Is this possible? ruger 10/22 weight reduction.


April 22, 2007, 02:48 PM
New project in the works (wow, hard times really throw me into a gun buying/fixing frenzy, I've thoroughly cleaned all my firearms today totally foregoing sleep and I'm bored now wanting more!)

so far on the list is doing a better job attaching my folding stock to my AK (stock screws broke last time I took it out shooting, partial fix was a wire attachment on the rear tang screw because I couldn't figure out how to get the broken piece out of the hole without destroying the screw hole. I got theories but gotta test em better first)

Then it's a new stock/forend for my 870 and a mag tube extension. Probably a light as well but not sure how I want to go about doing that ATM. New barrel as well, little longer and with rifle sights.

New stock and forend for my 11-48, maybe a new barrel too. I'd like to make sure my 11-48 feeds considerably more reliably than it did since I cleaned out nearly 5oz of crap from the internals and if all indications are what I expect them to be I want it as a HD shotgun.

But, then there's my sweet little 10/22 that has had absolutely nothing done to it since I got it over 3 years ago. It always goes with me to the range, hunting, etc etc. Anywho, it's very light weight, but I wonder if it's possible to make it <3lbs (vs the 5-6lbs it is now.) After that I wanna stick some cheapy holosight/red dot sight on it and have a very sleek, light weight squirrel gun.

Any ideas how I might go about dropping 2lbs of weight from my 10/22?

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April 22, 2007, 02:58 PM
Easy as pie...Carbon fiber barrel. I shot one yesterday at the range as a matter of fact and it was amazingly light and stunningly accurate. Not sure how much it costs, but a carbon-fiber target barrel will do the trick.

April 22, 2007, 03:02 PM
You could drop well over that just by changing to a skeleton stock (Butler Creek?) and a carbon fiber bull barrel.

April 22, 2007, 03:20 PM
Hmm, out of stock ATM but I can't afford it right now anyway =)

good so far?

April 22, 2007, 03:47 PM
One of those will do the trick...combine it with a light polymer stock, and you are GTG

If you go with a Druganov style stock, I'd go with Choate.

April 22, 2007, 03:49 PM
Stock is up for grabs TBH, if there's a better stock I missed please point it out =)

That barrel is .920" and AFAIK that won't fit in a factory stock without doing some woodwork which I absolutely suck at.

April 22, 2007, 06:35 PM
The stock I was referring to was this one:

But the Choate is good too, perhaps better.

You can also replace the trigger, mag release, bolt handle assembly, firing pin and bolt release with titanium parts.

April 22, 2007, 10:13 PM
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April 22, 2007, 10:58 PM
I wonder how the carbon bbl. would affect the rifle's balance?

I have a great idea if you're really serious about squirrel hunting. Get yourself a quality single shot .22. I guarantee it will make you a better shot.

April 22, 2007, 11:14 PM
Get your answers here -

April 23, 2007, 01:02 AM
I'm always open ears to new ideas, but I think I'm a pretty good shot as it is =)

Did a small bit of hunting with a bolt action .22, but primarily shotguns and semi-autos.

.22 makes squirrel hunting a lot more fun cuz I can do it during deer season without pissing anyone off.

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