpy, unstable trip and a potential wreck. The same is true with a hunting rifle. Here, the task is to precisely place a bullet, often at substantial distance, often in bad weather, and often from a less-than-perfect rest. A custom rifle stock provides the foundation with which you can consistently achieve that goal.”
While factory stocks come in a one-size-fits-all configuration, custom stocks often feature adjustable cheek pieces, ergonomic grips, upgraded recoil pads, and a design that helps reduce felt recoil despite shaving weight off a standard stock design when using high-quality carbon fiber materials instead of traditional wood or fiberglass. This custom fit is critical in achieving consistent accuracy. In addition, a custom rifle stock will house the action and bottom metal while precisely free-floating the barrel regardless of barrel contour, another accuracy key.
“We use modern design software from Solidworks and AutoDesk to create Computer Aided Design (CAD) models of every stock we manufacture,” Tandy said. “Our design engineers bring their aerospace industry CAD modeling experience to every stock we design. In addition, we only use the highest-quality carbon fiber, epoxy, and paint products to manufacture our premium line of composite rifle stocks.
And, our proprietary manufacturing process is the ‘secret sauce’ behind our ability to produce best-in-class stocks with delivery times that are a fraction of our competitors. Consistency, efficiency, cost control, and frequent quality control checks are the primary drivers of each step of our manufacturing process. Our goal is to give our customers outstanding value and superior performance, and be the best in the business.”