I received my Clark Custom Shop 10/22 rifle that I ordered off of GunBroker yesterday (2-16-2017)
I built one of my Ultimate's a few years ago that did not work out very well. It was an MOA Stainless Steel receiver with a Green Mountain Barrel. I bought all KIDD internals for it. Really a beautiful piece. But was a big disappointment.
First when receiving the Receiver and Barrel (threaded the barrel into receiver) it would not le the bolt line up. I called the company and they had me send it back to them. The fixed the alignment problem. Put the rifle together and worked great. Just the darn thing would not group worth a darn. Got looking at the crown of the barrel and it was all buggered up. I called the place that I bought it from and they had me send it back for a second time. They cut the end of the barrel off and sent it back to me. Still the darn thing would not group worth a darn. I use to have a TALO with the target stock on it and it was dead on, stupidly sold it to finish this ultimate build (how stupid). I got so tired with that 10/22 I sold it for a little of nothing. The guy I sold it to said that he thinks they cut the sweet spot out of the end of the barrel. I do not know but I have not had a 10/22 for a very long time know since I was so burnt on that one.
I decided to get back into paper punching, something that I always enjoyed. I saw a Clarks Custom Shop on GunBroker. Looked good from the pictures and they talked it up pretty good. I purchased this rifle at a good price. Cheaper than the new ones. It was made in 2013 before Jim Clark passed away.
I got the rifle yesterday. A little disappointed. The butt stock was not a Benn and Carlson original Butt stock. It was not even fitted to the stock. I did take it off and properly fitted the Butt Pad to the stock. The scope that was on the rifle was a cheap Millet so I had already gotten a 8-32x44 target scope in. When I went to mount the scope on the scope rail I noticed one of the scope rail screw holes were empty. I took a new scope rail screw that came from Ruger and it would not tighten down into the hole. I checked the other screw holes and again found another stripped out hole with the screw still in it. One front and one back hole. Still two good screw holes. I Loctite those two good screws into the hole they were in so they would not loosen up. They tightened down nicely. Got my scope mounted up and everything is looking better. Still have not heard from the seller as to what they want to do about the rifle. Probably won't either.
Anyway today I am on a mission to buy some 8x32 screws and two 8x32 tap's one being a bottom out tap to fix these screw holes. The front being where the barrel is and not all the way through. I will be glad to get it fixed and then see how this thing shoots. I am pretty sure it will be dead on (or a Tack driver )
I did get the screw holes fixed today. If they ever go bad again, which they should not I will just have Ruger replace the receiver.