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Old January 16th, 2020, 12:25 PM   #1
 
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Target model 10/22

Kind of bummed out about Ruger's lack of diversity- I got interested in a target model, but find they are no longer offered. What gives?

It looks like I may have to build one. I have a mid 70's 10/22, but it was a gift from the wife and I will have to find another donor receiver.

Have any of you been down this road before, and have some suggestions as to how to proceed? I do not shoot competition, just plink and squirrel hunt and would like to try something different. How short can a barrel be before accuracy is lost? This project will end up with a scope.

TIA, Rick



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Old January 16th, 2020, 12:42 PM   #2
 
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Look at it as a mixed blessing. While you might not like the models currently offering, that means you know what you want/like. So, your build is limited by your budget and imagination. Find the best deal you can to get it as cheap as you can or find a used model with a good action that might be in rough shape and you are good to go. You might not shoot competition, but that doesnt mean you cant make whatever makes you happy. Accurate rifles are fun, no matter what the use. Short barrels are not less accurate. If anything, they are more accurate. I am assuming you will scope it, so sight radius is not an issue. A longer barrel give you more velocity (theoretically, we are talking .22 here) but technically, the shorter barrel has more accuracy potential as it is stiffer. So go crazy and have fun with it. Most of all, post pics.
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you can buy a low end- no sight 10/22 for just over $200. Looks like it has a thicker barrel from the factory, and already set up for a scope. I think I have even seen these for $199

https://www.cabelas.com/product/shoo...6.uts?slotId=0
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Thanks, keep the ideas coming!
Re the shorter barrel, at what point does the powder burn stop, lets say for a 22LR standard velocity round? I would think that after a certain length, more barrel is a deficit with friction. I've been wrong before, though.

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Old January 16th, 2020, 03:29 PM   #5
 
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Here's a real good source of info:

BBTI - Ballistics by the Inch :: .22 Results
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Old January 16th, 2020, 04:06 PM   #6
 
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So velocity keeps climbing to 18" with the high velocity rounds listed, chart doesn't seem to list standard velocity rounds, or go beyond 18".

Sort of gives an idea, but doesn't answer the question I asked.
Thanks anyway.
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Used target models are fairly easy to find.
That being said, building your own is a fun way to go if you have the bucks.
Do a search for Ruger 10/22 Ultimate's. If done right they at least equal the bolt rifles (if not better, IMHO) in accuracy.
This forum has a lot of good info.
IMHO, start with the trigger.
I love mine.

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Sometimes I thinkI am the only person who has several stock ruger 10-22s 3with wood stock 2 of which are blued 1 stainless.
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Sometimes I thinkI am the only person who has several stock ruger 10-22s 3with wood stock 2 of which are blued 1 stainless.
You're not wrong, everyone these days pretty much has to go tacticool.
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Find a used one for a donor and get a KIDD barrel, boyd stock and trigger upgrade of your choice then you have a better than target model. I would go 18 inch heavy barrel but a 16.5 works well too especially if you go suppressed. My 20 inch heavy barrel was front heavy and felt awkward packing around. I am partial to the KIDD barrels because I have one but any of the quality aftermarket barrels would work fine.
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