View Full Version : Cutting down a Ruger 10/22 stock for a Snake Charmer II

April 25, 2006, 10:15 PM
As the title says, I have a brand-new Snake Charmer II (Verney-Carron, KS, manufactured) which is a hell of a lot of fun for what it is - a non-choked .410 garden gun - but the tiny size drives me crazy. I already contacted them and I can either buy the full-size "Field" stock - made of wood, surprisingly - for $48.50, or I can attempt to cut down my unused stock birch 10/22 stock to fit. I sized it up roughly, and I think it can be done with minimal problems. I consider myself decently handy with tools, and enjoy a challenge.

My questions are these: anyone ever attempted anything like this before? Any tips/tricks/difficulties/etc.? Should I forget ruining a decent stock, and order the Field edition? Any thoughts?

April 26, 2006, 10:47 PM
Update: after sawing and drilling and tweaking the Ruger stock, I just couldn't get a fitment I liked, or a really quality transition from the small Snake Charmer receiver to the significantly fatter stock. Now I have a bunch of spare stock to start whittlin' with.

Looks like I'll be making a call to Verney-Carron tomorrow!