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Old January 30th, 2017, 06:57 PM   #1
 
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I finally have a 10/22 I love

I think I've own*ed* more 10/22's than any other gun, I typically buy a decent condition used 10/22, have fun with it for a few months, only to trade it off on the next "gottahaveit" gun a few months down the road.

I'm a manual action guy at heart, and prefer a good bolt or levergun to a semiauto, I like working the action, it just feels more natural to me, it may also explain why I only drive manual transmission cars, I hate sludgeboxes.

Somehow, though, I can't explain it, I've fallen hard for my current 10/22, to the point that I've actually put time into modifying it...

It started as a used DCW...
then I installed a KIDD buffer, A BX trigger with auto bolt release, and TacSol extended eject lever
Next, a PWS Raptor midnight stock
And a pair of KIDD oversized trigger group pins
And a KIDD extractor

The reciever, bolt, and barrel are still factory though, I may send the barrel to CPC for chamber work, but other than that, I think I'm happy with the way it's set up now, it's just plain fun, the Raptor stock has great ergos and looks cool, heck, even the sporter profile barrel looks good in the Raptor

It's a fast handling, lightweight plinking/fun gun, I haven't really shot for accuracy yet, it's fun as it is, I can bounce kinetic targets, spinners, and swingers on my backyard range and have a blast with it as it is

Pics when I get enough posts under my belt



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Old January 31st, 2017, 05:58 AM   #2
 
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Please do share pics. Spend a half-hour welcoming other new users and you're there. I love my two 10/22's. Like you I also enjoy manually operated rifles. I do not feel handicapped in any way by having to operate the bolt or lever, and think that those rifles are better for training young shooters. I learned on single-shot and tube fed .22 bolt-action rifles and learned to make every shot count. There is no denying the fun of a good semi-auto rimfire rifle though.
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I also learned on a single shot, an Ithaca 49 SSL (Single Shot Lever), my first rifle was a Marlin 25 (original 7 shot with the mag release on the mag), and my manual actions still outnumber the semis

The only semis in the collection currently are the 10/22 and my 9mm CZ-75B
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KIDD extractor range report;

100% reliability, 100% reliable extraction, and it really flings the empties out of the action

I'm using the same crap Winchester 333 ammo and the same mags as before with the factory Ruger extractor, with the Ruger extractor, I would reliably get at least 1 or 2 stovepipes per BX-1, consistently, and 5-7 on a BX-25, but with the KIDD extractor, zero stovepipes.

The factory eject pattern would be random, some barely drop out, some flung forward about a foot, no real pattern

KIDD eject pattern starts with a couple tosses 3' to the front, then settles down to tossing empties about 3' to the 4:00 position, far more consistent

The KIDD extractor was definitely worth it
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D'oh, made a little error on the ammo I used in the test...

10 rounds of Win 333, 25 rounds of Velocitor, D'oh I was saving that mag...

Oh well, at least I know it runs great with Velocitors now

This weekend I'll load up a nasty test mag, 25 random assorted rounds, 333's, Velocitors, Automatch, segmented Subsonics, CCI SV, whatever assorted rounds I can stuff in the mag and are capable of fully cycling the action, see if I can get it to choke or stovepipe
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Please do share pics.
great suggestion, uhmmm
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its great when you find a firearm you really admire, you take it out and fondle with it and try to find reasons to have it in your hands, like oiling it and rubbing it; jeshh, what the hell's wrong with me tonight, I'm talking like a schoolboy
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Once I pass the post threshold I'll post images here

This 10/22 has been the most reliable one so far, that extractor upgrade makes a world of difference
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So I tried the Win 333 in a BX-25 and a BX-1, the BX-1 was flawless, the 25 had 5 rounds get "bent" out of the first 10 shot, after that, the mag settled down and worked fine, but no stovepipes

I chalk it up to crappy ammo, the same mag was fine with Velocitors
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