ACTION LENGTH GUIDE AND KNOWN VARIATIONS
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Action Length Guide and Known Variations

It must be noted that due to the variations among models and tolerances that factories may or may not routinely adhere to, some minor fitting may be required, even on our fully finished drop in parts, to achieve that perfect fit to your action; although seldom, you must be willing to make these changes if necessary when your new stock or forearm arrives. To determine if our stock will work with your firearm, the first thing you will need to determine is what action you have. This is done by measuring center to center on the action screws.

Browning A-Bolt: We offer the long action and short action versions please see action length determinations as the A-bolt series has three variations of inletting, final fitting sanding and finish will be required, due to variations in floor plates, barrel channels and general tolerances associated with these actions.

Long Action = 7 7/8" Short Action = 7 3/16"

Remington 700: Many varieties exist, but the 700 action has not seen any major changes over the years. We offer both the ADL (blind magazine) and BDL (hinged floor plate) varieties. (BDL Pictured Below)

Short Action = 6 1/2" Long Action = 7 3/8"

Remington 788: We offer the long action and short action versions please see action length determinations as the 788 has two variations of inletting, final fitting sanding and finish will be required, due to variations in floor plates, barrel channels and general tolerances associated with these actions.

Short Action = 6 3/4" Long Action = 7"

Remington Models 721 & 722 Rifles: We offer the 721 and 722 in our Boyds' Classic stocks. Final fitting, sanding and finish will be required due to variations in floor plates, barrel channels and general tolerances associated with these actions. Also these actions can be converted to the Remington 700 BDL/CDL versions with the purchase of updated 700 parts. Gunsmithing/Woodworking experience is necessary when making this conversion.

Model 722 = 6 1/2" Model 721 = 7 3/8th"

Ruger 77 w/tang safety and Ruger 77 MKII:> Currently Ruger Rifles can be categorized under these two varieties. The tang safety model is Ruger's original Model 77design  and was offered with variations such as triggers and barrel contours that make fitting of your receiver to our stocks necessary, these actions are no longer manufactured. Ruger 77 MKII or Hawkeye Rifles are the current action being manufactured by Ruger. Over the years they have offered models with different triggers; we have done our best to take care of inletting issues in this area, but variations do exist. Both inlettings we offer for these models are for the hinged floor plate design.

Ruger 77 Short Action = 7 3/4" Ruger 77 Long Action = 8 1/4"
Ruger 77 MKII Short Action = 7 5/8" Ruger 77 MKII Long Action = 8 3/8"

Please measure entire length of floor plate on Ruger models not center to center in action screws.

Savage 10 and 110/ Stevens 200: Unless otherwise noted, all Savage 10 & 110 Rifles offered are for the blind magazine design gun and comes with the standard factory sporter barrel contour. Over the years Savage has changed many things on their centerfire rifles; to insure you get the correct part, you need to measure for action length and disassemble your gun.  Savage models 11, 12, 16, 111, 112 and 116 actions are compatible to the blind magazine design stocks we offer.  Barrel channel dimenstions vary.  Our stocks are cut for the standard sporter barrel unless otherwise noted.

Springfield 1903 1903 A3: Stocks we offer are inlet for the 1903 rifle. Due to variations in sight shrouds, floor plates and general tolerances by the different manufactures of these fine actions, final fitting, sanding and finish is required.

Winchester Post-64 Model 70: Receivers are the same regardless of Classic, Super Shadow, etc. All early 70 post-64 actions were based on the long action receiver. Production of the Short Action receiver started in 1984-85. Please check center to center on your trigger guard screws to insure the proper stock is being ordered. With the introduction of the WSSM calibers, Winchester made a special action.  Again, please insure that you check center to center on your trigger guard screws before you order. There are three floor-plate designs available in the post-64 design: Blind Magazine: top load variety, Two-Piece: the trigger guard and hinged floor plate are 2 separate pieces - most common design and the one we offer on our model 70 stocks, . One Piece: trigger guard and hinged floorplate are joined together -  these floor plates can be fit to our 2-piece models but gunsmithing/woodworking experience is necessary.

Short Action = 7 1/8" Long Action = 7 9/16"

Winchester Pre-64 Model 70: There aretwo varieties of Pre-64 actions - please the illustration: Series I style is termed as the cloverleaf design Series II style is listed as Pre-64. Pre-64 Rifle serial numbers do not begin with an alpha character.  Due to variations in floor plates, barrel channels and general tolerances associated with these actions, final fitting, sanding and finish will be required.

Weatherby Vanguard/Howa 1500: Smith & Wesson 1500 & 1700 and the Mossberg 1500 are also compatible. There are a few variations to the bolt release switches and safeties offered on various models on the Weatherby Vanguard and Howa 1500 rifles. Minor fitting may be needed in order for your gun to function properly. All models offered by Boyds'  have a hinged floor plate. 1700 series is the Detachable Magazine style and fitting of the magwell area will be required.

Short Action = 7 1/4" Long Action = 7 3/4"

Mauser Bolt Action Rifles : These rifles have been produced for over 100 years in a wide variety of calibers from many manufacturing plants all over the world. Most of these guns have several critical dimensions in common, allowing us to group them as Small Ring, Yugo and Large Ring Mausers.

1.Small Ring Mauser - Receiver measures 1 1/4" on the front receiver ring and 7 5/8" center to center on the trigger guard screws. Fits most models: 93, 94, 95 & 96 rifles and carbines.

2. Large Ring Mauser - Receiver measures 1 3/8" on the front receiver ring and 7 7/8" center to center on the trigger guard screws. Includes most large ring actions as well as the Centurion FN, Parker Hale 1200, and the Santa Barbara. 98 bolt channels must be rasped in.

3.Yugo Mauser - Receiver measures 1 3/8" on the front receiver ring and 7 5/8" center to center on the action screws. Includes M48, M48a & M24 Yugoslavian. Bolt cut will also need to be rasped in.

Note: Minor fitting may/will be required on Mauser stocks due to the wide variety of actions available. The bolt cut must be rasped in by you.