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3rdgen40
03-15-2010, 13:04
Hit the range this morning with my 10/22.Got it sighted in with a Center Point 3X9 scope.Had a hard time getting it to group consistently.I'm not sure if it was the ammo I was using or the cheap optics.Also had multiple FTF's.Again,could be the cheap ammo or ???:dunno:All things considered it was a fun shoot.Also got a chance to shoot a tricked out 10/22 that another club member brought in.It had a custom Anschutz barrel,BSA 8X32 scope and a laminated Fajen thumbhole stock.I put the first 5 rounds in one hole(.34") dead nutz on the bullseye at 25 yards...:wow:
I was planning to leave mine stock...until I shot his.Now,I see a bull barrel,stock,better optics and some other goodies getting done to mine.:supergrin:
I'm going to start by doing a ".25 trigger job on it later tonight.

cop414
03-15-2010, 16:29
3rdgen-
I was in exactly the same boat as you, I started down that slippery slope and when all was said and done... well check out my thread. I do not regret it for a second though. Having a rifle that I rebuilt myself that I am able to shoot asprin size groups at 25 yards, is 100% reliable and knowing that if anything does go wrong with it I can fix it myself, that's priceless.

Sgt Tim






http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1167991

waynokarider01
03-15-2010, 19:26
Tim is right on on the money. The thing about the 10/22 is that even though they are cool as is, you can make it whatever you want it to be. You can't help but modify it. Even Ruger is in it. They got the basic carbine, laminated stocks in lots of colors, the DSP with the walnut stock, the T, the tacticool SR/22, the new light varmint, and who knows how many distributor exclusives. I just bought another myself, because I wanted a "stock" one. I have already started gathering parts, so I can make it a "stock appearing" one instead. I guess that I will need to get another. You can spend a ton of money on one, but you don't have to do it all at once. You can spread it out over time, if you have the self control at least! Btw-Tim, I got that trigger housing built up that I got from you. Of course, I ended up buying $100 worth of parts while I was doing it. Hopefully I will get to do a little shooting this week and try it out. Thanks again!

3rdgen40
03-16-2010, 06:03
3rdgen-
I was in exactly the same boat as you, I started down that slippery slope and when all was said and done... well check out my thread. I do not regret it for a second though. Having a rifle that I rebuilt myself that I am able to shoot asprin size groups at 25 yards, is 100% reliable and knowing that if anything does go wrong with it I can fix it myself, that's priceless.

Sgt Tim






http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1167991
That's an awesome build you did...:thumbsup:

cop414
03-16-2010, 11:03
Thanks guys-
Anyone who has done one knows the satisfaction, just hold onto your wallet... man it does take some restraint! I keep thinking that I might want to go to a 3 -9 x 33 Leupold EFR on this one, but it's $400.00...:wow:
RESTRAINT... RESTRAINT... keep repeating. We need a support group.

tedwhite
03-29-2010, 21:34
I just got one yesterday. Friend gave it to me because the stock was so beat up. Said it shot just fine. Someone had painted the stock dark brown and then shellacked it. So I got out a small porter-cable sander and, three hours later, had all that crap out of it. Surprisingly, the wood is quite nice, not walnut but something else. I've been rubbing coats of Tung oil into it and it's developing a nice sheen. After reading this thread I'm amazed at what a person can do with a 10-22!

CajunBass
03-30-2010, 07:18
I Surprisingly, the wood is quite nice, not walnut but something else.

If it's a standard Ruger stock, it's birch.

tedwhite
03-30-2010, 09:15
Thanks, CajunBass, for the I.D. Indeed, it's a standard Ruger stock.

nevfuzz
03-31-2010, 21:29
With the 10/22 it seems the only limits to what one can do to it is ones wallet. And the wife:rofl:

Rooster Rugburn
03-31-2010, 22:12
Hit the range this morning with my 10/22.Got it sighted in with a Center Point 3X9 scope.Had a hard time getting it to group consistently.I'm not sure if it was the ammo I was using or the cheap optics.Also had multiple FTF's.Again,could be the cheap ammo or ???

It's probably a combination of the two, but with my experiences with the 10/22, and talking to others at the club, I would bet it's the rifle.


I bought mine several years ago, shot it a few times, the public shooting range was shut down..... years later joined a club and started shooting 22's. My 10/22 was a pain in the arse. I got the bolt reworked by CPC. Still sucked. I replaced the firing pin (two factory ruger pins were different in length and shape of the business end) and put a Volquartsen hammer kit on it, and honed some material off the rear of the bolt. That eliminated the poor firing pin strikes, but accuracy sucked with all brands, and a got a lot of feed and eject problems.

Instead of going farther, I just started shooting Weatherby, then bought a Savage, and a little later a Marlin 60, and haven't looked back. As luck would have it, Boyds just did a run of stocks for the Marlin.


Funny thing about the Savage and Marlin. They are comparable in price, but they shoot, they feed, they eject, and they are pretty accurate. The 10/22 is totally outclassed. The Weatherby's do the detail work when I need tacks driven.


People like to point to the aftermarket parts for the 10/22, but the reason is they are needed. People have to do so much to their rifle, they get very familiar with the takedown, so if\when they get it running, they keep adding on.


I'll never buy another Ruger. It might be a good design, and poor QC, but that's enough.

3rdgen40
06-14-2010, 13:56
Ordered some parts today from Midway...
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=730 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=center align=middle><TD width=72 height=25>252579 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=252579)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Ruger Magazine Ruger 10/22 22 Long Rifle 10-Round Polymer Black</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$11.49
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$11.49</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle *********#cccccc><TD width=72 height=25>363360 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=363360)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor Ruger 10/22, 10/22 Magnum, Mark 2, Mark 3, 22/45</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$9.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$9.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle><TD width=72 height=25>572337 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=572337)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Volquartsen Recoil Buffer Ruger 10/22, 10/22 Magnum</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$8.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$8.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle *********#cccccc><TD width=72 height=25>688102 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=688102)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Volquartsen Automatic Bolt Release Ruger 10/22 Black</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$10.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$10.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle><TD width=72 height=25>720599 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=720599)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Hogue OverMolded Stock Ruger 10/22 Standard Barrel Channel Rubber Black</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$69.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$69.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle *********#cccccc><TD width=72 height=25>887219 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=887219)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Bushnell 22 Rimfire Rifle Scope 3-9x 32mm Mutli-X Reticle with Rings Matte</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$42.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$42.99</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

I will be adding a Shilen 20" match grade factory contour barrel down the road a bit.Changed my mind about the bull barrel, as I want this rifle set up for hunting.I may purchase another 10/22 in the future to build for range work.

cop414
06-14-2010, 17:24
3rdgen40-
Please post pics when you're done. I started out like you and you see what happened!

Sgt Tim

3rdgen40
06-14-2010, 21:19
3rdgen40-
Please post pics when you're done. I started out like you and you see what happened!

Sgt Tim
Will do....:wavey:

Rooster Rugburn
06-14-2010, 21:32
Ordered some parts today from Midway...
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=730 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=center align=middle><TD width=72 height=25>252579 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=252579)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Ruger Magazine Ruger 10/22 22 Long Rifle 10-Round Polymer Black</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$11.49
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$11.49</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle *********#cccccc><TD width=72 height=25>363360 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=363360)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor Ruger 10/22, 10/22 Magnum, Mark 2, Mark 3, 22/45</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$9.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$9.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle><TD width=72 height=25>572337 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=572337)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Volquartsen Recoil Buffer Ruger 10/22, 10/22 Magnum</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$8.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$8.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle *********#cccccc><TD width=72 height=25>688102 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=688102)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Volquartsen Automatic Bolt Release Ruger 10/22 Black</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$10.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$10.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle><TD width=72 height=25>720599 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=720599)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Hogue OverMolded Stock Ruger 10/22 Standard Barrel Channel Rubber Black</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$69.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$69.99</TD></TR><TR vAlign=center align=middle *********#cccccc><TD width=72 height=25>887219 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=887219)</TD><TD align=left width=367>Bushnell 22 Rimfire Rifle Scope 3-9x 32mm Mutli-X Reticle with Rings Matte</TD><TD width=45>1</TD><TD width=50>0</TD><TD width=42>0
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$42.99
</TD><TD align=right width=42>$42.99</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

I will be adding a Shilen 20" match grade factory contour barrel down the road a bit.Changed my mind about the bull barrel, as I want this rifle set up for hunting.I may purchase another 10/22 in the future to build for range work.


That's a very good start. Now all you need is:

Volquartsen Competition Bolt Assembly - $209.99

Green Mountain Barrel Ruger - $119.99

Volquartsen Trigger Assembly - $229.99

Volquartsen Bolt Handle Assembly - $ 43.99



And you will have a very good shooter.

3rdgen40
06-14-2010, 21:39
That's a very good start. Now all you need is:

Volquartsen Competition Bolt Assembly - $209.99

Green Mountain Barrel Ruger - $119.99

Volquartsen Trigger Assembly - $229.99

Volquartsen Bolt Handle Assembly - $ 43.99



And you will have a very good shooter.
Maybe the next build.This one is going to be primarily for hunting.Trying to keep cost down and keep it as light as possible.The next one however will be an all out, full custom tack driving target rifle.

3rdgen40
06-16-2010, 12:29
3rdgen40-
Please post pics when you're done.

Sgt Tim
Here ya go...
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/1022upgrades007.jpg?t=1276712391
Stripped, waiting for parts.
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/1022upgrades008.jpg?t=1276712391
Cleaning and prepping bolt assembly.
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/1022upgrades009.jpg?t=1276712391
Finished.Parts added:
Hogue overmolded stock,Bushnell 3-9x32 Rimfire scope,VQ Exact Edge Extractor,Auto Bolt Release and Recoil Buffer.:cool:

Glock 17L
06-16-2010, 16:35
You'll realy notice the difference of the bolt buffer & the exact edge extractor..
Of course the rubbery grippy stock & scope are nice too!!

Here's my Low Dollar Super Plinker = $139.99 + $12 extractor & $40 factory stock..
It's a 20" barrel with williams fire sight fiber optic front & rear sights factory..
It was a Bass Pro exclusive two years ago..
Note the Killer ammo container!! & the MKII Target..
Gary
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1296/ruger22rimfires.jpg

3rdgen40
06-16-2010, 20:25
Nice.Walmart used to sell a 20" version also.Looks like you have almost enough ammo for a range trip...:supergrin:

themiller
06-27-2010, 21:01
Thanks guys-
Anyone who has done one knows the satisfaction, just hold onto your wallet... man it does take some restraint! I keep thinking that I might want to go to a 3 -9 x 33 Leupold EFR on this one, but it's $400.00...:wow:
RESTRAINT... RESTRAINT... keep repeating. We need a support group.

I have one on my 10/22 TT. Looks great (matte finish) and I have the matte quick quick disconnect rings. Everyone at the range was VERY impressed with how clear it was, and how sharp the EFR made it @ 25, 50, and 100 yds.

Simon6101
06-27-2010, 21:21
I own a few 10/22's and I have never figuired out why everyone likes to spend all the money on the aftermarket parts. You can do the bolt release, trigger job and extended mag release with just a little patience and elbow grease. Mine are all very accurate, some more than others but the only thing that I always do to any of mine is replace the metal bolt buffer with a polyurethane one.

For the record I have 22 of them dating all the back to 1965. Only one of them was produced after 2008. Just my 2cents worth

glockman66
06-30-2010, 00:42
The best add on IMHO, is the Volquartsen 10/22 Target Hammer. It gives a great trigger pull for just $35.95 postage prepaid:


http://www.rimfiresports.com/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RSC&Product_Code=VC10TH&Category_Code=R1A

cop414
06-30-2010, 19:33
I have one on my 10/22 TT. Looks great (matte finish) and I have the matte quick quick disconnect rings. Everyone at the range was VERY impressed with how clear it was, and how sharp the EFR made it @ 25, 50, and 100 yds.

theMiller-
Here's a question since you have my dream 10 22 scope. On the lower powers, say 3x, how important is it to have the AO adjusted for the correct distance? I would expect that on the higher magnification of 9x it would be pretty important, but I often use my rifle for just plinking at yardages of anywhere between 15 and 50 to 60 yards. If you set your AO at 25 or 50 and leave the magnification at 3x does it make any difference as far as parallax & image clarity?
My 2-7 x 28 leupy is factory set at 60 yards and I have no problem using it that way so I assume if you set your AO at 50 you could pretty much shoot at any range between 15 yards up to 50 or 60 as long as you left it on 3X?
After all these months I'm still on the fence about this scope, mostly because of the cost but from all I've read everyone who has it has nothing bad to say about it.

I'd love to see a pic of your 10 22 TT, I have a black Hogue with a bipod which I slip mine into from time to time when I'm just shooting from the bench and don't feel like lugging my rock rest and bag out.

Thanks,

Sgt Tim :wavey:

cop414
06-30-2010, 19:38
Here ya go...
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/1022upgrades007.jpg?t=1276712391
Stripped, waiting for parts.
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/1022upgrades008.jpg?t=1276712391
Cleaning and prepping bolt assembly.
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/3rdgen40/1022upgrades009.jpg?t=1276712391
Finished.Parts added:
Hogue overmolded stock,Bushnell 3-9x32 Rimfire scope,VQ Exact Edge Extractor,Auto Bolt Release and Recoil Buffer.:cool:

3rdgen40-
Nice rifle, the sickness has only just begun for you...
Is it running better for you now that you installed the aftermarket parts? Both of mine have been 100% reliable other than when I get a bad round.
It seems like the VQ exact edge extractor is the most bang for your buck when it comes to reliability on the 10 22.

Sgt Tim