Reply To: Rifle Stocks? › Forums › Reese Bottom Chat Room › Rifle Stocks? › Reply To: Rifle Stocks? August 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm #1962 AnonymousInactive My opinion is that wood is by far more beautiful & warm to the hands, but more easily damaged. Also less resistant to the affects of moisture. Composites, fiberglass, & metallic stocks are sturdy and rugged.