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Old 04-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #21
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Like you say, whats done is done. Make the most of what you've got.
download some targets from the internet and print out on your printer
and then do some serious shooting under the most ideal conditions
to find out how good you can shoot with different kinds of ammo.

The reason is when hunting you will know if you should take a shot
or not due to your confidence in the accuracy.

Just to give you an idea, with my 10/22 using the two highest
performance hunting choices, the Stinger and the Aguilla Max
ammo, I get about 8 inch 3 shot groups at 100 yards using
a bench rest and an expensive 9X power scope.

That is not good enough to shoot at a squirrel or a rabbit
even though there is plenty enough power at 100 yards.
In my gun the 40gr CCI Velocitor shot almost as accurate
as match ammo and that is what I hunted with.

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #22
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If you aren't satisfied with the accuracy, what have you done with the bedding? Free float? Consider the action is in the stock with one screw and now recoil lug, AFAIK. And in the older versions, no metal to prevent wood stock compression. And in many new stocks, pretty soft plastic. How about the trigger? Did you remove the barrel band? I have to ask these things, since I just picked up a 10/22 compact and plan on it turning into a tack driver...

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Considering all the modifications that have been done to 10/22s
as likely being the reason for the cult like status, I have to think
that of all the conversions, none have been to a tack driver.
Although, I do remember a few years back seeing a heavy barrel
target type 10/22 that I would have wanted to try out for
better accuracy. From what I can tell the basic weak link
is the connection of the receiver to the barrel and no matter
what else you do, if that connection is not super rigid,
your main sighting device ( scope) will wiggle around in
reference to the barrel.
But HEY, Ruger supposedly did wonders with their mini-14 rifle
on a new modern assembly line..... so maybe they have
improved the 10/22 as they have certainly built and sold
enough of them to wear out an assembly line.
As with common wisdom, semi autos can never be as accurate
as bolt actions although we are reading lately that there
are some mighty accurate semi autos being produced.

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Happy to be here and just done with my first, terrible, head-big (and I have a really big head) 50 foot hour at the range. I am happy to be here. I feel like I should really love the rifle but so far, I love my new MkIII 678 Target much more. That said, I am committed to learning to make the 10/22 my favorite thing ever. If everyone loves it so, I will, too.

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If everyone loves it so, I will, too.

The 10/22 Kool-Aid starting to work.


Hey, to each their own. The 10/22 is just a great little reliable, affordable plinker with a nice feel, sharp irons and a solid rep. You can find any kind of after-market modification and add-on because it's been such a popular .22 for so long. But...it ain't a tack-driver, at least not right out of the box.
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