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Posted: 5/2/2003 7:58:44 AM EST
I just bought a nasty looking old 10/22 from my local pawn shop. I paid $140 for it, and it came with 3 Ram-Line 30 rounders in like new shape! I figured this was a good deal so I just had to buy it with thoughts of a little customizing happening in the back of my head.

I want to be frugal, but I want a tack driver, too. J&G has a stock/barrel combo for $99 so I have that covered. I also need a scope suggestion ( I can't see spending major bucks on this, so I am wanting to keep it under $100).

Here is what I am looking at so far:

1) Volquartsen Hammer $32
2) Volquartsen Auto Bolt Release $10
3) Volquartsen Extended Mag Release $17.10
4) Volquartsen Target Trigger $21.15
5) Volquartsen tuned Extractor $10.80
6) Power Custom Reciever Scope Mount $14.95
7) WeaponKraft Bolt Buffer $5.95
8) Hogue Stock/ Clerke Barrel $99
9) Scope $100

Total $310.95

Am I missing anything essential? Am I buying a bunch of stuff I don't need? Feel free to post pics of your rig and your opinions on what makes/breaks a tack driving 10/22!

Link Posted: 5/2/2003 9:30:36 AM EST
As always, I will time and time again recommend Randy Meeks of CPC. Send him your 10/22 and the J&G barrel and stock and for $173 including return shipping, he'll machine your rifle to shoot better than you ever thought possible. I've had him do four 10/22s so far and have yet to be disappointed in anything he's done.
Link Posted: 5/2/2003 9:44:50 PM EST

I expected to hear from ya on this subject! I did check out his site last night. I don't doubt he does excellent work. I just get a kick out of doing things myself, plus I would be pushing my budget if I sent it to him. I looked at it this way.....I might not get a top-notch trigger by doing it myself, but by doing it this way I can still afford to buy all the goodies that make life so much more simple with a 10/22. But I do wish sending it in was an option.

I did install a Power Custom hammer on a friends 10/22 awhile back and it was pretty good. I am hoping the Volquartsen hammer will be as good.

Link Posted: 5/3/2003 4:49:30 AM EST

I just get a kick out of doing things myself

Have him completely disassemble the gun when he ships it back to you. That way you can tell everyone you put it together yourself.

I would be pushing my budget if I sent it to him.

You won't ever regret spending the money if you do.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 3:58:32 PM EST
Since your getting the WeaponKraft buffer, I would reccommend also getting their allen head action screw. (with the t-handle, which also fits the barrel v-block)
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 2:15:05 PM EST
I posted this question for nothing, now. Last night my neighbor showed up and saw the old beat up 10/22 leaning against my desk. He had to have it, and he offered me an even trade fpr his Mossberg 151Mb. Needless to say I am a happy camper.

Thanks for the replies anyway, that wasn't my first 10/22 and I am sure it won't be my last.

Link Posted: 5/5/2003 3:47:04 AM EST
Sorry for the offtopic, but whats a mossberg151mb?
is it a shotty?
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 5:18:54 AM EST

No, the Mossberg 151M(b) isn't a shotgun. It is an old semiauto .22lr training rifle.

While I wouldn't go so far as to call it a target rifle, it did put 15 shots in one ragged hole at 25 yards. Do a search on gunbroker to see what one looks like.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:36:09 PM EST
I dont think I'd trade my 10/22 for anything, just to much fun.

Microfit Tactical stock
VQ trigger group
Weaponcraft buffer
White Mountain 20" SS fluted barrel
MAachined and jeweled bolt

Mount the Simmons 8-32x44 800116 scope and shoot 10 shots in one ragged hole. 1" groups @ 100 yds.

Mount the red dot and shoot bowling pins.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 2:00:39 PM EST
A can of Diet Mountain Dew. Drink the fluid.

Take the can, cut off the top and bottom. Cut some strips about 1 inch thick. Fold them 3 times and use this as a shim between the trigger group and the receiver. This will make the trigger group fit "snuggly" in the receiver. This will improve your precision.

I think the most important think is to get a good barrel. Then, before you install the barrel into the receiver (some of these are oversized to get a snug fit), I'd seriously ask myself whether the old receiver is what I want... or do I want a stainless steel CNC-machined one with a lug in the back. I know this, cuz I regret that the one Ruger component left in my system is the receiver housing (and the barrel fits in too snug for me to want to remove it).

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:46:40 PM EST
I was wondering about those CNC recievers. They look like they are worth the money. Thanks for the heads up.

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:40:04 PM EST
I got a 10/22 with butler creek 20" .920 ss fluted barrel, silouet thumbhole stock and a simons aetec 2.8-10x44 scope. I hope to someday get a volquartsen trigergaurd 2000 for it. I haven't got to sight it in yet because the last time I tried the scope base came loose.anybodey else have that problem?
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 7:03:56 PM EST
You need an


Link Posted: 5/8/2003 7:59:38 PM EST
I thought we were trying to keep expenses down, LOL. One thing that really improved my gun was a KID two-stage trigger group (expensive). I got the Super Match model, but I think next time I'd get the Match trigger. Anyway, that's


Phone: (830) 560-1044
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 8:24:23 PM EST
I have one with a Green Mountain barrel, and a Zero something three hundred dollar stock. I left it at 1GUNRUNNERs shoot, he still has it. I need to get back down there.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:36:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By another_shooter:
I thought we were trying to keep expenses down, LOL. One thing that really improved my gun was a KID two-stage trigger group (expensive). I got the Super Match model, but I think next time I'd get the Match trigger. Anyway, that's


Phone: (830) 560-1044

Those KID triggers are NICE, but I just couldnt afford the price. My VQ TG2000 gets the job done for me. I got it down to just under 1 lb. You talk about crisp.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 10:52:37 AM EST

Olympic arms receiver
Douglass XX barrel
Levang Tuner
Jewell Trigger
CPC'ed bolt
Weaver V-16
"Artifex" custom stock by compositeguns.com
Weaponcraft Buffer
VQ extractor
Power custom Ti Firing pin and bolt handle

Link Posted: 5/12/2003 12:24:38 PM EST
Holy Sheeit!

Total cost?


That rifle is a baaad mutha..

Hush yo mouth!

But I'm talkin bout Artifex!

!!Then we can dig it!!

"bum-bump wwaaaaccha bump-bump"
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 3:51:11 AM EST
You forgot the integral barrel silencer. That should have been your first upgrade.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 5:43:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2003 5:45:08 AM EST by Artifex]
Prefer the gemtech muzzle suppressor because it can be removed and replaced with the Levang Tuner.

Total cost (sans suppressor): slightly over 2K

Stock is (so far) a one of a kind. I designed it to be totally ambidextrous and adjustable. Every time I take this rifle out, I try to envision if I missed anything on the design...still can't think of anything. I set out to build the ultimate 10/22 and if I didn't incontestably succeed, I know I came Damn close!
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:27:31 AM EST
I bow down before you Artifex, Loard of the 10/22!

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Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:37:52 AM EST

Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:38:39 AM EST

The AR15.com of .22 (especially the 10/22).
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:19:49 AM EST
I went to the web site you mentioned about your stock. The site is no longer up. Do you happen to know the new site name? I'm looking for a stock for my Sendaro.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:04:37 AM EST
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