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krazykritters 02-28-2018 04:50 PM

Ruger American Predator Stock
 
So I picked up a 25-06 predator a few months back and love the way it shoots. It shoot as good as my custom guns but with factory ammo. But the problem is I hate the stock. Is there anything in the works for an aftermarket stock besides a B&C?

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boh347 02-28-2018 04:51 PM

Boyd’s
MDT-lss
Magpul

txoutdoorsman24 02-28-2018 04:54 PM

My buddy put a Boyd’s At-One on his. Said it shoots even better

makotex 02-28-2018 04:56 PM

I put 3 PVC tubes in my stock and then filled around them with a lb of Rockite. Feels a lot better now. Didn't want to spend more on the stock than I did the whole gun. I like it for the $8 I spent on it. Also added cheek pad.

Fordnandez 02-28-2018 04:58 PM

I am waiting for the Magpul. Some folks hate the way it looks tho. I think it looks awesome. It is supposed to be out in the next few months. I feel kind of silly putting a $300 stock on a $400 gun but I love everything about the gun so I am going to go for it.

MySRT8U 02-28-2018 05:13 PM

I want them to make a **** long action stock for the american.

Fordnandez 02-28-2018 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by MySRT8U (Post 13220323)
I want them to make a **** long action stock for the american.

I was also curious about that. I guess it is a numbers thing........ I would imagine the aftermarket stock manufactures found out how many long actions have been sold and it must have been much lower than the short actions. It must not be financially feasible for them would be my only guess.

hog_down 02-28-2018 05:56 PM

I'm in the same boat. Trying to figure out if I want to put some love into the factory stock, or go aftermarket. I am not exactly in love with what the aftermarket is offering at the moment... I could really go for a dark green/black synthetic stock that is just basic.

bearintex 02-28-2018 10:42 PM

It literally takes 20 minutes to fix the stock. An 1/8” drill bit and some rockite is all you need to do to the fore end. Assuming it’s free floated. If not, add another 10-15 to wallow out the barrel channel. I also added rockite in the buttstock after setting a couple of pieces of 3/8” tubing to put a cheek riser bolts through. Made my riser from some kydex. It’s heavy and stiff now.

WTucker 02-28-2018 10:45 PM

Spend $150 on a Boyds laminate stock, bed the "V Blocks" and you are good to go.

Bowyer 03-01-2018 07:13 AM

I have 2 Boyd's stocks and they are great.
I recently bought another Predator and plan on getting the Magpul stock but until it comes out I have made modifications to the original stock to make it stiffer and heavier for now.

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hog_down 03-01-2018 09:16 AM

Bell and Carlson does not offer anything for the Ruger American Predator at this time, I emailed them last night and they just got back with me.

krazykritters 03-01-2018 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by hog_down (Post 13221921)
Bell and Carlson does not offer anything for the Ruger American Predator at this time, I emailed them last night and they just got back with me.


I thought the only difference with the predator was the barrel inletting. That's and easy fix.

TCB 03-02-2018 08:17 AM

Put a Boyd's on my son's but be aware it will add weight.

redsnapper101 03-02-2018 02:00 PM

Just an alternative.... I was with you have the predator in .308

Added a Bradley Carbon Fiber adjustable cheek riser.... and love it. Even got it in green to go with existing stock.
http://bradleycheekrest.com/Bradley-Adjustable_c11.htm

Fordnandez 03-02-2018 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by TCB (Post 13224454)
Put a Boyd's on my son's but be aware it will add weight.

I am pretty sure just about all of them will add weight since the factory one is so flimsy lol.

krazykritters 03-05-2018 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Fordnandez (Post 13225284)
I am pretty sure just about all of them will add weight since the factory one is so flimsy lol.

That's no joke. It drives me crazy every time I drop it on a rest and you can hear the barrel touch the stock. But you pull down and shoot and it's almost a 1 hole gun!! 1st pic is trying to get it sighted in. 5 shot. 2 outside the black then 3 in the black. Second pic was after the gun getting beat around in the calling rack all night on gun rack. 3 shots there. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6983e70288.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fd625fcb48.jpg

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Fordnandez 03-05-2018 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by krazykritters (Post 13230864)
That's no joke. It drives me crazy every time I drop it on a rest and you can hear the barrel touch the stock. But you pull down and shoot and it's almost a 1 hole gun!! 1st pic is trying to get it sighted in. 5 shot. 2 outside the black then 3 in the black. Second pic was after the gun getting beat around in the calling rack all night on gun rack. 3 shots there. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6983e70288.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fd625fcb48.jpg

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Wow. Have you taken a Dremel to the stock yet? Mine was just slightly rubbing at the front with no pressure on it. I spent 15 minutes with the Dremel to remove quite a bit of material. Most of my time was spent on the front of the stock but I did remove a little bit of material from the sides along the entire length of the barrel just in case the stock flexed that much. Mine shoots lights out and I consistently hit foxes which are pretty small so if I have variances like you show in your pictures I would miss frequently.

krazykritters 03-06-2018 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Fordnandez (Post 13231021)
Wow. Have you taken a Dremel to the stock yet? Mine was just slightly rubbing at the front with no pressure on it. I spent 15 minutes with the Dremel to remove quite a bit of material. Most of my time was spent on the front of the stock but I did remove a little bit of material from the sides along the entire length of the barrel just in case the stock flexed that much. Mine shoots lights out and I consistently hit foxes which are pretty small so if I have variances like you show in your pictures I would miss frequently.

No sure what variances your talking about the 1st picture was the 1st 5 shots out of the gun. The 2 fliers were getting it in paper then it drilled 3 shots. The other picture is shooting at the the point of the orange 1st shot was cold bore with a bad rest. Others were all in one hold. That gun killed a coyote at over 300 in the noggin with a rest off the pillar of a ranger. It has also taken out lots of fox in the 350 plus yard range. It shoots as good as some of my $1500-$2500 custom builds. I just hate the feel of the cheesy stock!

Chad C 03-07-2018 12:00 PM

I have the aforementioned MDT LSS Chassis System-Ruger American Short-Right-Black.

They're $400 new and it has never been used, will take $300 if anyone wants it. Feel free to PM if interested.

Fordnandez 03-07-2018 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by krazykritters (Post 13235031)
No sure what variances your talking about the 1st picture was the 1st 5 shots out of the gun. The 2 fliers were getting it in paper then it drilled 3 shots. The other picture is shooting at the the point of the orange 1st shot was cold bore with a bad rest. Others were all in one hold. That gun killed a coyote at over 300 in the noggin with a rest off the pillar of a ranger. It has also taken out lots of fox in the 350 plus yard range. It shoots as good as some of my $1500-$2500 custom builds. I just hate the feel of the cheesy stock!

I apologize, I misinterpreted your post. I agree with you on the accuracy of the gun as I am very impressed with mine, especially for $350. Is it baloney that they market this gun as a free floater when the stock is coming in contact in several places from the factory? Yeah but then again it is a 350-400 gun so you take the bad with the good. I personally do not have an issue with the stock. It is flimsy? Yes. Does it hit the barrel since I did some work on it even when I put some pressure on it? No.

I am just glad it shoots so well. The only reason I am going to get the Magpul stock is because I like the way it looks.

krazykritters 03-09-2018 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Fordnandez (Post 13235811)
I apologize, I misinterpreted your post. I agree with you on the accuracy of the gun as I am very impressed with mine, especially for $350. Is it baloney that they market this gun as a free floater when the stock is coming in contact in several places from the factory? Yeah but then again it is a 350-400 gun so you take the bad with the good. I personally do not have an issue with the stock. It is flimsy? Yes. Does it hit the barrel since I did some work on it even when I put some pressure on it? No.

I am just glad it shoots so well. The only reason I am going to get the Magpul stock is because I like the way it looks.

I tried the magpul on a rem 700. I wasn't happy and sold it. But then again I think the magpul was designed for tactical style shooting. I'm more of a sendero type stock guy. It just didn't feel right. I would plan on ordering a zero rise cheek piece for it as well.

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Sika 03-09-2018 11:42 AM

If it shoots that good, why change anything?

Fordnandez 03-09-2018 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Sika (Post 13240113)
If it shoots that good, why change anything?

Because I am a D bag and I think it looks cool....... lol.

krazykritters 03-09-2018 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sika (Post 13240113)
If it shoots that good, why change anything?

Cause it feels like a nerf gun!

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RJK70 03-09-2018 09:21 PM

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Boyd’s Prairie Hunter


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Huntin 03-11-2018 04:23 PM

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Ruger American 300WM long action MDT chassis

krazykritters 03-12-2018 10:40 AM

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How well did it fit? They always say modification my be needed to fit right. Is there plenty of room around the barrel channel for the predator profile stock?

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TexasTealHunter 03-12-2018 11:02 AM

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I just gave mine a spray job, and added some weight to the front of it:D. she shot out to 800 first time out and has taken animals out to 300. sure stock is cheap but gun shoots better than any gun i have ever owned.

RJK70 03-12-2018 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by krazykritters (Post 13245072)
How well did it fit? They always say modification my be needed to fit right. Is there plenty of room around the barrel channel for the predator profile stock?

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I did fiberglass bed the v-blocks. I also did sand the barrel channel a little to make sure nothing touched. Just used sand paper and a wooden dowel. It was nothing that was hard to do, I am definitely not a gunsmith by any means.

At first I was going to have a gunsmith fit the stock to the gun but they wanted almost as much as the rifle cost. With this be a "budget" gun for me that I want to keep well under $1,000 all-in I decided to try it myself and it worked great. I am sure a gunsmith would have done better but not worth it for me on this gun.

krazykritters 03-13-2018 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by krazykritters (Post 13245072)
How well did it fit? They always say modification my be needed to fit right. Is there plenty of room around the barrel channel for the predator profile stock?

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Im just gonna have to order one I guess. Been stalling court but it seems?like the best option right now.

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Big pig 03-13-2018 10:15 AM

My Ruger shoots too well to worry about changing . As a tool, it does the job better than most as is.
I think the Krylon was the key!

krazykritters 03-14-2018 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Big pig (Post 13247126)
My Ruger shoots too well to worry about changing . As a tool, it does the job better than most as is.
I think the Krylon was the key!

I do way to much predator hun ting with this one to ignore it. It's just not comfortable to shoot with the factory stock.

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Big pig 03-14-2018 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by krazykritters (Post 13248831)
I do way to much predator hun ting with this one to ignore it. It's just not comfortable to shoot with the factory stock.

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I use mine a bunch for pig hunting.
The stock seems cheap and flimsy, but is light and fits me.

I just bought a T/C compass in 6.5, and the stock seems equally cheap.
Hope it shoots as well!

BP

ColinR 09-04-2018 01:29 PM

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What brake is that? Looks Great on that predator.

Patton 09-04-2018 01:32 PM

Finally got around to putting my Boyd’s stock on my RAP .308
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Jamesdad07 09-04-2018 11:47 PM

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Finally got around to putting my Boyd’s stock on my RAP .308
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That looks great! Y’all are making me want to switch mine out. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ea0664a8ab.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c897d4cba4.jpg
3 rounds @ 100 yds. Love this thing


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Master Blaster 09-05-2018 05:38 PM

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I put the Magpul american hunter stock on my 6.5. It was one of my best shooting guns before stock swap...i hope it still is lol

KC Huntin 09-05-2018 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Master Blaster (Post 13600311)
I put the Magpul american hunter stock on my 6.5. It was one of my best shooting guns before stock swap...i hope it still is lol



Still waiting on mine from OpticsPlanet.com.... going on a 6mm Creed. Did you just screw it on or do any bedding?

Let us know if it improves the accuracy.

bustacap 09-05-2018 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by KC Huntin (Post 13600481)
Still waiting on mine from OpticsPlanet.com.... going on a 6mm Creed. Did you just screw it on or do any bedding?

Let us know if it improves the accuracy.

I went magpul on my 6.5CM and just screwed it on. It comes with vblock inserts.

Master Blaster 09-06-2018 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by KC Huntin (Post 13600481)
Still waiting on mine from OpticsPlanet.com.... going on a 6mm Creed. Did you just screw it on or do any bedding?

Let us know if it improves the accuracy.

I ordered mine from OpticsPlant at first but after a call and finding out I was backorder number 151 and they had no clue when they could fill it. I ended up getting it though opticsandoutdoors. I hope to send some pills this weekend and will let you know. It just screws on

hog_down 09-06-2018 08:44 AM

Does the factory mag work with the Magpul stock, or do you have to use Magpuls?

KC Huntin 09-19-2018 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bustacap (Post 13601125)
I went magpul on my 6.5CM and just screwed it on. It comes with vblock inserts.

Where did you get the bolt knob?

Witchgrass 10-11-2018 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bustacap (Post 13601125)
I went magpul on my 6.5CM and just screwed it on. It comes with vblock inserts.

Very nice!


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