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Old 09-01-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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Oak? Any other types?

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Oak? Any other types?
i don't know that they use a lot of oak to make gun stocks with. just a guess, depending on the cost of the rifle, that usually walnut, birch or beech wood are usually used on many factory wood stocks.
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Birch not oak. They used to use walnut. Still do on their more expensive rifles. Also some laminate which is also birch. Possibly beech.

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Birch not oak. They used to use walnut. Still do on their more expensive rifles. Also some laminate which is also birch. Possibly beech.
laminates can be combinations of many different types of woods.
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After looking at the Ruger catalog only the sporter model has a walnut stock. The rest are listed as hardwood or laminate. The way the laminate is finished it could be pine. In this area you have one choice unless you order a gun and pay full retail, stainless with a black plastic stock.

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It came with the black plastic stock with "Ruger" molded in the buttstock. I put it in a folding stock for about 10 years before going back to a nice wood stock. Someone asked me what kind of wood it wood it was and I didn't know. Thanks for the help.

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Walnut on there more expensive Guns as posted. Birchwood on the lesser expensive models. Not sure what the laminates are made from. But I will ask...


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Most of the factory ruger stocks are Poplar/Birch with a coat of dark stain to bring out what little grain is there. There are a few high grades produced in walnut. Additionally laminate (plywood) and synthetic are the other options.

A rare few of the Poplar stocks have interesting grain. The rest are fodder for glue and shape stock mods. Take a look at rimfire central for some good ideas. Its easy to reshape and mod these stocks. Raised cheeks, grip mods and forend benchrest recontours are a standard in the 10/22 forums....

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/index.php

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I had always heard it was beech wood but from where I got that information I don't remember, so that may not be accurate.

Do know one thing though...whatever type wood it is, it can come out with a rather strange but interesting finish when done by this do-it-yourselfer!



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Can't speak to what Ruger uses today, but in 1968 and 1973 it was walnut. In 1998 it was laminated birch.

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