Does Hogue OverMolded Stock need barrel nut?

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Naphtali

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I recently purchased a 10-22 Rubber OverMolded™ Stock with Standard Barrel Channel (Product 24/37) to replace the birch stock of my "Wal-Mart" special. When removing birch stock from barrelled action, I observed a brass fitting/spacer/nut?? that appears to function as a barrier for the action screw, to prevent it from being excessively tightened and biting into the wood. This piece appears to be press fitted -- that is, it does not easily come out of the birch stock.

Product 24/37 assembles to the barrelled action in identical method as the birch stock. There is no barrel band used by either stock. Before I tighten assembly screw through the Hogue stock, do I need some sort of nut/spacer/other?? comparable with that piece pressed into the birch stock? I ask because it may be that the hard internal bedding shell in my Hogue may preclude the need for the nut.
 

contender

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I would think not,,, but the test is in the shooting. Install it w/o the brass piece,,, and see how it shoots. If it's very bad,,, then you may need it. If not,, just enjoy!
 

9x19

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Nope... the underlying rigid nylon of the Hogue stock will not compress like wood.

I have their stocks on both 10/22Ms I own and have no issues with the lack of a stock-screw ferrule.
 

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