10/22 help

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by KJH_1185, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. KJH_1185

    KJH_1185 New Member

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    I only own a pistol and want a rifle. So please exuse my newbie questions. I've determined I want the ruger 10/22. That being said the only one I can find is a terribly ugly finish. Is it possible for me to modify that into a normal wood finish. And if so how expensive would it be ?
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes you can change the finish on the wood stock. You would have to strip the finish, stain and refinish with one of several finishes out there. Personally I like Tung Oil. It is relatively inexpensive, probably less than $20. You can also get a nice finished stock in several different styles and colors from Boyds for about $100. I dont think there is a limit on how you can modify a 10-22.
    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/
     

  3. KJH_1185

    KJH_1185 New Member

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    Oh cool. So I can buy a new stock and replace the entire thing changing the whole body of it?
     
  4. rsfrid

    rsfrid New Member

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    It's easy to switch stocks on a 10/22.
     
  5. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    10-22 Ruger

    There really isn't much on a Ruger 10-22 that you can't change. Heres pictures of two of mine. As you can see, nothing much was left stock. I have a 3rd one but it has the full length laminated stock so I left it that way.
     

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  6. Curlyjoe_99

    Curlyjoe_99 New Member

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    yes you can easily swap stocks. just remove the front band and the mount screw from underneath and off it comes. you can go ABS-black or get a custom wood stock, or even a little better factory. pretty much what ever floats your boat.

    i got a real nice stock from rhineland arms for a PSL. I saw their rimfire stocks and plan on upgrading my plastic butler creek one with one of theirs. I believe that you can get one finished from them but I prefer to complete the finish myself. here's the link to their homepage: http://www.troupsystems.com/index.htm

    whichever way you go just remember to maintain the overall length requirement as some kits require a longer barrel to maintain the requirement. I believe stock length barrel is 18 1/2" and it is ok but 16" aftermarket may push you under the (I think) 24" OAL minimums

    Good luck and enjoy
     
  7. KJH_1185

    KJH_1185 New Member

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    Sweet. Thanks a lot. I'm probably gonna buy the rifle I can get then swap it with an aftermarket stock.
     
  8. JackStrong

    JackStrong New Member

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    Oh go ahead and buy it, and watch it become your favorite. I just purchased a beautiful walnut stock for mine, 135.00 like said already it was a simple 5 minute install.
     
  9. JackStrong

    JackStrong New Member

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    Oh go ahead and buy it, and watch it become your favorite. I just purchased a beautiful walnut stock for mine, 135.00 like said already it was a simple 5 minute install.
     
  10. KJH_1185

    KJH_1185 New Member

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    Did you get it online? If so what website?
     
  11. JackStrong

    JackStrong New Member

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    I bought the stock from Midway, it's the same stock that's on the Sporter model of the 10/22. I originally purchased the standard carbine and decided I liked the Sporter stock better. Now with that stock, a really good scope it's really a sweet rifle, I have other rifles and pistols but this is my favorite, well at least for now, I do have my eye on a CZ Trainer..
     
  12. KJH_1185

    KJH_1185 New Member

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    Ok thanks.