Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 family of rifles

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:24   #1
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stock recommendation for 187 series Mini-14

Hey Guys,

I bought my 187 series Mini-14 used last year. It came with a Butler folding stock but no factory stock. I "upgraded" to an ATI stock but its not for me. It feels like a cheap fragile toy. I have been looking at the Hogue brand stocks but the specs state they are made for 580 series.

I am looking for recommendations on where to buy a non-folding sythetic stock.

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The Hogue stocks will fit anything after the 180 series, AFAIK.

Another good choice is the Bell & Carlson Carbelite stock. Not cheap, but good quality, and great folks to deal with.
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Thanks COBrien!!!
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Last week I scored a factory Ruger composite stock for $50. I figured I'd bang up the composite and save the beautiful wood stock. COBrien is right, anything out there should fit your 187 as long as it's not specific to the 180.
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I went with the Hogue stock. Found one on ebay. I appreciate both of you for the advice. I am ready to switch from tactical to pratical.
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I put a Hogue on my 183 and love it. It's LOP is 1" longer and it's slightly heavier, but the handling is much better with the rubber overmold. I like the LOP and the weight, but more importantly it improved the accuracy of the Mini due to the snug fit of the stock. One issue I found with the Hogue is the rubber on the butt does snag on clothing, but I found a tip on here to put a wrap of electrical tape around the end and it worked great and doesn't come off.
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Love the Hogue stocks. You won't be disappointed. I've tried factory synthetic, wood, and the Hogue.. the Hogues definitely fit the tightest which is good for accuracy's sake.
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i second the Bell & Carlson. I was very impressed when i got mine, and i don't normally care for synthetic stocks. Fits the action well, and is super heavy duty.
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Choate also makes a couple non folding composite stocks. One is a factory (sporting style) the other is a pistol grip style (similar to non adjustable AR style) Choatle (CMT) also makes good flash hider/front sight combos for the pre 580 minis. Look them up on the web (Choate Machine Tool). Good luck with your project.
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