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Old 05-02-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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Alright hopefully this hasnt been done to death, but i want some opinions from folks more knowledgeable than myself on the aftermarket barrels for the 10-22. I am thinking of installing an 18'' bull barrel in stainless, and basically am interested in your opinions and experience with these.



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Old 05-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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The bottom line is with barrels you get what you pay for. What's your budget and accuracy expectations? If you can afford it Lilja makes EXCELLENT barrels. Shilen also makes great barrels. Volquartson offers good barrels built for them. I cannot recommend Butler Creek due to the loose tolerances (sloppy) in the chamber. I've used all of the aftermarket barrels and Lilja is at the top of the heap among a couple select others. Green Mountain makes good middle of the road barrels and are much better than Butler Creek. This is of course just MY opinion based on MY experience with "prefitted" 10/22 barrels. If you're going to machine from a blank that opens up more possibilities.



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Thanks Stalkingbear, if i had the money i would love to have someone turn a barrel for me, but as it is i am looking for middle of the road, and better than out of the box accuracy. It sounds like Green Mountain would suit my needs. I have ordered several things from Gun kings, but they are currently out of stock of any barrel i like, any other suggestions on who to order from.

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Try these for starters. For a bull barrel stock the Hogue stocks are hard to beat on a budget for synthetic stocks. You could also go laminated.
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I like those Whistle Pig barrels. The octagonal ones.

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The Whistle Pig barrels are good and should serve you well. I like the idea of octagon myself but be aware you'll have to inlet your stock for it.

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I grew up hunting black powder, and my muzzle loader barrels were all octagonal, Im a little partial to them myself.

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I have used several Whistle Pig barrels.They are pretty good.
Here's one I put together for a friend,using a 20" Ported Octagon Whistle Pig barrel,and a Boyd's Evolution stock. It shoots good,and looks pretty neat with that barrel.



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