ruger 10/22 barrell problems

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by samsanders, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. samsanders

    samsanders New Member

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    my ruger 10/22 has a barrell that was unproperly shortened resulting in no accuracy the shots shoot way high to the right so do i have to buy a totally new barrell or can i take it to a gunsmith to have it fixed? somebody tryed to smooth out the end that was cuttin with a hack saw unevenly. is this permanent damage or fixable?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Contact Jim Clark Guns. They have done an extensive business once on the 10/22and had a bunch of used barrels.
     

  3. samsanders

    samsanders New Member

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    no that doesnt help me. this website answers gun question yes? i want to know what i have to do to fix it not be redirected to another website
     
  4. XDPacker

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    Hey Sam, I'm new here but thought I might help.

    The barrel can always be saved with machine work of a gunsmith, or a machine shop if you know what you need.

    Most of the time it will cost more for the machine work then a stock used barrel is worth, but is a good excuse to have it cut off right, re-crowned and threaded for a flash hider or comp. Costs between $30 and $50.



    How long is the barrel now?, if it's longer then 16 1/2", it can be re-cut and re-crowned.

    If it's now shorter then 16" you can fix it by cutting, re-crown then thread and permanently fix a nice flash hider/comp to bring to legal length.

    If it's shorter then 14" take the loss, sell it on gunbroker for project charger pistol barrel
    and buy a used or new one from, eBay, GunBroker, this and other forums.

    Many used 10/22 take off barrels and stocks on forums.

    Good Luck
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I'm sorry. I do not know your capabilities on machining. To fix a barrel (normally) is beyond what our normal subscriber can do in his/her garage. My suggestion was a way to help get another barrel.

    No offense intended.
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest you get a new barrel. You can get new takeoffs for as little as 25-30$. You're not going to have it recrowned for that. A new barrel is ridiculously simple to change-just 2 allen head screws and a V block. Since you need a new barrel anyway, now would be the time to upgrade to a better barrel with a tighter chamber for more accuracy.
     
  7. Jpyle

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    And a, cough cough, trigger job...:D
     
  8. Jpyle

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    Have to agree with the other posters. Whoever took a hack saw to the barrel, aside from being incredibly dumb, was unable to cut a perfectly straight edge, crown, on the barrel. As a result the gases are exiting the muzzle unevenly and changing the trajectory of the round. It can be fixed by a gunsmith but, as StalkingBear (a gunsmith) points out, the cost is typically more than the cost of a replacement barrel. Might be different story with a custom target match barrel but a stock Ruger barrel is pretty inexpensive.
     
  9. samsanders

    samsanders New Member

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    hey the barrell now is 16.5 inches so it will be exactly 16 inches if i have it cut ps where can i buy these take off barrells?
     
  10. samsanders

    samsanders New Member

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    ruger 10 22 barrell take offs

    hey where can i find these cheap barrell take offs on the internet?
     
  11. Jpyle

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    Try gunbroker.com. Many people buy a Ruger 10/22 and immediately begin pimping it with new parts. Barrels are usually some of the first things to go, followed shortly by the factory stocks.
     
  12. Jpyle

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  13. stalkingbear

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  14. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Sam,I sent you a PM.I have a new/unfired takeoff barrel and factory stock I'll sell you.