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Adding Picatinny Rail Sections on a factory Ruger 10/22 stock?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by M67, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    My son has a Ruger 10/22 with the tapered stainless barrel and factory synthetic stock. The trigger group has been upgraded and he loves the way it shoots, but he wants a few extras added if possible.

    My son was wondering if i could add a few picatinny rail sections on his rifle.

    One to the bottom of the forend for a vertical grip and one on the side of the forend for a sling swivel, so he can install a 3 point sling without using the velcro strap around the barrel and stock.

    Is the factory stock forend solid enough to allow the Picatinny Rails to be mounted?

    And if it is possible with this stock, what would be some of the better quality picatinny rail sections to use for this purpose?

    Any thoughts or pointers would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank's

    M67
     
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    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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  3. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Thank you for the link, Nwcid.

    I have looked into the ProMag barrel band with picatinny rails and the John Masen barrel band with sling swivels already.

    The ProMag barrel band with picatinny rails had mixed reviews and the sling point has square edges instead of rounded ones, I think it will be a little rough on a sling.

    The reviews for the John Masen barrel band with sling swivels, was mostly bad.

    I have not looked into the Superior Concepts barrel band with Three Rail Mounts. The Superior Concepts barrel band would work since i could attach a swivel of his choice to it.
    I will have to check out the reviews on the Superior Concepts barrel band and see what i can find.
     
  4. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I have mounted a 6" aluminum picatinny rail to the bottom of the stock, with stainless steel hardware.
    I left the original barrel band in place, and installed a machine screw sling mount, just behind the barrel band, on the side of the stock.

    My son loves the vertical grip, and so did my dad. My dad said, this is so nice and easy to use, why don't factory rifles come this way?

    I have plenty of room on the picatinny rail, to add a bipod or other accessories, that my son will want.

    Now my son wants me to duracoat the rifle and stock.

    I have a feeling that when my other kids see my sons rifle, they will want there rifles done as well.

    A few simple modifications, make the rifle much more user friendly.