Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by Crash » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:33 pm

Does anybody know where I can buy a compact- or youth-length stock for a Ruger American in .270 Winchester? I like the rifle, but the LOP is just too long for me (I think it's 14"). I would prefer one with a 13" or shorter LOP. Ruger offers one as a replacement, but only in rifles with the short action.

Any help appreciated,

Crash


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Re: Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by Nuts » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:45 pm

Have you looked at Boyd’s stocks? I think they have a 13” lop.


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Re: Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by flechero » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:48 pm

If it's a permanent solution, just cut it down where you actually want it and re-fit the recoil pad or plate. Worst case, any smith could do it fairly inexpensively


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Re: Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by Crash » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:54 pm

flechero wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:48 pm
If it's a permanent solution, just cut it down where you actually want it and re-fit the recoil pad or plate. Worst case, any smith could do it fairly inexpensively
flechero,

It's a synthetic stock and I've been told you can't shorten it. If you did, you might cut it off past the surface that the recoil pad screws fit into.

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Re: Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by Crash » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:11 pm

Nuts wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Have you looked at Boyd’s stocks? I think they have a 13” lop.
Nuts,

Thanks for the info--I just checked Boyd's and they'll make any LOP you want.

Crash


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Re: Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by flechero » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:13 pm

Gotcha... you can pull the recoil pad and measure to see or even drill a hole from the end to verify if that's the case.


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Re: Compact or Youth Stock for Ruger American in .270 Winchester

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Post by Crash » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:38 pm

flechero wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Gotcha... you can pull the recoil pad and measure to see or even drill a hole from the end to verify if that's the case.
Flechero

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a shot.

Crash

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