And you thought Black Beauty was a horse...

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by MikeInVegas, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    Figured I'd show off my modified 10/22 a little bit. :)

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    About the only things on this rifle that still bear the Ruger name are the bolt, receiver, firing pin, and a few pins and springs. As for the rest:

    Fajen Silhouette stock
    Clark Custom trigger group
    Buffer Technologies recoil buffer
    Tactical Solutions mag release and scope rail
    Tactical Innovations bolt handle
    Volquartsen auto bolt release
    Green Mountain barrel
    Primary Arms 3-9x40 scope.

    This was a work in progress for about 4 years, but I kinda think now it's done. And I'm very happy with it.
     

  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Awesome conversion...!!
     
  3. FrogSwatter

    FrogSwatter New Member

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    And you should be proud of it! I say it was 4 years well spent! Bravo!!!
     
  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Active Member

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    Very nicely done. Got the rest of the Ruger stuff?
     
  5. Dalefan88

    Dalefan88 New Member

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    That's a nice gun


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  6. NHCraigT

    NHCraigT New Member

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    "Black Beauty" is right!
     
  7. Chort1

    Chort1 New Member

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    Nice looking gun and probably a tack driver. Mine doesn't look like the original 10-22 either but is a great gun to own and is one great squirrel gittin machine. I didn't think I had a assault weapon but according to Obama I guess I do.
     
  8. bhale187

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    Beautiful setup you have there.

    How's the Clark Custom compare to the Timney? I'm planning a somewhat similar build and I've been trying to decide on a Trigger.
     
  9. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    Yes, I held onto all the factory parts. Just in case I ever decide, for some reason, I want to go back to the original configuration.
     
  10. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    You know, I've never used a Timney trigger, although I've heard very good things about them. I ended up using the Clark Custom trigger because money was tight at the time and I got a really good deal on it. :) And as it turns out I'm really satisfied with it.
     
  11. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Nice little double deuce MIV.
     
  12. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    Thanks, everyone, for all the comments! This project was definitely 4 years well spent, putting it together basically a piece at a time. That's one of the great things about these rifles - you can just tweak and tweak until you get exactly what you're looking for. And yes, it's a tack-driving machine. When it comes to accuracy, the weakest link in that chain is definitely me. :)

    Yeah, is that stupid, or what?
     
  13. doublenut9

    doublenut9 New Member

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    A very cool looking rifle. You have built something to be proud of!!!
     
  14. MDS

    MDS New Member

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    I really like that stock! Looks like you can get a good cheek weld. I may look into that as a target stock for my KIDD trigger/receiver group I currently have in a T-22 chassy.
     
  15. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

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    I know Im not suppose to covet,,,, but ,,,my god, thats nice.

    You have inspired me to the point I may be spending some more money on mine.


    Jim
     
  16. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    It's a great stock. I highly recommend it. While mine is the "standard," non-adjustable version, there's also a "special edition" version that is adjustable to fit the shooter. Also, be aware, looks like Fajen is no longer manufacturing these, although if you google "Fajen Legacy" you can find some places that still have them for sale.
     
  17. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    Sinner. ;)

    Be careful...once you start, it becomes sort of an addiction. You find yourself saying, "Well, if I just tweak it a little bit more..." :D
     
  18. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

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    This is the only one I put together,
    Amazing how much difference in mine and yours, and I LOVE both.

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    Forgive me for that sin.;)

    I will probably start a another one, going to the dark side,and leave this one as is.Pic dont show the swirl OD ground SS bull barrel.

    Man,,,, I sure like that black beauty.


    Jim
     
  19. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    Yours has a different look than mine, but it's still a nice-looking gun. I bet it's a shooter, too, which is what really matters.

    Who made that barrel you used on it? And if you get a chance, I'd love to see a close-up showing the finish.