M1A Hogue Stock


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Dizos
November 3, 2003, 10:50 PM
I emailed a Hogue representative and they said they were considering producing a rubber overmold stock for the M1A. If you are interested in one, you should email them so they know they have a market for this item!

support@hogueinc.com
(800 438-4747)


-- Dizos

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BamBam-31
November 4, 2003, 05:55 AM
Fred's.

Engineer
November 4, 2003, 12:32 PM
Ditto. It may take awhile, but you can't beat his prices.

larryw
November 4, 2003, 12:40 PM
Looking at how Hogue has designed overmolded stocks in the past, and I own a couple, and comparing this to how an M1A action and fore should be supported, I don't think the Hogue stock is a good idea.

Did anyone say Fred's (http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/)? :)

Dizos
November 4, 2003, 01:09 PM
I have a couple GI stocks now (one from Fred's) after giving up on Springfields krackle finish. One has a better textured finish on it and the other is painted. I'm just not happy with paint on fiberglass . I really like the rubber OM grip, durability and look (I have a 10/22 and used to have a Rem 700 in a Hogue OM).

Looking at how Hogue has designed overmolded stocks in the past, and I own a couple, and comparing this to how an M1A action and fore should be supported, I don't think the Hogue stock is a good idea.

larryw - Can you say more on this? I don't have a good understanding of the finer points of fit.

-- Dizos

larryw
November 4, 2003, 02:30 PM
That "krackle" finish sure does bite, doesn't it? :)

I'm think Hogue could probably figure out how to get the trigger group to properly clamp the action into the stock, but I see two problems. First, I think the thin rubber overmolding will flex too much during firing. Hogue could fix this by creating a single large fiberglass block that encases the action and trigger group and does not get the normal overmolding (direct steel to fiberglass contact), but I wonder how durable it would be as there must be a reason they don't currently do this in their stocks. Second, the M1A needs pressure between the ferrule and front band (forened) to shoot well; this takes a stiff stock. Every Hogue stock I have and seen is "floppy" in the front because they're assuming a floated barrel and don't run the fiberglass backbone to the forened. Even if they did, I doubt it would be stiff enough to not cause problems during firing.

I also wonder how well it would take the heat thrown off by an M1A.

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