GUN Taking the plunge: Buying a 10/22 tomorrow

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Local Walmart has a Ruger 10/22 Target Blue (20" barrel) in stock for $193. I want to build a 25-100yd tackdriver.

    1) Is this the right rifle to start with and is this a decent price?
    2) What aftermarket parts should I buy?
    3) Recommended vendors for parts?
     
  2. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That's actually a decent price for the target model, but IMO the best way to do it is find a cheap base model at a pawn shop for $100-$150 since most of the parts are going to be thrown away anyway. Then do this in the following order:

    Bull Barrel
    Stock that will fit bull barrel
    VQ target hammer
    VQ hammer/trigger springs
    Extended magazine release
    Auto bolt release
    Hard edge extractor
    Polyurthane buffer

    Or forget all the internals and just get a KIDD trigger housing (all-inclusive).
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    Kidd Trigger & Kidd Match Bolt are two must haves...
     
  4. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Or better yet get a bolt gun that can be a tack driver out of the box. :rofl:
     
  5. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I have a Remington 700 5R. I'd like to have something cheap to shoot but accurate.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    $193 is a plunge?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Well, I meant that more about buying the aftermarket parts. From what I'm told, a 10/22 is a wallet and time consumer when it comes to the aftermarket.
     
  8. I really see no advantage to the KIDD bolt. I have a KIDD trigger and I love it, and I use the stock bolt that has seen probably 10,000 rounds, and I've never said to myself "man, I wish I had that $75 bolt."
     
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    It's only ~$365 for the bolt and trigger assy... :p
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    I had severe extraction problems with my rifle when it had the stock extractor so I had the "while I'm in there..." mentality and just did the match bolt. Haha.
     
  11. Yeah, and it's only $290 for the trigger. I'd rather put the $75 that I would have spent on the bolt into something else.
     
  12. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Any particular barrel or stock I should be looking for?
     
  13. What barrel were you using? I have a Shilen Match barrel that had all sorts of issues, but that was because of the very tight chamber. My Tac Sol barrel has a sporter chamber, which is pretty loose, and I almost never have issues. I finally replaced my extractor after ~10,000 rounds just because I had a new extractor lying around. The old one was still fine.
     
  14. Do you want something lightweight and fun to plink with, or something for shooting off a bench?
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    I am happy with my Hogue stock and Tactical Solutions barrel. The barrel is nice and light for a bull barrel.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    i've got like $1600 in my 10/22

    silencer, short barrel, duracoat, optics, stock, etc
     
  17. Yeah, I have a Tac Sol barrel with an overmold stock too, I love it.
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    Tactical Solutions 16.5" Aluminum .920
     
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    If I didn't live in shithole MN now I'd have a can on my 10/22.
     
  20. :rofl:
    I silenced short barreled .22 with an optic? Tell me it's some kind of red dot and not a scope.
     
  21. Weird, they're loose chambers. Did your original bolt/extractor have lots of rounds through it? Did you look at the extractor after you took it out?
     
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    The gun was never fired until all the mods but the bolt were done. It had maybe 250 rds through it before I swapped bolts.

    And no, I didn't look at the extractor. One of those things I probably should have but just didn't really pay any attention to when I did the swap.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Accuracy more than anything.
     
  24. Shilen makes a nice match barrel. I have one, and it's pretty sweet. You're going to have feeding issues with a chamber like it has, but if you're looking for the best accuracy, that's what you're going to have to deal with.

    50 yards, 5 shots
    [​IMG]
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    What's so great about the Kidd one? I got the $5 steel extractor and I chamfered my bolt with a dremel. Cycles like a dream and I've had 0 malfunctions using federal champion (blue box) after 5,000+ rounds.
     

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