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Should I waste the time on even bothering custom building a .22? I feel that this would onset the personal need to build bigger and better things after that. This would be my first build. Any opinions or sites I should look at in prep for this? Is it worth the time and money? Thanks in advance.
 

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my suggestion, buy a decent heavy barrel 22 and just modify it with a new stock, some trigger work, some good rings and a nice scope. then there is the option of 22 WMR or even 17HMR. or course you could special order a Remington 40X in 22lr, but they ain't cheap.

here's my Savage M93r17 in 17HMR semi custom rifle. 21" heavy barrel, Boyd's laminate stock in nutmeg, Rifle Basix trigger sear, and a BSA Sweet 17 scope in 6-18x40 with Weaver rings.
 

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That is pretty nice looking. I really want to do it. Around how much do you think that cost you? any idea?
 

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i bought my rifle about eight years ago as a combo set with scope for about $240, you should be able to get one for about the same price, with the Accutrigger. then i added the Rifle Basix sear for about $75, then the Boyd's stock was about $110 shipped, the scope was about $140 and the rings were about $25. so if you got one of the newer ones with the Accutrigger, you can save the $75 for the sear and only have about $515 or a little more.
 

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Thanks for the info. Ill keep looking around. I was looking on brownell at a nice 22. heavy barrel threaded for roughly 240+shipping. My friend has an accutrigger but I do not know how I feel on them. I like the good solid trigger. His accutrigger sometimes doesn/t cycle like it doesn't want to pull back. You have to cycle the bolt up, back just barely and cycle it down again. I do not know if that is just the trigger or something is set in the frame wrong but it also feels flimsy to me. I'm sure I could pick up a nice one somewhere though. I think I also want to hand make the stock and stain it and all. Thanks for the info again.
 

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. . His accutrigger sometimes doesn/t cycle like it doesn't want to pull back. You have to cycle the bolt up, back just barely and cycle it down again. . .
I've an Accutrigger. That's not right. Somethings wrong with it.
 

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xcoreyyyx, If you are just looking for something to buy and customize to your tastes, check out the old Remingtons like the 513T or the 541X. They come with Bull barrels, target stocks, decent triggers for around 250.00 Then you can add a good scope and have a very nice plinker / target / varmint gun. Here is one of mine. I've got 4 of them.

 

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xcoreyyyx, If you are just looking for something to buy and customize to your tastes, check out the old Remingtons like the 513T or the 541X. They come with Bull barrels, target stocks, decent triggers for around 250.00 Then you can add a good scope and have a very nice plinker / target / varmint gun. Here is one of mine. I've got 4 of them.

I am liking the look of that and I discussed with a friend today on the pricing issues on putting together a 22 for the 400-600 range. I could put that money into yet another shotgun or into an upcoming ar that I am thinking about. It sucks that in Maryland you cant buy an AR unless you are 21. Stupid gun laws. Did you do the paint the stock yourself or did it come like that?
 

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You could buy a used 22 for well under $200 to fix to your personal taste. In the last month I bought a Mossberg 44($60), a Savage 23AA($70), and a Remington 511(like new for $110). They were all clip magazine bolt-actions. Why buy new if you want change half the rifle anyway?
 

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You could buy a used 22 for well under $200 to fix to your personal taste. In the last month I bought a Mossberg 44($60), a Savage 23AA($70), and a Remington 511(like new for $110). They were all clip magazine bolt-actions. Why buy new if you want change half the rifle anyway?
I have like 9 .22s just sitting around right now. A few of them need minor parts but they work. I just wanted to custom build something and didn't really know where to start considering I can't really deal in ar's until 21 here which sucks.
 

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Did you do the paint the stock yourself or did it come like that?

This Rem 513T was made in the early 1960's. I used it for small bore silhouette matches. I pillar bedded and floated the barrel, and yes I painted the stock.

With these old rifles it's easy to change barrels, headspace and generally customize to your liking with minimal tools.

Here are some of my others

 

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Nice guns guys. Here's my mini boom stick. I saw a video on youtube of a guy hitting steel at 500yds with a MKII, i got jealous. I went a little crazy for a 22 but it's fun and cheap to shoot. And accurate as hell. Savage MKII TR AccuTrigger. Harris Bi Pod, Black Hawk cheek rest, Leupold Rings, Oculus 6-24x50 Mil Dot optic.


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Grrrr this makes me really want to get a savage mkII fv (i think thats the heavy barrel model) to play with. Nice looking guns everyone.
 
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