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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/10/2003 1:27:24 PM EDT
I bought this old 10/22 at a local sporting goods store, used. Its a tab beat up but overall in good shape, its just cried out for me to rescue it and my wallet responded. So now what do I do? Im taking it shooting on Tuesday, to see how she functions.
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 1:40:29 PM EDT
Volquartsen hammer - $35.

Link Posted: 8/10/2003 1:45:17 PM EDT
Pre-ban 10/22 ey?
Butler Creek 16.5" lightweight composite barrel.
pre-ban Ram-line folding stock
3-6 pwr cheapo scope
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 1:52:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boomholzer:
Pre-ban 10/22 ey?



Perhaps, how do I go about checking the serial number


(before someone scolds me, i am well aware of the wording of the law)
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 2:19:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2003 2:23:05 PM EDT by Boomholzer]

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:

Originally Posted By Boomholzer:
Pre-ban 10/22 ey?



Perhaps, how do I go about checking the serial number


(before someone scolds me, i am well aware of the wording of the law)



Ruger (Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.)
602-788-6555

http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/SE-CalSerialHistory.html

The information below is purported to have come from the Ruger website before they removed their serial number range information (see the note above as they've put this data back up).

Model Pre-Ban Range
10/22 235-10632* and lower

Important note: I have received information from specific individuals with serial numbers that have been researched by Ruger and despite the fact that they should be "pre-ban" according to the chart above, Ruger indicated they were in fact post-ban.

Serial Number Date Manufactured
186-5729x December 1995 (post ban)

Another note: I observed a message board post regarding the 10/22 which said:

That 235 number [for the 10/22] was a "safe" number so no one would fall in a postban catagory with a preban configured gun. Call Ruger if you have any questions about the year of MFG of your 10/22.
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 2:22:44 PM EDT
Thanks boom, I dont have the gun with me as Im at college, but will check asap, I dont remember exactly, but I think its SN is below that one
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 2:24:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
Thanks boom, I dont have the gun with me as Im at college, but will check asap, I dont remember exactly, but I think its SN is below that one



No prob!
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 3:11:07 PM EDT
My guns SN is 125-61***

The website provided by boom says its made between 1984-85
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 4:14:29 PM EDT
I would look for a used folder for it.

I had a ramline folder on mine since about 1990 and it is holding up great.

Link Posted: 8/10/2003 4:27:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2003 4:28:27 PM EDT by MadProfessor]

Originally Posted By Boomholzer:
I would look for a used folder for it.

I had a ramline folder on mine since about 1990 and it is holding up great.





Thats kinda what I was thinking

Along with some hi caps and maybe a scope
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 4:35:45 PM EDT
rimfirecentral.com
Link Posted: 8/10/2003 10:09:30 PM EDT
Unless it was originally configured with a folding stock before the ban... it would be illegal to install another feature I beleive.

Link Posted: 8/11/2003 6:58:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Knife_Sniper:
Unless it was originally configured with a folding stock before the ban... it would be illegal to install another feature I beleive.





Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
(before someone scolds me, i am well aware of the wording of the law)

Link Posted: 8/11/2003 7:31:27 AM EDT
Here is my beloved plinker.

Link Posted: 8/11/2003 7:35:16 AM EDT

Ok, I bought a 10/22, now what?


Next you buy a 38 & then you turn into an agent provocateur.
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 8:04:26 AM EDT
hehe, that flashlight is a nice touch
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 5:54:37 PM EDT
Buy some 25 round mags.
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 6:12:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2003 6:17:03 PM EDT by KY-Bob]
What do you plan to do with your new rifle Nam?

Mine has a Hogue over-molded stock and is threaded for a suppressor topped off with a fixed 4x scope. It is my stone cold squirrel killer.

Bob
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 6:28:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 10:58:35 PM EDT
Id have a suppressor on this thing so fast if I didnt live in Iowa
Link Posted: 8/12/2003 12:04:25 PM EDT
I went and shot it at the range today, its minute-of-treerat accurate at 50 yards. Ran nice with the 1 10 rd mag I have (i have to fix this problem as my thumb is still sore). Im thinking Im going to go with the bull barrel/Hogue stock from MidwayUSA and a semi-decent rimfire scope for now, and maybe some other goodies later.
Link Posted: 8/12/2003 1:29:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
Im thinking Im going to go with the bull barrel/Hogue stock from MidwayUSA and a semi-decent rimfire scope for now, and maybe some other goodies later.



good choice!
IMO 10/22's were all made to have bull barrel's and destined to be made into baby tack drivers.
Link Posted: 8/12/2003 8:19:09 PM EDT
Yes I know I have a really crappy and VERY OLD Digital camera. But enjoy the pics anyway.

With 25 rnd mag.


with 10 rnd flush mag.
Link Posted: 8/12/2003 9:47:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hitman:
Yes I know I have a really crappy and VERY OLD Digital camera. But enjoy the pics anyway.

With 25 rnd mag.
www.hunt101.com/img/022012.jpg

with 10 rnd flush mag.
www.hunt101.com/img/022014.jpg




Whoa, where did you find that thing? Is it a kit?
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 7:31:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By davidp14:

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
Im thinking Im going to go with the bull barrel/Hogue stock from MidwayUSA and a semi-decent rimfire scope for now, and maybe some other goodies later.



good choice!
IMO 10/22's were all made to have bull barrel's and destined to be made into baby tack drivers.




My pop and I set one up that way. We bought the $99 .920 Midway blued barrel, a discounted Reinhardt-Fajan thumbhole stock ($80!) and put a cheap Simmons 44Mag on it.

My pop did some handy-work on the trigger.

Personally, I would make Madprofessor's 10/22 into a folder and save the target project for a post-ban 10/22.
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 7:51:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2003 7:52:40 AM EDT by davidp14]
heres mine:
www.fototime.com/{D74A114C-3B86-4560-9DF8-E32956E91188}/picture.JPG
adams & ben .920
BC ext mag release and bolt release
reduced power springs set (i forget from who)
lightened hammer, sear, disconector
round trig plunger
VQ exact edge extractor
BC bolt buffer
cheap bsa 22 special scope 4x32
ranch products weaver base
bull brrl stock from SPG (noname=$55)

i think thats it. im gonna get the VQ ext mag release cause i dont really like the plastic one. i also plan on getting a new stock for it sooner or later, this one make sit look a little too simple.
the important part is i can hit about anything i aim at up to 100 yds.(i have to correct for drop past 60yds, but not too much) its got a nice pull of about 2#.
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 8:02:28 AM EDT
I put a Midway bull barrel and a Fajen thumbhole laminated stock on my 10-22 and now it sits in the rack all the time. I prefer a lighter rifle for the short range a 22LR is good for, something easy to carry and quick to point.

My old Savage bolt-action with iron sights gets more use than the 10-22 now. I can pop squirrels just as well and it is easier to carry!

A 4x scope is great on a 10-22, as the stock sights are pretty "limited". My Son has his 10-22 stock with just a sling and a 4x scope and that is how I prefer it too.

Different strokes.....
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 8:05:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BillSP1:
I put a Midway bull barrel and a Fajen thumbhole laminated stock on my 10-22 and now it sits in the rack all the time. I prefer a lighter rifle for the short range a 22LR is good for, something easy to carry and quick to point.

My old Savage bolt-action with iron sights gets more use than the 10-22 now. I can pop squirrels just as well and it is easier to carry!

A 4x scope is great on a 10-22, as the stock sights are pretty "limited". My Son has his 10-22 stock with just a sling and a 4x scope and that is how I prefer it too.

Different strokes.....



Thats is a excellent point. A decked out target 10/22 just becomes a range queen. Having acess to one of each, I shot the 10/22-folder probably 1000x more than the target one.
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 8:36:23 AM EDT
well since i havent had the chance to exterminate any varmits with mine i cant say whether its good in the field or not. but i hope to soon. thats alos part of the reason id like to get a new stock, one with 3 sling studs so i can put a bipod and a sling on it.
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 10:07:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:

Originally Posted By Hitman:
Yes I know I have a really crappy and VERY OLD Digital camera. But enjoy the pics anyway.

With 25 rnd mag.
www.hunt101.com/img/022012.jpg

with 10 rnd flush mag.
www.hunt101.com/img/022014.jpg




Whoa, where did you find that thing? Is it a kit?




I know they are in some other online store but this is the only one that comes to mind at this time.

www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=717900&chrSuperSKU=
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 10:24:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hitman:

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:

Originally Posted By Hitman:
Yes I know I have a really crappy and VERY OLD Digital camera. But enjoy the pics anyway.

With 25 rnd mag.
www.hunt101.com/img/022012.jpg

with 10 rnd flush mag.
www.hunt101.com/img/022014.jpg




Whoa, where did you find that thing? Is it a kit?




I know they are in some other online store but this is the only one that comes to mind at this time.

www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=717900&chrSuperSKU=



Whadya think of that setup?

I've been tihnking about picking up the MG42 stock set. Due to the lack of reviews, i've kinda put it on hold. Is it any decent? expensive gimmick? It definitly looks cool...
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 10:53:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
Whadya think of that setup?

I've been tihnking about picking up the MG42 stock set. Due to the lack of reviews, i've kinda put it on hold. Is it any decent? expensive gimmick? It definitly looks cool...



Well it will not enhance performance but it does turn heads at the range. With the large front sights you can't really do any pinpoint shooting. The front sight is adjustable with a screw going from left to right and the rear sights only adjust up and down.

I recommend using washers around the screws that bolt the kit onto the receiver (if they are not provided) and to use blue loctite on the screws as they tend to work themselves loose after several hundred rounds.

The stock is comfortable but it does get a little bit to get used to as the sights sit a bit close to the receiver. If you wear earmuffs they will probably be in the way when you try to sight in. Ear plugs would be better suited when firing this setup. I do highly recommend a quick mag release and a Butler Creek loader as you go through mags like crazy when you are out there blasting away.

Oh the kit will only fit the stock barrel and most of the kits they sell now-a-days do not have the correct bipod. Mine was from a long time ago and it is the original bipod that screws into the holes on the kit. There are holes for the original bipod located close to the muzzle as mine is setup and right in front of the magwell.

Link Posted: 8/16/2003 1:28:11 PM EDT
This is my 10-22. It started out as a stock rifle. It now has a Volquartsen stock, stressed carbon fiber barrel, scope mount, hammer and sear. I purchased all the parts from Brownell's. Next purchase is going to be a Volquartsen trigger with adjustable overstop.

The Tasco PDP3 is a 3min. dot.(which is perfect for shooting Silhouette smallbore 40 yard rams)

http://image.uploader.net/uploaded/CA30Q340.jpg


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