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Posted: 12/31/2005 11:07:36 AM EDT
OK guys, I have a little bit of Christmas cash to blow, and I need a .22 rifle. Initially, I was going to snatch up a Marlin lever action at Wally World, but I'm becoming more interested in the 10/22.

What exactly should I look for? Is the blueing worth a crap, or should I defer to stainless? This is just going to be a plinking and blasting gun, no precision targets, if that matters.

I read the thread about the magazines, and optics and stocks, so I think I know what I'm doing there, but tell me about the rifles themselves.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:49:55 PM EDT
Go to http://www.rimfirecentral.com for all the 10/22 info you will ever need! Hold on to your wallet! I have dumped lots of bucks into mine.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 2:45:17 PM EDT
Update. Bought the standard blued/wood model. Looks like I'm blowing more cash than I thought this weekend.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:29:54 PM EDT
Those little guns are a lot of fun, no matter what model you get. Good choice.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:26:42 PM EDT
Looks like ya' just got skeweled Yo'.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:56:24 AM EDT
Now you need a bunch of mags!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:56:48 PM EDT
we need a "10/22 FAQ" thread tacked at the top of this forum

maybe with links to RFC, ect...
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:10:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 3:11:43 PM EDT by double_trouble_2003]
a) Upgrade the stock and barrel. (.920 diameter) That will give you a good solid gun.
b) Upgrade the trigger group. I like Volquartsen, but there are a lot of good companies.
c) Optics. (enough said)

In the end, the reciever is all you'll keep.

Personally, I turned my $139 Ruger 10/22 into a $550 tack driving poodle shooter.
Have fun!

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:20:24 PM EDT

I turned my $139 Ruger 10/22 into a $550 tack driving poodle shooter . . .



Me too. Now my 10/22 shoots as good as my bone stock $320 CZ 452!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:52:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:

I turned my $139 Ruger 10/22 into a $550 tack driving poodle shooter . . .



Me too. Now my 10/22 shoots as good as my bone stock $320 CZ 452!



Damn - you're getting groups like this from a CZ?

[50 yards, Remington Subsonic)


[Tack Driving Poodle Shooter]

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:20:44 PM EDT


Damn - you're getting groups like this from a CZ?




Well, none of my guns groups usually look quite that good at 50 yards but I'm pretty confident that the fault is not with the guns . . . But yeah, my stock CZ will shoot nearly as good as my tricked out 10/22 (Green Mountain stainless fluted, Boyd stock, trigger upgrades).
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:57:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:


Damn - you're getting groups like this from a CZ?




Well, none of my guns groups usually look quite that good at 50 yards but I'm pretty confident that the fault is not with the guns . . . But yeah, my stock CZ will shoot nearly as good as my tricked out 10/22 (Green Mountain stainless fluted, Boyd stock, trigger upgrades).



Is the CZ a bolt rifle? My expectations for a .22 bolt gun are pretty high.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:46:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:

Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:


Damn - you're getting groups like this from a CZ?




Well, none of my guns groups usually look quite that good at 50 yards but I'm pretty confident that the fault is not with the guns . . . But yeah, my stock CZ will shoot nearly as good as my tricked out 10/22 (Green Mountain stainless fluted, Boyd stock, trigger upgrades).



Is the CZ a bolt rifle? My expectations for a .22 bolt gun are pretty high.



yes it is... i think 1/2 inch groups at 50 yards from a cz 452 are reasonable
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:03:35 PM EDT
Be careful van_go. A month ago, I started with a 10/22 carbine like you did and wound up building this in .17Mach2.





And it's not even broke in yet.



Don't say I didn't warn ya'!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:09:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coyote3:
Be careful van_go. A month ago, I started with a 10/22 carbine like you did and wound up building this in .17Mach2.
www.rimfirecentral.com/photopost/data/503/25583Blaster.JPG
www.rimfirecentral.com/photopost/data/520/25583M2Target.JPGwww.midsouthshooterssupply.com/product_images/003-83177.jpg
And it's not even broke in yet.
Don't say I didn't warn ya'!



Oh - Hell Yeah!
Give me the details.
-Who's barrel did you use?
- Which magazines are you running?
- How much did you invest?

I sense another $500 leaving my checking account.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 4:16:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By coyote3:
Be careful van_go. A month ago, I started with a 10/22 carbine like you did and wound up building this in .17Mach2.

www.rimfirecentral.com/photopost/data/503/25583Blaster.JPG

www.rimfirecentral.com/photopost/data/520/25583M2Target.JPGwww.midsouthshooterssupply.com/product_images/003-83177.jpg

And it's not even broke in yet.



Don't say I didn't warn ya'!



Close.

I want something light and ergonomic for hunting, yet accurate, so probably a bull barrel and a Hogue overmolded stock will do.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:06:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:

Oh - Hell Yeah!
Give me the details.

- Who's barrel did you use?
It's a 20" Shaw barrel I got with the stock/ barrel combo deal from Boyd's.

- Which magazines are you running? It works great with the factory rotary mags. The others jam up, because of the tapered round.

- How much did you invest? With the scope and all the other little goodies, $500 would probably be in the ballpark.

I sense another $500 leaving my checking account.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:41:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By coyote3:
Be careful van_go. A month ago, I started with a 10/22 carbine like you did and wound up building this in .17Mach2.

www.rimfirecentral.com/photopost/data/503/25583Blaster.JPG

www.rimfirecentral.com/photopost/data/520/25583M2Target.JPGwww.midsouthshooterssupply.com/product_images/003-83177.jpg

And it's not even broke in yet.



Don't say I didn't warn ya'!



JEEBUS! That is very very nice.

Details on the scope please?
Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:14:16 AM EDT
My experience with the 10/22 is that it is more accurate out of the box than 95% of the people who shoot them.

Unless one is going into competitive shooting, I don't see much point in spending gobs of money converting a good rifle into a marginally better one.

But hey, that's just me, knock yourself out.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:39:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RRA-A2:
JEEBUS! That is very very nice.

Details on the scope please?
Thanks!


Thanks, RRA-A2! The scope is a Simmons 4.5-14x44 AO ATV. Got it off eBay for around $80 rings included.
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