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This is a discussion on new 10/22 sling mounting within the Ruger 10/22 Rimfire forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; I got a new 10/22 for Christmas this year. It's a carbine with a synthetic stock. It didn't come with sling studs, and I was ...


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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #1
 
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new 10/22 sling mounting

I got a new 10/22 for Christmas this year. It's a carbine with a synthetic stock. It didn't come with sling studs, and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with drilling into synthetic stocks to mount the studs. I see that you can buy a set that mounts to the barrel band in the front, but you still have to drill into the buttstock to mount the rear. Any suggestions? With the heavy snow here in Western Washington I haven't been able to get out and shoot it, but I'm chomping at the bit. I've always wanted a 10/22, and it sure was a surprise when my wife gave it to me.



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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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bulletsnhooks, Welcome to the Ruger Forum! I'm not sure if the Ruger synthetic stock are hollow or solid. You can remove the butt plate to find out. If they are solid, just drill a 11/64" pilot hole and use the standard wood screw thread sling stud (Uncle Mike's). If your stock is hollow, drill a 3/16" hole and use the machine thread stud with the nut inside the stock. Here's a picture of my 10/22 with a Fajen hollow composite stock. I used the machine thread sling studs on both front and back.

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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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Sweet 10/22 Iowegan.
Bulletsnhooks, If you dont want to do it yourself, The gun shop where your wife purchased the 10/22 will usually give you a break on price since you bought the gun there, specially if you buy the sling studs from them also.
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With all of my 10/.22's. I've used the standard wood screw front stud, but I back it with a good gob of JB Weld on the inside. With wooden stocks, I countersink a hole to fill with the JB. On a composite stock, I just build a little of the JB on the inside, to surround the threads. That sling will not pull out!
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Thanks for all the info. I looked around, and I think the best thing is to put some epoxy or JB Weld or something around the threads when I screw it in the the stock. It is a hollow stock and the butt is not removable, so I have to use the wood screw in the back. I'm snowed in right now, so I got a few days (weeks) before I can get to town to get what I need. Time to think about it I guess. And think about shooting it.....That's a whole lot worse!
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Finally made it to town to get a sling mount, and got it on the gun the other day. I filled the hole with some clear epoxy and screwed it in. I don't think it will ever pull out. Now just waiting for the snow and water to go down to get somewhere to shoot it.
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Iowegan,

Do you have any close up pics of those studs? Especially the forward stud inside the stock. Also, any tips or pointers to doing this on this particular stock would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
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USMC_Plinker, I used the Uncle Mike's machine thread studs. They come with a round head nut. Installation is very simple ... just drill a hole in the stock where you want the stud, insert the stud and screw the nut on. For the front stud, you will have to cut some of the screw off so it doesn't extend into the barrel channel. For the rear one, remove the butt plate assembly to install but you don't have to cut the screw off. Here's the studs I used:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=308024
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Thanks Iowegan. I just got back from Gander Mountain and picked up a set of Uncle Mike's detachable super swivels. I didn't get ones that long though, maybe 1/2" for the front and 3/4" for the rear stud. Elsewhere in this thread someone mentioned epoxy and JB weld. What do you recommend for ensuring the stud never comes out?
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Got mine installed, the front one for the bipod anyway. Not hard at all, but kinda intimidating considering you gotta drill into a stock that costs a few bucks.
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I recently purchased a sling for my 10/22 before I realized that I would have to install sling mounting studs. Now that I've gone to purchase the studs, I can't find them anywhere. I did find a set on Cheaper than Dirt, but the studs are only $2 and the shipping is $9. I just can't justify that. The link that Lowegan purchased says that Uncle Mike's has discontinued them. Any ideas?
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