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Flyingpootang
04-28-2011, 8:26 AM
Went to the range the other day and shot 10 rounds through a hole the size of less than a dime at 25 yards using Federal Auto Match bulk ammo from Walmart.

Specs:
Pillar/bedded/free floated barrel
Stock: Bell and Carlson Odyssey
Barrel: Green Mountain 16" .920 stainless
Bolt: Ruger head spaced to .044, re-ramped rear for smoother cycling, V-cut for easier charging handle re-install
Trigger: Volquartsen
Hammer/sear kit: Power Custom

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5665179084_0b279d298a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5665179084/)
P1020315 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5665179084/) by flyingpootang (http://www.flickr.com/people/57125151@N06/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5665201080_01f1154a4e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5665201080/)
P1020320 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5665201080/) by flyingpootang (http://www.flickr.com/people/57125151@N06/), on Flickr

ojisan
04-28-2011, 8:31 AM
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?
Great gun and great shooting.

triplestack3
04-28-2011, 8:59 AM
very nice!

chickenfried
04-28-2011, 9:00 AM
Tried automatch for the first time in my 10/22 a couple of weeks ago. Meant to do a range report, hope you don't mind if I just piggy back yours. I'm pretty happy with the ammo. First couple of magazines had a couple of jams but after that no more problems. I'll definietly pick up some more next time I'm at walmart.

ten shots per a target at fifty yards. 10/22T scopechief 15X power, also a green mountain barrel. Power custom/volquartsen trigger parts. Thinking of sending my bolt off to be modded at CPC and/or bedding my rifle. See if it helps with those one round fliers

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5664759419_07376db0e5_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5262/5664759815_b1ab13ee09_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5664760153_7d86663f09_z.jpg

trob
04-28-2011, 9:05 AM
yea, mine don't shoot worth a damn either ;)

5-shot groups
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/trob500/3z1.jpg

5-shot groups with same rifle, but these were from before bedding, floating, and adding a pressure pad...
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/trob500/IMGP2152.jpg

Flyingpootang
04-28-2011, 9:10 AM
Pillar bedding, bedding and free floating the barrel made all the difference in accuracy. Re-head spacing the bolt got rid of the first round fliers. It's a good thing I only went to .044 since any lower and the firing pin can start to peen the barrel chamber. IIRC the was a guy on rimfirecentral that was selling modded factory new bolts with all the same mods including pining the firing pin for 69.00

pennys dad
04-28-2011, 9:11 AM
BTW, sexy freaking Rifle!!

SixPointEight
04-28-2011, 9:13 AM
Damn...makes my 10/22 look pitiful

Flyingpootang
04-28-2011, 9:15 AM
Trob, before floating? nice I wouldn't touch it. What kind of ammo and what distance? If I stuck to 3 shot groups it 1 jagged hole. Shooting 10 rounds you start to loose your center so the groups get bigger ie the dime size hole LOL...

BTW the Tri Mags are a nice accessory.

MyOdessa
04-28-2011, 12:55 PM
Now that you all realize how bad 10/22 is, don't you wish you got Marlin or Savage?

Caseless
04-28-2011, 1:20 PM
Now that you all realize how bad 10/22 is, don't you wish you got Marlin or Savage?

In factory configuration, Marlin is better than a comparable 10/22. You can modify any gun to be more accurate with enough $ and effort. The thread title should be changed to: Heavily modified Ruger 10/22 accuracy not worth a dime. ;)

Flyingpootang
04-28-2011, 1:40 PM
In factory configuration, Marlin is better than a comparable 10/22. You can modify any gun to be more accurate with enough $ and effort. The thread title should be changed to: Heavily modified Ruger 10/22 accuracy not worth a dime. ;)

Yup ran out of things to do/buy...

trob
04-28-2011, 1:51 PM
Trob, before floating? nice I wouldn't touch it. What kind of ammo and what distance? If I stuck to 3 shot groups it 1 jagged hole. Shooting 10 rounds you start to loose your center so the groups get bigger ie the dime size hole LOL...

BTW the Tri Mags are a nice accessory.

thanks. Its Wolf MT at 25 yards. All my 22's are sighted to 25 because thats where most of the competitions on RFC take place and i rarely shoot squirrels beyond that range anyways. I use GM barrels for all my rimfires.

It was shooting consistently under 1/4" but I couldnt get into the "Zee-Row" range very often (0.0X" 5-shot groups). So i did some stock work, bedded the action, also added a pressure pad and floated the barrel. This brought it into the Zee-row range pretty easily. The gun that did those is in the 3-Zee club and 2-Zee club on RFC. I have only shot with it at the range 1 time after bedding it, so Im sure it could easily be a 4-Zee gun (4/4 with each being under 0.099")

I dont shoot at the range much (gets boring), but I recently finished 2 more rigs that are contenders for the 3 and 4-zee competition. a lot of fun to shoot! :D
here is my "Sleeper".

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/trob500/IMGP3378.jpg

Quickdraw Mcgraw
04-28-2011, 2:01 PM
Love that green mtn barell...mine had some problems, but when I got it back it shot like a dream! Nice rig by the way!

SniPeralez
04-30-2011, 7:51 AM
Nice rifle Flyingpootang, You got me! I was going to prove you wrong too, but you can't beat the OTB accuracy on these and when modified "not worth a dime".
Here's one of my 10/22s converted to 17M2, sorry no field report yet.
My Dos Centavos, Ed
http://photos.imageevent.com/sniperalezgunworks/inbox/websize/DSCI0015_1.JPG

mif_slim
04-30-2011, 8:05 AM
Nice. I wanna see groups at 50 yards. I'm thinking it won't be worth a quarter?! ;)

Nice shooting!!

X-NewYawker
04-30-2011, 9:07 AM
Bell & Carlson Odyssey stock helps make a tack driver…

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/L1010491.jpg

Flyingpootang
04-30-2011, 6:30 PM
SniPeralez: I use to really like my stock, but yours:eek: Guess it gives me a great reason to build another one.

Nice. I wanna see groups at 50 yards. I'm thinking it won't be worth a quarter?! ;)

Nice shooting!!

I can't wait to see what it can do at 50 yards. I'm sure 3 shot clover leafs are possible. 100 yards is also on the challenge list.

X-NewYawker: nice barre. I definitely going with a fluted barrel on my next rig. A Blackened fluted stainless would be awesome.

huang
05-01-2011, 6:23 PM
Nice shooting Flyingpootang you deserve some of the credit too. I have just added a pillar to my LVT do you have any pics of your bedding and freefloating work? That is next on my list.

Flyingpootang
05-01-2011, 6:31 PM
Nice shooting Flyingpootang you deserve some of the credit too. I have just added a pillar to my LVT do you have any pics of your bedding and freefloating work? That is next on my list.

To free float it I used a deep socket a little wider than the barrel channel. I started with 80 grit than moved to 120, 400, 600. Since the stock is synthetic I didn't need to seal it. I'll post pics of the pillar/bedding/free floating tomorrow.

Flyingpootang
05-04-2011, 12:34 AM
Sorry for the delay here are the pics:
The last one is the pillar I used.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5686616694_5d86342b24.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5686616694/)
P1020331 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5686616694/) by flyingpootang (http://www.flickr.com/people/57125151@N06/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5686623320_be2f049337.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5686623320/)
P1020334 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5686623320/) by flyingpootang (http://www.flickr.com/people/57125151@N06/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5686625654_2e1057e8f1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5686625654/)
P1020335 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57125151@N06/5686625654/) by flyingpootang (http://www.flickr.com/people/57125151@N06/), on Flickr

ryan0320
05-04-2011, 1:03 AM
Green Mountain has one of best barrel.....
My 10/22 loves that barrel as well

huang
05-07-2011, 9:11 PM
Flyingpoontang nice job thanks for posting