My just for fun 10/22 build

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My just for fun 10/22 build

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:09 pm

Got the 10/22 as a gift from my dad years ago. Figured I'd dress it up a little and build for function. Being the gun is stainless and has a black poly stock, I stuck with the color combo. Its a plinker and small game gun so a target barrel set up was out for the most part. Even if it wasnt a super complicated build using just drop in parts, it was a fun build and I'm already wanting a heavy target barrel 10/22.
List of parts-
Houge over molded stock
Caldwell short bipods
Volquartsen automatic bolt release (found out after I bought it that you can trim a tiny little tab on the factory catch and make it work the same as the auto)
Volquartsen extended mag release (convenient upgrade)
Volquartsen Bolt/ recoil buffer (I'd suggest this to anybody who has a 10/22)
Volquartsen extractor (excellent upgrade to ANY 10/22 no matter the purpose)
Volquartsen target hammer set up (lighter trigger pull and better hammer)
Volquartsen Take down screw (has a hex head instead of a slot, to keep from messing up the stock upon removal)
Also already had a cheap Redhead scope (will get swapped for something nicer soonish)
Butler creek caps on scope

how it started-
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some parts-
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finished product-
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Re: My just for fun 10/22 build

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:11 pm

Also I've been getting .22lr ammo when I can! I'm hoarding almost 3k rounds! :hi:
and gotta have a stash of mags for it!

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Re: My just for fun 10/22 build

Postby rank duck » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:18 am

Nice looking build. I just ordered the same Hogue stock for mine. Also ordered a scope/mount because I never thought the iron sights were all that.

I'll check out some of the additional items you suggested. Thanks for the tips!
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Re: My just for fun 10/22 build

Postby tucker301 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:58 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:Also I've been getting .22lr ammo when I can! I'm hoarding almost 3k rounds! :hi:
and gotta have a stash of mags for it!

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Sell that crap to some other hoarder. The take the money and go buy 1/4 as much Center-X, Tenex, or similar.
See what all of those upgrades and effort really did for you.
My stock 10-22 18" bull shoots pretty little cloverleafs at 50 with the Center-X.

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Re: My just for fun 10/22 build

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:45 am

one suggestion would be much lower scope rings and either remove or flip down the rear sight. that will give you much better eye alignment to the scope and the closer to centerline of the bore the better off you are when mounting a scope.

Nice looking Ruger build you have there. My latest 10/22 addition is a take down in digital camo. sweet little package to keep under the truck seat.
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Re: My just for fun 10/22 build

Postby Tim Terrell » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:15 pm

I read that Ruger is now--or will soon be--offering an 'aftermarket' trigger-group designed as an upgrade for the 10/22.
Not sure if it's as good as the Volquartsen trigger, but it's certainly cheaper at $99 SRP.
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