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Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« on: February 19, 2021, 01:08:02 PM »
Don't know if you all have heard by now or not, but Choate Machine and tool is only producing the Dragunov stock at this time. They quit making the others (folding and telescopic) and the mold for the conventional stock cracked and they are not getting it replaced or fixed. That means the only conventional stock left in production is the dreaded ATI 'righthand dedicated' Monte Carlo stock.

Having said that, I am happy in the consolation that I just latched onto what I think may be the last, new in the package, ODG Choate Conventional stock on the market. Did a search to latch onto a black one and found one on Ken Arnold's website. I thought to call to confirm availability and he stated the black ones were gone but he had 1 ODG left, which I promptly paid for. Should get it end of next week.

The ODG ones are even harder to find as they quit producing those a number of years back. Now I'm going to have to build another SKS around this stock, LOL.
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Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 01:40:10 PM »
I just sent my last Choate to a kid over on the banning site. Shipped with an ATI HG. Choate had a couple nice HG styles a 4 slot, a 6 slot, and a no vent. The no vent is actually vented for the entire length, it's not shaped down to the stock, slightly elevated. Looks pretty cool. See below mounted on a Butler Creek. You can see it's elevated somewhat. I thought it would run too hot until I installed it.  All their HGs are marked "FRONT" and tapered, subtle but cool. I have one of their Drags stocks, 2 ATI Drags, and a Ramline left in my project heap. PAX 

   
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Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 01:52:28 PM »
Is that the Choate raised HG coupled with the Butler Creek stock in your pics?

The Ken Harold site also shows he has a Choate ODG Dragunov stock on hand. If anyone is looking.

https://www.kenarnoldcsa.com/sksdragunovstockgreen.aspx
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Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 05:47:07 PM »
Guess I better hang on to mine. Sure wish it was OD green. Here's some pics of my spares. I got the urban camo in a trade a few weeks back. It's been done for years and holding up well. It's growing on me. The other wood stock has been shortened and looks to be commercial before Bubba got the saw out. Thinking about some pegs and make a hat rack for the gunroom.









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Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 07:17:54 PM »
The wood guy looks like it could be an inletted Paratrooper stock. Still salvageable for other Bubba works. PAX
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Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 11:44:09 PM »
I'm thinkin' that thing is screaming for a grind to fit Limbsaver buttpad.
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Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 10:08:31 AM »
It actually came with a Limbsaver.  The PO cut it for his son to hunt with. I saw a buck on the wall that he got when I bought the rifle it came with.
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