GUN Stupid 10/22 question

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    If I was going to build a light-custom 10/22, the model I buy doesn't really matter, right? Like if I picked up a used carbine over a rifle - as long as I have the reciever/action/trigger group that's basically all one would need, si?

    This is assuming a replacement stock and barrel would be installed.
     
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    well, once I get a 10/22 (hopefully soon), basically the only part that will remain stock for any length of time is the bolt, recoil spring, and the receiver. going to swap out the TG, stock, and barrel completely.
     
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    Pretty much, you can even go as far as buying a custom receiver, trigger group, etc.
     
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    lobstradomus New Member

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    Do you mean a light-custom as in light-weight or as in slightly modified? If you are serious about going light-weight Volquartsen makes an aluminum alloy receiver.
     
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    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    The factory receiver is aluminum as is the TG housing.
     
  6. Buzz Killington

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    Slightly modified.

    I'm thinking a Bell & Carlson walnut stock with a fat bull barrel and a couple minor "interior" improvements.
     
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    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    Most bull barrels are heavy. I have heard of some aluminum ones with a steal insert but I have never tried one. I have heard of them though.
     
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    Tactical Solutions makes some pretty nice lightweight barrels.
     
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    no, it doesnt matter what model you buy to start with.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Can you build one from the ground, up, saaaay.....like an AR-15? I'd rather do that than cannibalize a factory one.
     
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    It's cheaper just to buy the whole rifle and mod it then just buy the receiver :hs:
     
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    I don't like how the stock receiver is covered in paint, and mine was not painted very well/evenly. If you're going to keep the stock receiver you might want to strip it and polish it.

    If you're going to upgrade the interior WeaponKraft has some great upgrade packages. I'd definetly get a bolt buffer, auto bolt release, and extended mag release.
     
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    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    I bought a stainless receiver when I got mine. That is probably the only part that was made by ruger and not altered or changed.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    I am running a VQ c/f barrel, Hogue stock, and VQ hammer and get sub MOA all day long with Wolf Match. Rifle is all stock otherwise. FWIW
     
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    :werd:

    AFAIK, only VQ sells their own receivers, and those are more than a complete rifle from ruger.
     
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    best bet would be buy a new/used 10/22 and either sell or keep the parts you're replacing :dunno:
     
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    I'm thinking pawn shop rescue and then refinish/customize how I want.
     
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    good idea. most people who mod them up swap everything but the reciever anyways (and maybe a few other minor parts).
     
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    I have seen some interesting old Mossberg rescues with home-down airbrush park jobs. I wonder how that would look on a 10/22 (obviously w/o a walnut stock).
     

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