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Old November 4th, 2019, 10:43 PM   #1
 
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American Ranch 7.62x39, need compact

Hi all and thanks for having me. I recently acquired a new Ruger Am. Ranch in 7.62x39. I am setting up the scope and while testing for eye relief positioning came to the conclusion that the LOP is too long for a natural head position (for me). So, I am looking for a way to get a Compact stock. A call to Ruger yielded nothing as they said there is no Compact stock compatible with the 7.62x39 model. I am not convinced; it seems that the stock has the same cutout for different magazine modules and the latest models, either 5.56, 300aac, 350 Legend and 7.62x39 all have what appear to be identical cutouts (but different modules). Anybody can confirm? Thx



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Maybe a workaround: Not sure if it would help your problem, but you could try getting a scout scope and possibly an extended cantilevered scope mount. That would get the scope moved forward and might allow you to get the sight picture you need. I've got a Vortex one in that configuration on my RAR 762x39 and, after getting used to the different sighting technique I like it.

Also, depending on the distances you plan to shoot, there are some very nice red dots, some of which are pretty cheap.

I like my Ruger Americans a lot so would advise trying to get yours to work for you before abandoning it is worth the effort.

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Try contacting Boyd's. I know they do aftermarket stocks for the American and might have a solution for you.
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Maybe a workaround: Not sure if it would help your problem, but you could try getting a scout scope and possibly an extended cantilevered scope mount. That would get the scope moved forward and might allow you to get the sight picture you need. I've got a Vortex one in that configuration on my RAR 762x39 and, after getting used to the different sighting technique I like it.

Also, depending on the distances you plan to shoot, there are some very nice red dots, some of which are pretty cheap.

I like my Ruger Americans a lot so would advise trying to get yours to work for you before abandoning it is worth the effort.
May work but I still think getting a better fitting stock, in this case, would be simpler and cheaper.
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Try contacting Boyd's. I know they do aftermarket stocks for the American and might have a solution for you.
Thanks for the suggestion. I actually do prefer a factory stock for what I consider a lightweight compact rifle. Called Ruger today again and they admitted that there is such a compact modular stock in manufacturing but not available at the store.
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The two adjustable stock options are Boyds At One stock (thumbhole or without) and the MDT LSS-XL Gen 2 chassis.

If there is another aftermarket option, it is not well known.

Either version you choose, call them to confirm the exact model details they need to get the right one shipped to you.

Since there is two generations of Ruger American Ranch rifle models, you don't want your order to get screwed up because of assumptions.
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Does the regular sized stock you have now take rotary or AR style mags?
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Just put an offset cantilever scope mount on backwards so the scope will be closer to your eye. $20 on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Integral-.../dp/B00CJ7F6Z6
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Does the regular sized stock you have now take rotary or AR style mags?
Neither, it uses Ruger mini-30 factory mags. The magwell is a module, and can be replaced by other compatible modules.
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Ah gotcha!
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I bought a compact stock off of shopruger.com and swapped over the mag well from my 7.62x39, it fit perfect. The new stock is black and the original was flat dark earth. So yes it will work no matter what it says on the site. There are very small screws you need to access to do the swap, but it only takes a few minutes.
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