Yahoo, daddy and me will be able to hunt now!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by BigBlack, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. BigBlack

    BigBlack Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    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!
  2. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2007

    I hope that new stock works out well for him - and I agree those Boyd stocks are pretty good looking.

  3. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Way to go. Sounds like fun.
  4. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Thats great to hear. Good luck on your hunt... wheres the picture of the "sexier than ever" Ruger?
  5. RugerM77.270

    RugerM77.270 Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    I have the same rifle. Do you have any pictures to share I have been toying with the Idea myself.