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RKellogg
February 10, 2008, 05:52 PM
I would like to " trick out " my 10/22 with a new barrle and stock . Does it matter how old the gun is . I have had mine for 20 years and it was bought used .
Next question , what is a good barrel and stock to get .

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wally
February 10, 2008, 06:26 PM
Here is what I used to "trick out" mine, with some 50yrd 10-shot group samples.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=131138

--wally.

RKellogg
February 10, 2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks Wally , but the pictures didn't come though . How long ago did you do this .

Quack
February 10, 2008, 08:14 PM
how much do you want to spend?

i bought a Green Mountain (GM) barrel, Hogue Overmold stock, Power Customs (PC) hammer and PC base for less than $200. i spent about ~$425 for everything including the rifle.

here's what the grouping looked like when i was sighting & breaking it in.
10rds. 25yrds. handheld. Remington Golden bullet value pack.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/DSC_2108.jpg


here's a pic of the rifle:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/DSC_2106.jpg

DoubleTapDrew
February 10, 2008, 08:41 PM
Mine is similar to Quack's. 16" Green mountain bull barrel, hogue overmold bull barrel stock, volquartsen hammer & springs, and a few other bits. I'd recommend getting a hammer and springs to lighten the trigger pull since the factory pull on a 10/22 is about as heavy as the rifle is. Mines around 2lbs now. Shoots very well. Age of the rifle shouldn't matter.

Quack
February 10, 2008, 08:44 PM
BTW, my barrel is a 20" i wish i could've bought the 16", but i got this for a good price.

RKellogg
February 11, 2008, 07:50 AM
Thanks guys . I seen a barrel and stock kit at Gander Mountain for $250 . I was thinking about getting that , but I am not sure who made the barrel . The gun is more for my wife , she wants it to look pretty :o , ( what ever it takes to get her shooting ) .
The trigger pull I am not worryed about for right now . I don't want anything too light because she is a new shooter . Just need something that looks good to her and shoots pretty good out to 50 yards .

foghornl
February 11, 2008, 11:23 AM
The owner's manual for the 10/22 has changed more than the rifle itself.

I looked at my brother-in-laws early vintage 10/22, and my 40th Year 10/22 side by side. I didn't take them down to individual sacks of parts, but very little looked different on cursory inspection. I did take the actions out of the stocks, but not much more than that.

The owner's manuals are a different story. His looked like 2 double-sided 11x17 sheets, while my owner's book is at least 50 pages.

I think it was an after-market add-on but his 10/22 has a tiny diameter scope on it..maybe a 4x15. A 4x32 scope is HUGE next to that one.

Squidward
February 11, 2008, 12:38 PM
Tons of 10/22 info at RimfireCentral.com

Red Tornado
February 11, 2008, 12:40 PM
You might check the For Sale forums here and especially over at rimfirecentral. There's always somebody doing additional upgrading and you can sometimes find lightly used barrels/stocks/etc. at good prices.
RT

wally
February 12, 2008, 12:01 AM
Thanks Wally , but the pictures didn't come though . How long ago did you do this .

Pics still work for me.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=22927&d=1111458185
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23129&d=1112056117

--wally.

The_Antibubba
February 12, 2008, 01:53 AM
The owner's manual for the 10/22 has changed more than the rifle itself.

I looked at my brother-in-laws early vintage 10/22, and my 40th Year 10/22 side by side. I didn't take them down to individual sacks of parts, but very little looked different on cursory inspection. I did take the actions out of the stocks, but not much more than that.

The owner's manuals are a different story. His looked like 2 double-sided 11x17 sheets, while my owner's book is at least 50 pages.

It grew because the lawyers had to add their stuff.

DoubleTapDrew
February 12, 2008, 01:57 AM
The gun is more for my wife , she wants it to look pretty
If you want to show her some 10/22 eye candy go here: http://www.hornetproducts.com/ Also, under the "custom ruger 10/22 packages" link they have a few barrel/stock combos for a reasonable prices. I haven't bought from them (they were out of stock when I got mine) before but have heard good things.

After she gets used to it do the trigger! Best $50 you can spend on a 10/22.

Fumbler
February 12, 2008, 02:07 AM
RKellogg, it doesn't matter how old your 10/22 is.

Green mountain barrels are probably the best for the price.
But beware, a bull barrel drastically changes the weight and balance of the gun.
Tactical Solutions makes good lightweight barrels that are made of aluminum with steel bores.

The Hogue stocks aren't bad, but they do not let you get the most accuracy out of your gun.
You need a wood stock or stiff synthetic stock. You'll also have to bed the wood stocks.

Accurizing a 10/22 is a balancing act. You can put a new barrel on, but it won't shoot to full potential without more work. Most importantly this includes a well bedded action and a mostly free floated barrel. To a lesser degree would be bolt headspacing. Changing the trigger won't give you any more mechanical accuracy, but it would make it easier for you to shoot it well.

hksw
February 12, 2008, 02:13 PM
Does it matter how old the gun is .

There may be issues with using current aftermarket parts with much older receivers. There have been reports of parts not interacting correctly (usually hammer/sear/trigger not resetting) when placed into older receivers at RFC.

32winspl
February 12, 2008, 04:17 PM
I have a stock 10/22 with the 20" hammer forged (spiral) barrel, laminated stock, and a decent 2-7x scope. When it was still young, I noticed that every time I took the stock off to clean oil, and remount it, it shot to a different point. Even using an inch-pound torque wrench on that stupid single screw resulted in vertical stringing. I finally solved this by playing with different thickness washers between the bottom of the receiver and the stock, until the barrel was "floated" free of the stock. To keep the bbl from contacting the stock side-to-side, I stuck a strip of thin, very porous foam between the bbl and the wood at the tip of the stock. The result is 3/4" 10 shot groups at 50 yards with Federal Classics, and 1/2" with Fed Gold Match. Cost 25 cents for the array of washers, and a little slice of foam from when I cut out the lining of a Pelican rifle case to fit a 22-250.
Oh, almost forgot, paid a gunsmith $30 to clean up and lighten the trigger.

KBintheSLC
February 12, 2008, 05:58 PM
I would like to " trick out " my 10/22 with a new barrle and stock . Does it matter how old the gun is . I have had mine for 20 years and it was bought used .
Next question , what is a good barrel and stock to get .

It should not matter what year it is. There may be slight tolerance differences from one batch to another, but overall, they have been the same for darn near 40 years. I recommend you check out rimfirecentral.com
Have fun, and watch your wallet.

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