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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Best accuracy upgrades for 10/22 on a budget

Computerless bro just asked me best accuracy upgrades for his Ruger. He's considering bedding it? Any suggestions? Search here didn't find me much. Think he wants to learn how to bed an action on something affordable. Know he's not going to spring for a fancy chassis or replace barrel. He wants to work with what he's got, if possible. Thanks, CTK

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Google Liberty Training Rifle.

I added the sights and sling to mine. Shimmed the receiver with aluminum sheet and JB Marine Weld. Inletted around the receiver screw and put in a plate, free floated the stock barrel and removed the front band.

At 20 yards (indoor range) it put Remington Match into a ragged hole and every HV round I fired into less than a dime. I admit most of these mods were for fun and done out of boredom, but it was satisfying.

Don't put too much sling pressure though. Malfunctions galore.

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Thanks Randy. That is exactly what he's got in mind, float the tube and figured that band could go. For starters. What type of sight and ever get a chance to stretch it out a bit?

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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These 'uns. http://www.tech-sights.com/ TSR100, as I wanted the adjustments close to the same as the M4gery my wife will use, after I work up the nerve to tell her.

I'll run it out next week. Beautiful weather this week and I had the crud….

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 03:03 PM   #5
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If you've got a GI M16 sight adjustment tool it'll make it easier to adjust the Tech Sights.

I wouldn't use the front sling swivel that attaches to the barrel band. I've seen them at some Appleseeds and on some rifles they do affect the barrel when using the sling.

I used an M14 front sling swivel on mine. You could also just get the QD sling swivels and posts from Uncle Mikes. http://www.unclemikes.com/products/b...oodscrews.html

It may not be necessary to buy all the match/target stuff for the 10/22. My used 10/22 shoot dime sized groups at 25 meters when I do my part with the tech sights and the sling. A lot of people spend big buck on their rifles trying to buy accuracy rather than starting off by learning to shoot their rifle first.

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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I used the Uncle Mike's set up.

I figure I have about $75 in mine, counting sights and sling. I can always swap the sling to my M1A if I want. Not sure why I would as I like my Ching Sling quite well.

If you haven't noticed, I just like to tinker and frugal is about the kindest word to describe my $$ habits.

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"Don't put too much sling pressure though. Malfunctions galore."

Never heard of that? I sling up tight as hell, and watched dozens of others do so as well, never a problem?

Float barrel
Tech Sights (or a scope for 1/2 the price)
VQ hammer
$.50 over travel screw
GI sling
Rubber butt pad and get rid of that slick plastic butt
Bolt release mod

Some of that isn't accuracy related just way more user friendly.......O.L.

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I thought it was strange too, but there it is. Failure to feed, fire, and eject, pick three. I let up on the sling pressure and it banged away. All three mags, kneeling and prone. Suggestions?

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Trigger job is the best bang for your buck on these. Not sure who to suggest by it makes all the difference in the world....Good Luck

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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Good stuff. Thanks Gents. I'll ask Bill Springfield if he's done any of these triggers, would be surprised if he hasn't. That would be one great upgrade. He's done nice work for me in the past, maybe I got one coming on the cheap. Now I got the itch to start in on my own, rimfire rocks @ .5c/rnd. Sights and triggers, should know by now. Thanks, CTK

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Trigger job? I've only shot mine but the trigger on my M1 and M1A haven't had trigger jobs so I left the 10/22 alone since it is my "sub caliber" trainer for those rifles.

If too much sling pressure is messing with the feeding/extraction on your rifle I have to ask if your barrel is good and tight?

If you take the rifle out of the stock there are 2 screws (allen head screws) on the bottom of the barrel that go through a small block to clamp the barrel onto the front of the receiver. Check these screws to insure they are tight.

Does your barrel touch the wood in the barrel channel? It shouldn't. You can use a piece of paper run under the barrel (while in the stock) and slide it from the receiver to the end of the stock. If it hangs up the barrel is contacting the wood and that can be an issue.

One thing that helps many rifles is to try different brands/type of ammo to find out if you can improve accuracy just by using different ammo.

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If too much sling pressure is messing with the feeding/extraction on your rifle I have to ask if your barrel is good and tight?

If you take the rifle out of the stock there are 2 screws (allen head screws) on the bottom of the barrel that go through a small block to clamp the barrel onto the front of the receiver. Check these screws to insure they are tight.

Does your barrel touch the wood in the barrel channel? It shouldn't. You can use a piece of paper run under the barrel (while in the stock) and slide it from the receiver to the end of the stock. If it hangs up the barrel is contacting the wood and that can be an issue.

One thing that helps many rifles is to try different brands/type of ammo to find out if you can improve accuracy just by using different ammo.
Barrel is tight. Screws are blue loctited

Nope: Free to the V block.

It loves match grade. Likes everything else pretty well, too.

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Randy, you'd really have to be bending the action somehow for sling tension to cause feed issues. I don't see how that's possible? Are you using extended mags and getting your arm/hand on them slung up tight? Many rifles won't tolerate pressure on the mags.

Add to my list a cleaning hole drilled into the rear of the receiver so it can be cleaned from the breech, not the muzzle to preserve accuracy by not wearing the crown....O.L.

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Old March 4th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #14
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One extended mag but it malfs on all of them. I may put the hole in the receiver since I have to install a new buffer anyway.

My guess is that one of the aluminum shims I installed to fill the gaps on the sides of the receiver is pressing in when I put sling tension on. I'll fiddle with it this week.

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The answeR to all your questions can be answered on the rimfirecentral.com forum. But there is a warning....just like this forum...you will spend way to much time on it and it will make you buy more 22's than any one man needs

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