convert 10/22 to magnum


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richardsoll
January 6, 2008, 11:23 AM
does anyone know if there is a way to convert a ruger 10/22 lr into a .22 magnum? barrel magazine and bolt replacement i would assume.

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ArmedBear
January 6, 2008, 11:29 AM
The .22 WMR is much, much longer than a .22LR.

I don't think that a magazine for WMR would fit in the same magwell, or that the .22WMR brass would clear the ejection port of a regular 10/22.

You can buy a Volquartsen Custom that will shoot magnums, though. Uses Ruger 77/22 Magnum magazine.

rangerruck
January 6, 2008, 12:56 PM
you can't.

dispatch55126
January 6, 2008, 01:00 PM
No, but you can build one from aftermarket parts.

rcmodel
January 6, 2008, 01:09 PM
You can also buy a used one made by Ruger.
They offered a .22 Mag version of the 10/22 a few years ago.
http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/l/aast1022magnum.htm

It had a steel receiver.
Apparently the aluminum .22 RF receiver wasn't up to the task.

And apparently the steel receiver didn't solve all the problems, because they dropped it from production shortly after it was introduced.

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Matt304
January 6, 2008, 01:24 PM
The 10/22 magnum model was just discontinued not very long ago. I remember reading about it but don't remember the date. Ruger was not impressed with quality I remember reading.

And yes, you can convert a 10/22 to a magnum. It has been done two or three times that I remember reading about on RimFireCentral. Search for it there and you will find the threads somewhere. If I recall, it didn't sound at all worth it.

Matt-man
January 6, 2008, 01:52 PM
Here are a couple threads from RFC. Looking at the amount of work that the conversion requires, I'd agree that it's not worth it when aftermarket receivers are available.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133434
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133432

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