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New 10/22 owner ??

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I just bought my first 10/22. It is a model K10/22-22 From Wal-Mart. Stainless 22" barrel. I am not very impressed with the fit and finish of the bolt and inside of the receiver. There are a lot of
machining marks and rough edges and rough finish on the interior of the receiver along the bolt guides or rails and the ejection port. Is this Normal? Does Wal-Mart get seconds from Ruger? Or am I just being too critical. I have not fired it yet but it does cycle a full mag just fine. The out side of the receiver is excellent. It almost looks like Ruger didn't finish the manufacturing

Thanks, Bradley in Ca.
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Welcome to the forum ploobr. I bought a walmart 10/22 rifle. I already had a 10/22 carbine I bought from acadamey sports. The inside of both receivers look the same. The Ruger 10/22 is very reliable, one of the most customized rifles there is, as most all parts are customer drop in. I'm not polishing the inside of mine, as it dosen't effect the looks, or function. The action will smooth out as you break it in.

Having been in aircraft for 20 years or so, I have a concern about sanding, grinding, polishing the surface of aluminum. As it has been treated to prevent corosion. On aircraft we use alodine a corosive liquid to etch the surface to prevent corosion. Personally I'd not mess with the aluminium receiver. I would recommend the bolt buffer, and the other drop in parts coyote mentioned. Do the buffer if nothing else! And above all else, have fun shooten it! Check out these links:

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