Flush Mount QD Swivels for Ruger Rubber Overmould Stock


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perdurabo93
August 2, 2012, 01:24 PM
I've got a Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather rifle with the rubberized synthetic stock. I want to mount a ching sling on it but in order to do that I have to attach a third sling stud/mount to it just forward of the magazine. I figured if I'm going to get a sling stud installed anyway, I might as well upgrade all three to the new QD push-button type you see on so many "tactical" rifles for fast detach. Uncle Mike's makes a flush mount QD swivel attachment that you can install in a stock:

http://www.uncle-mikes.com/products/push_button_detachable_swivels.html

I went to a local gunsmith and he said it was too hard to mount a swivel in a rubberized stock and that the flush mound QD ports would not stay glued into a synthetic rubberized stock, nor would a traditional fixed stud stay glued/screwed in either. He said the only way would be to get a custom stock made that already had the third swivel stud installed from people like McMillan. However, I really like the Ruger rubber overmould stock and I don't want to buy a $700 non-rubberized McMillan stock to attach a $5 sling swivel mount.

So is this gunsmith full of it or is that really my only option? My goal is to attach a ching sling and it would be nice of I could use the push button QD swivels but that's not completely necessary. I do not want to buy a new stock. If you know of any gunsmiths who CAN do this work, I would happily ship my stock to them so it can be done.

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rcmodel
August 2, 2012, 03:04 PM
I Agree with your gunsmith that adhesive is not gonna get it on an overmolded stock.

I would think however, that any gunsmith could hi-temp silver solder a threaded stud on the QD base and use adhesive + a countersunk nut on the inside of the barrel channel.

rc

Jaag
December 10, 2012, 11:44 AM
We make a sling that uses a flush mount base mounted in the stock. Its called a Predator sling and was designed for stillhunting but works well for a variety of applications. You can still use a conventional sling as well. Check it out at www.jaagstock.com

Contact Mark@jaagstock.com if you are interested......thanks

Jaag
December 10, 2012, 07:00 PM
I assume you are talking about a Hogue stock. The "overmold" is exactly that, its a rubber coating "over" a traditional plastic stock. With proper technique a base can be put into any plastic stock.

You mention the Uncle Mikes version. Originally we used them and they did work, despite the base cup having a smooth exterior. I was not able to pull it out of the stock after curing. Trust me I tried. The swivels were rather wimpy as well and I wasn't comfortable gambling on the quality.

The type we now use have a threaded exterior and the swivels are built like a tank. They are the same as McMillan uses in their stocks. We put them into our stocks and install them in all types for others.

If you are still trying to install a Ching sling, contact me and I'll hook you up with the right stuff.

Regards,

Mark

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