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So, I've been thinking I need another 10/22. Well, maybe 'need' isn't right, 'want' is more like it. I'd like to build or buy a target model. I was considering building one but I figure for what I'd have in the base 10/22 plus a barrel and stock I could do it cheaper to just buy the Ruger 10/22T right from the start, then do the trigger mods to that. Tell me if I'm off here:
Base ss 10/22: $175
Inexpensive ss barrel: $100
Inexpensive wood stock: $155
that's $430 plus shipping, I think I can get a ss 10-22T for less than that?
 

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Base ss 10/22: $175
Inexpensive ss barrel: $100
Inexpensive wood stock: $155
that's $430 plus shipping, I think

Your base is about right...maybe a few dollars high, barrel from Mountain green...match barrel........$90........stock from Boyds $100 very nice stocks...thumbhole to boot..

I purchased a 10/22T. $350.00 It shot okay but nothing special. I then bought a 10/22 used....very used......added a barrel.....stock and did the tricks in the action from VQ.......I know that I had only about $200 plus into the weapon. Man what a shooter. It outshot my 10/22T by a long way..........plug you take pride in building a weapon that shoot.

Do not be afraid to go to a used 10/22. The actions do not wear out. Mine cost me a total of $50 dollars. The stock was bad and the barrel was pitted. But I was more interested in the action. The extractor was gone. Heck it cost about $5 bucks to take care of that. A good cleaning...new MG barrel....new stock and out to the range............:D
 

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Coyote- forgive me but your math seems a bit 'fuzzy' to me, stock, barrel and action parts should be well over $200. Is the green mountain barrel ($90) a ss job or blued? The boyds stock, is it finished? I know you can order direct from boyds, but where's the best place to get the barrel and action parts?
 

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NEW!! Blued Alloy 16.5 inch, .920 diameter, Fluted for weight reduction and to add stiffness. "Heavy Flute" $105.99 PPD

New Boyd's Blaster finished 10/22 thumbhole stock $99.95

(They have gone up a little)

With those two were looking at what........$206.00
Action was $50........................................... 50.00

Total for mine.............................................. 256.00 Thats not much over $200 ;)

Even with that........ if you can find a 10/22 at Wal-Mart your looking at $160.00 New barrel $100.00 So now were at $260 dollars..........lots of stocks out there...so say with the boyds...$100............your into your weapon for $360.00 dollars.....price of a 10/22T $350..........and will not shoot as good as the one you put together...........and for about $35 dollars you can add a VQ hammer which will reduce the trigger pull by half. Did not add that in as you would probably do that to the 10/22 T model anyhow............

The barrel would come from: http://www.riflebarrelsupply.com/ and the parts for the action: http://www.ontargetguns.com/10-22.html there are others...like MG barrels from: http://www.midwayusa.com/

Also you do not have to have a new stock at this time. If you want to keep the stock that came on the 10/22 carbine...take a 1" dowell and wrap sandpaper around it and channel out the stock so a bull barrel will fit. That would save $100 until you could affort or want another stock. If you choose to go with the 10/22T model I would just shoot it as it is and then later on...after breaking it in........a few thousand rounds.........send it to CPC ( http://www.ct-precision.com/) and it will come back a really good shooter. This is what they do. RUGER 10/22 FULL TUNE-UP, LR or Magnum, includes 3 items:

TRIGGER JOB
2.0-2.4 lb pull
Trigger and hammer get side shims
Trigger overtravel screw
Forward anti-creep/slack screw
Auto-bolt release conversion
BARREL SETBACK & CROWN
Accurize Ruger original carbine barrel or Ruger T bulls or Clark, Midway, A&B, Butler Creek, Houge, Shilen, Olympic, etc., Stainless or Blue
Shorten chamber, recut barrel shank
CPC semi-auto match chamber ream until a Winchester Power Point, Eley, or CCI bullet lightly engages the rifling
Chamber polish
Recut extractor groove
Fit new spacer into barrel's lock cut
Cut new 11° recessed target crown
Bluing is touched up
BOLT COMBO
Cut and square bolt face to .0425" LR or .050" Mag rim headspace depth; same as bolt action rifle for accuracy and reduced flyers
Bolt side is beautifully prism jeweled

Cost......................$169

In fact I still may send in my 10/22T and have this done. LOL

Hope that helped !!
 

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cajungeo That was a very interesting article. Think it proved my point of building a 10/22. LOL now I have a reason to trade my 10/22T off for a Hummer (17 cal) or a maggit (22mag)........Geeeeeeeesssssssss....more desisions.........ACK
 

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Yeah, I was very surprised by it (the article). Why would Rugers heavy barrel be worse than an aftermarket? Maybe it's the difference btw hammer forged rifling and button rifling? At any rate, it's ended my 10/22T thoughts. Now I'm thinking maybe a delux sporter with the barrel channel opened up to take a heavy barrel? I already have one and love the walnut stock, but I'd have to get a second for a project gun. I couldn't hack the first gun my dad gave me! Thanks for the input guys.
 
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