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 How does a 10/22 target barrel stack up?
wintermute76  [Team Member]
3/21/2010 7:38:33 PM EDT
I have a stainless 10/22 that currently has the original sporter barrel. Getting a new stock, thinking of a new barrel also.
Was looking at Green Mountain, but was wondering how the Ruger factory bull target barrels stand up. Worth the money?
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Hendricks5150  [Team Member]
3/21/2010 8:01:54 PM EDT
I like my 20" SS fluted Green Mtn barrel. I get dime sized groups at 25 yards with Rem 550 (crappiest of the crappy ammo).

Not sure how it would compare to the factory bull barrel, but it would be a lot cheaper just replacing the barrel and stock compared to buying a whole new 10/22.
wintermute76  [Team Member]
3/22/2010 2:48:02 AM EDT
Already have 3 10/22s definitely don't need a third.
One is stainless sporter in a hogue stock with Tech Sights

second in this scoped one I'm restocking with a Boyds Tacticool, needing a new barrel

third one is a home built 10/22 magnum.
RS39  [Site Staff]
3/22/2010 6:14:48 AM EDT
The Ruger T bbl is an intermediate chamber, less sloppy than their sporter but not a short as bentz/auto-match. Groups are a nice half-way point for a bbl that is fairly tolerant of any ammo. Note the newer factory hbar is painted and not nearly as pretty as the older ones.

Me? Found the oem sporter too darned inaccurate (for an AK moderator....), tried a GM that was rather fussy and sold off as a tomato stake disclaimer, now rocking a re-worked bbl and Very Happy. Rivals the 452 and MKII while still shooting most anything. I also have one of those stocks coming, will see how it fits/feels/balances, and will go from there.
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Ridgeline001  [Team Member]
3/23/2010 1:39:50 PM EDT
I have a Ruger factory bull about 4 yrs old that will put CCi mini mag SOLID or Federal American Eagle SOLID in a quarter all day long with a 25 rnd. group or more at 50 yards. Every round will easily fit in a dime at 25. It shoots any solid but does not function well with hollow point ammo. This weekend I will try the Wolf match grade ammo and hope to get in the dime at 50.
Utah_Sniper  [Team Member]
3/25/2010 3:23:59 PM EDT
I love my ER Shaw barrel.


ETAA: A pic I've posted before

Shaw barrel on the left and Ruger factory light barrel on the right.

KYGlock  [Member]
3/26/2010 5:26:38 PM EDT
Sweet! What kind of stock do you have?
Hendricks5150  [Team Member]
3/26/2010 7:11:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KYGlock:
Sweet! What kind of stock do you have?

Looks like Hogue
Utah_Sniper  [Team Member]
3/27/2010 10:57:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KYGlock:
Sweet! What kind of stock do you have?

Hogue Overmolded
maximak2  [Member]
3/27/2010 5:38:43 PM EDT
I like mine, 20 in .920 I think it beats the hell out of the factory. I usually just shoot the federal bulk. Here is a couple of the 5 shot groups at 25yds I did today. It was too windy to shoot at 50. The wind was blowing in from my 2:00 at the bench. At 50 it was blowing at the 9:00. Weird day. Formica is cool to shoot at, it leaves nice round holes.

glazer1972  [Life Member]
3/28/2010 3:30:34 PM EDT
I too like 20" Green Mountain Stainless Fluted. I do not have a very high opinion of the Ruger Factory T barrel.
George63  [Member]
3/28/2010 6:45:40 PM EDT
I have seen a factory target barrel do very well ,but not shot it myself. I have a GM barrel that I had to ream slightly to make it function with any reliability - comes with a chamber better suited to a bolt gun. have a Kidd custom 10/22 that runs any ammo I tried and shoots great
crackedcornish  [Team Member]
3/29/2010 5:16:12 AM EDT
have your factory barrel set back and re chambered

here's a shot of what my reworked factory carbine barrel can do after being reworked by Rimfire Technolgies

10@50yds using SK ammunition

of course you can go full custom like these

only the receivers are left from the original Ruger 10/22's, everything else is Volquartsen in Raptor stocks

10@50 SK std plus

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