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POLICESTATE
11-17-2012, 12:33 PM
I've read reviews on this stock, most people seem to like it which is great, on the other hand there are a few that mention that the stock flexes too much and puts an upward pressure on the barrel particular when used with a bench rest or bipod.

This would be the .920" model.

Anyone else use this with bench rests and bipods? Is it okay? Did you have to do any modifications to prevent it pushing up the barrel?

sholling
11-17-2012, 1:24 PM
I have one on a centerfire hunting rifle and flexes which is why I describe it as a rubber band stock. It's fine for a hunting rifle as long as it's free floated. The problem is that free floating isn't always (or even usually) a great idea with a 10/22 with a heavy steel 920 barrel. 10/22s have a tendency to barrel droop and the only ways to counter droop is to bed 1" of the barrel (with a wood or laminated wood stock) or use an adjustable v-block. But an adjustable v-block still leaves the barrel susceptible to upward and side to side pressure from the Hogue stock. Again it's fine for hunting but I personally wouldn't use one on a benchrest rifle or with a shooting sling. Laminated wood is the best solution because they are absolutely ridged and impervious to weather. I prefer solid wood for the looks but the best solution for accuracy is laminated because they don't react to the weather.

BTW if you like the look of a synthetic stock better than wood you might want to look at Boyd's "Tacticool (http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Boyds-Tacticool-Ruger-10-22-and-77-22-Rifles-s/160.htm)" blacked out laminated stock.

Carsgunsandchics
11-17-2012, 2:34 PM
I have the Hogue overmold stock on my 10-22 with bull barrel and am quite happy with it. Even had one on the one the ex got from me. It's one of the first things to be changed by me on a stock ruger.

POLICESTATE
11-17-2012, 3:03 PM
The Boyds' is perfect, nice high cheek on that which will suit my scope and rings very well. Yeah I'm looking for something solid, too bad the hogue doesn't have some sort of rigid metal or other material that is surrounded by the rubber but oh well. I also like the angle of the Boyds' grip much better as well.

Thanks for the tip :D

I have one on a centerfire hunting rifle and flexes which is why I describe it as a rubber band stock. It's fine for a hunting rifle as long as it's free floated. The problem is that free floating isn't always (or even usually) a great idea with a 10/22 with a heavy steel 920 barrel. 10/22s have a tendency to barrel droop and the only ways to counter droop is to bed 1" of the barrel (with a wood or laminated wood stock) or use an adjustable v-block. But an adjustable v-block still leaves the barrel susceptible to upward and side to side pressure from the Hogue stock. Again it's fine for hunting but I personally wouldn't use one on a benchrest rifle or with a shooting sling. Laminated wood is the best solution because they are absolutely ridged and impervious to weather. I prefer solid wood for the looks but the best solution for accuracy is laminated because they don't react to the weather.

BTW if you like the look of a synthetic stock better than wood you might want to look at Boyd's "Tacticool (http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Boyds-Tacticool-Ruger-10-22-and-77-22-Rifles-s/160.htm)" blacked out laminated stock.

sholling
11-17-2012, 4:09 PM
The Boyds' is perfect, nice high cheek on that which will suit my scope and rings very well. Yeah I'm looking for something solid, too bad the hogue doesn't have some sort of rigid metal or other material that is surrounded by the rubber but oh well. I also like the angle of the Boyds' grip much better as well.

Thanks for the tip :D

Hogue does offer a beefed up extra cost "fully bedded" centerfire stock with a molded-in metal spine to prevent flex but they are a lot more money ($180-200) and I don't think they ever made one for 22s. I'm in the process of moving to all solid walnut stocks on my 10/22s but that Tacticool sure had me tempted.

http://www.getgrip.com/images/overmolded/Beddings.jpg

easy
11-17-2012, 9:06 PM
I have one with a Tac-Sol .920 bbl. Very light, almost to the point of unstable offhand. The stock feels good and is easy to clean after a day in the field, literally. You don't have to worry about wrecking a pretty finish either.

tiller
11-17-2012, 9:38 PM
I love mine!! And would by another one! I use minr with a bipod and have no problems... Also i read something uptop about barrel droop with a heavy barrel? Ive never heard of such a thing and have never seen it on mine...

I would recomend it!

Smidge
11-18-2012, 6:59 AM
Man I was about to buy one of these and now Im not sure. A nice NRA instructor let me shoot his last year and it was a tack driver and had a Kidd match bull barrel. I loved the way it feels in your hands and the cheek weld is solid. hmmmm?

JNunez23
11-18-2012, 7:23 AM
It's great.

Feels like an actual rifle; and not a toy.

Rule .308
11-18-2012, 7:24 AM
My Appleseed rifle is set up this way with a fluted bull barrel and it works great.

Biigg50
11-18-2012, 7:27 AM
Man I was about to buy one of these and now Im not sure. A nice NRA instructor let me shoot his last year and it was a tack driver and had a Kidd match bull barrel. I loved the way it feels in your hands and the cheek weld is solid. hmmmm?


You sound like your describing my gun or the one I put together for my son. We both have heavy barrels (a KIDD and a Clark) many other KIDD parts and hogue stocks and we shoot off bipods. Both guns will consistently shoot 10 shots under an inch at 100 yrds. I actually put nails into my targets and shoot the heads of them at 100.
I personally love the Hogue over mold stock for its feel and great look. If you want an extremely solid over mold stock, I have seen people fill the forearm with Acraglass or a similar material.

JNunez23
11-18-2012, 7:58 AM
^^^^Known as "bedding" the barrel.^^^^

Dakine_surf
11-18-2012, 11:18 AM
I have one set up like this... very light with the tacSol barrel, even when I throw a huge scope like this. I shot rifleman at an appleseed with this guy. Its great off bags or with a sling, loop style.
http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz246/dakine_surf/BROWNcarbine19of29_zps76620158.jpg

Biigg50
11-18-2012, 4:41 PM
^^^^Known as "bedding" the barrel.^^^^

No not really. The stock has voids in it and can be filled without full length bedding of the barrel. Or the forearm can be completely hollowed out and a piece of aluminum can be epoxied into it as a stiffener. I prefer to only bed the first 2" of barrel from the receiver.

Smidge
11-19-2012, 6:34 AM
You sound like your describing my gun or the one I put together for my son. We both have heavy barrels (a KIDD and a Clark) many other KIDD parts and hogue stocks and we shoot off bipods. Both guns will consistently shoot 10 shots under an inch at 100 yrds. I actually put nails into my targets and shoot the heads of them at 100.
I personally love the Hogue over mold stock for its feel and great look. If you want an extremely solid over mold stock, I have seen people fill the forearm with Acraglass or a similar material.

Thanks Bigg50 I think Im going to go for it.

Smidge
11-19-2012, 6:38 AM
I have one set up like this... very light with the tacSol barrel, even when I throw a huge scope like this. I shot rifleman at an appleseed with this guy. Its great off bags or with a sling, loop style.
http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz246/dakine_surf/BROWNcarbine19of29_zps76620158.jpg

Whats up DaKine? Goleta maybe Ill see you at Winchester or the next Appleseed. Ive been to one and it was a blast.

Mesa Tactical
11-19-2012, 7:32 AM
I have one on a centerfire hunting rifle and flexes which is why I describe it as a rubber band stock. It's fine for a hunting rifle as long as it's free floated. The problem is that free floating isn't always (or even usually) a great idea with a 10/22 with a heavy steel 920 barrel. 10/22s have a tendency to barrel droop and the only ways to counter droop is to bed 1" of the barrel (with a wood or laminated wood stock) or use an adjustable v-block. But an adjustable v-block still leaves the barrel susceptible to upward and side to side pressure from the Hogue stock. Again it's fine for hunting but I personally wouldn't use one on a benchrest rifle or with a shooting sling.

With a factory barrel it should be okay, though, right?

JNunez23
11-19-2012, 8:46 AM
^^^^With a stock barrel, you'll have a gap on each side of the Hogue stock.

If you can live with that, go nuts! Otherwise, spend the extra $100 somewhere and build it properly. I waited until I had the GM barrel to throw on the Hogue stock.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/kirsten06/Ruger-11-19.jpg

Kelster1574
11-19-2012, 9:01 AM
I have one on my standard barrel tactical. It is by far my favorite stock of my four 10/22s, not really even close....love it

Mesa Tactical
11-19-2012, 9:09 AM
I have one on my standard barrel tactical. It is by far my favorite stock of my four 10/22s, not really even close....live it

Yeah, I had a Hogue stock on a Mini-30, and it was awesome. Was hoping to put one on an Appleseed 10/22 (don't really want a bull barrel on an Appleseed rifle).

Dakine_surf
11-19-2012, 9:20 AM
Whats up DaKine? Goleta maybe Ill see you at Winchester or the next Appleseed. Ive been to one and it was a blast.

Yeah come on out to an Appleseed, I'm an instructor... we always have a blast.

super_chief
11-19-2012, 9:22 AM
really like it, enough so to have it modified to fit a takedown

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/8167291844_da1f3f35a8_c.jpg

CasperSYTFU
11-19-2012, 9:26 AM
Can you show us your DIY for the TakeDown adaptation? I would love to do that.

Ron-Solo
11-19-2012, 11:10 PM
I love mine and recommend them.

TKM
11-20-2012, 12:18 AM
Mr. Feddersen uses them on his factory rifles.



http://www.1022rifle.com/rifle-ruger

sholling
11-20-2012, 8:08 AM
With a factory barrel it should be okay, though, right?
Factory sporter barrels are light enough that they don't normally droop - the same with lightweight aluminum barrels.

POLICESTATE
11-20-2012, 10:27 AM
My barrel, it's HEAVY:
http://www.eabco.com/store/ruger-10/22-accessories/threaded-ruger-10/22-accuracy-barrel-blue/

Plus the compensator:
http://www.eabco.com/store/ruger-10/22-accessories/tactical-ruger-10/22-muzzle-brake-matte/

And the replacement v-block, it's very solid:
http://www.eabco.com/store/ruger-10/22-accessories/tactical-10/22-v-block-secures-barrel-with-no-barrel-sag/

super_chief
11-20-2012, 10:53 AM
Can you show us your DIY for the TakeDown adaptation? I would love to do that.

here ya go. couch handled all the work and can answer any additional questions

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=9628170#post9628170

also to note, KIDD offers the stock as an option for their rifle kits. says something

CasperSYTFU
11-20-2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks super chief.... now I'm pretty set on the takedown.

pyromensch
11-20-2012, 11:00 PM
a friend has one, and it sems to shoot just fine, and i saw this the other day

http://www.1022racerifle.com/category/stocks/ruger-1022-lr-stocks/polymer-stocks/1022-rubber-overmolded-stock-with-920-dia-barrel-black_22010.php

no further info, and i can't believe that it comes with the barrel.

POLICESTATE
11-20-2012, 11:07 PM
a friend has one, and it sems to shoot just fine, and i saw this the other day

http://www.1022racerifle.com/category/stocks/ruger-1022-lr-stocks/polymer-stocks/1022-rubber-overmolded-stock-with-920-dia-barrel-black_22010.php

no further info, and i can't believe that it comes with the barrel.

Not for $90 it doesn't. The product description just wasn't written quite right :)

Well it's interesting from the posts so far, it seems that the Hogue will work okay with heavy barrels if they are solidly attached to the receiver, such as mine is with the replacement v-block.

But I think I really like that Boyds' Tacticool better than the Hogue at this point, it's not much more expensive but more solid and the higher cheek rest will work very well for me with the scope I use.

Otherwise I think the Hogue will work out fine. Right now my biggest problem is I can't get a good cheek weld and view through the scope correctly, I have to weld my jaw to the stock so not very ideal. I use high rings because I have a 50mm objective scope.

Currently my 10/22 is set up like this:

http://strang.newtomorrow.org/CGN/1022.jpg

Not really working out for me like this. The rail is superfluous really and the grip and stock aren't really that great for what I want to do in terms of target shooting. I really just need a solid stock, bipod and the scope.

Steve_In_29
11-21-2012, 7:43 AM
No not really. The stock has voids in it and can be filled without full length bedding of the barrel. Or the forearm can be completely hollowed out and a piece of aluminum can be epoxied into it as a stiffener. I prefer to only bed the first 2" of barrel from the receiver.
A shooting buddy of mine has one of these and he filled it with JB Weld to stiffen it as his was very floppy. He also had to shim around the receiver to tighten the fit as there was noticeable play.

Kappy
11-21-2012, 1:01 PM
When I first started shooting (not all that long ago, truth be told), I started with a 10/22. One of the guys who helped me out at the beginning had the Hogue overmold. It was really comfy and didn't detract from accuracy.

POLICESTATE
12-06-2012, 10:22 AM
Thanks to Sholling for his recommendation, my Boyds Tacticool stock arrived yesterday and I love it! Can't wait to go shooting and re-zero my scope since the mount had to change as well. Feels really great, and my cheek welds very nicely to look through my ridiculously fat scope.

These pictures stink I know:
http://strang.newtomorrow.org/CGN/boyds1022-1.jpg
http://strang.newtomorrow.org/CGN/boyds1022-2.jpg
http://strang.newtomorrow.org/CGN/boyds1022-3.jpg

sholling
12-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Thanks to Sholling for his recommendation, my Boyds Tacticool stock arrived yesterday and I love it! Can't wait to go shooting and re-zero my scope since the mount had to change as well. Feels really great, and my cheek welds very nicely to look through my ridiculously fat scope.

These pictures stink I know:
That looks good! Maybe I'll use one of those for my next build because that looks good!

POLICESTATE
12-06-2012, 2:19 PM
That looks good! Maybe I'll use one of those for my next build because that looks good!

Are you building off of non-Ruger receivers like NoDak or Tactical Solutions? I just kind of stumbled across those and I kind of wish I hadn't ;)

kayaker55
12-10-2012, 6:45 PM
Haven't looked lately,however,my son bought a Hogue stock with an integrated bipod for his 10/22 about two years ago. Bipod is polymer and folds up into stock. People always ask him about the stock when we're at the range.

Goop
12-11-2012, 12:51 AM
I took mine off, it made the gun just a little too heavy for my taste. Wood and synthetic are much lighter.

mark
12-11-2012, 2:28 PM
For 39 dollars amazing

fazu1
12-11-2012, 3:41 PM
Love mine, zero issues with tactical solutions 920 barrel. Stock is very durable