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Old 10-25-2008, 08:34 AM
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Yahoo, daddy and me will be able to hunt now!

Back when my dad was an avid hunter I was uninterested. Chasing skirts and being a typical teenager. Lately in life I have picked up hunting but dad had quit years ago due to injuries that prevented him shouldering a rifle properly. Well this year he was bound and determined to hunt. We found a great deal on a Ruger M77R MK II .270 which he scarfed up quickly. The gun shot like a dream but he still could not shoulder it properly. To shoot he would have to try and “man” handle it about 3 inches from his shoulder. He could shoot deer MOA but shooting high powered rifles without the proper shoulder contact is uncomfortable.
Watching him I determined a thumbhole stock might work. I talked him into letting me order him a Boyd’s finished stock to put on the rifle. When we got it I was very impressed on the fit and finish. The barreled action dropped right in and the barrel is free floated all the way back to the receiver. The Ruger now is sexier than ever.
After I finished installing the stock and checking over everything I handed it over and the smile on dads face was priceless. With the wrist/elbow/shoulder angle that the thumbhole permits he is now able to properly shoulder his rifle.
We go to the range tomorrow and re-zero and then we are going on a WMA hunt next week, wish us luck!
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:50 AM
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Re: Yahoo, daddy and me will be able to hunt now!

Well, OUTSTANDING!

I hope that new stock works out well for him - and I agree those Boyd stocks are pretty good looking.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:55 AM
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Re: Yahoo, daddy and me will be able to hunt now!

Way to go. Sounds like fun.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:52 AM
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Re: Yahoo, daddy and me will be able to hunt now!

Thats great to hear. Good luck on your hunt... wheres the picture of the "sexier than ever" Ruger?
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:20 PM
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Re: Yahoo, daddy and me will be able to hunt now!

I have the same rifle. Do you have any pictures to share I have been toying with the Idea myself.
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