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BayAreaShooter
05-01-2011, 7:15 PM
I have a 10/22 that I would like to put a new stock and barrel on. I am leaning towards putting a synthetic stock and bull barrel on. I am trying to do it as inexpensive as possible. ($150 range) Yea I now you get what you pay for. I was looking at the Butler Creek stock/barrel combo? Does anyone have any experience with this setup. Any other suggestions on barrels or stocks? I was also thinking of possibly doing a tactical setup. Any input on a AR style stock for a 10/22.



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Fjold
05-01-2011, 7:17 PM
For a good quality 22 bull barrel try the Green Mountain Barrels

X-NewYawker
05-01-2011, 7:55 PM
Volquartsen -- you can screw the scope mount into the barrel:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/Vol-Scope-CU.jpg

The barrel is thicker steel than the receiver which is just aluminum

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/Vol-CU.jpg

john.t.singh
05-01-2011, 8:18 PM
why do you want the bull barrel??

I put on a Green mountain bull barrel on a hogue stock, took it to an appleseed shoot. It's so freaking heavy... After I shot that, my AR felt like a feather...

The only amazing advantage I saw was that it doesn't heat up that quickly after firing 100+ rounds in an hour it wasn't even that hot...

BayAreaShooter
05-01-2011, 8:35 PM
why do you want the bull barrel??

I put on a Green mountain bull barrel on a hogue stock, took it to an appleseed shoot. It's so freaking heavy... After I shot that, my AR felt like a feather...

The only amazing advantage I saw was that it doesn't heat up that quickly after firing 100+ rounds in an hour it wasn't even that hot...

I only shoot it off the bench.

MongooseV8
05-02-2011, 6:15 AM
Green Mountain 16.5" fluted barrels arent that heavy. They are just over $100 and super accurate. Get a factory Ruger bull barrel stock, dont get a plastic stock. They might be light but they flex too much, and they do change the point of impact. I post this picture a lot, but for good reason ;)

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q47/turborscapri1984/100_0472-1.jpg

Here for great prices on barrels:
http://www.shootersdiscount.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=17
And here for some great stocks:
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-RIMFIRE-STUFF-cln-Stocks/Categories

About $250 total, but its cheaper when you only have to buy the stuff once...

XDRoX
05-02-2011, 6:31 AM
As already said, Green Mountain is the way to go. They are heavy, but since your shooting from a bench it doesn't really matter. They'll keep up with any of the higher priced barrels.

The Butler Creek stock will work fine. I like the B&C stocks as well, especially from a bench.

choprzrul
05-02-2011, 6:33 AM
Marlin 795 @ Big5 for $139 after rebate. Probably more accurate out of the box than those aftermarket barrels and it come from the factory with a synthetic stock.

Flyingpootang
05-02-2011, 7:01 AM
Green Mountain are very reasonable priced for a Bentz chamber and along with free floating/bedding shoot very very tight groups. Ruger stock barrels are mistakenly overlooked as being very accurate. You could disguard the barrel band, watch a few YouTube vids, spend 8.00 in JB Weld, shoe polish, sand paper to free float and bed your stock to achieve superb accuracy.

BayAreaShooter
05-02-2011, 5:15 PM
Marlin 795 @ Big5 for $139 after rebate. Probably more accurate out of the box than those aftermarket barrels and it come from the factory with a synthetic stock.

Hmm not to sure about that but hey you never know. I bought a discount .22 (Savage) and was not very impressed. It has never failed to fire or eject and the barrel is free floated, but I hate that skinny synthetic stock feel. The trigger was so heavy that it completely ruins any sort of bench shooting with it. The Marlin could be better for all I know but I group the two in the same category.

BayAreaShooter
05-02-2011, 5:20 PM
Green Mountain are very reasonable priced for a Bentz chamber and along with free floating/bedding shoot very very tight groups. Ruger stock barrels are mistakenly overlooked as being very accurate. You could disguard the barrel band, watch a few YouTube vids, spend 8.00 in JB Weld, shoe polish, sand paper to free float and bed your stock to achieve superb accuracy.


Yea people do overlook them. I am honestly very very happy with the stock barrel but I have some extra cash and I have always wanted to "customize" my 10/22. My stock barrel will shoot dime size at 25 yards (on a good day) and not much bigger at 50. 100 yards is a whole different story. I don't know if I need a better scope or a new barrel or what but 100 is more like 1-2 feet.