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dwmiller 11-05-2012 02:12 PM

has anyone built a 10/22 razor receiver?
Does anyone have any experience building one of these guns up. Im looking at the 10/22 magnum and would appreciate any feedback from somone who has already built one.
Maybe we could get a group buy going from select fire.

Txhillbilly 11-05-2012 07:11 PM

The 10/22 magnum has always had reliability problems,that's why Ruger discontinued production of it.
Very few semi-auto 22wmr rifles work as expected,I'd choose another caliber to play with.

Magnum Research produces a modified version of the Ruger 10/22M,and it works pretty good,but for $700 +,it's pretty pricey for a rimfire.
Excel also makes a nice one,but they're $500 +.

dwmiller 11-05-2012 10:29 PM

I understand the reliability issues involved,this is 10/22 #18 that i have built. I have already done a fairly exhaustive web search on the topic. I have the machine tools and the knowledge to use them(15 years). I am asking if anyone has experience with this receiver? I am looking for less obvious faults, like maybe i should just cnc from a block of t6 and heat treat myself...

dwmiller 11-05-2012 10:41 PM

As i understand from select fire, their 10/22 mag receiver and bolt is sold as a kit and is not just a copy of rugers design. Supposed to get around the bolt breakage ruger was having. Bolt is tool steel mild hard not brittle tungsten like the original.
$5-700 is perfectly acceptable for a high end target rifle, even a rimfire. You don't want to know how much i have wrapped up in my barret 50. Shooting something where a box of ammo costs what i pay per round is also attractive...

dwmiller 12-13-2012 09:33 PM

Ok ordered two of the 10/22 standard recievers last week and they just arrived. Quick shipping. Very good quality on the machine work, the integrated rail is a nice touch. Also the fact that these are machined from billets and ALL surfaces are machined makes them better than Ruger original for my money. No casting slope and the internals are much smoother than factory. A quick function check with a stock bolt and handle went well.

I will update as the work progresses and post some pics in a couple days. I wanted to eval the process before I put more serious money down on the magnum reciever for my 17 HMR custom build. I know I'm not saving any money this way but the process itself is facinating. I really can say that this is MY gun from start to finish. Let me know what you think. :)

dwmiller 12-22-2012 06:55 PM

Ok the machining is done. Went step by step until the barrel hole. Used a 5/8 as the final drill and then changed over to an expanding reamer for final sizing. Took me about 1 1/2 hrs to fully machine two receivers. Easy job, well within the skills of a home gunsmith. Only tools needed are kit and template, drill press and reamers. Got my set at harbor freight, cost less than a single reamer from a machine supplier.

Function test went well. Rounds feed from the new bx25 mags just fine. Shot single, double and then ten rounds. All factory parts fit perfectly.( trigger, bolt and mags)

Ready to disassemble and polish before i send off to laser etcher for legal details. After that i plan to duracoat both.

Txhillbilly 12-23-2012 02:41 PM

What,No pictures!!!!
Sounds like you've been having some fun with these receivers.

dwmiller 12-23-2012 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Txhillbilly (Post 1063180)
What,No pictures!!!!
Sounds like you've been having some fun with these receivers.

Working on the pics. Camera phone is terrible. Great receivers. Far easier than the 80% ar15 receivers i tried a couple years ago.( unsuccessfully)

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