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Old March 19, 2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Looking to build a 10/22...what model should I start with?

Eventually I'd like to have a very nice 10/22. Heavy barrel, better trigger, the works.

But right now I can't spend $600+ or whatever a nice custom 10/22 costs.

So, which base 10/22 should I buy now to build on?
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Old March 19, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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I've had the fatter wood and blued models. I prefer the black synthetic and stainless steel. It's the single 10-22 I kept while the others were sold off. The Timney trigger kit really did give me what I wanted as an improvment over stock. I think the synthetic is thinner and to me just snaps in with a better overall feel compared to the standard wood. Of course you may opt for all sorts of other aftermarket stocks, but this one works well enough for me. That's all mine is and it shoots as well as any I've seen at the range. It has a decent low cost variable power AO scope on it. Plenty good enough as a starter, or in my case, I feel no desire to trick it out at all.
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Old March 19, 2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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You might start from a custom receiver and build from there. The trouble I had was defining the project and sticking to it. For me, I bought all parts used, except the scope, mount, stock and I used my old 10/22 receiver.

My project was to piece together an adult sized 16" BB benchrest rifle in 22lr. for like $500 or less.
It is:
GM 16" Heavy taper barrel
Ruger receiver and bolt
Bolt to be headspaced
Volk trigger assy
Boyd's unfinished stock. . .Soon finished by me
Power Rail
Vortex rings
Vortex 8-32 scope

I have a few hours left before shooting time.
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Old March 19, 2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Used.
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Old March 19, 2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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10/22

I know you said Ruger 10/22 and I have two of them. I will tell you, the Marlin 60 will out-shoot the Ruger hands down out of the box. It has a heavier and longer barrel than the 10/22. The Marlin 60 is my go to gun when I want a 22. Did I tell you I like the 60 better? BTW If you replaced the Barrel on the 10/22 you might achieve the same accuracy...! The 60 is less expensive than the 10/22 to start with! Enjoy any questions call me,978-424-7024! Cliff
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Old March 19, 2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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https://www.tacticalmachining.com/10-22-receiver.html

That receiver with a Hornet trigger group($100), a budget bolt from a sponser at RimfireCentral($50 IIRC), a green mountain barrel($100), adjustable barrel block and a stock of your choosing($100). Start with the receiver and build it as you get the $$$. That reciever is almost as cost effective as buying a used 10/22 for what they go for today.

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Old March 19, 2012, 09:28 PM   #7
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Find a used rifle. Stock, finish doesn't really matter since most will be replaced anyway.
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Old March 19, 2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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I don't agree with the marlin 60 idea. My kids has one and it stays in the safe. He kills lots more birds and such with a 10/22 I bought at a gun show for $125.

You might check this out!
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...actical-rifle/
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Old March 19, 2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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A used standard model. You're going to eventually replace everything other than the bolt over time anyways. That would be the cheapest route to start with.
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Old March 20, 2012, 01:06 AM   #10
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Just go to the Volquartsen Website...you will see the best equipment, and suddenly figure out that you don't even need Ruger...
they make better 1022's than Bill Ruger ever DREAMED of!!

https://www.volquartsen.com/tags/8-v...plete-firearms


Of course, for $600-700, you could just build yourself an AR15 with more capability
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Old March 20, 2012, 01:20 AM   #11
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I built this a few years ago. It's the same receiver and trigger I learned to shoot with, I just added the few extras I wanted.
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Old March 20, 2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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BTW If you replaced the Barrel on the 10/22 you might achieve the same accuracy...!
I guess it had to happen.

If your 10/22 with an aftermarket barrel shoots only as good as a 60, you probably bought your barrel from a garage sale. A 10/22 with a good barrel will shoot circles around the Marlin and many boltguns.
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Old March 20, 2012, 12:57 PM   #13
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I agree ^^^^^^
The marlin's sight are very raw and precision shooting would be impossible with factory sights. The ruger sights are well defined and make hitting what ur shooting at easier. I will say the marlin has never failed even with the cheapest ammo!
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Old March 20, 2012, 01:21 PM   #14
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Back on point; I think !!!

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Find a used rifle. Stock, finish doesn't really matter since most will be replaced anyway.
OP asked about which 10/22 to get started as opposed to a "This vs. That post" .....

SWAGGER,
I fully appreciate where you are as many of us have been there and back. At one time I build about four target grade rifles for myself and others. I still own three of which two are still modified. Currently I mostly help others with their trigger groups. Just start with the basic carbine and build from there. ...
It will be one heck of a nice learning curve and lots of fun to boot. ...
By the way, if and when you sell, you may not get your investment back. .

Be Safe !!!
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Old March 20, 2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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Get one of the older units (pre-plastic trigger assembly) and build from there.
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