Anyone opened up a ruger 10/22 synthetic stock

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  1. 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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    I saw this thread and wanted to test if it was hollow or honeycombed. My ruger 10 22 was hollow and I was able to pry off the back plate. Unfortunately the plate shattered and I had to replace it with a custom piece of foam. It is still water proof and there is so much room within. Still fires correctly and is filled with EDC
     

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    It would be a good place for a spare 10 round mag and ammo, maybe an extra lighter! Great ideal.
     
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    I just use this. Carry spare ammo
    In the buttstock and a lighter and Allen wrench in the water tight compartment. [​IMG]


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    First, the inside of the polymer stock is not honeycombed. It's completely hollow.

    Second, to get the butt plate off you have to use a very thin blade to pry it out.

    Third. The stock inside is big enough to store ammo, cleaning equipment etc. It is not wide enough to put a 10/22 mag in however.

    Fourth-You can press fit the butt plate back in but it takes a thin bladed instrument to pry it out. Rather, sand down the edges of the plate to make it easier to remove. And/or drill a hole and insert a knotted piece of para cord to pull it out or cut, sand a relief notch in the end so you can pry it out with a key, screwdriver etc.
     
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    Another option would be to find and buy (new or used) the newer style of the synthetic 10/22 stock that allows for the cheekpiece to be replaced with a taller version. These stocks are designed to come apart to change the buttplate/cheekpiece, and doing so reveals two inner cavities that could be used for storage of emergency items (not wide enough for a magazine, though). Removal of the buttplate/cheekpiece is done by unscrewing the rear sling stud, which is easily done by using a sling swivel itself, and then sliding the buttplate/cheekpiece to the rear about a half-inch until it pops off.

    This is the same style of stock that is used on the bolt-action .22 and .17 HMR Ruger American rifles, but the stock is made and inletted for a 10/22 (the bolt-action and 10/22 stocks are not interchangeable, AFAIK).

    Give me a few minutes, and I'll post some photos.

    Here you go:

    1022Stock01.jpg

    1022Stock02.jpg

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    Definitely not interchangeable. I do like the stock. 20200403_070758.jpg 20200403_070552.jpg
     
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    One is none, Two is one.

    That's why.
     
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    Cool seeing this thread resurrected, I had forgotten I even posted it.
     
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    And let's not forget - the Henry Survival puts the WHOLE gun in the stock!
     
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    Boooo.... some of us like our semiauto .22s to actually run reliably.


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    Took my 10-22 apart after my youngest son shot probably 10,000 rounds through it. It needs a tune up. Where can I send it and have it tuned up? Thanks.
     
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    Ruger for one but why’s wrong with it? 10,000 rounds isn’t a lot for a 10/22. Any part that needs to be replaced you could easily replace yourself btw. They’re very easy to work on. Volquartsen is where I’d look for parts. Their $30 bolt upgrade kit is a great deal and will definitely improve your reliability.


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    Mine is 100% with CCI Mini-mags
     
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