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#6128031 - 01/09/16 10:35 PM Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy?
fishhound Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
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I'm shooting a stock Remington 700 ADL synthetic stock (I think I bought it in 2002). It shoots pretty good. Around 1-1 1/2" groups with factory ammo and even smaller with handloads.

Just been thinking about tinkering with it to see if I could make it shoot even better. So my question is this. For those of you who have changed to a hogue stock did you notice an improvement in accuracy?

Not looking to spend a whole lot but I am wondering if I have been missing out by not having a stock with pillar bedding.

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#6128056 - 01/09/16 10:56 PM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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I bought one for my Ruger 77. I got the one with the aluminum bedding channel. I cannot positively say that the rifle was more accurate with that stock. I liked pretty much everything about it but the weight. Just too darn heavy, so the stock is now leaned in a corner of the barn. Been thinking about putting it in the classifieds.

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#6128084 - 01/09/16 11:14 PM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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Most people with a Hogue stock are trying to upgrade. Typical complaints are that the stock is not rigid enough when used with sling and/or bipod. I had one on an FN PBR and on a 10/22. Sold the FN but had I kept it I would have upgraded to a Mcmillan or Manners. Upgraded 10/22 from Hogue to Magpul stock and it is sooooooo much better.

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#6128161 - 01/10/16 05:10 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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The regular hogue stock is a little flimsy. That's usually the one people change to something else. The aluminum bedded one costs more and is rigid. Both are heavy.
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#6128228 - 01/10/16 07:38 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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I'd be looking at bell and Carlson stocks if I was you. Or a Boyds laminate stock.
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#6128246 - 01/10/16 07:51 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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I have a hogue for my Model 70, it's the model with the full length aluminum block. I cannot say that it helped nor hurt accuracy. I would skip Hogue if accuracy is what you are chasing.
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#6128295 - 01/10/16 08:27 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
fishhound Offline
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Thank you all. This is exactly what I needed to hear. I will look at the others that Y'all suggested.
I've also been toying with the idea of finding a wood BDL Stock with bottom metal and converting to a BDL. I could then glass bed and free float.

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#6128357 - 01/10/16 09:22 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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My Howa 1500 in .223 (Heavy Barrel) came with a Hogue stock.

When I went over to a Boyds laminated stock, I noticed an improvement in accuracy. Less flyers.

When I glass-bedded the Boyds stock, another noticeable but smaller increase in accuracy was noted. The inletting on the Boyds stocks is generally very good. In a lot of cases, glass bedding is not strictly necessary.

Every little bit helps though, is how I look at it.

I would never spend money on a Hogue stock when I could have a Boyds instead for about the same outlay.

They look better, too.


Edited by charlesb (01/10/16 09:25 AM)
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#6128397 - 01/10/16 09:41 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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Tried a couple of the Hogue stocks both improved accuracy over the Remington Tupperware stocks and made the rifles much more comfortable to shoot.
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#6129800 - 01/10/16 11:01 PM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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I've shot many clover leafs with my M700 .308 in a Hogue stock (factory ammo and reloads). And my M700 in .243 with a stock barrel/Hogue stock will do .5-.75 MOA all day long, also with factory ammo and reloads.

But they're hunting rifles and that's why they're dressed in Hogue stocks. Out in the woods, I get a much better grip on the rifle in the cold with gloves. This means I can control my weapon better in the sometimes awkward situations in which you can find yourself out in the woods. And the rubber coating makes the rifle quieter should I bump up against a fence post or something. And for a hunting rifle, this is much more important to me than an extra .25" of accuracy.

But like I said, the Hogue stocks haven't hurt my accuracy at all. Period.
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#6130144 - 01/11/16 09:28 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: jeepercreeper]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
Most people with a Hogue stock are trying to upgrade. Typical complaints are that the stock is not rigid enough when used with sling and/or bipod.


^^^ 100% correct. A lot of the Hogue stocks are flexible at the forend. They will NOT shoot anything accurately with a bipod on them, and resting on the forend on sandbags can mess things up.
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#6131868 - 01/12/16 07:52 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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Funny the ones I own have never given me any issues........




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#6131880 - 01/12/16 08:01 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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There are different types of the Hogue stocks, and not all are flexible. But many are.
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#6131905 - 01/12/16 08:19 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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I think as long as you stay with the one with the full aluminum chasis (sp?) you won't have the flex issues. I can't say that it improves accuracy any better than others but I believe the comfort of the rubberized coating gives me more confidence, which could help with accuracy.

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#6132150 - 01/12/16 10:55 AM Re: Hogue stocks...Do they help with accuracy? [Re: fishhound]
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The two I had were both bad. Replaced with a HS stock and never looked back,
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