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Old January 7th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #1
 
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Floating Barrel on a 10/22?

I have heard some on filing down a stock to make the barrel float on a 10/22. What is the advantage of this and if it does have one is it worth doing on a 10/22?



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It eliminates the contact between the stock and barrel. Vibration from the stock can have a negative effect on the accuracy. Eliminate contact points and you eliminate that potential problem. Is it worth it? Well, if you're just out there with a stock barrel and such, probably not. If you're looking for that extra little bit, probably. If you're rebuilding the whole thing with performance in mind, yes.
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It eliminates the contact between the stock and barrel. Vibration from the stock can have a negative effect on the accuracy. Eliminate contact points and you eliminate that potential problem. Is it worth it? Well, if you're just out there with a stock barrel and such, probably not. If you're looking for that extra little bit, probably. If you're rebuilding the whole thing with performance in mind, yes.
So if I decided to build a 10/22 for competition shooting this would be a great benefit?
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So if I decided to build a 10/22 for competition shooting this would be a great benefit?
Ahh, yeah. If you're looking at gong that route, I strongly suggest you spend a bit of time reading, search, reading, searching and reading.
Anything specific you're looking at?
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Ahh, yeah. If you're looking at gong that route, I strongly suggest you spend a bit of time reading, search, reading, searching and reading.
Anything specific you're looking at?
Nothing really at this moment specially since I am still very new with my 10/22. I am actually going here in about an hour to break it in at my local range. I just like to think ahead and shooting competition seems very interesting to me. I am a student at Purdue University and I am think of also joining the Pistol and Rifle club they have there. They do shooting competitions as well.
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Don't do any modifications yet. Clean your 10/22 before you shoot it if you haven't done so already. Talk to experienced members of the Pistol and Rifle club to get information on shooting techniques and equipment. Get some experience then you will be in a better position to decide what features and modifications you want. Everyone starts somewhere, develop the basics then improve on them just as you did when learning to ride a bicycle or driving a car. Most shooters are happy to share their knowledge and help beginners.

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rimfirecentral.com has a wealth of 10-22 info

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Don't do any modifications yet. Clean your 10/22 before you shoot it if you haven't done so already. Talk to experienced members of the Pistol and Rifle club to get information on shooting techniques and equipment. Get some experience then you will be in a better position to decide what features and modifications you want. Everyone starts somewhere, develop the basics then improve on them just as you did when learning to ride a bicycle or driving a car. Most shooters are happy to share their knowledge and help beginners.

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Oh I am having a bunch of fun with it now. I really don't I am going to modify this one but I am hoping to another as a project gun.
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