Laminates and Mannlichers
I DO checker laminates, however there is a small problem. Occcasionally 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.
There is an additional fee for checkering on laminated stocks.
Please include an additional $30.
(The layers of wood an glue can really tear up the tools quickly)