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Another Boyd’s stock...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Riomouse911, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Riomouse911

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    Seeing the recent Boyd’s stock thread with the mini 14 made me want to change the plastic blah-stock to one of the laminated wood ones right away.

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    I liked the look of the coyote brown stock on the mini, but I didn’t want to push it with the spouse with a higher cost so I kept it basic walnut.

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    Popping out the little metal blocks in the factory stock took some finesse, but they did drop right into the Boyd’s with no issues. The stock bolts were cinched down as close to spec as I could make them (Slightly over 30 inch pounds) and all looks good.

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    I must say that the bluing on the Ruger American Rimfire is really set off by the stock, man it looks so much better than it did before.

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    I’m going to try to hit the range tomorrow to re-sight it in and see if it still shoots as well as it did from the factory.

    Stay safe.
     
  2. ECVMatt

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    That looks Great!
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    I need to show this to a friend. He was thinking of doing this to his American. He’ll have to after seeing yours. Looks great!
     
  5. wiscoaster

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    That's a real beaut!! Well done!! :thumbup:
     
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  6. Riomouse911

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    Thanks! I think it was a bit over $160 bucks, but it makes the rifle look like a million.

    As much as synthetic stocks are usually lighter in weight, stronger, more weather and impact resistant, etc. I just can’t get over the bland looks. Being a kid raised on seeing blue steel and walnut in the gun cabinet, my bias about what a hunting rifle should look like is really ingrained I guess. These laminates are a bit heavier, but otherwise they check a lot of boxes for me so I’ll keep swapping them out I guess.

    Stay safe.
     
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  7. George Dickel

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    Definite improvement. I've bought 2 Boyd's stocks over the years and have been very satisfied with their product. I too prefer the look of blued steel and wood.
     
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  8. 22250Rem

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    What a beautiful upgrade. Recently put a Boyd's thumbhole stock on a T/C Encore rifle and IMHO it's superb. I also have a laminated thumbhole stock that came on my CZ-455 that I bought brand new. I was told they were supplied by Boyd's under a contract with CZ but I'm not sure about the validity of that. It's a gorgeous stock and I wouldn't be surprised if it had come from Boyd's.
     
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  9. Riomouse911

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    Ok, I ran to the local indoor range (20 yds max :() to see if the gun was close to zero or out in left field after the stock swap.

    First shots were in the black, almost dead center. I was surprised it was so close, it’s like the gun hadn’t been tinkered with at all.

    I adjusted them to strike 1” high at 20 so they’re good out a ways and ran a bunch of different rounds through it with just a front rest.

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    The gun really likes the Federal 50 grain JHP rounds... the old PMC Predator JHP not so much. The Aguila and Armscor JHP it also liked. The Win Supreme 40 gr JHP and Win Dynapoint 45 gr loads were middle of the road.

    I didn’t shoot any fouling shots with the change in ammo, I wonder with the non-outside lubed bullets if the WMR shows an accuracy change like .22 LR rifles do. That being said, I did have one-shot flyers with three of the rounds fired ( Two Winchester loads and the PMC.) and with all of these rounds the rifle didn’t shoot as well as the others. While it certainly could have been me, the groups without them make me think these flyers may have been the first shot fired with these rounds and they settled down a bit after shot number two. (No spotter or spotting scope so just a guess.)

    Boyd’s came through with this stock, it was easy to install, the fit was perfect and it re-zeroed after the swap better than I expected. :)

    Now if I could just find a bunch more of the Federal 50 gr loads on a shelf somewhere.:(

    Stay safe.
     
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  10. BigBL87

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    Looks really nice! I wish my Mark II that I dropped in a Boyds had that nice shiny bluing, really makes it pop. The matte black doesn't look terrible, but nowhere near as nice as that bluing.
     
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    What a beautiful, harmonious combination. A gorgeous gun that's accurate to boot. Congrats.
     
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    Beautiful stock and setup, I have 2 Boyd stocks, 10/22 tackdown and my Sportsterized Mosin, love them both, easy to fit.
     
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    If my gun is shooting good. Before I disassemble the stock bolts,I use my torque driver and slowly work up until I know what it was tightened down to.Then I duplicate when reassembling. I have found that this method works well as some of my rifles are not at their best performance with factory torque specs. Very nice stock Rio,love the Boyds.
     
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  14. Riomouse911

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    I was surprised at how nicely Ruger polished and blued these guns, especially since they’re not high end priced at all. Of course I spent the extra $160-ish for the stock, so if these stocks were factory options I will naturally assume it would cost somewhat more.:)

    Stay safe.,
     
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    Very impressive and have been looking at then for my 223 Savage Axis. What model stock is that one?
     
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    there are some Axis stocks available in boyds rapid fire options. Ive been waiting for what I want for a couple projects to show up there myself.
     
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    Explain please, I think I'm missing something here.
     
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    Curse you. :D Never heard of that section of the site, never bought a Boyd's stock, but have been looking at them for awhile.

    Now, somehow, I have 2 Rapid Fire stocks inbound.
     
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  20. Riomouse911

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  21. kmw1954

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    That is what I thought it was. I like it.
    Been looking at youtube videos of Boyd stocks for a week already and I think I will be doing one, just haven't decided which model and I like the Nutmeg color and the Pepper. So far narrowed down to the Prairie Hunter, Spike Camp, and the Varmint Thumbhole.
     
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  22. Riomouse911

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    The two I’ve bought (Win 70 and the Ruger American Rimfire) literally dropped right in with zero additional work needed. Due to my touch of OCD I sanded the barrel channels with a dremel just to smooth it out (it wasn’t touching either barrel) but they didn’t really need it.

    This modification was the easiest thing I’ve done, even mounting scopes is more work :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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  24. gotboostvr

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    How heavy are those laminate stocks?

    I'm tinkering with the idea of picking up a Savage Axis 280AI and dropping it n one of those. Funds and my dislike for heavy rifles are about all that's stopping me.
     
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    Need to do EXACTLY that to my RAR compact.

    Particulars, please?




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