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Old January 11th, 2015, 12:15 PM   #1
 
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Are there any updates on the Boyd's stock for the Predator? Somewhere I read where Boyd supplies bedding blocks to give the same free floating barrel as the factory blocks...anyone?



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I have a stock from Boyd for my RAR 270, it came with bedding blocks and
a trigger guard.

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I have a stock from Boyd for my RAR 270, it came with bedding blocks and
a trigger guard.
Thanks Pacifico...that helps
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I just received my stock for my Ruger American Predator and it did not come with bedding blocks and it did not come with a trigger guard. It appears there must some sort of bottom metal that is supposed to go with this stock. I don't think it is a for a predator. Another note my predator in 6.5 the bedding blocks must be molded in because with a punch and a hammer I have not been able to remove those blocks in the OEM stock. Also it is not a drop in something must be wrong.
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Call Boyds tell them what's missing. I had the same problem took another week to get all the missing parts..The blocks are different than rugers block.
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I have a stock from Boyd for my RAR 270, it came with bedding blocks and
a trigger guard.
will this stock fit the ruger American ranch rifle with the 16 inch barrel ????
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will this stock fit the ruger American ranch rifle with the 16 inch barrel ????
Inquiring minds would like to know.
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will this stock fit the ruger American ranch rifle with the 16 inch barrel ????
From what I can tell, and I have compared all of the American models OEM stocks, and a Boyd's made for a standard American, all the short action stocks are exactly the same in every respect other than color. Don't have to worry about barrel size. And the Boyd's stock should come with bedding blocks, a trigger guard, and a magazine catch tab as well as screws. Mine came with all of those things.
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Hi Folks,

I saw several YouTube video about Boyd's Hardwood Rifle Stocks. The laminated stocks really look very cool. Most owners really liked their new stocks. Only one guy was not happy with the delivery time (as I recall, it took about 5 or 6 months for his stock to arrive).

I finally decided to buy a Boyd's walnut stock for my .243 caliber Ruger American Predator Rifle last month. It arrived about two weeks later. The instruction sheet said to "dry assemble" rifle and stock to see if everything fits before doing any additional work on the stock. I did and sure enough I have a fit problem. I called Boyd's service department. They wanted me to send some pictures. I did. They wanted more pictures so I sent more (some side by side comparisons of the original stock versus the walnut stock). Later they wrote the following:

It looks like you could have a different variation from what was ordered. I have
included some measurements below for what you ordered. Please compare them to your original to determine if what you ordered is what you are needing.
Barrel Dimensions: Point A = 1 1/64" and Point B = 3/4"
Center to Center of Action Screws: 4 3/64"
Over All Length of Part: 31 1/2"

I had no idea where "Point A" or "Point B" was on the rifle barrel. I assumed Point B was close to the muzzle (my rifle is close to 3/4 inch in diameter at the muzzle), my rifle's center to center of actions screws is 4.044 inches which is about a difference of 0.002 to 0.003 inches. I suspect there is that much slop in the V-Blocks. My original plastic stock is about 2 inches shorter than the walnut stock (the extra length of the walnut stocks forearm is not a problem to me).

The real problem is that the inlet cut out for the trigger housing needs some more wood removed. I think I could do the job with a triangle or rat tail file. Unfortunately, that voids the warranty.

I would appreciate your suggestions and comments.

Thank You,
Ron

PS... how do you include a photo in your messages?
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Hi Folks,

I uploaded a few photos to Google. They mostly show the new walnut stock and the trigger housing problem. I will try to share the pictures share with you. I have no idea if this will work ???

The photos are at: goo.gl/photos/dMqUhfdorwdLHaa88

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Hi Folks,

Thank you for all the suggestions and comments. I appreciate it.

This is a follow up to my problem of fitting my Ruger American Predator Rifle to a Boyd’s stock.

It is hard to put a square peg into a smaller round hole. So, I decided to break out my triangle and rat tail files and to carefully remove small amounts of wood from the half circular hole in the trigger inlet area and to eventually turn it into a rectangular hole. I wanted to keep as much wood as possible. So, I tested the fit of the trigger housing after each incremental wood reduction. I was pretty sure that the amount of wood to be removed would be much less than suggested by the comparable area of the original stock. I thought I would probably need to remove some wood from the left side of the trigger inlet area so the safety tang’s connection rod and mechanism would move freely, and maybe even a tiny bit of wood at the front to allow for the trigger tension screw.

I have uploaded a few photos to Google. The link to these pictures follows:

Cut and Paste this LINK to your browser's address box:

goo.gl/photos/smjj2Exv7ZwiyZMb7

Thank you,
Ron
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Update us on your stock issues please
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