thinking about changing stock on hawkeye,,?

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Dec 30, 2009
I have an all weather hawkeye in 25/06 that I really enjoy except for the stock. It's black syn. and I just like the look and feel of wood alot better. My questions are were could I find a good laminated wood stock for my rifle. I have seen ones for M77s and MK2 will either of those work on my hawkeye L/A? Also my rifle shoots very well 1/2" to 3/4" 3 shot groups at 100 yards from a good rest. Could a stock change hurt the guns accuracy? I know the barrel s not free floated there seems to be pressure on the barrel at the end of the stock. Thanks for the help.


Mar 15, 2005
All Ruger's have the pressure pad in the stock. Some respond to floating the barrel and some don't. A pad can be put back in if it doesn't help things by floating. Hawkeye and MkII stocks will interchange without modification as long as the barrel profiles are the same. There is no difference in the actions. A 25-06 shares the same "magnum" barrel contours as the 7mag , 300mag , and 338mag. So any stock from one of those would work. A stock from say a 30-06 or 270 would work but the barrel channel would need to be widened. An original M77 stock will not interchange with a MkII.

You may keep your accuracy with a stock swap and you may not. Just the chance you take. I would think if it shoots that good now , you should keep the accuracy if the new stock is fit properly.

Hope some of this helps.

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