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Posted: 1/13/2021 6:01:21 PM EDT
Strange name, but got to hold one at Collectors Firearms in Houston.  Felt great in the hand.  Very light, and with bolt action, should make a jam up suppressor host.



Down side, they are expensive.  Like 1000 bucks plus.  

But look sweet, and very packable.  

Doc
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 7:11:12 PM EDT
I went to my local SW to get a 10/22 and I saw this xring behind the counter.

Ask the guy to hand it to me after he told me it wasn’t a Ruger.  

Two seconds in my hand and I said “SOLD!”

THEN I looked at the price tag and gulped.  

It is THE best 22 I ever shot and I’m glad I bought it.  

It is now a suppressor host and very accurate and reliable.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:29:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DocGP:

Down side, they are expensive.  Like 1000 bucks plus.  
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You really should take a walk down the Anschutz aisle sometime. $1k will seem like a bargain, IMO.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 10:40:23 PM EDT
Slightly off topic... since this appears to be a turn-bolt 10/22TD...

What happened with the manual locking bolt design on rimfire autoloaders? Especially the push-in type like a savage model 6. Is it just because you can generally hold the bolt closed with your thumb pretty easily when firing ammo that won't cycle?

I also thought it was a nice safety feature in the sense of the locking-notch on an open-bolt SMG. Easy to lock the bolt closed on an empty chamber for condition 3 storage or potentially rough handling in the field.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 7:27:54 PM EDT
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What happened with the manual locking bolt design on rimfire autoloaders? Especially the push-in type like a savage model 6. Is it just because you can generally hold the bolt closed with your thumb pretty easily when firing ammo that won't cycle?
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I'm not in the industry, but I would guess it was cost savings that eliminated that feature. Or lawyers. Pick one.  
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 11:09:50 PM EDT
I'm hopin they make one in 22wmr
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 12:17:36 PM EDT
I only know it as a small town in far northern Nevada on the Idaho border.
Cool rifle, though.
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Link Posted: 1/23/2021 3:55:06 AM EDT
Cool little gun.

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Originally Posted By JRoy:
I only know it as a small town in far northern Nevada on the Idaho border.
Cool rifle, though.
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Makes sense and definitely sounded like a Tribal name. That must be one of the tribes they have locally. Learn something new every day.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 4:14:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Currently:
I went to my local SW to get a 10/22 and I saw this xring behind the counter.

Ask the guy to hand it to me after he told me it wasn’t a Ruger.  

Two seconds in my hand and I said “SOLD!”

THEN I looked at the price tag and gulped.  

It is THE best 22 I ever shot and I’m glad I bought it.  

It is now a suppressor host and very accurate and reliable.
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So you have one of these or a X-Ring? Your post is confusing because you say this X-Ring but it's not a X-Ring.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 10:27:30 AM EDT
I get paying for quality, but for a rifle that looks to have nothing too elegant about it the price is over the top.
Good concept and perhaps ( like some companies are doing now) Ruger will pirate the idea and come out with something similar.
A short barreled Ruger American rimfire in a similar magpul stock would sort of do the same job much cheaper. Obviously not a takedown, and no such magpul stock exists ( they can’t even keep up on demand for the 10/22 stock)

When talking about expensive rifles look at vudoo
Base price in the 2-3k range.
Funny thing I shoot nrl22 with a bargain basement savage ( all in gun mounts optics bipod etc under 700 bucks) and I see guys with vudoos have about as many malfunctions as I do. For the base gun, I could literally by 12 savages for the cost of one vudoo!
Of course the vudoo has the potential to be much more accurate, but at my skill level it is not the rifle holding me back.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 10:44:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:

So you have one of these or a X-Ring? Your post is confusing because you say this X-Ring but it's not a X-Ring.
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By Currently:
I went to my local SW to get a 10/22 and I saw this xring behind the counter.

Ask the guy to hand it to me after he told me it wasn’t a Ruger.  

Two seconds in my hand and I said “SOLD!”

THEN I looked at the price tag and gulped.  

It is THE best 22 I ever shot and I’m glad I bought it.  

It is now a suppressor host and very accurate and reliable.

So you have one of these or a X-Ring? Your post is confusing because you say this X-Ring but it's not a X-Ring.


It is an xring, I mentioned it because the TacSol blew my mind in just 3 seconds of handling it.  
TacSol is good stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate buying any of their products.  

Did not mean this as a threadjack.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 2:34:36 PM EDT
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It is an xring, I mentioned it because the TacSol blew my mind in just 3 seconds of handling it.  
TacSol is good stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate buying any of their products.  

Did not mean this as a threadjack.
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By Currently:
I went to my local SW to get a 10/22 and I saw this xring behind the counter.

Ask the guy to hand it to me after he told me it wasn’t a Ruger.  

Two seconds in my hand and I said “SOLD!”

THEN I looked at the price tag and gulped.  

It is THE best 22 I ever shot and I’m glad I bought it.  

It is now a suppressor host and very accurate and reliable.

So you have one of these or a X-Ring? Your post is confusing because you say this X-Ring but it's not a X-Ring.


It is an xring, I mentioned it because the TacSol blew my mind in just 3 seconds of handling it.  
TacSol is good stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate buying any of their products.  

Did not mean this as a threadjack.

No worries I was just confused. I have a TacSol 10/22 barrel as well as a Paclite upper bought back when they were just getting big 15ish years ago. I love them and the only thing I regret is they are not threaded.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 9:54:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JRoy:
I only know it as a small town in far northern Nevada on the Idaho border.
Cool rifle, though.
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Cool little gun.


Makes sense and definitely sounded like a Tribal name. That must be one of the tribes they have locally. Learn something new every day.
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Its actually a corrupted miner/trapper spelling of Hawaii, they made us Nevada kids study this stuff in 7th grade:  The name of the river is from the older spelling of "Hawaii." It was named for three Hawaiian trappers, in the employ of the North West Company, who were sent to explore the uncharted river. They failed to return to the rendezvous near the Boise River and were never seen again. Due to this the river and its region were named Owyhee.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 3:10:50 AM EDT
I’ll be damned.
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Its actually a corrupted miner/trapper spelling of Hawaii, they made us Nevada kids study this stuff in 7th grade:  The name of the river is from the older spelling of "Hawaii." It was named for three Hawaiian trappers, in the employ of the North West Company, who were sent to explore the uncharted river. They failed to return to the rendezvous near the Boise River and were never seen again. Due to this the river and its region were named Owyhee.
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Thanks for the cool history lesson on the name.

TacSol is located in Boise, ID.....so they used an interesting name that is kind of local.

 I live in SW Idaho, and we have the Owyhee river, that starts in Nevada, and travels hundreds of miles  through the Owyhee mtn range into NW Oregon...and ends near SW Idaho at the Snake river.

The river consists of smooth water, and class 3-5 rapids (many have been killed/lost between Rome and the Owyhee Reservior) and canyons/gorges that rival anything on the Colorado river.

 It's pronounced "Oh Why Hee" around here...and god help you if you say it wrong around the locals.

 
Link Posted: 1/27/2021 9:59:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By IdahoPCCinc:


Thanks for the cool history lesson on the name.

TacSol is located in Boise, ID.....so they used an interesting name that is kind of local.

 I live in SW Idaho, and we have the Owyhee river, that starts in Nevada, and travels hundreds of miles  through the Owyhee mtn range into NW Oregon...and ends near SW Idaho at the Snake river.

The river consists of smooth water, and class 3-5 rapids (many have been killed/lost between Rome and the Owyhee Reservior) and canyons/gorges that rival anything on the Colorado river.

 It's pronounced "Oh Why Hee" around here...and god help you if you say it wrong around the locals.

 
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I've been in that area hunting of Idaho hunting, beautiful place.  over here in western NV, people if they've ever even heard of it say Uh-wa-hee.  My 7th grade teacher made Owyhee sound really cool, so I was always intrigued by the place myself.  I guess since the Owyhee drains to the Snake that removes that entire drainage from the Great Basin.  Never really thought about it like that.

I really want one of the rifles.  If I get a buyer for my threaded 1895 I will be buying one.

Link Posted: 2/6/2021 1:14:59 PM EDT
I didn't know these existed, but now I need one. I was looking at folding-stock .22lr bolt guns (mostly the similarly priced CZ 457 chassis rifle) as a suppressed plinker I could fit in a range bag, but this is even better. And locally made!
Link Posted: 2/6/2021 9:42:27 PM EDT
So I got one of them today. A shop had one and after handling it I was blown away. I blame you lot for this.

I'll hopefully shoot it next weekend. The balance is great and it feels great, nice and solid even though it is incredibly light. Attachment Attached File
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Cool little gun.


Makes sense and definitely sounded like a Tribal name. That must be one of the tribes they have locally. Learn something new every day.
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TacSol is out of Meridian IIRC ( just west of Boise). The Owyhee mountains are to the south/southwest. Owyhee county takes up a decent size chunk of that corner of the state.
According to wikipedia its some sort of bastardization of "Hawaii"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee_Mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee_County,_Idaho

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TacSol is out of Meridian IIRC ( just west of Boise). The Owyhee mountains are to the south/southwest. Owyhee county takes up a decent size chunk of that corner of the state.
According to wikipedia its some sort of bastardization of "Hawaii"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee_Mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee_County,_Idaho

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Yep, we covered this earlier in this thread.
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So I got one of them today. A shop had one and after handling it I was blown away. I blame you lot for this.

I'll hopefully shoot it next weekend. The balance is great and it feels great, nice and solid even though it is incredibly light. https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/302267/20210206_182316_resized_1_jpg-1814051.JPGhttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/302267/20210206_182405_resized_1_jpg-1814048.JPG
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Please describe the action compared to a Cz, RAR, or whatever other 22lr bolt gun you have.

I am curious how well they made the action.

What trigger does it use?
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Please describe the action compared to a Cz, RAR, or whatever other 22lr bolt gun you have.

I am curious how well they made the action.

What trigger does it use?
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Originally Posted By CFletch:
So I got one of them today. A shop had one and after handling it I was blown away. I blame you lot for this.

I'll hopefully shoot it next weekend. The balance is great and it feels great, nice and solid even though it is incredibly light. https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/302267/20210206_182316_resized_1_jpg-1814051.JPGhttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/302267/20210206_182405_resized_1_jpg-1814048.JPG



Please describe the action compared to a Cz, RAR, or whatever other 22lr bolt gun you have.

I am curious how well they made the action.

What trigger does it use?
This is my only .22lr bolt gun but I have handled quite a few others. It's not as smooth as a nice CZ 457-series gun due to the slightly uneven pressure lifting the bolt up (a "clicking" feeling due to camming the striker back during bolt-rise) and larger bolt opening angle (about 90 degrees) but is better than the RPRr. Compared to a RAR, it's in a higher league and feels like it.

The gun cams the striker back when you raise the bolt so it's a bit odd if you don't know to use a little extra force at that point. If you are aware of it it's not bad at all. The cycling is smooth with just a hint of resistance from the finishes rubbing together. It is not loose at any point of the bolt movement. In fact nothing on this rifle is loose. The machining is the nicest of any gun I own. I really can't overstate how nicely made the gun is.

The trigger is nice but nothing special, and it might be proprietary (I suspect this due to it being nothing like a 10/22 trigger in function). It has no take-up and less than a quarter inch of travel under even pressure, maybe 4-5lbs or so (I don't own a trigger gauge). It's a bit rough and feels like some finish-on-finish that I expect to wear in quickly. There is no springiness or sponginess. Mechanically it simply slides a vertical locking piece down to release the striker, like most bolt-actions I'm familiar with. It's better than a stock 10/22 trigger but not on the level of a high-end AR15 or 1911 trigger. It compares favorably to a stock mil-spec AR15 trigger but without any springy/spongy feeling (as all mil-spec AR15 stock triggers seem to have) in a somewhat longer the pull. It has a small blade-type safety in the middle of the trigger face. The trigger assembly appears to be milled out of steel or aluminum and feels nice with no sharp or rough edges and no pinch points that I've found.
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Originally Posted By captain127:
I get paying for quality, but for a rifle that looks to have nothing too elegant about it the price is over the top.
Good concept and perhaps ( like some companies are doing now) Ruger will pirate the idea and come out with something similar.
A short barreled Ruger American rimfire in a similar magpul stock would sort of do the same job much cheaper. Obviously not a takedown, and no such magpul stock exists ( they can't even keep up on demand for the 10/22 stock)

When talking about expensive rifles look at vudoo
Base price in the 2-3k range.
Funny thing I shoot nrl22 with a bargain basement savage ( all in gun mounts optics bipod etc under 700 bucks) and I see guys with vudoos have about as many malfunctions as I do. For the base gun, I could literally by 12 savages for the cost of one vudoo!
Of course the vudoo has the potential to be much more accurate, but at my skill level it is not the rifle holding me back.
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We currently have a $5000 Cooper .22 in our shop
Link Posted: 2/18/2021 1:45:02 AM EDT
I got a good price for my 1895 and ammo so I ordered a Owyhee, will report back after I get it out to the range.

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Originally Posted By CFletch:
This is my only .22lr bolt gun but I have handled quite a few others. It's not as smooth as a nice CZ 457-series gun due to the slightly uneven pressure lifting the bolt up (a "clicking" feeling due to camming the striker back during bolt-rise) and larger bolt opening angle (about 90 degrees) but is better than the RPRr. Compared to a RAR, it's in a higher league and feels like it.

The gun cams the striker back when you raise the bolt so it's a bit odd if you don't know to use a little extra force at that point. If you are aware of it it's not bad at all. The cycling is smooth with just a hint of resistance from the finishes rubbing together. It is not loose at any point of the bolt movement. In fact nothing on this rifle is loose. The machining is the nicest of any gun I own. I really can't overstate how nicely made the gun is.

The trigger is nice but nothing special, and it might be proprietary (I suspect this due to it being nothing like a 10/22 trigger in function). It has no take-up and less than a quarter inch of travel under even pressure, maybe 4-5lbs or so (I don't own a trigger gauge). It's a bit rough and feels like some finish-on-finish that I expect to wear in quickly. There is no springiness or sponginess. Mechanically it simply slides a vertical locking piece down to release the striker, like most bolt-actions I'm familiar with. It's better than a stock 10/22 trigger but not on the level of a high-end AR15 or 1911 trigger. It compares favorably to a stock mil-spec AR15 trigger but without any springy/spongy feeling (as all mil-spec AR15 stock triggers seem to have) in a somewhat longer the pull. It has a small blade-type safety in the middle of the trigger face. The trigger assembly appears to be milled out of steel or aluminum and feels nice with no sharp or rough edges and no pinch points that I've found.
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Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Hope if shoots well.
Link Posted: 2/25/2021 10:37:20 PM EDT
My Owyhee came in, and I took it out to the desert for some testing.  It feels just like my takedown 10/22 with TacSol barrel in a Magpul stock (as it should).  I really like the bolt and the trigger, smooth all around.  

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These were the first three rounds at 25 yards, random bulk pack, kneeling off a tripod, factory open sights.

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Full 10 round group, shot quickly.  It will be tough to shoot with much precision with the stock sights.  After a little more trigger time, I hit a broken clay at 150 yards off hand, so it's obviously pretty good.  I feel like it will outshoot my 10/22 easily.

Overall, really fun gun, well made, and I'm glad I bought it.
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My Owyhee came in, and I took it out to the desert for some testing.  It feels just like my takedown 10/22 with TacSol barrel in a Magpul stock (as it should).  I really like the bolt and the trigger, smooth all around.  

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These were the first three rounds at 25 yards, random bulk pack, kneeling off a tripod, factory open sights.

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Full 10 round group, shot quickly.  It will be tough to shoot with much precision with the stock sights.  After a little more trigger time, I hit a broken clay at 150 yards off hand, so it's obviously pretty good.  I feel like it will outshoot my 10/22 easily.

Overall, really fun gun, well made, and I'm glad I bought it.
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Awesome!

Weather and life keeps delaying me taking mine out, but while waiting I added some QD sling swivel cups to the stock and got the scope rail for it (mostly because experience had taught me that waiting on proprietary parts results in them going out of stock forever). I'm just waiting for a reply email from the manufacturer on their recommended torque spec for the scope rail screws, since I'm always nervous about torqueing steel strews into aluminum. I do keep it sitting next to my desk so I can fondle it while I wait for work websites to load. The handling is still superb and I love the fixed sights. My vision, even with glasses, is terrible so I'll be putting a magnified optic on mine for plinking purposes. Does that defeat the point of a super-light takedown gun? Yes, yes it does. I love impracticality.

And the scope is on a LaRue QD rings so I'll take it off if I want it for backpacking and not worry about loosing zero.

@turbobrick Have you figured out what you'll put in that weird trapdoor in the base of the grip? I didn't even realize it existed until a friend found it while looking at the gun.
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 1:34:27 AM EDT
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I'll probably keep a copy of my tax stamp in there.  I had my YHM Mite/Stinger on there for testing, and usually shoot suppressed.  When TacSol announced this rifle, the first thing I asked about was a SBX barrel, or even just a SBR barrel.  They said maybe, and I'll absolutely do either if they offer it.
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I'll probably keep a copy of my tax stamp in there.  I had my YHM Mite/Stinger on there for testing, and usually shoot suppressed.  When TacSol announced this rifle, the first thing I asked about was a SBX barrel, or even just a SBR barrel.  They said maybe, and I'll absolutely do either if they offer it.
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I don't have a takedown 10/22 but the barrel on my Owyhee looks very similar to the one's I've played with, so it might take 10/22 takedown barrels. That would really open the options on barrels (integral suppressed, SBR, etc.) if it turns out to be the case.
Link Posted: 2/28/2021 9:17:56 PM EDT
Looks great! I love my integrally suppressed 22lr upper for my AR.
Link Posted: 3/1/2021 12:18:59 AM EDT
I handled one a bit at SHOT Show 2020.  I've been waiting for Ruger to make a take-down American Rimfire bolt action for a while...I mean, they have the technology to do it properly...but they just refuse to do it.

I was unimpressed.  It felt fragile and dainty...5/10 stars.  I mean, I've held airsoft rifles that felt more substantial.  I tried running the bolt semi hard and quickly...no go, bound up on me, and I thought I was going to break the bolt knob. I think they were so preoccupied with making a light weight rifle, they forgot it needs to feel like a solid gun, also.  

No idea how it shoots, but TacSol X-ring barrels are usually good shooters.  

I'm sure it will be a good rifle, but I think I'll keep waiting for Ruger to make what I really want.
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I don't have a takedown 10/22 but the barrel on my Owyhee looks very similar to the one's I've played with, so it might take 10/22 takedown barrels. That would really open the options on barrels (integral suppressed, SBR, etc.) if it turns out to be the case.
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I think it does take standard 10/22 barrels....I think that is what the rep at SHOT Show told me.

Even if the it's not the same barrel as a 10/22, that takedown collar they use is straight from Ruger...so that means any 10/22 Takedown barrel should just pop in there...unless the barrel tenon is longer/shorter than a 10/22.
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I don't have a takedown 10/22 but the barrel on my Owyhee looks very similar to the one's I've played with, so it might take 10/22 takedown barrels. That would really open the options on barrels (integral suppressed, SBR, etc.) if it turns out to be the case.
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I asked them before they released it, and they said the Owyhee barrel is proprietary.  After receiving mine, I believe it, right off the bat, the Owyhee has dual extractors so that is one incompatibility.
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I think it does take standard 10/22 barrels....I think that is what the rep at SHOT Show told me.

Even if the it's not the same barrel as a 10/22, that takedown collar they use is straight from Ruger...so that means any 10/22 Takedown barrel should just pop in there...unless the barrel tenon is longer/shorter than a 10/22.
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Put them side by side real quick.  Other than the cut for the second extractor, they seem the same.  They both locked into each other fine, didn't close the bolt on the Owyhee with the 10/22 barrel installed, obviously.  Measured the tenon, and they are both the same length.

When I first took the Owyhee down, the second extractor surprised me, not sure why it needs and extra.  Maybe this is TacSol's way of preventing cross comparability.  With a second extractor cut in a regular 10/22 barrel it could very well work.

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Put them side by side real quick.  Other than the cut for the second extractor, they seem the same.  They both locked into each other fine, didn't close the bolt on the Owyhee with the 10/22 barrel installed, obviously.  Measured the tenon, and they are both the same length.

When I first took the Owyhee down, the second extractor surprised me, not sure why it needs and extra.  Maybe this is TacSol's way of preventing cross comparability.  With a second extractor cut in a regular 10/22 barrel it could very well work.

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I think it does take standard 10/22 barrels....I think that is what the rep at SHOT Show told me.

Even if the it's not the same barrel as a 10/22, that takedown collar they use is straight from Ruger...so that means any 10/22 Takedown barrel should just pop in there...unless the barrel tenon is longer/shorter than a 10/22.

Put them side by side real quick.  Other than the cut for the second extractor, they seem the same.  They both locked into each other fine, didn't close the bolt on the Owyhee with the 10/22 barrel installed, obviously.  Measured the tenon, and they are both the same length.

When I first took the Owyhee down, the second extractor surprised me, not sure why it needs and extra.  Maybe this is TacSol's way of preventing cross comparability.  With a second extractor cut in a regular 10/22 barrel it could very well work.

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Hmm

I wonder if the bolt would close if the extra extractor is removed.
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Hmm

I wonder if the bolt would close if the extra extractor is removed.
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Ok, so I popped the second extractor out.  It's has a very different tip profile from the extractor in the standard 10/22 position.  The two extractors are linked by a big half circle spring clip.  The bolt will close with the extractor out, but either the design requires another extractor, or more likely the spring clip needs both extractors in there to provide enough tension on the main one.  Maybe cutting off the claw of the second one would work, but I think it would be easier to cut the groove in a barrel.
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Originally Posted By turbobrick:
Ok, so I popped the second extractor out.  It's has a very different tip profile from the extractor in the standard 10/22 position.  The two extractors are linked by a big half circle spring clip.  The bolt will close with the extractor out, but either the design requires another extractor, or more likely the spring clip needs both extractors in there to provide enough tension on the main one.  Maybe cutting off the claw of the second one would work, but I think it would be easier to cut the groove in a barrel.
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Originally Posted By turbobrick:
Originally Posted By CFletch:
Hmm

I wonder if the bolt would close if the extra extractor is removed.
Ok, so I popped the second extractor out.  It's has a very different tip profile from the extractor in the standard 10/22 position.  The two extractors are linked by a big half circle spring clip.  The bolt will close with the extractor out, but either the design requires another extractor, or more likely the spring clip needs both extractors in there to provide enough tension on the main one.  Maybe cutting off the claw of the second one would work, but I think it would be easier to cut the groove in a barrel.

I think either the 77/22 or 96/22 had a similar setup and it was common to mod 10/22 barrels to fit.

My Tacsol barrel does great for me but it’s a plate gun so I’ve never put it on paper for max accuracy.
Link Posted: 3/2/2021 10:26:07 PM EDT
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I remember people having 10/22 barrels cut to fit the dual extractors of the 77/22.  It would be a simple task to do the same for a SBX takedown barrel.  Maybe at some point TacSol will offer an SBX barrel for the Owyhee...that's the only reason I would be interested in one.  

I'll just keep my fingers crossed for a Ruger made version...
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 2:14:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:

I think either the 77/22 or 96/22 had a similar setup and it was common to mod 10/22 barrels to fit.

My Tacsol barrel does great for me but it's a plate gun so I've never put it on paper for max accuracy.
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My TacSol barrels have also shot really well, but I've kept them all irons.  I even went to the lengths of installing Nodak irons on a SBX then installing the barrel on the receiver.  This is the main reason I didn't have a takedown SBX before this, the barrel tapers and you can't put a sight like that on them anymore.  I'd like to shoot the Owyhee for groups, but it apparently uses a special base that I can't find anywhere.


Originally Posted By AT-ST83:
I remember people having 10/22 barrels cut to fit the dual extractors of the 77/22.  It would be a simple task to do the same for a SBX takedown barrel.  Maybe at some point TacSol will offer an SBX barrel for the Owyhee...that's the only reason I would be interested in one.  

I'll just keep my fingers crossed for a Ruger made version...
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I almost ordered a TacSol Charger barrel yesterday so I could just SBR this thing, but I held off.  I would also really prefer a SBX.  If the takedown SBX wasn't tapered I'd have already bought one.
Link Posted: 4/1/2021 5:52:48 PM EDT
I took mine out to the range, finally. It's a joy to shoot and the sights were dead-on out to 25 yards (the limit of the range I was at).
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