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Old February 27th, 2017, 09:45 PM   #1
 
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Ok thank you all for the good reading. I haven't identified my main question, only identified more ways to spend more money lol.

Here are my needs
Precision 22, bench rifle. Target shooting from that or my rifle bag/rest. Looking to get experience with wind, temps and dope sheets.

I have looked at many 10/22's however I do not understand if or why I should even start with a certain model? Would I be better suited 1) Finding the best deal on a stock 22 (heavy barrel or standard 16-18") 10/22 and purchasing it?
2) Just go buy the tactical INC / KIDD receiver (Which I would like to find a comparison between the 2 as both are spoke highly of but KIDD is quite more), bolt, barrel and build from there? I have looked at about all of the parts & Pricing. I cant find where it would benefit anyone to start with a stock 10/22 and go the same day to buy even a trigger? much less a trigger, barrel and stock........? Sorry if confusing
Weight is not that important as it will not outweigh my general shooting setup and my Tenzing Shooting Bag will support it fine. Budget is somewhat critical which is why I am fine being patient and waiting or understanding why/if I should pull the trigger on a stock purchase for general plinking all while the parts I desire go on sale.

I have found the pink laminates on sale under $300 for that matter
A kryptek for $310 and/or could just wait on a used Heavy Barrel.

NEXT QUESTION:
100 Yards + shooting. Is anyone finding a particular load on what size barrel is best suited? I have found conflicting info across the board, but lets just say on a basic 10/22 setup what is the "sweet spot" barrel size for distance/accuracy? Same question with a KIDD setup

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Old February 28th, 2017, 11:26 AM   #2
 
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Welcome from Oklahoma.

I'd recommend you go to the 10/22 forum and read up on all the data offered there (which will overwhelm you if you let it). Lots of fine examples and good information. Take your time and sort through it all before you start your build so you don't have to change horses in the middle of the stream (build).

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Thanks for the warm welcomes! Now hopefully some guidance if my thoughts are true.
(skip buying a standard rifle, go straight to building from custom makers since end result would be practically the same except I save $3-400)
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Regardless of it coming with a heavy barrel and them calling it a "target" model, Ruger doesn't build a high quality bench ready 10/22, so that leaves them out. If you buy the cheapest 10/22 you can find, new or used, you will likely have minimum 200 bucks in it and will use NOTHING but the receiver. So common sense for what you want, should lead you straight to the Kidd or similar receiver and start there. You can also buy complete rifles from Kidd, Volquartsen, Magnum Research, etc that are great rifles.............but personally, I would rather build it myself to get exactly what I want.

Likely be some along to say how good their Ruger target model shoots. Maybe it does shoot good, but here is what it will NOT have. A good trigger, in fact it will be horrible. It won't have a good barrel with a tight match grade chamber, nor will it have a stock that rides bags very well. Might be good enough for some, but taking your post for what it says "precision 22 bench rifle" the factory Ruger is NOT that.

My own 10/22 is mostly Kidd parts. I started with a stock rifle, because I HAD it. Installed a Kidd bolt, charging handle, barrel and some other odd parts. Timney trigger in a Boyds stock. I have since replaced the receiver with a Kidd, so that it ended up ZERO Ruger parts.........and yes, it shot better after the receiver swap. I put all the stock stuff back together and sold the 10/22. I went with the 20" Kidd barrel, because I was not worried about weight, handiness or anything else and I feel the 20" barrel is better for velocity.

I shoot mine at 100 yards all the time and on a calm day if it doesn't shoot well under 1" groups, it's not the rifles fault. Does it with ease, with a variety of ammo. Does it shoot as well as my Anschutz, 40X or other high quality bolt guns I have? Of course not, but it's pretty damn close.

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Regardless of it coming with a heavy barrel and them calling it a "target" model, Ruger doesn't build a high quality bench ready 10/22, so that leaves them out. If you buy the cheapest 10/22 you can find, new or used, you will likely have minimum 200 bucks in it and will use NOTHING but the receiver. So common sense for what you want, should lead you straight to the Kidd or similar receiver and start there. You can also buy complete rifles from Kidd, Volquartsen, Magnum Research, etc that are great rifles.............but personally, I would rather build it myself to get exactly what I want.

Likely be some along to say how good their Ruger target model shoots. Maybe it does shoot good, but here is what it will NOT have. A good trigger, in fact it will be horrible. It won't have a good barrel with a tight match grade chamber, nor will it have a stock that rides bags very well. Might be good enough for some, but taking your post for what it says "precision 22 bench rifle" the factory Ruger is NOT that.

My own 10/22 is mostly Kidd parts. I started with a stock rifle, because I HAD it. Installed a Kidd bolt, charging handle, barrel and some other odd parts. Timney trigger in a Boyds stock. I have since replaced the receiver with a Kidd, so that it ended up ZERO Ruger parts.........and yes, it shot better after the receiver swap. I put all the stock stuff back together and sold the 10/22. I went with the 20" Kidd barrel, because I was not worried about weight, handiness or anything else and I feel the 20" barrel is better for velocity.

I shoot mine at 100 yards all the time and on a calm day if it doesn't shoot well under 1" groups, it's not the rifles fault. Does it with ease, with a variety of ammo. Does it shoot as well as my Anschutz, 40X or other high quality bolt guns I have? Of course not, but it's pretty damn close.
Got it, Just needed to make sure my process was correct. To build I go HI HO HI HO KIDD & Tactical Inc I GO
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