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gosparx
03-13-2008, 12:54 AM
In a couple of days I will get to bring home my first 10/22... actually two of them. :D

I bought one that I want to leave pretty stock, but I got the second one so I could have some fun with it. (stocks, barrels, bullpup?) :43:

I've seen some fun stuff on various threads, but thought I would just ask.

sb_pete
03-13-2008, 1:15 AM
They are a lot of fun to build. I would recommend buying action/trigger/etc-in- the-receiver stuff first before moving on to some sweet barrel stock combo.

A General rule of thumb I've found to avoid buyer's remorse later is that whenever you find a trick part, look at the equivalent part made by 1. Volquartsen 2. Power Custom 3. clark custom 4. then look for others

Check out:
Midway
Cabelas
EABCO

then look at parts from:
CSMtech.com
1022racerifle.com
hawktecharms.com

can't think of any others at the moment but there are lots more.

The first three things I would get are:

1. extended mag release (the stock one should never have been invented). I like my Volquartsen one, but there are plenty of others

2. Either an auto-bolt release or go full hog and get that and the power-custom bolt hold open (have to use customized mags though).

3. extended bolt handle of some sort

Those three things kind of complete a 10/22 in my mind. Beyond that you can go hog wild but I would order those three durng my waiting period if I bought another 10/22. If you have the target trigger then it is good enough for me. If you have the stock trigger, then you will want to fix that down the line too. I run a BSA sweet22 scope and love it, just wish it had some kind of ranging in the reticle though.

Anyways, good luck and have fun.

RECCE556
03-13-2008, 2:10 AM
... 10/22... actually two of them. :D
Sell them both and get a GSG-5? :43:

Actually, there is a lot of aftermarket stuff for the 10/22 but most of the quality items revolve around making the 10/22 a tack driver (Volquartsen/Power Customs/etc.) You can really dump a lot money into a 10/22 (which I'd rather do into a centerfire gun but that's just me). I bought one about a decade ago (a heavy barrel factory "target" model with a bunch of "high capacity" mags) and I haven't done anything to it. It's probably got a good layer of "protective" dust on it. It's just not that exciting to shoot...now the GSG-5 OTOH....:D

railroader
03-13-2008, 2:48 AM
I would suggest Volquartsen target hammers for both rifles. That upgrade alone will make it a night and day difference in shooting your rifles. Your trigger will go from about 6lbs. to about a nice 2lbs. Mark

ZombieKiller
03-13-2008, 4:56 AM
Check out Hornet Prodcuts also.......good prices and great service.

shark92651
03-13-2008, 7:05 AM
In a couple of days I will get to bring home my first 10/22... actually two of them. :D

This is the funnest thing to do with two 10/22s (http://www.gatlingguns.com/tentwentytwo.htm)

http://gatlingguns.com/images/RAZIMGZ/1022top.jpg

Just curios, what is the legality of something like this in CA?

gosparx
03-13-2008, 7:05 AM
Sell them both and get a GSG-5? :43:

Although a tad more expensive to shoot. I've already got my MP5ish weapon...

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Vector Arms V53 (HK53)

(Of course since it's centerfire I have to deal with all the AW crap)

But as far as the 10/22s go... so many very very fun options!!!!

THANKS for all the leads!

69Mach1
03-13-2008, 7:15 AM
Since you like to buy firearms that are unique, check this stock conversion out.:D
http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/SGpics/SGside1.jpg
http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/2aprod/11022prod.html

inda_bebe
03-13-2008, 8:06 AM
i was always into this set up. made be get a 10/22 in the first place.


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/MJWalker_photos/My%20weapons/DSCF040313.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/MJWalker_photos/My%20weapons/DSCF04034.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/MJWalker_photos/My%20weapons/DSCF040314.jpg

i hated how long the RB stock was on back order. i just gave up on the project. the charging handle is from superior concepts

ohsmily
03-13-2008, 9:16 AM
This is the funnest thing to do with two 10/22s (http://www.gatlingguns.com/tentwentytwo.htm)



Just curios, what is the legality of something like this in CA?

Not legal in CA. Multi-trigger burst actuators are illegal in CA.

ibanezfoo
03-13-2008, 9:36 AM
Sorry....


http://www.krinkerplinker.com/


:hide:

:smilielol5:

-Bryan

Hillbilly Rebel
03-13-2008, 10:32 AM
In a couple of days I will get to bring home my first 10/22... actually two of them. :D

I bought one that I want to leave pretty stock, but I got the second one so I could have some fun with it. (stocks, barrels, bullpup?) :43:

I've seen some fun stuff on various threads, but thought I would just ask.

First thing to do is visit http://www.rimfirecentral.com.

Then go nuts! :D

brokestudent12
03-13-2008, 10:44 AM
I WANT THIS!

http://i25.tinypic.com/2vlpqxe.jpg

Gunner1
03-13-2008, 10:53 AM
Did someone say KRINKER PLINKER:jump:

I just had to say it.

Knight
03-13-2008, 10:55 AM
i was always into this set up. made be get a 10/22 in the first place.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/MJWalker_photos/My%20weapons/DSCF040313.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/MJWalker_photos/My%20weapons/DSCF04034.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/MJWalker_photos/My%20weapons/DSCF040314.jpg

i hated how long the RB stock was on back order. i just gave up on the project. the charging handle is from superior concepts

It might be worth it to call up RB Precision (http://www.rbprecision.com/) and see if the waiting period has gone down at all. It really is an awesome stock:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/KnightForums/Guns/PJCT1022STRAIGHTON.jpg

My 10/22 build adventure was really quite frustrating overall. All the Volquartsen parts did was make my 10/22 slamfire and jam constantly. I broke my triggerguard and had to order another trigger pack frame. I lost the safety detent and had to order another one (BEWARE THE SAFETY DETENT!!!). The barrel I ordered had an oversized shank and I had no tools to make it fit, so I had to drive to a gunsmith to have him fit it.

Overall, it was fun though, and I learned a lot about the mechanics and parts of a 10/22. No better way to know about your gun than to rebuild it completely.

shark92651
03-13-2008, 11:05 AM
Not legal in CA. Multi-trigger burst actuators are illegal in CA.

That's what I figured, didn't know if there was a rimfire exemption or something. Thanks.

Ironchef
03-13-2008, 11:11 AM
Not legal in CA. Multi-trigger burst actuators are illegal in CA.

I thought the cranking trigger was ok because it is considered a labor to cause each round to fire making it still semi-auto. Or is that what a multi-trigger burst actuator is?

TMC
03-13-2008, 11:14 AM
I got hammered for proposing this AR-10/22 kit (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/product_info.php?cPath=412&products_id=1383) but if you, like me have a bunch of hi-cap 10/22 mags from the good ol days then it would be more fun than a Spikes upper on an AR lower.

ViPER395
03-13-2008, 1:52 PM
First thing to do is visit http://www.rimfirecentral.com.

Then go nuts! :D

If someone else hadn't said it already....

+1...........the best source for 10/22 modding on the net!!

AfricanHunter
03-13-2008, 2:10 PM
Not legal in CA. Multi-trigger burst actuators are illegal in CA.

I don't think this is correct. I thought cranks are legal. Anyone know for sure? I know a non C3 dealer who bought an original Gatling gun.

aplinker
03-13-2008, 2:23 PM
I'll be the 1st to say it... The 10/22 doesn't get more exciting to shoot no matter how much you improve it.

If you want it easy to use, add the extended mag release and the auto-bolt release. After that you might want a more comfortable stock and an optics mount for a red-dot or low powered scope. Don't spend too much cause all I do with mine is occasionally bring it out for other people to shoot.

Toolbox X
03-13-2008, 2:45 PM
I got hammered for proposing this AR-10/22 kit (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/product_info.php?cPath=412&products_id=1383) but if you, like me have a bunch of hi-cap 10/22 mags from the good ol days then it would be more fun than a Spikes upper on an AR lower.

Nothing is more fun than a Spike's upper on an AR lower.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j97/Toolbox-X/AR-22/IMG_3566.jpg

brokestudent12
03-13-2008, 2:46 PM
I'll be the 1st to say it... The 10/22 doesn't get more exciting to shoot no matter how much you improve it.

If you want it easy to use, add the extended mag release and the auto-bolt release. After that you might want a more comfortable stock and an optics mount for a red-dot or low powered scope. Don't spend too much cause all I do with mine is occasionally bring it out for other people to shoot.

totally agree - don't be going apeshift crazy, it's fun for <50yd plinking around and shooting up bottles and cans, ammo price is just right :)

draconianruler
03-13-2008, 4:29 PM
I'll be the 1st to say it... The 10/22 doesn't get more exciting to shoot no matter how much you improve it.

If you want it easy to use, add the extended mag release and the auto-bolt release. After that you might want a more comfortable stock and an optics mount for a red-dot or low powered scope. Don't spend too much cause all I do with mine is occasionally bring it out for other people to shoot.

I disagree with the above. I enjoy shooting my 10/22 more with a new stock and optics then when it was completely stock. I'm looking to upgrade the trigger and get a new barrel after I wear the stock one out. I still take it out with me almost everytime I shoot since ammo is cheap, its super fun, and I can plink all day long. Great gun for the kids and wife too.

Hanniballs
03-13-2008, 5:42 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9P8AbTKvykE

I used to have one of those stocks.. http://mustangworld.com/forums/images/smilies/lookaround%5B1%5D.gif

motorhead
03-13-2008, 5:47 PM
i love mine and take it every trip shooting. bought it used for $100 w/2 mags and a bushnell 3 X 7. bought a new factory bbl. online for $20. got 2 new ruger mags at midway last mo. for $8 ea..
to each his own and such, i build non-standard aks, but all the custom tacticool stuff on a .22 is kinda like putting lipstick on a pig.

gosparx
03-13-2008, 10:37 PM
TOO MANY CHOICES... HEAD POUNDING... BRAIN IMPLODING!!!

Thanks for all the links and ideas. Looks like I am going to have some fun.

I already have a dedicated AR22 that I love! (of course that does not mean that I don't need another one!!)
8589

Plus, I'm in the process of building a AR22 pistol (with an 80% receiver). This is just a quick photoshoped pic...
8590
With any luck, they Spikes upper that will be going on this will be here in a couple of weeks.

A good number of the guns I have are so that my friends can have something to shoot when I take them to the range. I can usually talk them into shooting something with a little bang or a little kick, but they always are much happier shooting the little guns or at least something with no recoil!

aplinker
03-13-2008, 10:45 PM
In that case, pick something decently cool looking, like this, on the cheap (it will make a nice counterpoint to your AR):
http://www.galatiinternational.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/ATRUG3000.jpg

Stick with the standard trigger, add a scope/mount (the 1.25-5 shotgun scope I have is nice) and be done with it. (Oh don't forget the quick mag release and the bolt release) That will run you about $150, total, including the scope.


TOO MANY CHOICES... HEAD POUNDING... BRAIN IMPLODING!!!

Thanks for all the links and ideas. Looks like I am going to have some fun.

I already have a dedicated AR22 that I love! (of course that does not mean that I don't need another one!!)
8589

Plus, I'm in the process of building a AR22 pistol (with an 80% receiver). This is just a quick photoshoped pic...
8590
With any luck, they Spikes upper that will be going on this will be here in a couple of weeks.

A good number of the guns I have are so that my friends can have something to shoot when I take them to the range. I can usually talk them into shooting something with a little bang or a little kick, but they always are much happier shooting the little guns or at least something with no recoil!

projectx605
03-14-2008, 12:45 AM
Stick with the standard trigger, add a scope/mount (the 1.25-5 shotgun scope I have is nice) and be done with it. (Oh don't forget the quick mag release and the bolt release) That will run you about $150, total, including the scope.

what is the exact scope you use?