Choate stocks


April 23, 2007, 05:41 PM
Does anybody have any experience with Choate stocks? I may be in the market for one of their folding synthetic stocks. They sound like just what I need and the price seems reasonable. I would like to hear from anyone who owns one.

Thanks a lot.

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April 23, 2007, 06:23 PM
I have a non-folder for the mini-14. It is a good stock for the money.
My biggest beef is that the knurls/checking is actually too rough to hold confortably. On mine, I have solved this by covering the grip areas with stong black duct tape. The fit w/ factory liner for the mini is tight and the overall length for eye relief not bad. My father-in-law has one for his carbine and it is about the same.

It's not a top-notch thing for everyday use, but fine for most uses.

April 23, 2007, 09:21 PM
i have a choate folder on one of my Ruger 10-22's. it locks up nice and tight, very very little movement of the stock in open and closed positions unlike the crappy Ramline stocks. the choate fit my 10-22 just right, no problems. choate makes good tough stuff. -Eric

April 23, 2007, 10:06 PM
I recently picked up another Ithaca M37 that has a Choate stock which looks as though it came as a factory option. On the Left hand side of the stock it provides all of the factory information for the original Ithaca gun co. I like the feel of it. I also have had a Choate fixed pistol grip stock on one my 10/22's for about 15 years. It works great and fits up tight. The price on Choate stocks seems very reasonable compared to the other garbage out there to choose from.

April 23, 2007, 10:14 PM
I have a Choate on my Romanian SKS that I'm happy with.

April 23, 2007, 11:30 PM
Choate Sporter on my SKS as well. Great fit, lightweight, and durable.

Highly recommended.

April 24, 2007, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the replies. I will order mine today.


Danny Creasy
April 24, 2007, 11:23 PM
I put a Choate stock on my converted .45 ACP Mauser (actually a CZ clone of the 98 Mauser). The Choat has given years of good service on this goofy but fun rifle.

April 24, 2007, 11:26 PM
I have a Choate on a Savage 10FP and it is a great, albeit heavy, stock.

B. Adams
April 25, 2007, 12:23 AM
I bought a Winchester 1300 that had a Choate pistol grip stock on it, and it also included the original wood stock. That Choate stock is the biggest POS stock I've ever laid eyes on. The recoil pad is like a hockey puck, and the shape of the stock and pistol grip feel strange on my shoulder and in my hand.

It's lightweight enough I suppose, and I'm sure it's durable too, it sure seems like it would be tough to break, but I'll never even think about using it. It's the most uncomfortable stock I can imagine.

I've handled other Choate stocks on some rifles, and they don't feel nearly as bad. They all feel a little cheap, but so do some more expensive stocks.

If you're buying online, make sure you take a close look at the photos so you know what to expect. I'm sure they're not all as bad as the one I have, or they wouldn't be in business anymore. ;)

April 25, 2007, 12:29 AM
The Choate dragunov stock for the 10/22 is a real gem. A great product through-and-through. Light years better than the ATI.

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