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Is this possible? ruger 10/22 weight reduction.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WinchesterAA, Apr 22, 2007.

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  1. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Member

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    New project in the works (wow, hard times really throw me into a gun buying/fixing frenzy, I've thoroughly cleaned all my firearms today totally foregoing sleep and I'm bored now wanting more!)

    so far on the list is doing a better job attaching my folding stock to my AK (stock screws broke last time I took it out shooting, partial fix was a wire attachment on the rear tang screw because I couldn't figure out how to get the broken piece out of the hole without destroying the screw hole. I got theories but gotta test em better first)

    Then it's a new stock/forend for my 870 and a mag tube extension. Probably a light as well but not sure how I want to go about doing that ATM. New barrel as well, little longer and with rifle sights.

    New stock and forend for my 11-48, maybe a new barrel too. I'd like to make sure my 11-48 feeds considerably more reliably than it did since I cleaned out nearly 5oz of crap from the internals and if all indications are what I expect them to be I want it as a HD shotgun.

    But, then there's my sweet little 10/22 that has had absolutely nothing done to it since I got it over 3 years ago. It always goes with me to the range, hunting, etc etc. Anywho, it's very light weight, but I wonder if it's possible to make it <3lbs (vs the 5-6lbs it is now.) After that I wanna stick some cheapy holosight/red dot sight on it and have a very sleek, light weight squirrel gun.

    Any ideas how I might go about dropping 2lbs of weight from my 10/22?
     
  2. MassMark

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    Easy as pie...Carbon fiber barrel. I shot one yesterday at the range as a matter of fact and it was amazingly light and stunningly accurate. Not sure how much it costs, but a carbon-fiber target barrel will do the trick.
     
  3. Fosbery

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    You could drop well over that just by changing to a skeleton stock (Butler Creek?) and a carbon fiber bull barrel.
     
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    One of those will do the trick...combine it with a light polymer stock, and you are GTG

    If you go with a Druganov style stock, I'd go with Choate.
     
  6. WinchesterAA

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    Stock is up for grabs TBH, if there's a better stock I missed please point it out =)

    That barrel is .920" and AFAIK that won't fit in a factory stock without doing some woodwork which I absolutely suck at.
     
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    I wonder how the carbon bbl. would affect the rifle's balance?

    I have a great idea if you're really serious about squirrel hunting. Get yourself a quality single shot .22. I guarantee it will make you a better shot.
     
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  11. WinchesterAA

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    I'm always open ears to new ideas, but I think I'm a pretty good shot as it is =)

    Did a small bit of hunting with a bolt action .22, but primarily shotguns and semi-autos.

    .22 makes squirrel hunting a lot more fun cuz I can do it during deer season without pissing anyone off.
     
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