Boyds expanded their stock offerings by adding new bottom metal for AI-style magazine Ruger American Rifles. Ruger released the AI-Style magazines for Ruger Precision Rifle and Gunsite models in 2017 and these precision-style magazines quickly made its way into a few of the popular American Rifles, including the Predator and Go Wild models chambered in .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, and other popular short-action calibers. These components are black anodized, CNC-machined aluminum (bottom metal and trigger guard) with the magazine catch polished, CNC-machined aluminum to allow for a tight grasp on the magazine. Designed to to fit Boyds stocks without any fitting or alterations, the bottom metal kit also allows other Ruger American rifles to be converted to use Ruger’s AI-Style magazines.
Boyds also added stocks for the T/CR22 is Thompson/Center’s semi-automatic .22 rimfire rifle. The T/CR22 has an integrated Picatinny rail section and fiber optic front sight that adds modern features to a recognizable design. Boyds offers nine different stock shapes for the T/CR22, from the modular At-One stock with push-button adjustability to a more traditional Monte Carlo-style Rimfire Hunter stock. These stock models can be customized from 14 different colors and several styles of laser engraving. There are also stock options for T/CR22 rifles with 0.920 bull barrels.
Boyds also offers many options for their hardwood gunstock line, including choices of traditional hardwoods such as American black walnut and maple along with many different colored laminate combinations. Laser engraving, custom grips, custom length of pull, custom recoil pads and custom forearm tips are additional options that can be chosen for some models. The popular At-One adjustable stock comes standard with push-button length of pull and comb height adjustment to all the stocks to fit a variety of people and shooting situations.
The Boyds Gunstock Configurator provides configuration in three steps. Start by choosing the make, model, and action of your firearm, then choose the desired gunstock shape, and finish by selecting the available gunstock options, such as wood, finish, length of pull, recoil pad, tip, grip cap, spacer, laser engraving and adjustable comb. For more information, contact Boyds Gunstocks (605/996-5011, BoydsGuntocks.com).
Read more in the November 2019 issue.