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"10/22" Build

Postby roddy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 am

The foundation for my next project showed up in the mail yesterday...

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Re: "10/22" Build

Postby North Country Gal » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:44 am

Been awhile since I've gone down tat 10/22 mod road. Be interesting to follow your progress on your new build. Tell us more.
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Re: "10/22" Build

Postby roddy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:10 pm

North Country Gal wrote:Been awhile since I've gone down tat 10/22 mod road. Be interesting to follow your progress on your new build. Tell us more.


There's not a lot to tell yet. I haven't decided which direction to go in, but I am leaning towards a strictly subsonic, reasonably accurate rifle for quick plinking and back yard pest control. The lowest velocity rounds my 10/22 and AMT 25/22 will cycle reliably are about 950 fps. I would like to go lower than that if I pursue this direction.

Any advice you have as far as the subsonic/semi-auto combo, barrel lengths/profiles/chambers would be greatly appreciated. I've had the above two apart many times, but this is the first one I'll be building from hand-picked components.
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Re: "10/22" Build

Postby North Country Gal » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:16 pm

I've had great luck with Kidd triggers and barrels, but cheap, they are not. Went with a Kidd barrel on a Charger. Went from being a 7/8th inch shooter at 50 yards to an easy sub half inch shooter.
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Re: "10/22" Build

Postby roddy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:25 am

Kidd barrels are definitely on my radar, and though I have never experienced their triggers, I would like to. I have a BX trigger here that I might use. For the money, they work well. It's all up in the air right now...the only thing I am certain on is that I want to put it in a hardwood stock (preferably maple or walnut).
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Re: "10/22" Build

Postby North Country Gal » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 am

With you on the BX trigger. It's a great value and definitely a step up from the usual stock 10/22 trigger. We put one on our mid-80s 10/22 and saw real improvement. Still, the Kidd triggers are in a different class, entirely. I'd considerate Kidd or equivalent to be a must for a competition level build, but the BX will do fine for fun shooting.
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