Hardware for RA Ranch S/A
I recently purchased a boyds stock on ebay knowing from the description that it didn't include the hardware required for the install. I thought to myself "It shouldn't be too difficult to find the parts, I'll just contact Boyds' customer service."
I was wrong, I tried calling them and the lady seemed like she was going to help me at first, told me she would go and talk to her supervisor on how to go about getting me the hardware, was told I would be called back and never recieved said call.
I have emailed them directly with no reply and also tried bringing up a custom-ish order. I have just a few questions that I would appreciate some help with.
1.) Can/should I just remove the v-blocks from the factory stock? If so, how difficult will that be? Do-able with a hammer and punch or am I going to destroy that stock. Taking them off.
2.) Not much of a question but, I may plan on just getting the AICS dbm installed in my stock, so I will be okay without boyds original magazine catch?
3.) I have read that they make their Ruger American stocks accept Remington 700 ADL trigger guards, is this true?
4.) Related to my first question, I believe the action screws that boyds stocks require are longer than the factory action screws, I went to try and mount the stock to the rifle without the v-blocks to see if it worked and neither factory screw made it to the threads on the reciever.
I am upset that I could not just obtain the hardware kit through boyds customer service directly. But if I have to go this route, I just want some help on what I need exactly. I am also thinking of buying NECG picatinny rear sight along with a two piece mount to elimate excess rails. I want to get a three blade front sight mounted onto my barrel(by a professional gunsmith) Does anyone know anywhere I can find a front sight similar to those on a Gunsite rifle?
I saw these front sights(the first one on the page) They say it fits .750 or larger diameter barrels. My RugerAmerican in .300 blackout measures at .715 where it would be mounted. Would that maybe work with that small of a difference?
My first post, I would greatly appreciate some help.