10/22 barrel advice

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by The Swede, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. The Swede

    The Swede New Member

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    Hi i am thinking of building a 10/22 targeting rifle and i need some advice,
    Dos anyone know a good "and or" cheap barrel to the 10/22 that shoots true.

    All advise is welcome.
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Swede,you can either have a good one or a cheap one,but I haven't seen both in one barrel. You might want to check out Rimfirecentral.com,there are some 10/22 guru's on that site that can probably point you in the right direction.
     

  3. Ram Rod

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    I have good experience with the Green Mountain heavy barrel for my silhouette rifle. Mine has the stainless fluted with match chamber. Right around $100. By the way....your ammo selection is also going to have a lot to do with accuracy. It is the 22lr after all.
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  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    What do you run for ammo in it? How accurately can they chamber a .22 LR for a specific round?
     
  5. Ram Rod

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    The Remington 22T has always done well for me for silhouette. I've tried the Wolf Match Target as well with good results but somewhat different ballistics out past the 50yd line. CCI green tag didn't seem to improve on either of those. I seldom run jacketed ammo in this one, even for plinking at the range. The Rem 22T has doubled in price over the past two years. I need to do some more research. Pretty much stick to the 38-40gr lead RN. The match chambers may experience some failures to extract with sub sonic ammo. Most of the highly accurate 22lr rifles will be the single shot bolt actions of course.
     
  6. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    10-22 toys

    ram rod my two conversions look almost like yours the black with a butler creek barrel and stock the thumb hole(in 17 hm2)ebco parts the most important parts tho are trigger work keeping the bolt face clean and trying different ammo my black 22 loves blazers but the 17 will only eat hornady but there still cheap and fun to shoot 1to1.5 in groups depending on the wind god @100 yds have FUN!!!
     
  7. The Swede

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    i have heard a thing or two about Green Mountain barrels and i think i will go to a gunsmith and check one out.
    Thanks every one.
    :)
     
  8. The Swede

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    i always shoot norma or better ammo, anyone have a bad experience with them? also i am thinking of getting my 10/22 a trigger job.
     
  9. Catfish

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    Try a box of Rem. Sub-sonics. I have 2 10-22`s also and it will cycle through one and not the other, but it is the cheapest ammo I`ve found that drives tacks in mine.
     
  10. tonydewar

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    ammo

    cost is not always =to good in rimfires face depth and head space matter try different types and keep records of the groups
     
  11. The Swede

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    as you might be able figure out i live in Sweden, and the ammo selection here is quite spares, but i will look around and try some difrent brands an loads to see witch works the best. Sadly tax and fees here in sweden puts the price of ammo,guns and parts to twice the US price.
    but... guns is my thing and even if it will cost me my soul i will hand it over.
     
  12. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    While green mountain barrels offer decent accuracy,the next step up is shilen barrels. I've gotten best accuracy from lilja,hart,and snieder. Rws and eley has been proven to be most consistlently accurate for us. In rws,go with r50 and eley's best round is benchrest gold. Naturally we're not talking budget BUT 10 shot match winning groups at 50 yards of less than 1/4" REALLY announces your presence!
     
  13. The Swede

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    wow, sounds like something to consider.
     
  14. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to clarify my post a little. This is with hand built/fitted rifle,barrel/bolt set at .043 headspace,15 oz trigger adjustable for overtravel and takeup,lapped steel rings,6.5x-20x leupold scope,hand sorted ammo by weight/rim thickness/runout,and hand chambered,custom ordered threaded barrel/reciever. I could go on giving details but feel I would be boring yall and you likely think I'm crazy going to that much trouble for "just a .22".
     
  15. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Naturally it's best from extreme accuracy standpoint to use top quality barrel blanks and thread barrel/reciever but most people don't want to go to "extremes" like that. Green mountain barrels offer the best level of accuracy among the cheaper, prefit, drop in barrels. Butler creek barrels usually have somewhat of an loose chamber, while being great for reliability with any ammo, loses a bit of precision. In 10/22 barrels, chamber fit is 1 of the most cricital areas determining accuracy.

    To lessen excessive headspace in the factory bolt, remove extractor & spring, carefully face the front of bolt until the rim depth relief in bolt is .043. To do this you MUST keep the whole face of bolt exactly 90 degrees to length and MUST use an depth mic in order to keep from going too far. Facing bolt alone will make any barrel and/or ammo shoot better.