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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by jgreenberg01 » 27 Aug 2012, 12:02

I can't blame you Irish. I'm a recent convert to .22lr and was really because of the price of ammo. I am so glad I did... this is a great gun!

Even better is that you can get decent glass for rimfire rifles at a reasonable price. Hell, even with the timney trigger I put in, it still didn't break the piggy bank.

I'm so happy with it that this is me:

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Except I'm shouting "RUGER" instead of "Wolverines"...

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Post by flyingirish04 » 27 Aug 2012, 12:10

That's what I shout whenever I take out my Alaskan 454. And being that I often carry it in MT where there are wolverines, perhaps I will be able to shout both.


'oh crap, WOLVERINE!, RUGERRRR!'

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Post by Rapier1772 » 27 Aug 2012, 12:15

jgreenberg01 wrote:Hell, even with the timney trigger I put in, it still didn't break the piggy bank.
Uh yeah it does. Or at least it does my piggy bank. Trigger is 2/3 the cost of the rifle - ouch. I can't afford to splurge like that any more :cry:
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by jgreenberg01 » 03 Sep 2012, 06:43

This looks really interesting. I wonder what our resident expert thinks of this nifty little mod?
Magnum Research Magnum Lite® Rifles – Graphite Barrel Technology for the Ruger 1022
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/magnum- ... uger-1022/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by f3rr37 » 03 Sep 2012, 12:18

jgreenberg01 wrote:This looks really interesting. I wonder what our resident expert thinks of this nifty little mod?
Magnum Research Magnum Lite® Rifles – Graphite Barrel Technology for the Ruger 1022
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/magnum- ... uger-1022/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Basically just a carbon-fiber barrel... nothing new.

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f3rr37 wrote:
jgreenberg01 wrote:This looks really interesting. I wonder what our resident expert thinks of this nifty little mod?
Magnum Research Magnum Lite® Rifles – Graphite Barrel Technology for the Ruger 1022
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/magnum- ... uger-1022/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Basically just a carbon-fiber barrel... nothing new.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 05 Sep 2012, 04:29

Ok, so I'm new to the platform and excited about all the stuff I can do. I get it: carbon fiber = meh. Let me ask you jaded experts ( :p ) this then... what do you think the best can is for this rifle? It also needs to work well with my M&P 22 handgun.

Looked at a few, saw all the youtube videos, but have never seen/heard one in action up close and personal. Have you had any good/bad experiences with cans on the 10/22?
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Post by Esteves » 05 Sep 2012, 06:28

If I had more dollars than sense, I'd go this route: The Operative TD (Take-Down Complete Rifle) and get a second can for the handgun.
More budget friendly, the SS Sparrow and SWR Spectre II both get high marks (and will play the 5.7x28mm game too.)

I have a SS sparrow at my local SOT that's waiting for ATF to issue a stamp. It will see use on the 10/22s, amongst other firearms in my stable.
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Post by Cyberfly » 05 Sep 2012, 06:40

Wait? The 'best' or the best available to purchase?
There IS a difference. :p
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 05 Sep 2012, 14:19

Thanks for the input Esteves! I had already narrowed the choice down to three options:

AAC Prodigy, SWR Spectre II, and the Sparrow.

I really wanted the Prodigy because of its weight, only 3.6oz - just over half the weight of the other two. Butttt the other two are rated for 5.7x28 and the Prodigy is not. If I know me, I'll end up with a threaded barrel some day for my FsN. It's also the only one of the three not rated for full auto. It's not that I will ever shoot F/A, but it does speak to durability.

I ended up going with the Spectre II.

I'll bring my 10/22 to my gunsmith this week to have the barrel threaded, then I'll spend the next 8 months staring at the threads...
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Post by blueorison » 05 Sep 2012, 18:21

Dang, saw this, and I really want one. I've put off Rugers, Buckmarks, etc. etc. even at great prices, because I know I'd never have the time to go "plinking" with .22's. If I have time to plink, I'm usually hiking or doing something else, outdoors.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/prod ... R+Black+22" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The downside is that I heard they suck at quality control. The 10/22's and the other take-down/packable .22 rifles do not come close to the packability and compactness and just pure utilitarian/simplicity of this design.

I wish they would make the AR7 to better standards, so I could buy one for packing. I thought of getting the .22, but it's not as space-efficient. I want a .22 pack rifle that fit its parts in the stock; anyone can help or know of one? Or maybe I'm wrong about the AR7 and they have a good version that works more often than not? I usually don't pay attention to 2nd hand reviews read online, but there is just too many negative reviews about the iffy quality.
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Post by Esteves » 05 Sep 2012, 19:07

Here's how I'm thinking for a packing plinker
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Unfortunately, they want a fair bit of coin.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 05 Sep 2012, 19:13

Ok, that's purdy. And purdy expensive too for a 10/22!
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jgreenberg01 wrote:Ok, so I'm new to the platform and excited about all the stuff I can do. I get it: carbon fiber = meh. Let me ask you jaded experts ( :p ) this then... what do you think the best can is for this rifle? It also needs to work well with my M&P 22 handgun.

Looked at a few, saw all the youtube videos, but have never seen/heard one in action up close and personal. Have you had any good/bad experiences with cans on the 10/22?
I have a SWR sprectre and love it, but if I had to do it over again, I would get a sparrow.

The spectre is a tank, you won't damage it, there are youtube vids of SWR shooting full auto 223 through one.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 06 Sep 2012, 04:11

Yes, and I also looked at the noise reduction comparisons: the Spectre II outperforms them all by just a little, the original Spectre included. Ultimately those 2 things were the deciding factors - noise reduction & durability. Ok, price too.

It does look like it's the biggest PITA of the 3 to clean though.
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Post by jmz5 » 06 Sep 2012, 09:02

Go with the spectre then, it will out last the sparrow by a long long time.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 06 Sep 2012, 09:05

Thanks for the input - Spectre II paid for and my gun shop isn't even charging extra for babysitting it for 8 months and $200 sent to the ATF for my permission slip. What a deal.
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Post by jmz5 » 06 Sep 2012, 14:41

Get an ultrasonic cleaner and a gallon of purple power, you will thank me later. You won't have to do any scrubbing. There might, might be some buildup on the blast baffel that needs to be scraped off with a brush or a flat head screwdriver, but that's it.

Mix 50% near boiling water, and 50% purple power for your solution, run ten minutes and you should have a sparkly clean spectre. I don't recommend putting the tube in the solution even though it's SS.
When the baffles are clean, rinse them off in running water, the coat very lightly with what ever you choose to coat stuff with, I like Mpro-7, it's odorless and non toxic.

If you want stupid quiet on your 10/22, get a urethane bolt buffer, they are cake to replace, it will stop the "clank" on each shot.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 06 Sep 2012, 15:34

Thanks for the heads-up on the ultrasonic cleaner. I could use that for way more than just this one can. The spring in the LID on my Gemtech Blackside is nearly impossible to get clean.

Do you know if the urethane buffer works properly with the Timney drop-in trigger installed?

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Post by jmz5 » 06 Sep 2012, 16:48

It will, it just replaces the bolt stop pin.

Don't put your Gemtech in the ultrasonic cleaner, don't put any aluminum anything it it.

If you aren't familiar with cavitation, you will be after an ultrasonic cleaner turns your aluminum can into swiss cheese.
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