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02 December 2020, 01:11
strength of Ruger synthetic stocks
Are the synthetic stocks Ruger uses in their 77 hawkeyes stout enough to support a varmint weight barrel free floated?
02 December 2020, 15:57
p dog shooter
I but a 25" 416 barrel on one without trouble.

I have reinforced savage stocks for varmint rifles.

But they are a lot weaker then Ruger's

I would have no trouble doing it.
02 December 2020, 17:25
to be more specific, I have a factory .220 Swift (Hawkeye) with the 26" barrel. The stock is their laminated target stock with beavertail forend: it is Heavy. plus it doesn't fit my shooting sticks well with that forend. I thought this might be an inexpensive way to reduce a pound or so and get a better forend fit with the sticks. thanks
02 December 2020, 17:39
I've built most things, up to 500 AccRel on these stocks ..

opinions vary band of bubbas and STC hunting Club

Information on Ammoguide about the416AR, 458AR, 470AR, 500AR
Order AR/AccRel Brass
What is an AR round? Case Drawings 416-458-470AR and 500AR.
02 December 2020, 18:22
jeffo: and that's the Hogue model they use on their Alaskan?
04 December 2020, 02:54
they have paddle many swift rivers
04 December 2020, 15:45
p dog shooter
Originally posted by butchloc:
they have paddle many swift rivers

The boat paddle stocks are ugliest out there but also the strongest.
04 December 2020, 20:54
I don't think the boat paddle stocks look that bad at all, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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04 December 2020, 21:23
p dog shooter
Originally posted by Luckyducker:
I don't think the boat paddle stocks look that bad at all, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I have three of them on rifles they work really well.
05 December 2020, 02:47
I bet the newest molded Ruger stocks are built from Zytel, same as the old "canoe paddle" stocks. They remain my favorite on serious using rifles as their I beam construction makes them tougher than woodpecker lips.

The new ones with the outside shell do flex. My daughter's 375 Ruger continues to flex enough to batter the top half of the magazine box, bending it enough to cause malfunctions. And I filled the section in front of it with Devcon !

Anyone who claims the 30-06 is ineffective has either not tried one, or is unwittingly commenting on their own marksmanship
Phil Shoemaker
Alaska Master guide
NRA Benefactor
10 December 2020, 02:54
That old boat paddle stock was and is the toughest stock ever made I suspect, and its truly the work horse of rifle stocks, if your guns goes empty you could beat the brains out of a cape buffalo with one..or if you need a crow bar in an emergency you have one handy an you won't even disturb your POI tu2 old

Ray Atkinson
Atkinson Hunting Adventures
10 Ward Lane,
Filer, Idaho, 83328