good to best components for a Ruger 10/22

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by numskully, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. numskully

    numskully New Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    I'm looking to make a 10/22 from 3rd party parts. Any info on


    would be appreciated (and any other components).

  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Everyone says positive things about Volquartsen.

    I have no firsthand knowledge. I have left my 10/22 very basic. Only added a 4X scope.

  3. MarkInTexas

    MarkInTexas New Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    I put a Shilen barrel and Fajen thumbhole stock on mine. Used the Ruger receiver and bolt, Ron Powers extractor and titanium bolt handle, Volquartsen trigger and sear, Wolfe springs.
  4. pkcgbifaid

    pkcgbifaid Member

    Nov 12, 2003
    Charleston, WV
    I don't have any personal experience with them, but I really like the look of the X-Ring receivers and barrels from Tactical Solutions.

    I have also heard a lot of good things about Kidd Innovative Designs, which is a little more one-stop-shop since they pretty much sell everything from triggers to receivers to barrels.

    Here are pics of the X-Ring receivers and barrels.

    Attached Files:

  5. old semperfi

    old semperfi Active Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    you have been given some good advise,i think the only way to go on the stock is fagin. old semperfi
  6. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    I'm a Volquartsen man myself for the 10/22 internals.

    Get your nice laminated wood stocks at Stocky's Stocks.

    If I was going to get a .920 target barrel, I'd go with Green Mountain.

    For a great scope go with a Simmons 3 X 9 X 32 .22 Mag. with A.O. with Weaver Rings.
  7. numskully

    numskully New Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Thanks for some great info!

    If anyone else has info, please post it.
  8. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
  9. Tom

    Tom Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    All kinds of possibilities here. Here are a few of mine:

    Barrel:........Green Mountain.............Kidd
    receiver:.....Ruger...........................Volquartsen, Kidd
    bolt:..........Ruger (headspaced)
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  10. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe New Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    There are a whole lot of ways to spend more than you need to. I think you'd be doing yourself a dis-service to do anything but take a long hard look around rimfire central, as linked above. You may want to start by just having Nemo rework your factory barrel and bolt, and do a bit of polishing on the trigger yourself. Look hard thru the tips and tricks section, and see that there is a whole lot you can do yourself.
    I have 3 different 10/.22's that shoot to 3 different levels, at 3 very different price points. My smallest and least expensive walkin' around gun can't shoot like the bench gun, but I wouldn't want to carry the bench gun. The one in-between shoots better than the little one, and is much easier to carry than the super gun.
    The in-between has:
    All the stock parts of the standard CRR, except:
    A Green Mountain 20" fluted stainless sporter contour barrel;
    A Bushnell 3x9 scope;
    receiver bedding and barrel pressure point done by me;
    trigger honing, done by me.
    A recoil buffer. It doesn't really do anything but quiet down the action.
    A BIG advantage to the 20" barrel is that most sub sonic ammo shoots nearly silent.
  11. Nwstal

    Nwstal New Member

    Jan 26, 2011
    Joe says it all its all in what you are looking for in your gun I added the boltons to my Ruger last spring With the following parts:

    Tactical solutions fluted barrel with the compensator, Tapco Intrafuse stock The barrel requires some slight smoothing to fit in the recieve i used 400 grit sand paper, The stock is rather nice and I like it but as I found out Factory ruger tolerances are at best acceptable and it needed slight modification to fit properly and the "bedding" is a joke but put together it works really well I dont have any targets to prove anything but with the stock trigger group I can shoot flies at about 80 yards off my deck and the gun is extremely responsive and light weight. I've also added the bolt "recoil" Buffer and Voltquartzen extractor. I do fully disagree on the bolt buffer not doing anything In a bench rest shooting application yea it simply quiets the bolt but if your looking a a tactical type shooting situation it makes the muzzle jump non-existant and the ability to put 25 rounds inside a coffee can at 50 yards as fast as you can pull the trigger feels sweet. I have about $700 tied up into mine with a trigger group and bolt to come... I love my ruger and would deffinately reccomend scrapping stock parts buts its all about the money you have or want to spend. I've got a slot of crap for my gun being overratted and me being retarded for putting that much into it but Id do it again just to chase down a coyote at 2am with the tactical light and laser or shoot the single hole groups at 50 yards ive done with it... sure some are off but its a 22 and some will be. My two or 4 cents
  12. gunplumber

    gunplumber New Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    I started with a 8yr old used 10-22. Added parts and work done:

    21in SS Dan Lilja bbl
    Tony Kidd SuperMatch 14oz trigger (7 take-up, 7 pull)
    Weighted Boyds Sil thumbhole stock
    Bolt headspaced to .043
    Dbl staked f-pin
    Exact Edge ext.
    Bedded action
    Floated bbl with pressure pad (8 lbs)
    8x40x56 Custom Shop Tasco
    Leu 30mm rings and base
    Fired free recoil

    Best day benched and witnessed: 10 seperate 5 shot groups av. .2379 at 50 yds.

    Best day in competition 250-15X

    Best 5 shot group ever at 50, .135

    Lapua Midas L ammo

    Sold it after I quit competition.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  13. dksac2

    dksac2 New Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    10-22's are very nice rifles, I just think you have to put too much money in them to make them shoot really small groups, that would be the only problem I have with them. Though not a semi auto, my Savage BRJ has shot a best 5 shot group of exactly .1" @ 50. I did accurize it, but it shoots .1's for far less money than the ruger will. I suppose if you have the money, it may be worth it to you, being retired, I can't afford a full house 10-22.
    I built a 10-22 for the wife, replaced the plastic trigger housing with a metal one ($35.00), did a very good trigger job, replaced the stock and got a green Mt bull barrel, sent the bolt to "Q" for his $40. job, replaced the bolt handle and extractor. It's been too cold to shoot, but as a carbine, I did some work as far as an adjustable screw in the forend, put an aluminum pad under the action and free floated everything else, shot a best 5 shot group of .370" @ 50. I was pretty pleased with a stock looking carbine shooting that well. If it ever warms up, we will see if the improvements were worth the extra money. Pretty sure they will be. The wood stock was the most expensive part of the re work.

    My Best, John K
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  14. WTC7SmokingGun

    WTC7SmokingGun Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2011
    Don't waste you money on a recoil rod with three spring. If it made any difference you wouldn't need a bolt buffer to stop the clank. In a blowback design it's the bolt weight that matters, so be careful sending the factory one out for grinding down too.

    I'm also going against the crowd with threaded barrels, as the 10/22 uses an extractor slot which needs to be lined up, so it's not simply a matter of torquing to spec. Volquartsen's cone bushing system is probably the best solution, prevents barrel droop and you can still use a standard (non-threaded) barrel. But unfortunately you got to fork over the cash for their high-end stainless steel receiver.

    I'm also quite fond of Rimfire Technologies and Tactical Innovation's stuff. The stock on my Ruger Charger is from a TI Cohort.... see the Rimfire Porn thread.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  15. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Hey Bldg 7,
    Did anyone say 'Welcome" to the forum? If so, I didn't catch it.
    Please allow me to do so.......
    Welcome to the forum BLDG 7.
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