Bobbed stock on Puma 454? Any thoughts?


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klover
October 12, 2008, 10:03 PM
I just won a 16 inch Stainless Puma on GB. It is the trunk travel rifle for Grizz country trips.
I was thinking I would carve a custom pistol grip stock for it. There probably have been many threads on this idea, but I can't seem to find one quickly. Just how difficult would it be to cycle with a pistol grip?

The thought is to have it in a sleeve on a backpack, and a Raging Bull on the hip.

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Cosmoline
October 12, 2008, 10:37 PM
What do you mean by "pistol grip"? That can mean a pistol grip stock like a Marlin 336 or it can mean a vertical pistol grip like an AK-47. If you mean the first, yes it can be done but requires a new lever and is probably not going to give you any advantage with a 92 action. If you mean the second, I don't understand how you can cycle a levergun with an AK style grip on it. Can you attach an example pic?

HB
October 12, 2008, 10:39 PM
If you are good at woodworking, it shouldn't be much of a problem, but why? It will be tough to shoot that thing and recoil will not be fun with a PGO. If you try to shoot it like you normally would, you could very well lose a tooth :uhoh: That makes it a shoot-from-the-hip proposition, which is not ideal if you have a bear charging. Plus, the stock adds little weight so you might as well keep it as is. If I were actually backpacking (NOT CAR-CAMPING, etc), I would leave the rifle at home and bring the pistol and some bear spray.

HB

Kind of Blued
October 13, 2008, 01:04 AM
You could experiment, but logically, I think the gun will be a lot more effective and easy to operate as it was designed.

I saw one of those 16" Pumas in 454 the other day at the shop and fell in love. The fiber optic sights are some of the best carbine sights I've ever seen.

Anyway, I'd suggest shooting 'er a bit once you get it and see if you still think you could improve on it with a new stock.

SimpleIsGood229
October 13, 2008, 01:05 AM
I think you'd be better off carrying extra ammo for the Bull. Otherwise, keep the full stock.

TCB in TN
October 13, 2008, 02:39 AM
I personally like a shorter stock on a carbine/trapper type gun, and might get another pc of wood to shorten the LOP on it for carry, (think youth model) but would still leave it a shoulder stock. Shooting a "rifle" with only a pistol grip does not really get you anywhere.

Colt46
October 13, 2008, 10:27 AM
It already is perfect for the purposes you intend.

klover
October 13, 2008, 10:39 PM
what I expected for a reply. I might try to do a "shorter shoulder" as suggested above, but with some polymer leftover stocks I have kicking about.
I can't wait to get this new toy!

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