GUN 10/22 upgrades v.thoughts?

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  1. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    I know there are already some 10/22 threads on the page, but i wanted to make my own.

    After owning mine for about 7ish months I'm finally starting to think about upgrades.

    i dont really like the look of thumbhole stocks, or the crazy colored ones. i'm planning on getting a houge rubber stock, some type of .920 barrel (dont know yet), VQ internal kit, scope and bipod.

    what barrel does WMD recomend? ive looked on rimfirecentral, and they seem to like a lot of different ones; is there anything in particular people like?

    as for scopes, im planning on getting the Mueller APV (after reading countless recomendations).

    i figure i can get it for the following prices:

    stock $65
    barrel $150ish
    internals $90
    scope $115
    bipod $??

    total: approx. $420? does that seem reasonable? this is of course depending on the cost of the barrel, along with the cost of the bipod.
     
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    I've heard that Shaw, Green Mountain, and Whistle Pig barrels are very good for the $, no experience though

    bipod will run you around $50 for a Rock Mount, and $75-100 for a Harris
     
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  3. Paul Revere

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    :cool:


    also, i will most likely be buying all of this in stages, what should i get first? internals, or a barrel/stock?
     
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    Im looking to mod mine too. I keep hearing about this bolt buffer, and i wonder if it works as good as people say it does.
     
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    weaponkraft Bolt buffer, Barrel/stock combo, you'll need a new stock if you get a bull (.920) barrel

    If you check out www.rimfirecentral.com they give you alot of tricks that you can do to the existing parts and pieces so that you dont have to buy aftermarket parts, or just make it run smoother.
     
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    for a 3-5 dollar piece, its worth giving it a shot imo

    EDIT: $6 excuse me http://www.weaponkraft.itgo.com/photo6.html
     
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    i ordered the ultimate plus kit and a b&c mag release from weaponkraft. i haven't gotten it yet as i just ordered it friday but the owner responds to emails amazingly fast. he's a sponsor on RFC and gets tons of good reviews. just give "weaponkraft" a search on RFC or google
     
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    Just tried out the upgrade kit I bought from WeaponKraft today. It was well worth the money. The VQ trigger was a great improvement over the stock one.

    Not sure if the bolt buffer made the recoil any softer, but it defintely quiets down the typical 10/22 clank. It was worth the $6 for just that to me.

    Personally I think getting the WeaponKraft ulimate upgrade kit is a great first start. Followed closely by a scope. I think I'm going to replace the Weaver 4X I have now with a Mueller APV.
     
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    well, i can get a good deal (approx 30% off) on the VQ internal kit so im just going to get the whole thing. it'll be cheaper for me (and probably better to shoot with).

    but as for the order, i meant should i get the internals first and stock/barrel combo second? or vice versa :dunno:
     
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    I'd go with internals first. They are the cheapest for the most part. You'll probably shoot better with the upgraded internals and factory barrel than you will with factory internals and a new barrel.
     
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    so, from what i've read on here and RFC, it seems that A&B, GM, shaw and whistle pig barrels are all great; it just depends on what i want to spend.

    i did read something interesting on RFC, they say that A&B and GM are made by the same company, but A&B is for sales on midwayusa only. :dunno: they also say that the resale value for GM's are better :dunno:

    either way, i'll probably read some reviews on midwayusa, find what i want, then try to find the best deal :coold:
     
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    dont be a fag, just get the AK-74 already

    :hsugh:
     
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    dont be a fag, just get a car already :hsugh:


    p.s. stop trolling my thread :o
     
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    :squint:, why don't you support the troops?

    And I might be getting the A4 after I get back from Cabo :coold:

    And why not get a fluted barrel?
     
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    i have the eradicator from Mueller. Its a good scope for the money
     
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    in terms of barrels, whats the major differences between fluted and straight?

    on ER shaws website a 20" blued barrel goes for $102 straight, add $50 for fluted.

    :dunno: im most likely going to get this one, i just need some more info about straight/fluted
     
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    The fluting helps keep the weight down and hopefully keeps the rifle balanced.
     
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    how about length? does 18" vs. 20" make a huge difference?
     
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    I think I remember reading on RFC that the gas propelling the bullet in .22s burns up at about 16 or 18 inches so the extra 2" on the barrel is kind of unnecessary. :dunno:
     
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    :coold: i kinda noticed that the majority of people who talked about new barrels on there got 18" ones. barely any 20"ers
     
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    hm, it seems that GM barrels reputation precedes them. after reading on RFC a bit, and seeing that over 230 people own one, whats not to love :eek3:

    from one of their sponsor's sites you can get an 18" blued bull barrel for $80 :coold:
     
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    I kinda want a 20" just because it looks good
     
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    after doing [even] more research, i think that a 20" barrel will look a lot better with a hogue overmold stock than an 18" would. 18" seems too stubby, if that makes sense :dunno:
     

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