Boyds Adds Bottom Metal for AI-style magazine in Ruger American Rifles

MITCHELL, S.D. – Boyds has recently released a bottom metal that allows the Boyds stocks to accept the Ruger American rifles with the AI-Style magazines.  Models include: Ruger American Centerfire, Centerfire Predator, and American Ranch rifles, in Short Actions only, and compatible with these calibers:  204 Ruger, 243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor, 308 Winchester.

In Early 2017 Ruger released the AI-Style magazines for Ruger Precision Rifle® and Gunsite models. The precision style AI magazine quickly made its way into a few of the popular Ruger American Rifles, including the Predator and Go Wild® models chambered in .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, and other popular short action calibers.

The bottom metal was developed with a black anodized, CNC-machined aluminum and trigger guard. The magazine catch is polished, CNC-machined aluminum to allow for a tight grasp on the magazine.

The bottom metal fits the Boyds stocks without any fitting or alterations, and it also allows other Ruger American rifles to use the Ruger AI-Style magazines when they are assembled to a Boyds stock. See additional details at

“Rifle manufacturers keep pushing the boundaries of what is achievable with firearms,” said Dustin Knutson, general manager at Boyds. “We’re constantly working to offer high quality solid-wood and wood laminate gunstocks at reasonable prices for firearms that come from that factory.”

Boyds also offers many options for their constantly growing line-up of hardwood gunstock upgrades. These include choices of traditional hardwoods such as American Black Walnut and Maple, along with many different colored laminate combinations. Options include:  Laser engraving, custom grips, custom length of pull, custom recoil pads, and custom forearm tips for some models. The popular At-One adjustable stock comes standard with push-button length-of-pull and comb-height adjustment so these stocks fit a variety of people and shooting situations.

Boyds is the leading manufacturer of high-quality hardwood gunstocks in the world. It’s an American, family-owned business located in Mitchell, South Dakota that builds stocks for over 1,200 different models of firearms for hundreds of brands. All of Boyds hardwood gunstocks can be found and ordered at