10/22 Improvements

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Charlie Martinez, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. pairof44sp

    pairof44sp Member

    Jul 4, 2020

    When I learned to call flyers, my groups tightened up a lot !
  2. doubleh

    doubleh Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    NM-south of I-40
    I can call a flyer when I am the source but doing so when it is the ammo has eluded me for some reason.
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  3. Charlie Martinez

    Charlie Martinez Member

    Nov 4, 2018
    I found it sold by Palmetto State Armory and Guns.com. For some reason I can never upload anything from Guns.com but Palmetto State Armory can be reached at palmettostatearmory.com.
    Hope this helps.
  4. GE-Mini-Gun

    GE-Mini-Gun Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Back in the 80’ when the “target” 10/22 craze was just starting, three of us purchased Volquartsen triggers, Gunparts .920 barrel and Fajen stocks to shoot at a local club…no money involved, just bragging rights. After finding the ammo that each liked, we cleaned house until some guys showed up with some VERY, VERY expensive guns and even then they were only beating us by a couple points. What I’m getting at is, it doesn’t take a lot of money to shoot good.
  5. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    Either polish the trigger yourself or to save money by the BX trigger. For the price of a new rifle KIDD triggers are the best. I have 3 10/22's and two of them are highly modified that I shoot to 200 yards. My 22 rifles are the only rifles that I buy high power magnification scopes for, as I shoot them long range and 16X and 20X magnification allows me to be more precise for target shooting. Breaking 3" clay targets @230 yards is much easier with high mag vs 7X or 9X that I use for my hunting rifles. High mag is even great at 25 yards or 50. @jmr40 gave you some great advice , shoot it before you make modifications, you just never that the barrel on that rifle is a bug hole shooter.

    OH, btw, you may get sucked in and hooked like an addict. Modifying 10/22's is addictive and expensive and a $200 dollar rifle can easily run up to over a thousand bucks. So if you cannot afford it buy the marlin. They are just as accurate out of the box and a great rifle too.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
  6. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Hawkeye East
    I’d consider home brew for almost everything and go from there. Standard for me is: auto bolt release, a simple first project. File hammer hook to neutral, gives a much lighter release. Bolt buffer, I prefer the KIDD, cuts out that annoying clank. Polish the bolt and races, reduces friction. Contour the rear of the bolt, takes off unnecessary weight and helps to cycle SV ammo. Plenty of other tricks but that’s my basic list of minimums, all free.

    Rear of bolt after belt sander then hand sanding to 400 grit.

    400 grit to simply polish and reduce cleaning time.

    Quick drawing to explain hook angle. Positive is heavy, neutral ideal, negative dangerous or non-functioning.

    Borrowed schematic of hammer and how to set up for hook. Double check hole diameter then use a drill bit 1/2 the diameter.

    Hammer set up to demonstrate. I use tiny hobby files followed by a stoning.
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  7. LiveLife

    LiveLife Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    Northwest Coast
    10/22 is ammunition sensitive and I was able to obtain sub 1" groups at 50 yards from a new stock Ruger 10/22 (Model Collector #3) while capturing every 10 shot group out of the box with the following modifications outlined in this thread - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/real-world-plinking-25-yard-22lr-ammo-comparison-with-hot-barrel-ruger-10-22-collector-3-break-in.859106/page-2#post-11310458
    For less than the price of the 10/22 target model, I suggest you check out Thompson Center T/CR22. It is Ruger 10/22 component compatible with accurized barrel/trigger and comes with integral scope rail and last round bolt hold open magazine - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/thompson-center-t-cr22-real-world-25-50-yard-22lr-ammo-comparison-break-in.864241/#post-11405528

    T/CR22 is less ammunition sensitive and produced smaller groups than my "modified" 10/22 out of the box.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
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