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Old 03-25-2019, 08:44 PM
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What is the perfect, light weigh, handy, walking-around, hunting stock?

I've looked at them all, and keep coming back to the basic Ruger Carbine stock, the end cut off at the barrel band and sanded into shape.

For a squirrel gun, nothing is better. Prove me wrong.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:42 PM
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40 years ago this started life as a carbine stock. Loosing the band and opening barrel channel was first, then getting pressure point right. Then shape fore end and remove wood from butt, grip and fore end. Magazine holder and cheek pad recent additions. Still my number 1 go to small game hunting rifle.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:51 PM
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I really like the versatility of the Axiom. Tight around the receiver, so both of mine are really good shooters. Great match to the Kidd ULW barrel.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:42 AM
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What is the perfect, light weigh, handy, walking-around, hunting stock?

I've looked at them all, and keep coming back to the basic Ruger Carbine stock, the end cut off at the barrel band and sanded into shape.

For a squirrel gun, nothing is better. Prove me wrong.
No reason to try to prove you wrong if it works for you. It would be the last stock I would want for a scoped rifle. The curved/hard butt and low sloping comb are nonstarters for me. I used the Boyds Rimfire Hunter on my purpose built walkaround rifle. The higher/parallel comb and near vertical butt works best for me.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:31 PM
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40 years ago this started life as a carbine stock. Loosing the band and opening barrel channel was first, then getting pressure point right. Then shape fore end and remove wood from butt, grip and fore end. Magazine holder and cheek pad recent additions. Still my number 1 go to small game hunting rifle.
How's the rigidity since you removed that wood? I've thought of doing the same - drilling out circular cuts, and inserting aluminum rings or something, if needed.

Pistol grips. No thanks.

I have a Boyd's Rimfire Hunter in forest camo with laser pattern, and it's a fine piece of wood, but heavier and longer than necessary. I took it to a carpenter friend to cut 6-inches off the fore end, but then I realized there would be a huge gap under the barrel.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:33 PM
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I had a blast hunting squirrels this year with a budget built, birch stocked Compact carbine, it was modded with a 16.5" fluted GM barrel chambered in 17mach2, a BX trigger in a TI housing, a finished TI 80% receiver, a JWH bolt, and a 3-9x Bugbuster scope

only things I may change for next season is to add sling swivels..

and maybe change the scope out for something with a little more magnification, so I can take a little more advantage of the mach2...I think a compact 4-12x would be perfect for this light and handy little carbine
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:09 PM
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m17hm2 rigidity is great, even using sling on arm for support. Maybe on paper a change of impact might show, but small game never complained. Last summer was when i add magazine holder, love having 3 loaded mags when i grab and go. Also, there is no added reenforcement only wood.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:08 AM
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I had a blast hunting squirrels this year with a budget built, birch stocked Compact carbine, it was modded with a 16.5" fluted GM barrel chambered in 17mach2, a BX trigger in a TI housing, a finished TI 80% receiver, a JWH bolt, and a 3-9x Bugbuster scope

only things I may change for next season is to add sling swivels..

and maybe change the scope out for something with a little more magnification, so I can take a little more advantage of the mach2...I think a compact 4-12x would be perfect for this light and handy little carbine
Post some pictures of that baby.

I hunted with an Annie 1702 and have Summit I like very much, but I think a tack-driving super light, short, 10/22 would be about the most perfect squirrel gun ever. Hence all the posts on stocks and bolts.
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Post some pictures of that baby.

I hunted with an Annie 1702 and have Summit I like very much, but I think a tack-driving super light, short, 10/22 would be about the most perfect squirrel gun ever. Hence all the posts on stocks and bolts.
unfortunately it's been packed up and sent out to storage in Az, so I don't have it here in Jersey to take pics of it

but here is a pic of CBF Gettysburg's rifle that I took the inspiration from


mine just has a shorter fluted barrel, a shorter scope, a black 17m2's heavy charging handle in a scalloped JWH bolt ...and I'm missing the sling and swivels for now
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I love these dressed-down basic looking guns.
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Here's mine.. did alot of sanding to get it all nice and flush.. and the wrist to feel better..
"Old ugly"
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Here's mine.. did alot of sanding to get it all nice and flush.. and the wrist to feel better..
"Old ugly"
I remember back when I used to use a 10/22 RSI for squirrels...when I was still able to hunt with iron sights
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Here's mine.. did alot of sanding to get it all nice and flush.. and the wrist to feel better..
"Old ugly"
I remember back when I used to use a 10/22 RSI for squirrels...when I was still able to hunt with iron sights


Try some peep sights ?
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Try some peep sights ?
I don't use Ruger receivers, so I would have to have some that attached to a picatinny rail..
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TI makes a nonrail reciver.
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