10/22 folding stock - are they worth having?


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goon
November 30, 2008, 03:44 PM
I've been thinking about getting a folding stock for my 10/22. Are there any that are as durable and stable as a fixed stock?
I mostly want a folder because it will make it more convenient to transport the 10/22 back and forth to the range but I don't want to sacrifice durability.
The two I'm sort of considering are Butler Creek and Choate folders.
Any experience or advice would be appreciated.

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highorder
November 30, 2008, 04:54 PM
I used to have one from RamLine that didn't allow for any cheekweld.

I sold it during the ban for almost twice what I paid.

elmerfudd
November 30, 2008, 05:23 PM
The Butler Creek is a reasonably decent stock, but I think that you'd have to have a very specific and rather unusual purpose for your rifle in order to make it an improvement over a conventional stock. If you intend on storing your rifle in the spare tire compartment of your car for example, then it might be a very good choice. For backpacking or light camping, it's a rather heavy stock.

As far as construction goes though, the hinge and buttstock are very solid. The plastic is thick and tough and the whole thing is fairly comfortable and functional. You could easily do worse, (Ramline comes to mind). Personally though I'd rather have something from Fajen.

Joe Demko
November 30, 2008, 05:32 PM
A Ruger 10/22 with a quality folding stock stowed in a floating case is a very compact, accurate, and reliable survival rifle. If your goal is something that can be stored in a minimum of space until needed, then the folding stock is absolutely worth having. For ease of "transport to the range..." ? Just how small is your car? I'm currently driving a Suzuki Aerio and I don't have any trouble transporting full length rifles. In the end, though, just wanting one is reason enough to spend a little disposable income on one. The Butler Creek is a very well made piece of equipment.

Winston_Smith
November 30, 2008, 05:37 PM
I have a BC folder and it doesn’t spend much time on the gun. I found the cheek weld to be uncomfortable. For $80 there are better things you can do to a 10/22. It is a nice option to have though, if you get a 16" barrel and folding stock you would have a pretty compact rifle.

cpileri
November 30, 2008, 07:22 PM
How's this for a compact package?
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=526525&postcount=22
or if it doesnt let you:

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73873


Pictures start with post #19 in the thread ( http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=526520&postcount=19 )

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goon
November 30, 2008, 07:29 PM
It's more for ease of getting the rifle out of an apartment building. I don't live in one now but probably will again within a few months.
I like to be discrete about my gun ownership. Ain't doing anything illegal but I'd also just as soon not have anyone call the cops on me for not doing anything illegal either. I just don't need the hassles. Plus I don't want people knowing because I don't want to be a target for a break in.
I also like the idea of being able to use it for a "survival" rifle if need be. Been kicking the idea around of scoping the 10/22 as well to make it into a better emergency critter getter. Keeping the standard stock would probably be better for that though.

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