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Finally shot my rifles... (and a stock question)

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Mini-14 and Ruger 10/22. It was fun. It would have been more fun had I not left all my magazines at home... :eek:

Mini is fine as a bolt rifle but a 10/22 is a bitch to reload single round, especially when your fingers are numb with cold and the bolt latch/release is a small thin sharp piece of metal.

Oh, yes - my shooting was abysmal. At 50 yards I used to shoot a longbow (no sights) with better groups than that...

I was shooting resting my forestock arm on support and I noticed that my 10/22 jumped to the right from recoil. Is that right or did I do something wrong?

Now a stock question.
The Hogue stock is a bit longer than the factory one. I am not sure but I think it feels a bit too long for me. I am 5'6". Anyone with the same height who could share experience?

If I do decide to shorten my Hogue OM by an inch, how would I fit a buttpad back so that it does not stick out?
I do not necessarily want to keep the Hogue's own rubber buttpad - there is no need to absorb recoil with .223. So I would consider replacing it with a buttpad that is:
1. Thinner - not essential quality but it would allow me to cut less from the stock
2. Less "catchier" on the clothes. That may be significant in a tactical situation.
3. Sturdier - it's the part that contacts the ground most often.
4. Firmer - in case I have to hit someone with it... :)

I saw replacement buttpads in the store and attaching them seems simple. But how does one go about making them fit flush with the stock? Do I cut the excess somehow?

Ideally, I would want a buttpad that would allow me access to the inside of the stock to store stuff.

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Hey voruzon. I had to grin a bit, at your effort. :D I never forgot my magazines, but I did forget my ammo once. :( Jumping right: I believe a counter clockwise rifling will make your rifle jump to the right.

As far as the butt pad goes. There is a member who took off the Hogue pad, and put a AR? military butt plate, with a door on his mini. I was asking him what all he had in his butt compartment. If you chould do a search you may find it. I did a short search, but couldn't find it. Since these forums take up 2 or more hours every day, I just don't have a lot of extra time. All I remember is it was a hougue stock.

You will have 10 times the fun with the magazines. Bet you won't ever forget them again! ;)
Ok voruzon, here it is:

Is your POA at 6:00 to the bull, or point blank?
vorizon, You may want to try puting your front sight blade at 6:00. I think that will take care of your problem. Are you shooting off a sandbag with your left hand under the butt stock, allowing the muzzle to jump? Try holding the forestock with your left hand, anything that weights i.e. limits muzzle jump will lower POI.
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