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Old January 3rd, 2020, 11:09 AM   #1
 
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I got bit by the bug...

Well, due in no small part to this forum encouraging me on the laminated stock 10/22 build, and the fact that a stock takedown is cool, but relatively boring, and instead of buying another 10/22 for a more targety build, I went to my local cabelas and picked up the Magpul X22 Backpacker stock in FDE for my plain jane 10/22 takedown. I was frankly surprised they have it in stock.

The plans for the future (not all at once) will be to get a heavy target barrel thats threaded, do the M*CARBO trigger spring upgrade (already have the springs), Ruger brand extended mag release, some form of muzzle brake, inexpensive red dot or other optic, and make a decent 50-75 yd backpack gun.

Like my other build, it will be more of a budget build than most people do as that is just how I am. I believe in finding decent value and good parts- not everyone has $1000 to drop in a rifle.



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Make it how you want it. No apologies necessary. Enjoy the process, and then have fun shooting the rig that suits your needs. I'm not into big budget parts either. I do just enough to make my guns work for me. Then I spend money on ammo!
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conrats on the TD - and the backpacker stock is very nice... my SS TD 10/22 came with Williams sights which were good, but i threw on a Simmons 3-9X variable which has held zero despite a number of removals and reattachments:



i keep three BX mags in the stock and a takedown key in the grip... i think the backpacker is a good design for compact travel...

enjoy and let's see some range pics!

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Well, I got a few little things done over the weekend. I was very close to buying another 10/22 becaue I traded in a Charter Arms Bulldog Pug in .44 Special and had some store credit to blow... Ended up getting SW Victory 22 instead, and an invitation from my favlocal shop to do Marlin 60 vs 10/22 comparison in one of their weekly Facebook videos... So we'll see when that happens.

Anywho, I got the new Magpul stock on the ole takedown, and happened to pick up a TruGlow red/green dot to try out for now.

Then I realized the way Magpul keeps their stuff inexpensive-ish is to not put the sling swivels and mounts in the stock. So I did some reading online, and found out that most quick disconnect button style mounts fit in there, so I went on Amazon and found some for about $11 for the mounts and swivels, grabbed some stainless #10 pan head screws from my old Harbor freight assortment, put some nylock nuts on, and they fit perfectly.

anyway, here are a few pics for now..

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and a few more pics

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next up is making a sling for it (already in the works), I have a Ruger extended mag release lever for it, and some dual mag clips.

I also found out that Tandemkross sells the double kross mag body for the 10/22 and the triple kross where you take the guts from your mags and put them in a new double or triple housing, and realistically cost about the same as the dual adapters, a little more than the trimag adapter, but a lot more stable, and better than using hot glue IMO. I may try one of those in future, if I find some more 10/22 mags cheap.

I am keeping my eyes open for a decent 10/22 takedown barrel, threaded muzzle, either bull barrel or heavy stock barrel. I found a few, just waiting on funds. I also have an extended charging handle like I put on my other 10/22, so I will probably put that in as well.

Nice thing is, my fav local shop (Old Glory Guns and Ammo in Greenville NH) has a ton of Tandemkross accesories in stock, so if I want to go further on this build or my other one, I can get a lot of the parts very quickly. They do all kinds of custom builds, ceracote, etc there too. If you are ever in the area, stop in!
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I also found out that Tandemkross sells the double kross mag body for the 10/22 and the triple kross where you take the guts from your mags and put them in a new double or triple housing, and realistically cost about the same as the dual adapters, a little more than the trimag adapter, but a lot more stable, and better than using hot glue IMO. I may try one of those in future, if I find some more 10/22 mags cheap.
i really like the HighTower mag couplers - each coupler comes with a hex key for tightening, and the hex key is the correct size for dismantling the bx mags for cleaning, and even better - fits inside the coupler with the mags connected!

https://www.hightowerarmory.com/Prod...Code=HTA1022MC

i prefer these to the Tandemkross couplers (although i have a half-dozen of those too)

YMMV,

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Ars and 10-22s are barbies for men.
I couldn't agree more
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i really like the HighTower mag couplers - each coupler comes with a hex key for tightening, and the hex key is the correct size for dismantling the bx mags for cleaning, and even better - fits inside the coupler with the mags connected!

https://www.hightowerarmory.com/Prod...Code=HTA1022MC

i prefer these to the Tandemkross couplers (although i have a half-dozen of those too)

YMMV,

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Those are similar to the couplers I bought. I can't remember if mine have storage for the allen key, I didn't look.
I agree, I like that style a lot. Some of the others I have seen don't even have screws, they're just hard rubber, or the Tandemkross ones you can buy that you swap the guts into the dual clear housing. They're neat and a good design, but I like these better.

I got my new KSA barrel in the other day. This is the Microgrooved barrel, 12 lands and grooves, and is a target barrel not match.
It is 16.5 " long, and threaded. I have an A2 style birdcage coming in for it, just because I like the way they look, even though I know it won't do much and adds something else to be cleaned.

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I have to say, Magpul really has a winner with this Backpacker stock. All I needed to do to get the barrel to work in it was take a little plastic button out of the fore stock. It was a spacer to make the stock rest on the factory taper barrel. Otherwise, I swapped my factory ruger takedown block to the new barrel, and bolted the stock back on. About a 10 minute swap. Took me longer to go get a 9/64 allen wrench from my garage.

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