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Auto Bolt Release, and Cleaning 10/22

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Was looking at a pict of a bolt release for a 10/22 in a popular web sight and took my bolt lock out and used a dremel tool, a file might work and it looks like a hart grind the center of the humps of hart out and give it a slight arch not much and now you have a automatic bolt release might take a couple of tries :cool: Now for cleaning strip receaver, find dead center on the back of the receaver and come up .790 and drill a hole 1/4 or bigger not to much bigger and wala now you can clean your 10/22 like a bolt rifle.The way I came up with the .790 was look down the barrel and scribe the inside of the receiver or purches the jig for $35.00 I think. Do this at YOUR OWNE RISK and be careful :cool: This is my present to all of you Have a Merry Christmas:usa: Make the first shot count because if you dont it wasnt a good shot
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just about to try out the weed wacker line idea, but I thought Id post a pic of the bedding results first (only real mod so far to my 10/22 other than recoil buffer).

This is me free standing, with a bi pod sitting on a box at about 30 m. Cant guarantee the same POI but its close enough compared to the shotgun blast effect it used to do!

Yes everything is in metric..... get with the program :D


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Hey doonnzel. Thats some good shooten!;) It looks like aprox .5 inch. by our measure. Have you done a trigger job yet? It helped keep my groops more consistant.

I wish we had metric, like everyone else. The big thing I like is it is simple. Our std, is a mixture of odd measures. Now lets see a yard was the distance between the Kings nose, and the end of his middle finger, a foot was the length of the Kings foot, an inch was the length of the end of his index finger, and first knuckle, whew makes no sense to me. We tried converting, but the major companies cried it was unfair, as they would have to rebuild all their tooling. So we have to have 2 tool sets metric and Amer. std.:rolleyes:
always wondered about doing the trigger.... The mini was already done, so i didnt get a chance to play with that....

Kitchen table gunsmithing or professional?

got me a full set of metric and imperial hammers:D
You can definitely do that yourself. It's all drop-in parts. You can do just he Hammer for about 30 Bucks, Match Hammer and Sear are gonna run you around 50 Bucks.

Have fun!!

TheGermanGuy :sniper:
About a 10 min kitchen table job. Here is the one I used, but you may get it cheeper at MidSouth shooter supply.
You can use empy shell cases for snap caps to check out your job. It does make a big difference.:D
Has anyone else noticed that you can now cock the rifle by banging the butt on the ground?

I think you did something wrong. I have done 3 10/22 and none of them will cock that way. You have a unsafe gun..........fix it....:confused:
Weakened Recoil Spring !!!

swapped bits off my mates unmodified 10/22 one at a time until I found the bit that made the difference (other than the bolt release!)

I had the spring shortened when I first got it (5 years ago) cos it wouldnt always cycle subs, since seen a few hundred rounds and the springs a bit softer, doesnt put enough push against the bolt to prevent it moving backwards when I bang it against the ground, and Im not talking hard either..... couple of inchs or so off the ground, dropped under its own weight.... CLACK!
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