Gear Roundup: Aftermarket Barrels, Stocks and Magazines

Try these add-ons to take your favorite fur gun to the next level.

Gear Roundup: Aftermarket Barrels, Stocks and Magazines

OK, you’ve dropped a boat load of cash and now have in your possession the predator-hunting rifle dreams are made of. But before you settle on factory-best — no matter how good that might be — why not consider taking your new gun to the next level by adding a few accouterments that will elevate it to elite/precision status? And that might mean investing in an aftermarket stock and/or barrel and other improvements that will turn it into a tack-driving, fur-collecting machine. Turn a good gun into a great gun with these aftermarket goodies.


AG Composites Carbon K2 Stock Upgrades

AG Composites has announced upgrades to its popular Carbon K2 stock series. The new features include a beveled forend with a flat bottom that accommodates Picatinny rails up to 8 inches in length, ambidextrous thumb shelves with an ergo-friendly vertical pistol grip and a slightly rounded buttstock that provides a comfortable cheek weld. They are also available with an adjustable cheek piece. The average weight of these stocks is just 31 ounces (fixed stock) and 40 ounces (adjustable stock), and an attractive new camouflage pattern, Wintergreen Rogue, is now available. All Carbon K2 series stocks can be inletted for Remington 700 actions or one of several Remington clone options: Defiance, Kelbly, Lone Peak, Big Horn, Terminus and others.

MSRP: $679/Fixed stock; $749/Adjustable stock


American Tactical Schmeisser S60 Magazine with Window

American Tactical Inc. (ATI) now offers an updated model of its popular Schmeisser S60 polymer AR-15 magazine — complete with a side window. This is an updated model of its popular Schmeisser S60 60-round AR-15 polymer magazine. Made from glass reinforced polymer, this patented stick magazine features a unique follower system that allows for double capacity from a normal AR magazine without being bulky or cumbersome. New is the updated Schmeisser S60 side window and a last round bolt hold open feature integrated in the follower, designed to shoot both .223 Rem. and 5.56x45mm ammunition. 

MSRP: $84.95


Green Mountain 10/22 Ruger Blued Bull Barrel

Need a better solution for keeping varmints at bay? No worries. Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Company has the solution. In fact, it has been providing hunters and competition shooters with high-quality barrels since 1976, made with pride and attention to detail. Sure to be a favorite with hardcore varmint hunters is its .22 LR 18-inch .920 blued bull barrel that comes with a 1:16 twist and weighs in at 3.1 pounds. Made from 4140 steel, it is not intended for subsonic or stinger ammunition. Green Mountain’s premium Ruger 10/22 rifle barrels are made from the finest materials, with quality craftmanship and the highest precision standard for optimum performance and durability.

MSRP: $137.95


Hart F-Class Midrange Barrels

Since its inception in 1953, Hart Rifle Barrels custom barrels have been a favorite with discriminating rifle shooters — each individually crafted, one at a time, for extreme accuracy. Its F-class midrange rifle barrels — models shown here — are hand-made from high-grade 416R stainless steel with a highly polished finish. Hart barrels are button rifled with six grooves and individually inspected several times to meet the company’s high quality standards. Each barrel is contoured on a CNC lathe, then hand-lapped to ensure the best possible interior finish. Current lead time is three to three and a half months, although turn-around times vary throughout the year. 

MSRP: Prices start at $360 


Legacy Sports Detachable Magazines

Legacy Sports International has added detachable box magazines designed to fit Howa 1500 and Remington 700 BDL actions that have an ammo boost advantage floor plate or ammo boost magazine kit already installed to its rifle accessory products lineup. These magazines are factory built to exacting specifications and proper tolerances to ensure excellent fit and operation and will provide faster reloading at the range or in the field. They feature rugged polymer construction with a matte black finish and can be purchased on Legacy Sports International’s website. 

MSRP: $69.99/Five- or 10-round mag.


Stocky’s Tikka Hunter Sporting Rifle Stock

Stocky’s new Tikka Hunter classically styled Ultra Carbon hand laminated sporting rifle stock weighs in at just 600 grams (21 ounces) — the lightest, handiest classic design for the demanding Tikka rifleman. Available in a natural carbon laminated finish, it will soon be available in an assortment of dipped and painted finishes. The patented Accublock carbon composite bedding is designed to make Stocky’s Tikka Hunter the most accurate Tikka stock on the market today. Recoil is tamed via a SVL Limbsaver Precision-Fit recoil pad. 

MSRP: $599.


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