Thought I'd take a moment and share my experience with installing the QD's for a sling on the Ruger 10/22 TakeDown. I've read a lot of threads on using epoxy, trying to remove the butt plate, and other gymnastics. I couldn't understand why the proper hole in the synthetic stock, with a wood screw style QD mount wouldn't work. Haven't got a lot of time on mine, but I used a drill that matched the shank size of the threaded wood screw. It fit nicely, with careful pressure, it started straight, and seated firmly. The Barrel Band QD was an easy installation. Remove the screw, leaving the nut in place. Place the screw through the flat end of the QD mount and reattach screw. GTSW-27 Ruger Carbines, Auto & Single Shot Packaged with both fore end adaptor to fit 10/22, .44 Mag. and No. 3 carbines and 1/2" wood screw suitable for fore end stock mounting. Also includes 3/4" wood screw swivel stud rear and one pair GT Locking Swivels. GTSW-27 - 1" Loop - Black-Oxide Finish GTSW-28 - 1" Loop - Satin Nickel Finish More info at http://www.grovtec.com/products_rifles.php I have a extra QD with threads for future use (maybe just the parts box).