GUN 10/22...educate me

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  1. sprite

    sprite Active Member

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    Looking to get a 10/22 so I have something I can shoot all day without going bankrupt. I don't know shit about modding them, or best bang for the buck for accurizing them. The only 22 I've ever shot was 50 year old single shot bolt action...don't even know who made it. Accurate as fuck but not tons of fun to shoot.

    I don't much give a fuck what it looks like, actually the uglier the better, that way I don't worry about baby-ing it. I'll probably scope it and it will be used mostly for range plinking at 100 yards & less.

    So... cheap ass synthetic model, swap out the barrel for a Green Mountain or similar and have a reasonably accurate rifle?
     
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    just buy a used one, or the cheapest blued model for like 159. they had about 20 of them for sale at Gander Mountain a couple weeks ago NIB for 119. then get a GM barrel, a new stock that will fit the barrel, and a VQ target hammer. those are the basics and they'll get you a nicely shooting rifle.
     
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    what he said
     
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    sprite Active Member

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    Why the new stock though? Won't the aftermarket barrels fit the orig. stock?
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Heavier barrel needs a larger barrel channel than factory.
     
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    sprite Active Member

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    Doh! :rofl: :wiggle:
     
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    you can buy aftermarket sporter barrels from GM too if you want to use the factory stock. then you'd just have to cut the forearm short to remove the barrel band.

    OR, you can buy a GM running boar barrel like this:
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    that'll fit the factory stock, and are pretty accurate.
     
  8. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    other than the target hammer, what other 'internals' are a good idea?

    i just bought the gun a month ago, and threw a scope on it. that's all i've done.
     
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    bolt buffer
    hammer/sear kit
    over travel screw/trigger
     
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    yea, definitely get a new bolt buffer.
     
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    sprite Active Member

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    Is most of this stuff something that a non-retard could install without a shit-ton of special tools? I've done some realy basic work on my 870, but that is about it. I'd hate to buy a $150 rifle, buy $200 worth of upgrades, and then have to pay smith another $100 to put it all together.
     
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    anybody can do it. real easy.
     
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    Excellent. Thanks for everybody's help.
     
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    I got my Ruger 10/22 from Outdoor World for $169, it's a shitton of fun.
     
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    Thats exactly what I did, except I also got a new bolt buffer and extended mag release. The thing shoots awesome now.
     

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