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Old March 1st, 2015, 01:23 PM   #1
 
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My 10/22 build begins

I went to a local gun shop yesterday and got the starter set for my 10/22 build. I picked up the 50th Anniversary Edition of the 10/22 and a 3-9x40 Vortex Diamondback scope. I know before you say anything that some consider this to be a not so good choice for an optic on a .22 caliber rifle but I love the Vortex optics and my eyesight is getting worse and worse with my old age.lol I feel like I got a pretty good deal on the rifle at $209 and the Diamondback was on sale for $199. I have been doing a lot of reading lately and I am not 100% sure what I am going to do about a barrel yet, order a new Kidd or a new Feddersen or keep the barrel on it and have it worked. I am however 95% sure that the stock is getting swapped out for a Hogue over molded stock. The trigger will more than likely be reworked by C&A Tactical or be replaced by a Kidd trigger, the jury is still out on that also. Any advice or opinions would be great and also feel free to post a pic of your 10/22 project and list your mods. I am looking for any and all ideas.
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Old March 1st, 2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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Very nice! Sounds like a fun adventure. Perhaps you should fire it some and see what you really want to do with that bad boy.
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I agree shoot it as is first. But keep us posted.
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Do you all buy the small goodies when you are doing your initial build, such as a charging handle, bolt buffer, and the like? What are some of the little goodies that you just wouldn't be without on your 10/22?
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I bought a plain jane carbine model. The first thing I did to it was modify the bolt release. It allows you to release the bolt simply by pulling back on the bolt handle. Other than that I sanded down and reshaped the stock, free floated the barrel, and refinished it natural. It shoots great with the stock barrel so that won't be changed. The only thing I plan to do with it is to send the trigger assembly to Brimstone Gunsmithing for their tier two job.
I agree with the others who have recommended shooting it for a while to learn how it shoots as is before throwing a bunch of money at it.

This is a link to my facelift thread for my plain Jane. 10/22 Facelift

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Very nice Retired Seabee!
I am going to send my trigger group off to Brimstone this weekend to have the tier 2 trigger job done on it. While they have it I am going to have them install the Rimfire Tech Extended Pull Type mag release.
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I'm pretty sure I am going to purchase one of the Rimfire Tech charging handles too.
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What are some of the little "goodies" you guys install on your rifles that you wouldn't be without?
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Cool upgrades. Which colors will you go with?
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I'm going to do everything in matte black. I really like the "nothing sparkly" look. Haha.
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Haha Sounds good! Skip the glitter
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I got everything broken down and the stock and barrel ready to ship out to its new owner today. I mounted my scope base and got my trigger group bagged and ready to be boxed up and shipped out to Brimstone.
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I agree shoot it as is first. But keep us posted.
Why??........this is always the answer. Why does he need to shoot it first? He bought a rifle to be a donor for a custom build. He knows what he wants and a stock rifle ain't it. So if he does shoot it, whats he gonna learn?........that the trigger stinks, the stock doesn't fit him well and it is so, so accurate. Well ALL already know this, what's the point.

As for the parts, but them all at once, they are not that high. You have it apart, may as well do it. I bought the following Kidd parts........Barrel, barrel block, bolt, charging handle and spring kit, bolt buffer, bolt in receiver pin kit, takedown screw, trigger "kit". Put it all in a Boyds stock

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Why??........this is always the answer. Why does he need to shoot it first?
An out of the box function test isn't a bad idea, IMO.
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An out of the box function test isn't a bad idea, IMO.
Yeah ok......see if it goes bang is fine. But what if you are planning on changing the bolt, barrel and having trigger work done. So it doesn't matter. The "donor" is likely only for the receiver and then sell off whats left

It just seems every time "modifying" a gun is brought up, we see the "shoot it first" comments. Like the posts about the stock trigger should "smooth up" after a couple thousand rounds. Say what?............I'm NOT shooting a junky trigger for 2000 rounds, when after that, it will just be "smoother" junk.
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I have always wanted to do a 10/22 build and not to be disrespectful to anyone or pi$$ anybody off but it wouldn't matter to me if it shot nice tight groups or not, I just want to build one. I know this may sound like a spoiled little kid but the good Lord has blessed me with a little extra money at an opportune time so I wanna go for it. I really want to share EVERY step of my build so I can get every bit of advice I can along the way and get everybody's opinion about what I have done and am doing. Please don't take any of this the wrong way Neon Horse or 303lithgow, I want all the pointers and help I can get and I hope you guys understand where I'm coming from.
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