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1st 10/22 build recommendations!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Wtlj, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Wtlj

    Wtlj Active Member

    Hi, first post here and what a great forum so happy to have found it.

    I have a plain black /stainless 10/22 carbine that I'm bored with. I've been researching a bit and would like to change out the barrel and stock. I will be using this gun for fun plinking and the occasional small varmint hunt in the woods.
    I think I'm set on a 18" stainless fluted green mountain .920 barrel, but need help with stock.
    I want a stock I don't have to worry about staying perfect. Here's the 2 I'm contemplating:
    Hogue overmold
    Boyds tacticool
    The hogue has a forgiving rubber finish while the boyds can be refinished if scratches as its laminate and comes raw. I'm planning on buying a bipod off shopruger.com this week and upswing my bushnell 4-12x40 off my new savage combo gun ( if its not to big a d ugly for the 10/22).
    I'm not looking for a backpack gun but don't want it so heavy it's no fun on the occasional squirrel hunt so maybe I'm in the wrong category.
    Anyone have any experience with both of these stocks.
  2. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    I PMed you with a part you are looking for.
  3. gazpacho

    gazpacho Well-Known Member

    For sheer fun, I recommend the M1 Carbine style stock with Tech Sights.

    I just get the giggles when I shoot it. The BX-25 is a hoot, and 2 BX-10s coupled bottom sort of resemble straight mags.

    The set-up shoots well, and you use the OEM barrel. That saves money. I mess with my other 10/22s, but my M1 Carbine style 10/22 stays the same.

    Edit: About the Hogue Overmould stock. I have 2 versions of that stock in Desert Camo. The fit and function are fine, but there was something dissatisfying about the stock. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I was using it for an "Ultimate" build, and the stock din't seem "worthy".
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013
  4. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Whatever you do, just don't stop by the 10/22 section over at rimfirecentral.com. I repeat: don't. :evil:
  5. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Your wallet will suffer! Mine did! :D
  6. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    PM sent.A contoured 16.25 or 18: barreld from FJ Fedderson for barrels for sure. Trigger kit from kidd or clark customs and use your old stock. Customized maybe it with paint , maybe a nomal recoil butt pad and have a super sleeper with the right ammo and scope will shoot 3/8" at 50 yards.
  7. Wtlj

    Wtlj Active Member

    Uh oh too late!
  8. Wtlj

    Wtlj Active Member

    Any more recommendations before I buy the tacticool stock and green mountain 18" fluted barrel? I'm considering sending my trigger group in to brimstone or Clark instead of buying new any advice?
  9. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    Bolts and buffers are another thing that people change. Also look into bedding your receiver.
  10. wally247

    wally247 Well-Known Member

    Barrel and stock sound good to me.

    As for the trigger, I took mine apart shaved just a little off of the hammer and polished all the mating surfaces. I checked out what it would cost to replace everything if I mucked it up and went for it. Thankfully it turned out great and didn't cost me a dime!
  11. Wtlj

    Wtlj Active Member

    Ok I will do that also. Can you recommend any?
  12. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    I would be careful with the do it your self trigger job. The hammer and sear are hardened steel. If you get below the hardened surface you could start to see rapid wear. This could lead to a runaway full auto 10/22.

    Check Rimfire central for bolt and buffer recommendations.
  13. aubie515

    aubie515 Well-Known Member

    The Hogue overmold stock is nice...I like how it feels, but I'm getting rid of the one that came with my friend's rifle...PM me if you are interested in it..it's black color and is contoured for .920 barrels.

    KIDD makes the best parts and that trigger job is worth the money. I like his bolt buffer as well as the KIDD extended mag release.
  14. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Why ask for more advise?? A boyd's tacticool stock design for match use does not make a worth while hunting plinking stock and a GM barrel is good money half waisted. Buy a 150 or 160 dollar barrel from fedderson and great a barrel. Not just a heavy average rifle.

    Clark Custom is the company that started all the 10/22 custom also. They tend to not advertise like other but still make top end assories and gun smithing or other competition firearms.
  15. Wtlj

    Wtlj Active Member

    In that case maybe I should just sell the 10/22! In all honesty I just wanted a project and sometimes the harsh insight is what needed most. Thankyou for the recommendations and ill check into the feeders on barrels. I want this to be a budget 10/22 for target and if I happen to shoot a few varmints with it so be it. I just can't afford 2 10/22 or a dream build right now but still want to play.
  16. Coltdriver

    Coltdriver Well-Known Member

    Here is something to think about.

    The stock barrel is supported by a barrel band in order to keep the barrel from stressing the aluminum receiver. Once you see how the barrel is attached to the receiver this will make sense.

    You hang a heavy barrel on your receiver with no support and you will have to treat it very carefully in the field. In fact any barrel with no support has the potential to ruin your receiver.

    On the other hand, if you intend to just use it at the range and treat it carefully lots of people have no problems.

    I built one with Volquartsen trigger group parts and a Boyds laminate stock. Came out nice and would shoot very well for a .22. Once I realized how vulnerable the receiver was I sold it.
  17. Wtlj

    Wtlj Active Member

    So is there any way around that? Do most people that upgrade change the receiver?
  18. Coltdriver

    Coltdriver Well-Known Member

    I think you can actually get a machined steel receiver. Then you will end up with a $1000 10-22 with no original parts.
  19. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    Volquartsen sells a bedding kit that has foam pads that are sticky on one side. I believe they recommend placing one of the pads within 4" of the end of the stock under the barrel. This will give the barrel a resting point and result in less stress on the receiver.

    Many will buy a new receiver too. But as was said you will have at least $1000 into it. I decided to buy a Volquartsen and be done with it. It shoots one hole groups at 40 yards with bulk ammo!

    Another option is to buy a stock 10/22 target. A friend of mine has one that will shoot dime sized groups at 50 yards with good ammo. That's the cheapest way to go.
  20. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    He will figure it out with time. 10/22's or like a boat. Just keep throw'n money at them and a bolt rifle can still out shoot them for the same money or less. probably less, way less. Semi-autos are only better in timed matchs. Your average marlin 60 with a MCARBO spring kit will hang with a ruger target or gm barrel parts rifles for half as much money too.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013

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