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    Replacement stock: Ruger or Browning?

    I'm about to buy my first deer rifle, in .243. I have about £500 to spend, and have narrowed it down to Ruger American or Browning A-bolt. In the future, when I have a bit more cash, I'd like to replace the composite stock with a wooden one. Boyd's sell them in the US for about $113 - they've just started making a stock that will fit the Ruger American centre fire. I think I'll be able to find someone to bring one over for me. So my question is – on which rifle would it be easier to replace the stock when funds allow, the Ruger or the Browning? And is there anywhere in the UK that will do one at anything like that price? Any tips or advice very welcome. Many thanks.

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    Couldn't you just get one with a plastic stock to start with and save the hassle?

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    Couldn't you just get one with a plastic stock to start with and save the hassle?

    David.
    Read the post again...
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    Sorry, meant can't you just get a wooden one to start with, not a plastic fantastic. Xmas/old age strikes again.

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    Sorry, meant can't you just get a wooden one to start with, not a plastic fantastic. Xmas/old age strikes again.

    David.
    Hahaha, welcome to MY world... In bed for 3 days with man flu and getting crabby, so apologies
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Trouble is, not many new rifles with wooden stock and detachable magazines available for £500. Poss. CZ, but I preferred the Ruger and Browning, and thought I could get one with plastic stock and replace the stock at some point in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pazmino View Post
    Trouble is, not many new rifles with wooden stock and detachable magazines available for £500. Poss. CZ, but I preferred the Ruger and Browning, and thought I could get one with plastic stock and replace the stock at some point in the future.
    Have you looked at secondhand Tikka T3 Hunter? Wooden stock and detachable mag
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    http://www.guntrader.co.uk/Guns-For-...41013135159001

    £650 inc scope, bipod and sling... Could be a good starting point
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Thanks for that – thing is, I have a scope already, and would like to buy a new rifle if possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pazmino View Post
    Thanks for that – thing is, I have a scope already, and would like to buy a new rifle if possible...
    ...but apart from that, it was a cracking idea
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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