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Anyone opened up a ruger 10/22 synthetic stock

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by farmer-dave, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. farmer-dave

    farmer-dave

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    Their hollow, it appears the butt plate is glued on, anyone pried one open or drilled a hole in one for extra ammo, emergency kit etc.
     
  2. jason10mm

    jason10mm NRA-GOA-TSRA

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    No, but you just gave me an AWESOME kickstarter idea :)

    Anyone want to throw in for a pre-formed, pre-stocked, buttstock survival kit? Maybe for one of their new break-down rifles....

    j/k, I have no idea how to do this.
     

  3. RatDrall

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    You'd be better off wearing a pouch on your belt, than stuffing your rifle with a bunch of crap and possibly ruining its ability to function as a rifle.

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    What I mean is, why risk breaking or ruining a stock drilling holes and prying things? The next thought is a pouch on the exterior of the stock, but that won't do you any good if you lose the gun.

    Your person is the best place to store a small kit. Beyond that, a backpack with proper water gathering/purification supplies, first aid, etc. Attaching crucial gear to something carried in your arms or on a simple sling is a recipe for its eventual loss.
     
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  4. WolfNotSheep

    WolfNotSheep Tackleberry

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    They are honeycombed, kind of like how the inner layer of cardboard looks. I've drilled into a few to add sling swivels and have always had to backfill the hole with a little JB weld or epoxy to get the stud to grab and hold.

    Check out Dave Canturbury's YouTube channel, it's called WildernessOutfitters. He does a video on an H&R breaka ction shotgun where he inlet the right side of the wooden stock to accept an altoids tin. I can't find the actual video at the moment, but he used a few wood chisels to inlet a section of the stock that snugly fits an altoids tin, held in place by an elastic shell holder.
     
  5. farmer-dave

    farmer-dave

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    Thanks for the info, good to know it's a honeycomb. It sounds hollow but firsthand knowledge always trumps guessing. I'll just wrap some paracord around the stock and call it good. It wouldn't take much for ruger to design a pocket back there, it would be a nice addition on their new takedown 10/22.
     
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  6. humanguerrilla

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  7. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    That is probably the next trick they will release.

    Personally, I would just like it to hold a couple mags.

    RatDrall, keeping the ammo with the gun is usually a good idea. Adding a cleaning kit....ok, but I don't see the need. Adding other stuff, no thanks.