New 10/22 Custom Build Help


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Raw-Dog
November 21, 2008, 12:21 AM
I am looking to build my first rimfire. I just finished a Noveske, LMT, CMMG, and GG&G AR-build and had a great time with all the shopping selection and building until arriving at my perfect gun....

I have never built a rimfire rifle, or even shot them in quite some time. I want to do another build with tons of options, but 1/2-1/3 the budget.

There are always the obvious cant-go-wrong companies like Valquatsen, but I want to hear how the less obvious experiences you had, resulted....should I steer clear of certain brands (not worth the $) or go for others that are under-rated?

What I need is (Barrel, Trigger Guard Assembly, Bolt Assemble, Receiver**most important***).
Feedback on any of the 4 items above would be great...(I already have a carpenter in my family that makes all my stocks)...

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madcratebuilder
November 21, 2008, 08:51 AM
You well get good answer at rimfirecentral.com

Master Blaster
November 21, 2008, 10:15 AM
If you have $300-500, First get the least expensive 10/22 you can find, preferrably one with a metal trigger guard, which would either mean used or one that has been sitting a few months. In April ruger went to plastic trigger housings. Then decide on the configuration, silouhette, sporter, running target light weight heavy weight????

You may want to keep the barrel and stock, and just replace the hammer for a better trigger pull, and add a red dot or a compact scope to sight. Then you have a nice light rifle. Or you may want to go further and replace he barrel and the stock.

That will determine your barrel and stock choice, replace the hammer with a volquartsen target hammer, and the extractor if you have problems after you build the rifle. Rimfire central has lots of great ideas.

If you have $1500-$2000 buy a volquartsen custom already built.

KingTiger
November 21, 2008, 10:20 AM
I've put the VQ & Power Custom trigger/hammer kits in mine. I like the PC kit results better since it takes the trigger creap out and has an over travel adjustment screw. For the $, it's the best improvement you can do IMO. Get a new extractor also.

DoubleTapDrew
November 21, 2008, 04:45 PM
I have had good experiences with Green Mountain barrels (and a lot of folks on rimfirecentral have as well) and they are cheaper than VQ and some of the other big names. I did get a VQ hammer/spring setup and it made the trigger a whole different animal, about 2lbs and very crisp.

OAKVILLE SHOOTER
November 21, 2008, 11:26 PM
http://www.hornetproducts.com/default.asp

I got my trigger assy here. Much better than the factory trigger unless you get the target model.

gunmaker2872
November 22, 2008, 12:49 AM
i stay clear of rimfirecentral, imo they are more toot than hoot:neener:

as for the 10 22, the possibilties are endless, you can usually pick up a used one for around 150$ or less and a new one for around 199$, for 100$ or less you can completely transform your gun visually, for another 50 to 100$, you can get a nice crisp trigger pull of around 2lbs and dont forget new bolt buffer and vq exact edge extracter, other than that just have fun with it:D

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Raw-Dog
November 22, 2008, 07:47 AM
When shopping for receiver replacements (or starting point) I see only Ruger, Tactical22 and Valquartsen.(there are more but these are the only "main stream" commercial results that constantly come up in every search)

Is the receiver "that" important? Im not trying to sound naive, but if the barrel is really good (hypothetically) and the trigger is crisp (lets say competition grade), isnt the receiver then acting only to make a smooth cycling? Baring a defect that seats the bullet bad, which would still be the bolt, not the receiver, wouldn't the receiver be not so important?....Just a thought, thank you for all the replies..

hksw
November 22, 2008, 12:08 PM
Im not trying to sound naive, but if the barrel is really good (hypothetically) and the trigger is crisp (lets say competition grade), isnt the receiver then acting only to make a smooth cycling? Baring a defect that seats the bullet bad, which would still be the bolt, not the receiver, wouldn't the receiver be not so important?....

That, IMO, is basically correct. The receiver, however, is the controlled part of the gun. It is the one that is recorded on forms and records. As long as you don't abuse it (like converting the gun to .17 HM2 and not replace the necessary parts to handle that round), it does just sit there and just keep things together. In getting an aftermarket one, you just improve the looks, maybe get an integral rail, possibly tighter tolerances but they really will not work any better than the OE receiver.

IMO, the most critical part of the gun in terms of precision is the barrel. The second most important is the ammo. Everything else is third.

cobra2411
November 22, 2008, 12:31 PM
IMO, the most critical part of the gun in terms of precision is the barrel. The second most important is the ammo. Everything else is third.

I actually rate the trigger as #1. Unless you have a good bench rest setup, you end up pulling the gun all over the place trying to wrestle with the lawyer trigger... Or at least I do... Once you have the trigger sorted out, then barrel and ammo are next.

Just my opinion...

the enforcer
November 23, 2008, 10:45 PM
Who has the best 1022 magazines

madcratebuilder
November 24, 2008, 08:29 AM
Who has the best 1022 magazines

Ruger
TI (http://www.tacticalinc.com/index.php) (Tactical Innovations)

RockRifle
November 25, 2008, 01:37 AM
I like the butler creek barrel/stock combos...
.920 barrel, blue or stainless, and a synthetic stock w/.920 channel and sling swivels. (I like it over the Hogue

I prefer the volquartsen hammer kit, its a little lighter than the PC...

Clark custom guns has a nice trigger w/ overtravel screw, and I prefer their extended mag release. (very functional and inexpensive)


There is SO much out there. I've used Boyds thumbhole stocks, they are nice for silouhette, but too heavy to hunt with.... It really depends what you like and what you want to do with it. These things work for me!!:D

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