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Old October 6th, 2019, 05:17 AM   #31
 
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I would not swap out the extractor on a 10/22 that was functioning perfectly, but in one that is stove piping with multiple different magazines, and continues to do so after a good inspection and cleaning, the extractor is the first thing that gets changed.

Currently, the Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor for the 10/22 costs $8.72 at Optics Planet. This part change will frequently cure failures to eject, is inexpensive, and easy to do.

If you are participating in events such as Rimfire Sporter competitions or Project Appleseed that involve timed stages of fire, a single stove pipe malfunction will frequently kill your score for the entire course of fire. A stove pipe that occurs in that setting is rather more painful than one that occurs when you are plinking at beer cans or golf balls.



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Old October 6th, 2019, 07:36 AM   #32
 
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The release is probably a good idea, but VQ is the most expensive of all the options on the market. You can modify the factory release in a few minutes with a small file or a Dremel tool - see YouTube. Unless you have an extractor problem, why spend the $$ ? I've been shooting 10/22s since the 60s, and have NEVER had a problem with anything.
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xrf4cdriver, You are very fortunate …. many other people aren't as lucky. Just a quick question ….. Why is it that at least 3 different aftermarket companies make extractors for 10/22s / MK Series pistols when no other brand/model of rim fire rifle or pistol even have aftermarket extractors available? There must be a reason??? Could it possibly be that some Ruger extractors are junk parts?

I currently own 4ea 10/22s and 3ea MK Series pistols that all take the same extractor. 2 of my 10/22s and one MK III pistol were shipped with defective extractors and now function 100% reliable with Power Custom Exact Edge extractors. The other two 10/22s and two MK series pistols have factory extractors and function just fine. Point being …. just because a 10/22 extractor works well in one gun, it certainly doesn't mean they all work equally well.

I do agree …. if it's not broke, don't fix it. If you get a factory extractor that works reliably, chances are it will last a long time. I also agree …. take the gun to the range and put it through the paces before you start changing parts. That said, some of us don't want to end up with a gun that resembles a 10/22 Carbine so we do all sorts of stuff to make them the way we want them. Here's a good example …. aftermarket .920 bull barrel, target grade stock, lots of internal modifications, and a good scope. It's a tack driver that doesn't look much like a 10/22 except the receiver. It also doesn't shoot like a 10/22 Carbine.


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Back in my early to mid-teens -- seems like half a century ago -- very soon after the 10/22 was introduced, my parents finally said I could get a .22 (LR). That was after a BB rifle at 7, a pellet rifle at 9, my first shotgun (20 ga) at 11 or 12. I safely handled all of those without harming anyone or anything except small mammals and birds that -- along with the fish I caught in local lakes -- helped our dirt poor family stay alive.

So I researched .22 rifles (as best I could in magazines; not the ones that fit into rifles, but the paper ones; that was WAY, WAY, WAY before the Internet existed).

My choices boiled down to the new Ruger 10/22 or the Remington Nylon 66. I chose the 66 because it had that super-lightweight nylon stock (most of us back then were still saying, what is nylon, again? ) and a skinny fore end. Tubular mag was a pain, but it fed well and brought home tree rats.

At the same time, my friend Mike bought the 10/22 in wood, the only way it came then. He was at least as effective with it as I was with the 66.

I no longer own the 66. Sold it decades ago. It's no longer produced.

I'm just now about to purchase my first 10/22.

Better late than never, they say. Color me ... eager.

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I use CCI Mini-Mags in my 10/22. They seem to be the cleanest shooting .22LR rounds that I can find. The cleaner a gun is, the more rounds it will reliably shoot before needing cleaning. (2 of us have put 300+ rounds through a single rifle during a day of shooting.)

Aguila is also a good round that isn't too dirty. Remington makes a good .22LR also.

Federal and Fiocchi are 2 of the dirtiest rounds of .22LR. I don't shoot them.

Since I have found these brands, I don't sound other ammo. As they are now reasonably priced and readily available, I bought a lot of these.
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Just a quick question ….. Why is it that at least 3 different aftermarket companies make extractors for 10/22s / MK Series pistols when no other brand/model of rim fire rifle or pistol even have aftermarket extractors available?
That's not quite right. Both Volquartsen and TandemKross sell replacement "improved" extractors for the S&W Victory, S&W M&P15-22, Walther P22 and the Remington 597. So Ruger isn't the only one.

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