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Old December 7th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #1
 
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Question 10/22 mods?

I have a silver 10/22 rifle that I bought 10 years ago. Now it is time to upgrade the gun. I was looking at MidwayUSA for upgrade parts and they have several. Which ones are worth getting. I do not want to waste money on parts I do not need. So far the things I want to do is to lighten the trigger pull, add a buffer and help the FTE issue.
Is that automatic bolt close worth getting? Or any other parts worth getting?




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Old December 7th, 2012, 07:59 AM   #2
 
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The upgrades I would recommend are...

Auto bolt release- look up a video on YouTube to find out how to do it yourself. Very simple

Polishing the Bolt- Start at 400 grit sandpaper and move up slowly to 1200 grit. Then polish with brasso. Makes the bolt slide very easy, and it looks nice.

Polish hammer and sear- look up how to video. Do it at your own risk.

Picatinny Rail- for better mounting options. Unless your using iron sights.

Bolt Buffer- go to a hardware store, get a 1/4 inch thick by 3 1/2 inch long nylon hex screw. Cut to match your original bolt pin, sand down ends and replace. Shot thousands of rounds through mine still looks brand new.

Extended Magazine release- If your gun doesn't already have one I recommend the Shooters Ridge extended mag release off amazon.com

And if your looking for a stock I highly recommend Houge.you can get them off amazon for cheap also.

Hope this helps, Max
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Funny... I just finished replying to your question in a another trigger thread...

Sharp Claw (that is a brand from Tactical Innovations) or other equivalent extractor...cheap...easy...EXTREMELY effective...however, even with that...you may still have some stove pipes with cheap bulk ammo...especially the golden bullets...use mini-mags to determine if it is the gun or ammo...with the sharp claw I went from every third round stove piping with Mini mags and almost ever golden bullet stove piping to ZERO fail to extract with mini mags after well over a thousand of them in assorted magazines and only an occasional stove pipe with golden bullets...at least half the time I can run full TI-25 mag dry with golden bullets...

Bolt Release... DO IT...

Scroll through this forum looking for any trigger threads... it's all here a thousand times over...

10/22 trigger job

Sights need improvement imo...lots to choose from...I like peep sights...

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I have a silver 10/22 rifle that I bought 10 years ago. Now it is time to upgrade the gun. I was looking at MidwayUSA for upgrade parts and they have several. Which ones are worth getting. I do not want to waste money on parts I do not need. So far the things I want to do is to lighten the trigger pull, add a buffer and help the FTE issue.
Is that automatic bolt close worth getting? Or any other parts worth getting?
Your absolute best bang for the buck is to get a match grade barrel. After that, it is to get a really good stock and inlet and bed the receiver.

If you wish to spend less money, then replacing the bolt buffer is pretty good. However, this will do nothing for accuracy.
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Another first timer. Welcome to the disease. Started with a simple build nearly 20 years ago and some 17 or so builds completed, 3 in various stages and a cuple more pending in the plan book, I can attest it can become habit forming. Having tried a bunch of various parts, brands and styles, I'm happy to help. Now then...
What you should get depends all on what you want as an end result. Decide what you want when it's all done, performance, looks, etc and work from there.
1. Set a budget. Remember, in most cases, you get what you pay for but there are cases where you pay more for a brand name or just a style or look. Also cases where you pay more for how something is marketed - anything said to be "tactical" for example.
2. Working from what you want as an end result, start finding the parts and pieces. Keep things on a relatively level playing field. It's a waste to go with top-level for one component and then a far lesser level for another. One doesn't compensate for the other. Same holds true with the optics as well. Funny in a sad way how many will go all out on the barrel, trigger, action, etc and then go with a cheap, low-grade optic. Be consistent.
3. Assemble
4. Enjoy. Best bet is to also try a bunch of different ammo to see what works best in your particular gun. Just because you like ______ammo doesn't mean that's the best choice.


Also, don't hold yourself to just Midway. They have some but in the grand scheme of things, just the tip of the iceberg for 10/22 parts & accessories.
I use Shooters Discount for a lot of orders. Even then, there's many, many more. Most important I think s to go with what YOU want and not worry about what the majority have and suggest. Take into consideration what the other person uses theirs for and what, if anything, they can compare "the best" to with actual experience.
More than happy to help and answer any questions for ya. Most everything has been asked more than once here so you'll probably find many answers using the search or just going back through pages of threads.
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^ great info, Thank you. I have yet to disassemble my 1022TD and was wondering if anyone used this tool
Gunsmither

or am I better purchasing something else? I'm currently looking to expand the tools in my toolbox so that i can take my gun apart and not damage it. any recommendations?

Also what size screwdriver (is there gun specific screwdrivers?) and size punches should i be looking for?

Still learning

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Never felt the need to remove my safety so it's nothing I ever considered. A good punch set and a good gunsmithing screwdriver set are all you need.
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How about the Timney trigger assembly? Worth the money? Any other trigger brands that are better?
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Here's a thought on the bolt release.
I got the Tactical Innovations Bolt Release (a lot of others are available too). I found I have a lot of issues with it due to trying to clean the barrel. I wish the Ruger OE part would work right so that I could hold the bolt open even if the cleaning rod taps it.
But the TI is better than the quirky Ruger OE that won't release and won't hold either!

I'm new to this 10/22, but am trying, like you, to learn. I thought I'd better pass that thought along in case it matters to you.
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How about the Timney trigger assembly? Worth the money? Any other trigger brands that are better?
There is better, yes. Kidd and Jard especially. Said it many times though, unless you're going to put the same effort, focus and equal level components in the rest of the gun, why bother with just one? Keep it a level playing field.
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Timney Trigger Assembly

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How about the Timney trigger assembly? Worth the money? Any other trigger brands that are better?
YES the Trigger is worth/value.

The first and to date the only thing I done to my Take Down was to get the Timney trigger stock #527175.
Compared to the factory trigger is like night and day. by using trigger assembly you take care of a lot of the little stuff. Mine breaks at a hair over 2 1/2 lbs. with no creep or over travel. Of course the extended mag release is also really great.

I have 7 of the BR25 's and they work really well

Good Luck and have SAFE FUN

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An auto bolt release is perhaps the most pleasant modification of convenience you could make. However, I recommend a new extractor above all else. Makes a HUGE difference in reliability, esp. when firing cheap bulk ammo.
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YES the Trigger is worth/value.

The first and to date the only thing I done to my Take Down was to get the Timney trigger stock #527175.
Compared to the factory trigger is like night and day. by using trigger assembly you take care of a lot of the little stuff. Mine breaks at a hair over 2 1/2 lbs. with no creep or over travel. Of course the extended mag release is also really great.

I have 7 of the BR25 's and they work really well

Good Luck and have SAFE FUN

I read some reveiws that this trigger assembly has problems feeding the butler creeks mags. Did u try any of theses mags with the the Timney trigger assembly?
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An auto bolt release is perhaps the most pleasant modification of convenience you could make. However, I recommend a new extractor above all else. Makes a HUGE difference in reliability, esp. when firing cheap bulk ammo.
That is why I figured on replacing that whole trigger assembly that comes with an auto bolt release and extended mag release.
What brand of extractor would you recommend?
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Here's a thought on the bolt release.
I got the Tactical Innovations Bolt Release (a lot of others are available too). I found I have a lot of issues with it due to trying to clean the barrel. I wish the Ruger OE part would work right so that I could hold the bolt open even if the cleaning rod taps it.
But the TI is better than the quirky Ruger OE that won't release and won't hold either!

I'm new to this 10/22, but am trying, like you, to learn. I thought I'd better pass that thought along in case it matters to you.
Angky.
If you will check Midway (on line), they sell a part that looks like a mag and plugs into the mag slot but it holds the bolt back for cleaning. It looks like a hollow mag and the dirty patches and what ever else will fall into it (if using a jag). When finished just remove it like a mag. I believe Possum Hollow makes it but you will find it at Midway (that is where I got one). It only fits a 10/22.
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