As we discussed in the last post, I will be going over the three main items owners change when they are customizing their Ruger 10/22 rifles. In this post we are going to concentrate on the rifle stock. There is an ever growing multitude of aftermarket stocks for the Ruger 10/22. They come in a multitude of shapes, materials, uses and colors. The three main materials are solid wood, laminated wood and different types synthetics/composites. We will look at one of each but keep in mind there are many different types of each one. Choosing is based on personal taste, style of the gun and how the gun will be used. When choosing your stock as yourself questions such as: will I use my gun in inclement weather, will I shoot offhand or just from a bench, will my gun be more of a show piece. You answers will help narrow down your search.
Now on to the stocks.
The first stock is an extremely popular addition and is actually used on the Tactical Edition 10/22. It is the Hogue Overmolded. This stock is made of light weight fiberglass and is covered in a cushioned rubber/nylon outer skin to provide comfortable non-slip shooting. The stock is inletted to allow for a drop-in fit and you can purchase the stock made for either factory standard barrels .920″ bull barrels. This practical stock features a straight comb, a wide varmint-style forend with finger grooves. The cobblestone finish on both the grip and forend as well as dual palm swells and recurve pistol grip make this stock extremely comfortable to shoot.
The next stock is also a very popular choice. It is Volquartsen Custom’s Thumbhole Silhouette Stock. This hand fit stock is CNC machined from laminated wood. It’s Monte Carlo comb and thumbhole design makes this a very comfortable and accurate stock to add to your rifle. It is offered in a variety of color choices and it’s fit, finish and tolerances make it superior to other laminated stocks out on the market.
If you prefer a more military look to your 10/22, then you need to consider Christie & Christie’s Super Stock. This stock has an aggressive tactical look thanks to the Picatinny type rails on the forearm, the detachable vertical grip, the seven position collapsible buttstock and adjustable sling swivels. The stock is made of rigid polymer and is ready for a drop in installation. The addition of a thermoplastic rubber buttpad and cheek rest along with with a well designed pistol grip make for exceptionally solid contact when mounting this rifle.
And I can’t close out this post without giving you something to truly make your Ruger 10/22 custom. This stock will really make your 10/22 standout next time you are at the range. What stock am I referring to you ask? None other than Volquarten Custom’s Inferno. This stock is made from CNC machined aluminum and comes in multiple colors. It features an adjustable length of pull and cheek piece as well as a stripped down forend, insuring supreme comfort and balance when shooting. One of the unique features of this stock are the spring loaded clamps built into the rear which hold two of the stock Ruger 10/22 magazines.
Keep in mind there are many more options to choose from when it comes to buying a replacement stock for your rifle but I hope this post has given you a glimpse into what is out there. In our next post we will be looking at barrel options so check back soon!