Like to see some pictures of that little carbine.I bought my 10-22 in 2010. I had always wanted a DSP. One thing about a 10-22...you can do as much or as little as you like to it, and it will be greatly satisfactory. The first thing I did was improve the trigger pull, which could lift my ~ 6 lb puppy off the floor by his harness. He thought it was great fun. I replaced the regular hammer with (I think) a Volquartsen Target Hammer, which lowered the pull to 2 3/4 lbs. While it was all apart, in the True Spirit of Never Leaving Well-Enough Alone, I added a bolt buffer, and modified the bolt release, smoothed the inside of the receiver, lightly polished some internal parts and radiused the bolt like a post on Rimfire Central showed. A whetstone for flat, 200 grit wet or dry abrasive to start, then polish with 400 grit and oil, and it will feed everything from subsonic to Velocitor. I didn't radius it as radically as the article suggested. I added a skeletonized, larger bolt handle, because my large hands find it more comfortable. Once it was back together it has had Weaver Rimfire Classic scopes.... a 4X and the 2.5 -7X28 on it, which have been excellent. Happy, thank you!
Looks good Marine Welcome Home Brother I like the Iron sights you put on it, the Ruger 10 /22 has come a long way since 1964 when it first hit the market, I was 12 years old then and they were about 55 dollars back then I had saved my money up Cutting Grass, Picking Apples, Bailing Hay and I purchased one, In fact, I killed my first Deer with it delivering a single headshot between his eyes at about 30 yards he dropped like a stone, back then you could hunt with a rimfire there was no game law that said you could not use rim fire These laws vary from state to state, I still use the .22 LR 10/22 to kill Feral Hogs & Coyotes in my Eradication Business as well as other firearms and calibers but I have put down very Large Feral Hogs & Wild Boar with a single shot to the head at ranges from 30 - 75 Yards it's my favorite cartridge for dispatching them in a trap I use an old Ruger Standard .22 Pistol and it also puts them down without a problem its not the caliber of the gun its placing the shot in the right place. My friend Brian Quacka AKA Pig Man killed a Feral Hog with a Gamo pellet rifle .I've owned this rifle for about five years now. It's gone through slight transformations here and there. I started with an auto bolt release and a polymer recoil buffer, then mounted a scope on it to intro myself to Small Bore Steel Silhouette before building a KIDD rifle for that purpose.
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Now it's mainly used for plinking and for the instruction of new marksmen. It's wearing Tech Sights, a Volquartsen trigger, Rimfire Technologies helical fluted mag release, Power Customs Extended charging handle and added a small pic rail at 6 o'clock out in front IOT mount a bipod.
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I Free floated the barrel and filed away the nasty looking "step" where the barrel band used to slide onto. Bushnell TR-25, Blackhawk cheek pad, and did a little grip job before painting it OD green real quick.
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Nope, nothing wrong with that I still have the 1964 mdl. I purchased for 55 bucks when I was 12 years old. It still shoots well when my Grandson turns 12 it will be his but I think I will put a new barrel on it for him. That one has a Blue Million Rounds thru it. But it has been stripped down and thoroughly cleaned of all carbon and lead deposits I have found that Mercury removes lead from barrels fowled with lead. stopper one end of the barrel fill with mercury in a syringe stopper the other end wear rubber gloves let it sit for 24 hours pour mercury into a jar then strain lead from the mercury into another jar put a lid on it mark it as hazardous waste and dispose of it at a recycling center tell them it contains mercury and they will dispose of it for you.SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY!
And THAT'S what it's really all about, your ability to do it yourself and the outcome is outstanding.This is still my only one, and then my KIDD 10/22 I built myself. I thought about selling this one, but I'm pretty attached to it and I guess it's not too complicated to have two 10/22 style rifles. It won't fit in the empty Troy Industries T-22 chassis I have with the Tech Sight front sight mounted, and I'm not interested in getting rid of it.