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Old 01-15-2011, 07:49 AM
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Got a used 10/22

In the Richmond KY area it is proving difficult to find Ruger 10/22's, so I took matters to my local pawnshop and got the only wooden one for $160 (yes a lot for a used .22).

I took it home and dissembled it, and man was it in need of some TLC. I used over six pots of boiling water to make the bolt and carrier group unsludged! Man was it caked with goop. I suspect the previous owner just sprayed it after use, and the carbon mixed to make a gunk deposit.

I put a set of Weaver bases, and my new Burris Fullfield II on it. I am going to the range in just a few munites. I'll let you know if I got taken, or got a semi good deal.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:19 AM
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Jon, glad you found a good one. Don't see them in the used racks tooften here either. Next time you go to your denist hit him or her up for their worn out dental picks. They are great for gun cleaning, especially the crud in 22 rfs. Wish our weather was better, have 2 10-22s to sight in, SS plastic stock that I installed Williams peep sight and a fiber optic front, the other a International mode I put a Vortex Crossfire .22 rf scope on. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:43 AM
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Actually, I don't think that $160 is a bad price.....esp. in this economic and political climate.

I have a 10/22 also....it is the "International" model, with a Mannlicher style full length stock. Always thought it looked kinda cool. Love hunting squirrels with it.

My Granddad had one back in the early 70's, and I cut my shooting teeth on that rifle and a .410 single shot. Loved to shoot that gun!

Interestingly enough, my Grandfather and two Uncles all had "classic" .22s back then that they still own to this day....my one Uncle had a Marlin Glenfield model 60, and my other Uncle (who now has my granddad's Ruger, since he passed away) had a Remington 572 pump rifle.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:06 AM
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Okay, it is NOT a tack driver.

GOOD: Over 300 rounds before first jam. The American Eagle started to jam at shot #302. All I did was clear it, and then loaded CCI Maxi Mag, and fired 30 rounds without a glitch, then fifty rounds of the Remington Gold, no jams or stove pipes.

I DO NOT HAVE A GAGE, SO I COULD NOT MEASURE RIMS!!!!!

BAD: Trigger was very stiff, I found my self jerking from the get go. After painstaking concentration, (I shot my Savage Mk II first, it has a new sear, and is set to mouse burp), I was getting spreads from one to two inches at 50 yards. With the CCI, I hit a dime sized bulls eye about every sixth or seventh shot.

I will try other various ammo to see what it likes, and will 100% use my tax return for a new trigger and/or sear to see if that helps. QUESTION: can I install these items myself? Still can not find a gunsmith here.

The Burris Fullfield II (3-9x 40mm) turned out to be a choice I am pleased with, seems to fit just right.

But after I visit to my kids in Germany in April, I see a new 20" bull barrel purchase in May!! SECOND QUESTION: same as above.

But over all it was just a joy to shoot, and I know I will not be purchasing an AR, if I could zip through over 300 .22LR's in an hour, imagine what the cost of me owning an AR would do to my bullet budget!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:27 AM
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Sounds like you did OK. Keep up informed as your 10/22 project develops. All the best...
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:03 PM
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Good find, I usually buy from individuals ....eg, garage sale...do not go to shows, way over priced. Most folks that sell a 22 had no idea that they needed cleaning! Mater of fact, most used guns I buy are absolutely filthy....good barganing point!
Jon, sounds like you are finally getting things together, my congrats!
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:57 PM
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Thanks Dan
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:46 PM
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What Dan said. You made a good buy on the Burris too. Not bad scopes. I happen to have one myself. Just got a Leupold Rifleman and feel the Fullfield II is about as good. Have fun with the 10-22
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:25 PM
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Okay, it is NOT a tack driver.

GOOD: Over 300 rounds before first jam. The American Eagle started to jam at shot #302. All I did was clear it, and then loaded CCI Maxi Mag, and fired 30 rounds without a glitch, then fifty rounds of the Remington Gold, no jams or stove pipes.

I DO NOT HAVE A GAGE, SO I COULD NOT MEASURE RIMS!!!!!

BAD: Trigger was very stiff, I found my self jerking from the get go. After painstaking concentration, (I shot my Savage Mk II first, it has a new sear, and is set to mouse burp), I was getting spreads from one to two inches at 50 yards. With the CCI, I hit a dime sized bulls eye about every sixth or seventh shot.

I will try other various ammo to see what it likes, and will 100% use my tax return for a new trigger and/or sear to see if that helps. QUESTION: can I install these items myself? Still can not find a gunsmith here.

The Burris Fullfield II (3-9x 40mm) turned out to be a choice I am pleased with, seems to fit just right.

But after I visit to my kids in Germany in April, I see a new 20" bull barrel purchase in May!! SECOND QUESTION: same as above.

But over all it was just a joy to shoot, and I know I will not be purchasing an AR, if I could zip through over 300 .22LR's in an hour, imagine what the cost of me owning an AR would do to my bullet budget!
Obviously, it depends on how handy you are, but working on a 10/22 is pretty easy. If you are just replacing the trigger/sear, that stuff is held in by a pin. Not too hard to swap out. Me, I replaced the entire trigger mechanism with a Volquartsen and that was really easy. However, it was also really pricey.

Swapping the barrel out is really easy too. It is held in place by two screws, but to get at the two screws you need to take the action/barrel out of the stock. Removing the stock isn't too hard either.

Essentially, if you are the least bit handy, you should be able to do these mods yourself. If you have two left thumbs, leave it to somebody else.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:19 AM
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Does barrel length really matter? I notice the price for 16-20" heavy barrels are all pretty much the same price.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:04 AM
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Standard Twist for the .22 rf is 1-16. Longer barrels actually start to cause a decrease in velocity as in 16" all powder is consumed. I have .22 rfs with barrel lenghts from 16 to 26"s, all have there place.
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Does barrel length really matter? I notice the price for 16-20" heavy barrels are all pretty much the same price.
Barrel length does matter, but I doubt it matters between a 16" and 20" for a .22. However, don't quote me on it. What matters is whether the powder has enough time/room to fully burn in a shorter barrel. Somewhere along the lines a barrel can be too short or too long. I think a 16" barrel would be just fine for a .22, but I don't have any scientific data to back that up, which would probably require a chronograph and a couple of the same make of barrels in differing lengths while using the same ammo to test velocity out of the .22. Me, I probably wouldn't worry that much about it though.
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Standard Twist for the .22 rf is 1-16. Longer barrels actually start to cause a decrease in velocity as in 16" all powder is consumed. I have .22 rfs with barrel lenghts from 16 to 26"s, all have there place.
And there you have your answer Jon. If the powder is entirely burned within 16" then the length of the barrel beyond 16" does not matter for velocity's sake.
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