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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #1
 
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Hello everyone I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I cannot seem to find a thread that addresses the following question: (if i have overlooked the thread and am re-asking old questions i apologize in advance). I am getting ready to take the 10/22 plunge but I am unsure which to buy do I buy a target model which all ready has a pretty nice barrell or do I buy the carbine and basicly scrap everything except the reciever? I plan on making this rifle a all around "shooter" I would like respectable bench results on paper as well as a gun to carry in the truck.



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If you're content with what the factory 10/22T will give for performance, go that route. Have one myself and it is a good shooter. Not up with a built one but a very little bit of tinkering and finding the ammo it prefers will make it a excellent shooter.
Then again, if the little extra performance is worth the extra hundred(s), go with a used carbine and have at it.
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I have no problems with my standard carbine barrels. Especially since I just picked up 1000 rounds of stingers for $115
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Take a look at one of these......I have to "1235" model. It is extremely accurate, and still easy enough to carry.


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Welcome to the forum, and good luck with your project.
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I have a 10/22T[VQ trigger,scope] and I like it. Do work on the trigger for sure. I shot yesterday,1/2 in groups at 50yds from a rest. One target had just one big hole about a 1 in round,need to go a tick up and to the left to be dead center,all in X ring.[using new ammo, the Fed Auto Match/CCI standard,both about the same] I think the 10/22T is good out of the box[-trigger] for the average person. I have two targets,10 shots ea. 1/4in groups,the X is gone. Depends on how much $$ you want to spend,how accurate do you want it/need it?
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Illusion

I am not under the illusion that i will be able to out shoot a good rifle however i would like to have the most accurate rifle that i can build "within reason" so keeping with the original factory build may hold me for a while but eventually i will start buying this part and that. So is the advice that i am reading is be happy with a target model and trick it out or buy the carbine and trick it out?
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I have the target tactical and it is good enough for me. If you feel that you'll want to upgrade the componants, then start with a plane jane carbine. The target has the upgraded barrel and trigger which you will probobly replace anyway so might as well choose a cheaper starting point.
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Will a target barrell fit into a standard carbine stock with some sanding or would I have to replace the stock along with the barrell?
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My experience of the 10-22T is they are a nice rifle. The only fly in the ointment is the trigger, even the so-called 'upgraded' trigger merely goes from awful to grotty.

If I was going to buy a new T model, first thing I would do would be to ditch the factory trigger in favour of either a full Kidd trigger or at the least one of their drop-in kits.

One thing to bear in mind with the T is the weight of it, the bull barrel adds a fair bit of bulk to it if you want to carry it round the fields, although I personally prefer a bit more heft in a rifle as I find them steadier for offhand shooting.
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Well I went on a shopping trip today to pawn shops and\or gun dealers looking for a used cheap 10 22 the long and the short of this is that in my area they are far and few between. I went to a place called Lotus Gun Works and they just happened to be having a Ruger sale and had the synthetic blued carbines on sale for 199.00 plus tax. Since that is cheaper than even the dreaded Wal-mart I now own a brand new rifle ready for the "chop shop". I guess the first thing that I will buy is the trigger, followed by the barrel, followed by a stock, then scope. Does that sound like a pretty solid plan or should i go a different way?
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Will a target barrell fit into a standard carbine stock with some sanding or would I have to replace the stock along with the barrell?
You can make it work. Just gonna take some sanding effort and time. Done it and it came out ok. Biggest thing to be careful and consider beforehand is if the barrel channel shelf is consistent and equal on each side. Too little and you'll run into the problem of well, running out of wood.
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I would put a stock 10/22 in the truck and do a project target rifle from the ground up. That way you aren't taking your "tricked out" gun bouncing around in the back window. Why use the stock reciever with really nice addons? My 2cents
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I guess the first thing that I will buy is the trigger, followed by the barrel, followed by a stock, then scope. Does that sound like a pretty solid plan or should i go a different way?
Personally I would go trigger then scope first.

With a decent trigger release and a good scope to maximise potential, the standard barrel might just surprise you - they can be pretty good when matched to an ammunition it likes.
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That may be some pretty good advice about going with a trigger first then a scope then i can still use my rifle while i am acquiring the rest of the parts.

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