If you own a 10/22 and you’re looking for tactically appealing aftermarket components, take a look at the latest offering from Hogue. New from Hogue is a tactical thumbhole rifle stock specifically designed for 10/22s. It’s manufactured as one piece and features a large thumbhole behind a pistol grip allowing for a different, secure hold on your rifle. According to the company the idea behind this stock is to give 10/22 owners the ability to attain rapid target acquisition and greater comfort while shooting. The new stock also has an integrated cheek weld.
For comfort’s sake the Tactical Thumbhole Stock comes with a soft pad on the butt of the stock. In addition, it’s made of Hogue’s popular Overmolded Rubber which reduces felt recoil. Overmolded Rubber is also durable and long-lasting as well as capable of resisting dirt and moisture.
Designer Pat Hogue had this to say regarding the new stock: “This new design will have strong appeal to target shooters, varmint hunters and competition shooters alike. It’s a departure from our traditional rifle stock designs in some ways, but we think the market’s ready for Hogue’s take on a tactical 10/22 stock in OverMolded rubber.”
The stock is designed with the heavier-barreled 10/22s in mind but will also be made available for rifles with standard barrels. Hogue is producing the stock for standard 10/22 rifles but will also be made for takedown 10/22s, which are manufactured in two pieces. It comes in black, OD green, purple, Flat Dark Earth and Ghillie Green.
Take a look on Hogue’s website at http://www.hogueinc.com/store/products/10-22-tactical-thumbhole-stock-920-barrel-channel-black-overmolded-rubber/18784. MSRP varies according to color from $109.95 to $129.95.
“The design process for Hogue’s Tactical Thumbhole stock leveraged the company’s considerable experience in competition shooting. From butt pad to forend the emphasis on ergonomics and function is obvious: the forend is wider and more curvaceous than the company’s “Sporter” style rifle stock for more stability when used without a bipod; the pistol grip enables a natural, secure, comfortable grip angle; the cheek weld enhances fast target acquisition through a rifle scope and the bench rest hook opens up different shouldering options depending on the shooting situation.”