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Old March 18, 2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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New Stock for Ruger American Rimfire .22LR

Well, I wanted to show off the new Boyd's stock for the Ruger American Rimfire .22LR. Looking pretty good, don't you think? My copy of the stock fits the rifle perfectly.

(Sorry for the poor lighting and use of flash photography)...





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Old March 18, 2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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That really Looks Nice!!!
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Old March 18, 2015, 10:03 PM   #3
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Very nice! My RAR's are great rifles. I like the utilitarian nature of them. Not sure if I'm going to ever make them pretty or not but thats nice
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Old March 19, 2015, 07:24 AM   #4
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stock name

What is that stock called on the Boyd's site? How tough is the finish?
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Old March 19, 2015, 07:41 AM   #5
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I've noticed that almost all laminated stocks tend to have flatter-sided pistol grips than a lot of regular wood stocks.

I also like a lot more curve to pistol grips as well, probably because I have larger hands/fingers. These stocks probably fit smaller hands very well.
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Old March 19, 2015, 07:48 AM   #6
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Nice Looking rifle, box it up and send it to me and I will "test" it for ya. Now if Ruger would make those front sites easily removeable so you could have a clean smooth barrell.
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Old March 21, 2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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Got the rifle to the range today and it could not have shot better. What a pleasure shooting this rifle with a nice wood stock! A great time was had by all.

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Old March 21, 2015, 11:14 PM   #8
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Oh no.. the only thing keeping my hands off a RAR was the crappy factory stock... I suppose I'll have to price it all out and weigh it against a 77/22.
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Old March 22, 2015, 10:43 AM   #9
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Yes, I know what you mean. I am not a fan of plastic stocks; I like a nice wood stock. The laminate Boyd's stock really feels nice to carry and shoot, and it is pretty darned hard; it does not seem very subject to nicks and dings. The RAR has a really nice smooth action and the trigger is terrific -- about as good or as good as my Volquartsen triggers in my 10/22s. For the money it is hard to beat the RAR.

I have not shot or even handled the 77/22. Let us know how you evaluate the comparison.
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Old March 22, 2015, 11:16 AM   #10
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Nice! Very nice!! I like the nutmeg color.

I have two RAR rimfires, .17HMR and .22LR. I might put a Boyds on at least one of them. I have the '06, .243 and .223 as well and I'm thinking a Boyds on '06 to help my shoulder some
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Old March 22, 2015, 11:33 AM   #11
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That looks a heck of a lot better than the plastic it came with.
I fail to understand why Ruger doesn't offer some traditional wood options for that rifle.
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Old March 23, 2015, 02:15 AM   #12
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Old March 23, 2015, 02:21 AM   #13
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The walnut is turkish it's a Talo classic V stock limited edition dealer exclusive limited to 1500 during shipping a incident occurred destroying 1000 of these 50th anniversary scalloped engraved beautiful stocks I spock to 12 distributors and all said they shipped them back but I found 3 I still have one unfired in its original box I but a .920 and a volquartsen trigger and bolt group competition level on the Grey one it is nice
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Old March 23, 2015, 03:05 AM   #15
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Those stocks are beautiful and make any plasti-stock definitely look and shoot better.

BUUUUUT--the reason rifles like the American and Axis come with plasti-stocks is to keep the price down and "get er done" for a particular niche of hunters. I've said this before and don't mean to hijack the thread--but you can easily do a couple of very cheap mods which I believe will result in a platform that shoots just as well as a wood stock but for only 10 or 15 dollars and a bit of time. Simply marine-tex the front channels, dremel the foregrip area back a bit to ensure no contact with barrel, take the buttpad off and fill with envirotex (be sure to leave pad off while curing, it need air) and you'll have a stable shooter that you won't worry about bashing into things while raising/lowering from stands etc.





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Old March 24, 2015, 12:52 PM   #16
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I understand that you can "make them work" and that sometimes they can technically work better.. however there is something to be said for the solid, smooth feel of a real wood stock on a rifle, especially a bolt action.
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Old March 24, 2015, 04:47 PM   #17
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No argument there--not trying to say the wood stock isn't superior esthetically and sometimes functionally--I'm just saying that rejecting the plasti-stocks outright for just being plastic ignores the possibility that they can often be made to shoot just as well with just a little bit of work and still not violate the cheapskate's creed to boldly go forth and embarrass/irritate shooters with far more expensive rigs whenever possible. lol
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Yeah, I know, some people like plastic stocks. Like my buddy who bought his first centerfire when he was 18....... It was a Remington 700 ADL in 30-'06, with a perfectly good Walnut stock. Some 20 odd years later, he puts a black plastic stock on it and sells the Walnut. I say, it must be early-onset of dementia. Perhaps even demon possesion?
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I have plastic stocks on bolt rifles and semi-auto hand guns and I like em there--however, the one area where I feel they really are a fail is plastic/carbon/glass AR receivers.
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I have nothing against plastic stocks and generally they are very functional and work fine.

But I LOVE wood stocks.




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Old March 25, 2015, 02:25 AM   #21
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In terms of classic, traditional firearms beauty--wood stocks are the best, no doubt about it. My guns are all intended to be working woods guns, so another advantage of plasti-stocks for me is that I never worry about scratching and bashing the finish. I'm not saying plasti-stocks are in any way better, just they do have their place. One day the mass-producers will get it right and come up with one that doesn't flex in the critical areas and provide a full rigid pillar bed--the Hogue stocks are getting closer and closer all time--at a price that still keeps the cost way down. I see the plasti-stock rifle market as one of the primary market forces in driving costs down and quality up in the bolt-action rifle market.
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