This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Boyd’s Stocks has updated their At-One line of laminate adjustable stock sets to include Remington and Mossberg pump shotguns. With prices hovering somewhere around $200 for the stock and forend combination, potential buyers can pick from traditional wood colors to an eye catching zombie green. We had a chance to play with the features of the At-One stock sets and, just like last year, the quality top notch.
The At-One product page for the pump shotguns is not yet available, but additional details can be found in the Boyd’s FAQ below.
Here are the answers to the questions we commonly get regarding the At-One™ Adjustable Gunstock.
Q: What is the overall shape of an At-One gunstock?
A: While not the customary “classic” styled gunstock, it’s still designed to be ergonomic and functional. The At-One uses faceted edges that produce and enhance the geometric ply lines inherent in laminated wood products. This gives it an “edgy,” stealth-like, modern appearance, pulled together with modular components.
Q: What is the over-molded material?
A: Thermoplastic elastomer (“For-Tec E”)
Q: What material is the hard plastic?
A: Super-tough, impact-modified, heat-stabilized nylon 66 (“Radilon A”)
Q: What is the difference between “plastic” and “OM” (over-molded)
A: Plastic components are of a single formed plastic substrate. Over-molded components are made of a plastic substrate with panels over-molded with a thermoplastic elastomer rubber.
Q: What is the wood?
A: At-One stocks are made of hard maple veneers.
Q: In what colors are they available?
A: Applejack, Blackjack, Blaze, Coyote, Forest, Nutmeg, Pepper, Royal Jacaranda, Royal, Sky and Zombie Hunter.
Q: What is the finish and how do I care for it?
A: There only one finish available; a satin finish. Our finishes are known for extreme durability and ability to resist not only water, but chemicals as well. Wood stocks can be dressed with high-quality wood finish products.
Q: How do I maintain my At-One stock?
A: Remove debris with a soft-bristled brush, and warm soapy water used sparingly. Dry immediately. Use a light film of good quality gun oil on metal components. Plastic and over-molded components may be dressed with a good-quality plastic and rubber restorer. The wood stock can be dressed with a good-quality wood finish product.
Q: Of what material is the butt pad made?
A: 1/2” thick over-molded rubber
Q: What metals are used in the At-One?
A: Aluminum, stainless steel or zinc, depending on the part
Q: How do the stock components attach?
A: Foregrips, rear handgrip and bottom cap piece are attached by a countersunk bolt requiring a 1/8” hex head wrench.
Q: How do the adjustments work?
A: The butt stock and comb are both adjusted by depressing the push-button containment, which releases the component for adjustment. Once in the proper position, release the button to re-engage containment.
Q: What about fitting?
A: Most factory At-One stocks can be pulled from the box and your firearm will insert with no need for fitting. However, due to variations in manufacturing, production processes and tolerances, some minor adjustments may be needed to achieve that perfect fit. Please consult a competent and qualified gunsmith if you need assistance.
Q: Should I “bed” the action?
A: Bedding is a technique employed to make a rifle more accurate and prolong the life of the stock. It creates a stable and precise fit to your action. Boyds stocks are meticulously engineered and machined from the most stable materials. In some cases, however, you may want to have the action bedded.
Q: Does it fit my make and model of rifle?
A: We will fit the At-One to as many of the variants of inlets listed on our website as possible. Just as with our other stock shapes, it’s best to check our website for your specific make, model and action and confirm any measurements, hole spacing and barrel contour measurements on your rifle to be certain they match the stock. This will aid in precluding errors in ordering.