GUN 10/22 internals v.college budget

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  1. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    so im looking to upgrade the internals on my 10/22, but im on a college student budget. the biggest thing im looking to have answered is what order i should buy parts in, and what parts i should get.

    on midwayusa.com, they have a volquartsen action parts kit plus which includes:
    • target hammer with shims
    • EDM disconnector
    • EDM sear
    • target trigger with overtravel adjustment
    • trigger plunger with an improved radius
    • trigger plunger spring
    • special hammer spring
    • recoil buffer to reduce wear on the action and bolt.
    all of this for only $137.99.

    now, i went through volguartsen's parts list and this is what i think i wolud buy if i got parts seperately:
    • target hammer
    • target trigger
    • extended magazine release
    • auto-bolt release
    all of these great parts for a whopping ~$90

    now, is it really worth the extra $50 or so dollars for the extras that the kit gives you? their description says it gives a "crisp clean trigger pull" which is something i'd like. however, if there isnt much of a noticable difference from the stock trigger its not important.

    lastly, is there a certain order i should buy parts in that would be the most economic?
     
  2. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    :wavey:

    note: i already plan to buy a .920 barrel and stock. im just inquiring about internals
     
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    Dsking85 New Member

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    i'd just buy the stuff you plan on getting but include the bolt buffer
     
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    http://www.weaponkraft.itgo.com/photo2.html

    I have the first package minus the auto-bolt release because I did it myself. Took me like 2 minutes to modify mine.

    The VQ hammer made a big difference in trigger pull for me, everyone I know loves theirs too.

    I also bought the Bell and Carlson mag release at the bottom it works fine too.
     
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    how did you modify yours to have an auto bolt release? Have a link to a write up by any chance?
     
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    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    you can modify your bolt release for the cost of a file and a little time. The instructions are all over the net.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Did mine with a Dremel...Just look at a picture of one and copy it. Removing small amounts of material until it looks about right, then try it.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    :coold: thanks for the responses guys
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    i bought the full weaponcraft package it was like 90 bux shipped.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    lol i did some research:

    the cheepest dremel i found was at sears for $20 (the golf one) and that doesnt come with the grinder tip which is like $3. so the dremel ready to modify the 10/22 is approx. $23 bucks.

    a new auto bolt release from midwayusa is $10 :mamoru:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I find you cant do much on a college budget. Hell, sometimes I can barely afford to pay for usual expenses with my pay checks. Last one was like $125 :sad2:
     
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    o_O damn man, get a new job. Im managing (barely) to survive on a college budget (but the CMMG upper I got is taking a big chunk out :-/)
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Cant get one with flexible hours. I go to school right now and the trade school assigns you classes. Its not like you pick what hours you go to school. They only got like 4 different class sections. Whichever section you are in, youre assigned the same classes and times as the guys in your same section. No mixing and matching to suit you.

    Like for instance, I used to work from 5 to 10 in the morning last semester. Tonight, I just gott off work like a half hour ago. Only place around here with flexible hours besides mcdonalds is a gas station, and the shifts they assign are weird, I would have to work from 10 to 6 in the mroning. So Id have to split up my sleep on both sides of my shift. Its easier to just get fucked in the ass at mcdonalds right now.

    Im thinking about just leaving school after this semester and getting an electrical apprenticeship or somethong. I wont make as much money as if I finish my schooling but it keeps looking more and more that Im on my way to a major I dont want to go into
     
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    harbor freight FTW:wavey:
     
  16. Paul Revere

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    their cheapest is $15
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    .

    I got a vacuum tester on there for like $10

    Guys on ebay trying to sell the same thing for like $20 or $30 shipped
     
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    damn, that blows man, sorry to here it. I guess I should be happy that working for my schools IT dept, I only have to wait around for a few hours before/after work or class to get there (no car, so I jack rides to school from Hoss)
     
  19. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    speaking of which, buy me some gas :o
     
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    Fine. Ill pay for gas sunday or something :o
     
  21. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    You're not just going to use it on this one project, so don't try to allocate the cost like that. I said dremel because I already have one. You can use a round file.
     
  22. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I live in the middle of nowhere. Im a half hour away atleast in every direction from any big stores. Closest chain store is 10 minutes away and its a dollar general. Its nice living in the middle of nowhere (no crime), yet I have to sacrifice convenience for safety.
    All that adds up to almost no places to get a job

    Im not doing too bad for such a shitty job I guess.
    I just sold alot of stuff in the last few weeks. And with that plus my tiny tax return im still waiting for, the money Im still waiting for from selling my rifle, and a refund from ebay thats coming, Im looking at about $1500 that I didnt have a month ago.
     
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    thats true. i'll probably buy the new part regardless, then later get a dremel and file my old one. i can always have it as a replacement if something goes wrong :dunno:
     
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    bought a file yesterday and it took all of 10 minutes to complete. Works great thanks for the link
     
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    No problem :) Thank you for the info the other day.
     

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