Once understood, the specifications and quality of Bell and Carlson stocks will make it very difficult to chose any other for your firearm. In addition to building replacement stocks that are sold through our "aftermarket" distribution, we 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.
Bell and Carlson stocks are constructed using a "hand lay-up" process, 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.
All Bell & Carlson stocks, unless indicated otherwise, are designed to permit the customer to simply remove the barreled action from the original stock and bolt it into the Bell & Carlson stock. 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.
Because Bell and Carlson stocks have
been designed and tested by hunters,
every shooter can benefit from the innovative
features built into every stock. All
Bell and Carlson stocks are designed to
reduce recoil and withstand temperature
extremes, moisture and hard use. The
stock pitch design increases contact with
the shoulder for better recoil distribution, while the increased
angle of comb allows the cheek to fall away from the stock. Both
of these design features reduce felt recoil, which reduces flinch
and increases accuracy. Bell and Carlson stocks also have an
increased pistol grip or wrist arch which gives the hand a more
natural and comfortable position on the rifle stock.
Accuracy, Strength, Feel
The solid throughout Bell and Carlson composite stock withstands
more abuse than a wood or hollow plastic stock and is
unaffected by atmospheric conditions. With a Bell and Carlson
stock, the gun stays on target! Besides being impervious to
weather, having the benefits of strength, and the reduction of
felt recoil, Bell and Carlson stocks are built to look and feel like
a wood stock with which all shooters are familiar.
Fit and Finish
Prior to finishing, an action is mounted to all Bell and Carlson
stocks to ensure a proper fit. Any stock that does not precisely
fit the factory barreled action is rejected.
All Bell and Carlson stocks, unless indicated otherwise, are drop-in
stocks that are designed to permit the customer to simply bolt the
barreled action into the stock.
Bell and Carlson stocks are fit for current model factory barrel
contours and it may be necessary to remove
minimal amounts of material in the receiver
area and/or barrel channel if your action is different.
Ordering Bell and Carlson
Stocks and Accessories
Bell and Carlson encourages the use of its Dealer/Distributor
network. However, should you be unable to find the Bell and
Carlson products you are looking, please contact one of our
Customer Representatives at :
BELL AND CARLSON
101 Allen Road / Dodge City, KS 67801
Tel: 620-225-6688 / Fax: 620-225-9095