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10/22 Project

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ds92, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. ds92

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    Hi all,
    I've decided to spend my next couple of months building a 10/22. I will buy a factory 10/22, ditch the barrel and stock (maybe the bolt later on) and probably the trigger assembly. However, i would much rather prefer to build it from scratch. I've found darn near everything i need except for a receiver (hopefully factory to keep the price down, cause, as always, im on a "limited" budget) but i cant find new factory receivers anywhere :banghead:!

    Does anybody know where to get them?
     
  2. lionken07

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    I don't think ruger sell the receiver itself. You have to buy the gun to get the receiver.
     
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    Like everyone has mentioned, hit the sponsors at rimfirecentral. There's one company, I can't remember their name, that makes a billet receiver with a picatinny mount machined in.
     
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  8. ParaElite

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    Don't buy the Ruger 10/22, Ruger has cheapened its production. The receiver looks like crap and the trigger housing is plastic.
    Do yourself a favor and search online. Everything you need, including the receiver and trigger housing are available. The custom made equivalents are better than anything Ruger puts out nowadays.
     
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    Be very careful there. There is often a feeding frenzy atmosphere at these sponsed sites...this one, though good, is no exception.

    Also,try to find a pre 2008 previously owned. Used but not abused. You'll be $$ ahead and get better results.

    CRITGIT
     
  10. CajunBass

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    There are aftermarket companies that make "10/22" receivers, but I can't think of their names off the top of my head. RimfireCentral.com is your friend.

    If you elect to buy a rifle to use as the foundation, take the advice of those who say to just look for a beater rifle. No sense in paying for new, if you're going to throw away everything but the serial number IMHO. A receiver is a receiver.

    For all the weaping, moaning and gnashing of teeth over the "new" 10/22, I don't see a thing wrong with them. The finish isn't as nice as it used to be, but it's more "different" than anything else. I looked at several yesterday, and they look fine to me. I'd buy one, but I've got four 10/22's now.
     
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  12. ParaElite

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    Personally, I would buy a T/C R55 all weather stainless steel. A real tac driver out of the box. I shot my friend's and it was sub moa and does not need any further work. Around $500 though. But building up a 10/22 cost more which ever route you take.
     
  13. hksw

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    The condition of the current Ruger products and parts certainly are not what they use to be. However, they still do work well and are considerably less costly than the aftermarket products. If you want to go the cheapest route, get a used 10/22 and sell off the parts you will not be using to offset some of the cost of the gun. You should be able to get the out of pocket cost down to $100/$150 after selling off the parts (if not lower if the gun is well used). No aftermarket receiver (stripped) can even touch that price or even the price of an entirely new base model 10/22.

    If you don't mind spending a bit more, the Tac Sol receiver is a good choice. Very well built and comes with the bolt assembly (as the stock 10/22 bolt assembly will not fit due mainly to the dual recoil springs). Plus, comes in colors (I prefer black which is what I got).
     
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    +1 hksw,

    Go buy you a beater 10/22, all you will keep is probably the receiver and the trigger housing.
     
  15. CH47gunner

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    Volquartsen SuperLite

    I went with the Volquartsen receiver.
    After searching for new or even an acceptable "used" Ruger 10/22 receivers, I finally purchased the Volquartsen SuperLite receiver.
    Cost a few more bucks but, have absolutely no regrets about the quality of the workmanship of the VQ products. I think I paid about $280.00 for mine from one of the venders on rimfirecentral.
    I'd already replaced the bolt, trigger group, & internals, with the VQ stuff, so the VQ receiver was the next natural step.
    There are no Ruger parts left on my 10/22 except the magazines.
    Here's a couple of pics of my Custom 10/22 & link to the VQ SuperLite receiver.
    https://www.volquartsen.com/product/198-superlite-replacement-alloy-receiver-black

    Good luck,

    Bruce

    Custom 10/22 w/ Mueller 8.5-25x44 scope
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  16. ParaElite

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    CH47Gunner,
    My point exactly!
    Ds92: Ditch the idea of the Ruger 10/22. Who the heck wants to buy all the parts you strip from a so-called beat up Ruger anyway? Unless you can get an older version for free, it's not worth the hassle.
     
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    glad i bought my 1022 about 20 years ago!

    i bought a whole rifle for $150 at waly-mart then proceded to change out the the custom parts... my reciever is metal but it is painted somehow... got my barrel &stock set from midway a few years ago,used the scope rail that came with the rifle,sent my bolt to RANDY AT CPC, made a couple of trips to VOLQUARTSEN'S CUSTOMS in carroll ia. which is about 45 minutes from my house and had them put in a target hammer,an extractor,a buffer,and they did a little trigger job on it while it was there,....... that little 1022 custom will shoot groups at 40-50 yards about .12 in. all the time from a bench and a harris bipod attached..... I LOVE THAT THING!!! you can put the 1022 down if you want but you won't get mine!
     
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    I did the same thing. Bought a 10/22 about 15 years ago and Midway had a 16 in. bull barrel and stock combo for $99. Then I replaced all the internals with either Volquartsen or Power Custom parts, so essentially only the receiver and bolt was original. I did three more that way for friends after they saw mine. Half inch groups at 50 yards with cheap ammo all day long.
     
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    What's your budget? Most of the receivers cost almost as much, if not more than (depending on the brand) than a complete rifle. It is kind of nice to have a complete functioning rifle if you haven't taken one apart before so you can see where everything goes beforehand :) plus you can see how it shoots out of the box, put on your new goodies, and be able to measure the improvement.
     
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    Brownell's sells 10/22 receivers.

    Brands they carry are: Volquartsen, Clark, and M.O.A.

    M.O.A. -
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=13793&st=&s=32912

    Clark -
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=5016&st=921-010-220aa&s=11323

    I personally had an issue with Volquartsen when I purchased one of their "Drop-in Hammers" and it came with the casting marks still present on the sear face. Volquartsen refused to return my phone calls and e-mail messages, and it wasn't until I started a thread on PerfectUnion.com stating my problem that Volquartsen finally responded to me via a post to my thread.
    Bad Quality Assurance and poor customer service, IMO.
     
  21. Barker45

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    Forget the tricked-out 10/22. Do yourself a favor, save the money and buy a QUALITY .22 like the CZ 452! You will not regret it! Just my opinion.
     
  22. hksw

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    The two platforms have their benefits. The primary purpose the OP mentions is to build up a 10/22 as a project. IMO, get a 10/22 (or aftermarket receiver) and start the fun. This is not to downplay the CZ 452/453, I have 9 of them (and 8-10/22s, 3-10/22Ms and the Tac Sol).
     
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    Part of the allure of the 10/22 custom guns is they are just a lot of fun (and pretty easy) to build yourself.
     
  24. CH47gunner

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    Part of the allure of the 10/22 custom guns is they are just a lot of fun (and pretty easy) to build yourself.
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    Yep - that's how I got started on mine. With an all stock 10/22.
    First buffer, barrel & stock, then trigger group, then bolt, then the VQ receiver, and all the assorted accessories. Way too much time at Rimfirecentral.:cuss: I sure had a lot of fun doing the build tho!
    Funny thing was, by the time I was finished with mine, I had enough parts left to build another one.

    Bruce
     
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