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Old 07-08-2016, 02:26 PM
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I have a the Ruger Model #1234 and would like to get a pistol grip or thumbhole type of stock for it. What are my options since it has the LVT barrel? Just get one compatible with bull barrels?

Will the Magpul HUNTER X-22 STOCK work on this rifle?

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Old 07-08-2016, 06:50 PM
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Yes just get one that is capable of bull barrels. At that point a stock like that will take any barrel.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:52 PM
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The X-22 has a reversible channel that accepts standard barrels on one side, then you flip it and it will accept bull barrels.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:15 PM
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I bought mine off eBay, for my LVT but it was not a thumb hole
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:06 PM
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I put my LVT 1234 in an X22 stock at the LGS. After tightening the action screw down there was a big gap at the end, I know it's just aesthetics but that big gap bugged me. Also the stock had a lot of flex and bend to it. I could hold the rifle by the end of the barrel and the butt pad and give it a vigorous shake an the stock would move back and forth and slap the sides of the barrel. Now granted the channel tray was installed but not secured so it might not have done that if it was secured.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:28 PM
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If I was going with a polymer it would be a Titan and I would get there rear tang installed
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:20 PM
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I have a the Ruger Model #1234 and would like to get a pistol grip or thumbhole type of stock for it. What are my options since it has the LVT barrel? Just get one compatible with bull barrels?

Will the Magpul HUNTER X-22 STOCK work on this rifle?

Thanks!
When my LVT gets back from the CPC, I am going to keep the OEM stock (it looks better than I expected) for "pretty" use and buy something else for everyday use.

Because my LVT barrel is going to be threaded into the reciever, I expect it will not fit any "standard" stock perfectly due to the taper.

- Looking at the Bull Barrel option, I have decided that the extra gap would drive me nuts.
- if I go with a full sized "wood" stock of some type, I'll will try buying a "regular" stock and using sanding paper/dowel to widen the channel a bit.

But, I am leaning heavily towards something like this:

https://www.stockysstocks.com/stocks...left-hand.html
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:27 AM
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It took me about two hours to open a standard channel up, I just went slow and checked often.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for all the ideas!
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Thanks for all the ideas!
If you are interested in a Hogue Overmolded, they told me that the correct way to fit the stock:
1) Buy the standard stock - not the bull barrel version; and
2) Use a sanding tool to open the stock up to fit the wider barrel.

I suspect this is the better way to do it for any stock. A Bull Barrel will probably give a "generous" fit.

As an trial run, I am going to try to open up the channel on a cheapo plastic stock.

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Old 08-06-2016, 11:29 AM
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So how do you sand the channel to fit the taper? If you use a dowel sized to fit the bigger end of the barrel it will be too big for the taper.
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So how do you sand the channel to fit the taper? If you use a dowel sized to fit the bigger end of the barrel it will be too big for the taper.
The new stock arrived. Looking at the barrel channel, it is simply a channel that has been created to fit the normal taper stock.

Once I have some time (I am on vacation), I am going to use a dowel (1/2 in) and some sandpaper to widen the channel slightly. If you follow this link, you can see how to do it with a special tool.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-tool-prod6796.

My stock.

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Old 08-07-2016, 09:23 AM
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The new stock arrived. Looking at the barrel channel, it is simply a channel that has been created to fit the normal taper stock.

Once I have some time (I am on vacation), I am going to use a dowel (1/2 in) and some sandpaper to widen the channel slightly. If you follow this link, you can see how to do it with a special tool.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-tool-prod6796.

My stock.

Wow that is a beautiful stock. Is that the Stocky's you posted the link to?

That Brownells link didn't work and I couldn't find any such sanding tool on their website. Can you provide any more info on that?
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Think I found it. Barrel bedding tool. Out of stock. Like $38.
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:25 PM
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Think I found it. Barrel bedding tool. Out of stock. Like $38.
For your project, you don't really need the tool. If you look at the product description, there is a how to video below the picture of the product. Essentially, that tool is a rounded chisel that scrapes out a channel from the existing wood.

Rather that get a $30 tool, I am going to use sandpaper and a dowel to remove enough excess material to fit my sporter barrel.
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