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Old 08-06-2009, 05:42 PM   #21
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Skullcrusher-if you just walked in a gunsmith shop & requested everything I did to mine, I estimate ( based on what I charge) it would cost between 300$-400$. When I'm doing work on my own firearms I don't keep track on the time, just concentrating on getting it EXACTLY the way I want.

Just fitting the barrel is 100$. You CAN just use an aftermarket barrel with the factory stock method of the V clamp & 2 screws but I'd like to think threading/precision fitting makes it more accurate. The rest of it simply involves modifing the factory parts. I bought it & built it before even test firing it.

Believe it or not mrm14-that's an actual Ruger factory stock-limited edition through a distributor of course. I was going to make a stock almost exactly like that when I spotted 5 Ruger 10/22s lined up in the rack of a dealer buddy of mine so we worked out a deal.

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I forgot I used a metal trigger guard to replace the factory plastic 1. I tried some RWS R50 & some Eley Benchrest Gold in it and the 10 shot groups at 50 yards are smaller than the 5 shot groups of the cheaper ammo-all from a rifle that weighs less than 6 pounds, scoped & all. More pics of targets next time my nephew comes out & takes them & puts them on the computer-IF it's not going to bore yall.
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Nice, very nice..I'm a fan of big scopes on .22's. Why not??? The .22 scope sold are just so much junk. We have 4 .22's and they all have 3X9 scopes on them except for my Stevens, which has a 2X7. Also, nice wood you have there!!!
.22hustler, you're one of those stalkers aren't you?

I am making a personal request to have you become more active in our discussions.

Pardon me if I have missed your participation in the 22 section but I respect your knowledge and request more input across the boards. I think your knowledge is more than random and hope to see your increased participation!

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Bear, I don't remember the trees being that tall in KY. That is one fine rifle.
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Bear, I don't remember the trees being that tall in KY. That is one fine rifle.
Don't spread this around but Bear is only 5'1" tall.

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Don't spread this around but Bear is only 5'1" tall.

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If he needs that much scope for treerats, he is also walking in a ditch.
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If he needs that much scope for treerats, he is also walking in a ditch.
Really? Can you question the nail driver @ 100 yds?

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LMAO yall!!! Like I said in my original post,I'd much rather have a Leupold 3x-9x-33mm AO EFR but had the Nikko Stirling lying on the bench not doing anything so I thought-what the hell,I'll give it a try. I'm planning on replacing it when I get the extra cash.

My old motorcycle license offically states that I'm 2'6" tall, and have blue hair & brown eyes. I saved that license by reporting it lost & getting a duplicate. I guess the cat's outta the bag-I'm just a lil bitty wimp.
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Really? Can you question the nail driver @ 100 yds?
Squirrels > nails. It should be the perfect tack driver.

That would be an entertaining pic, Bear; drive some actual nails with that thing.
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My old motorcycle license offically states that I'm 2'6" tall, and have blue hair & brown eyes. I saved that license by reporting it lost & getting a duplicate. I guess the cat's outta the bag-I'm just a lil bitty wimp.
I don't give a sh!t what your stature is, you’re the Bear and I haven't seen one spurious post on this forum!

Bear, I'd go back to back with you in any squabble!

Stay pure, as you always do, and tell it like it is!

I would trust my LIFE with any weapon Bear puts in my hand!

Back off MF’s!

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Thanks for your response, Bear. I kinda figured it would be a few hundy for the actual work. Keep it real, bear. Thanks again.
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