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Old January 17th, 2017, 01:08 PM   #1
 
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Bipod mount for 10/22 Takedown, without forend!

I've been wanting a free floated barrel on my 10/22 Takedown for sometime... But I've not wanted to spend any extra money, for what might be a minor accuracy improvement. So, I did the simplest mod, I took off the forend. This seems to work well, but now I have no surface to mount a bipod. Well here's my solution. A home-machined Gunsite Scout rifle barrel rail, that I've mounted upside-down to the barrel locking block. So far, so good. I can't wait to shoot some real groups when the weather warms up!
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Old January 17th, 2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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That's a clever idea. Let us know how it does at the range.
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Will do!

In the meantime here are a couple more pics.
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could we get picture of the bottom, showing how it's attached?
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I hate to be the pessimist. Maybe I'm missing something??? I'm not entirely sure you could consider this barrel free floated. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the barrel locking lock attached to the barrel... which is attached to the up-side-down rail... which is in turn attached to the bipod?

Doesn't anything contacting the barrel past the receiver kind of make it NOT free floated?

Cool idea though. Looks very tacticool
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I hate to be the pessimist. Maybe I'm missing something??? I'm not entirely sure you could consider this barrel free floated. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the barrel locking lock attached to the barrel... which is attached to the up-side-down rail... which is in turn attached to the bipod?

Doesn't anything contacting the barrel past the receiver kind of make it NOT free floated?
That is my thoughts as well.
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I hate to be the pessimist. Maybe I'm missing something??? I'm not entirely sure you could consider this barrel free floated. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the barrel locking lock attached to the barrel... which is attached to the up-side-down rail... which is in turn attached to the bipod?

Doesn't anything contacting the barrel past the receiver kind of make it NOT free floated?

Cool idea though. Looks very tacticool

I don't think you're a pessimist. Stating facts is not the same as being a pessimist! I have asked myself the exact same question... and I don't have an answer. All I know is that historically, at 10 meters, I have been unable to shoot one hole groups. I can now... with several different types of ammo. My current best 5 shot group is just over 2.5mm, with Eley Tenex. I'm hoping that when the weather cooperates this accuracy will be seen at 50 and 100 meters. Time will tell.
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I don't think you're a pessimist. Stating facts is not the same as being a pessimist! I have asked myself the exact same question... and I don't have an answer. All I know is that historically, at 10 meters, I have been unable to shoot one hole groups. I can now... with several different types of ammo. My current best 5 shot group is just over 2.5mm, with Eley Tenex. I'm hoping that when the weather cooperates this accuracy will be seen at 50 and 100 meters. Time will tell.
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Thinking outside of the box yukster! Can't wait for additional range reports!
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