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Press Check
07-22-2012, 6:11 PM
Since the 10/22 is somewhat of a money pit, would it be wise to simply purchase a receiver and build one from scratch?

bruceflinch
07-22-2012, 6:35 PM
Yes, if you want to have a custom 10-22.
A stock cheapo 10-22 is what, about $200?

Ron-Solo
07-22-2012, 7:05 PM
Money pit? Only if you have to have every gadget or Kool aid gizmo for it.

I put a $30 Tasco scope and a $10 Volquartsen bolt catch on mine, and it shoots great.

I paid $199 for my rifle.

The iron sights were fine,but my eyesight isn't what it used to be.

Press Check
07-22-2012, 7:24 PM
Money pit? Only if you have to have every gadget or Kool aid gizmo for it.



I meant for those that like to tinker. I know others are perfectly content with the rifle in stock trim with a nice or mediocre piece of glass on top.

Gringo Bandito
07-22-2012, 7:26 PM
I was in this frame of mind several months ago and decided to buy a second 10/22 to customize. I ended up shelling out about $1200 bucks and built an awesome 10/22. I took both of them to the range today and happened to snap a few pics of the targets that I was shooting with my "cheap" version. Not the one that I paid $1200 to build.

3 shot groups at 50 yard with wolf match ammo.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m296/rbshadow/IMG_0492.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m296/rbshadow/IMG_0490.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m296/rbshadow/IMG_0487.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m296/rbshadow/IMG_0486.jpg

The cheapo build has a green mountain fluted barrel, a home made trigger job, and a hogue stock. By far the better value and is a solid shooter.

crackerman
07-22-2012, 8:16 PM
Since the 10/22 is somewhat of a money pit, would it be wise to simply purchase a receiver and build one from scratch?

I like to tinker as well and the 10/22 is one of the king of tinker guns. That said unless you have a clear vision of what you want I would get a standard 10/22 and build up. The nice thing about buliding from stock is you can upgrade the barrell and enjoy it, then do the trigger when funds allow, then change the stock, etc.

ojisan
07-22-2012, 8:29 PM
Since the 10/22 is somewhat of a money pit, would it be wise to simply purchase a receiver and build one from scratch?

Depends on how far you want to go.
Ruger does not sell bare receivers.
Aftermarket ones are around $200.
Then you need a bolt assy ($40+), recoil spring and handle assembly ($20-40), a complete trigger group ($50-60), a barrel ($100-300), a stock ($50-250), pins and hardware ($20), etc.
Easist and cheapest just to buy a plain 10/22 for around $200 and build it as you want for a fun gun.
Serious target use, then you will spend $1000 on it building it from premium parts.

StratORcaster
07-22-2012, 8:35 PM
Atleast it's not a 308 money pit! :eek:

Ron-Solo
07-22-2012, 8:46 PM
I meant for those that like to tinker. I know others are perfectly content with the rifle in stock trim with a nice or mediocre piece of glass on top.

Stock rifle ($105) with inexpensive scope ($40) Winchester bulk ammo, 25 yards.........by an eight year old.

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww350/rdmelton1956/photo-40.jpg

I'm increasing the range next time we go out shooting. :D

bohoki
07-22-2012, 9:58 PM
they work just fine out of the box

Press Check
07-22-2012, 10:03 PM
they work just fine out of the box

Of course they do!

Press Check
07-22-2012, 10:04 PM
Depends on how far you want to go.
Ruger does not sell bare receivers.
Aftermarket ones are around $200.
Then you need a bolt assy ($40+), recoil spring and handle assembly ($20-40), a complete trigger group ($50-60), a barrel ($100-300), a stock ($50-250), pins and hardware ($20), etc.
Easist and cheapest just to buy a plain 10/22 for around $200 and build it as you want for a fun gun.
Serious target use, then you will spend $1000 on it building it from premium parts.

I was actually looking at a VQ receiver and starting from there.

Gem1950
07-28-2012, 8:01 AM
Pawn shop. Older version with metal trigger group. Start your build.

sholling
07-28-2012, 9:17 AM
Since the 10/22 is somewhat of a money pit, would it be wise to simply purchase a receiver and build one from scratch?
I'm working on one based on an aftermarket receiver right now but it's not the cheapest way to go. One option is a factory receiver for $105 from Shooter's Discount (http://www.shootersdiscount.com/cart/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=6) but they don't come up often and by the time you pay the FFL transfer fee you don't save much off buying a complete rifle. Plus aftermarket bolts don't add a lot to accuracy and with the receiver and FFL fee you're at the price of a complete rifle. On the other hand aftermarket bolts look better than factory bolts.