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Hogue Mini-14 or 10-22 Stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by JJNA, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any experience with the Hogue "over-molded" stocks for Ruger Mini-14 and 10-22?

    I have older Mini-14 and 10-22 and find the curved buttstock not particularly ergonomic. I noticed that the Hogue stocks come with flat rubber buttpads (seem to reduce recoil too).

    How well do these stocks fit and function? Thanks.
  2. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    No one has the Hogue stock for the Rugers?
  3. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    I have a 186 series Mini-30 and a 580 series Mini-14. Both have Hogue overmolded stocks. They look good and feel great but add quite a bit of weight over the wood stocks.
  4. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    Really? That's too bad. I thought the synthetic stocks would weigh less. I'd like to keep the Rugers light.

    Maybe I'll just try to find a straight fitting buttpad. It's really the curved stock that I find problematic as well as the short length.
  5. gfpd707

    gfpd707 Well-Known Member

    I have one of the overmold for the 10-22. It is heavier than the factory synthetic. However the positives out way its negatives. The stock is much more solid and the rubber feel is great.
  6. bobinoregon

    bobinoregon Well-Known Member

    I have a Hogue overmolded on one of my 10-22's and it's ok. Took me a little bit to get used to the feel of it. Got a Fajen synthetic on one of the others that I like better mainly cause it doesnt have that rubber feel.
  7. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    Tell me more!
  8. OpticsPlanet

    OpticsPlanet Well-Known Member

    You either like the grippy rubber, or you don't. I personally like the hand-filling shape of the Hogue on a 10/22, and the texture. While it is heavier, it's certainly not a deal breaker, for me, at least. I go back and forth between the OEM stock, the Hogue and a Boyd Evolution. That's the nice thing about the 10/22 - one screw, and it's a new stock (I ditched the barrel band years ago when using the original stock).

    Mark H.
  9. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Well-Known Member

    I have the Hogue 10/22 stock and like it very much. I don't think it's heavier than the factory wood stock, I'll have to check that. As for the butt pad absorbing recoil, it's a 22 so I don't notice it.
  10. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    Almost all synthetic stocks are heavier than wood, at least with the factory or budget synthetics. Hogue is the heaviest by far. You don't get lighter synthetics until you get into the $600 stocks made by McMillan and others made from kevlar or graphite. Even the $200-$300 B&C and HS Precision stocks are much heavier than wood.

    That said, I do like the Hogue on my 10-22. It needs a little more weight and I like the fit better. No experience on the Mini with a Hogue, but I wouldn't have one as a gift on a centerfire bolt rifle. They are simply way too heavy for those guns.
  11. JJNA

    JJNA Well-Known Member

    Interestingly enough, on the newer Mini-14s on Ruger website, the black synthetic stock versions weigh .25 lb lighter than the wood stock version.

    It'd be too much to hope that these new synthetic Ruger stocks would fit my old Mini-14 (with a curved butt plate), wouldn't it?
  12. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Well-Known Member

    No way. The factory wood 10/22 stock definitely weighs more than the factory synthetic stock. Of course it's not exactly and apples to apples comparison because the synthetic stock uses less material.

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