I DO checker laminated wood, however; there is a small problem with it. Occasionally some of the diamonds will just POP right off. It is due to the many layers of wood and glue and really cannot be helped.
I have found that most folks like checkering on the laminated stocks for function as they DO become pretty slick when in use.
SO, with that being said, I suggest 20 lines per inch and a simple point pattern. There is already so much going on for the eyes on those laminated stocks that a fancy pattern is pretty much lost. A nice point pattern, either a side panel (one panel on either side of the forend and one on either side of the grip) or a bit more full coverage with a wrap around (one LARGE panel on the forend plus the grips) will work just fine for function and decor.
Photos coming soon!
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