Ruger 10/22 Modifications Help!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Cha, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Cha

    Cha New Member

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    Hello Folks! I am new to this Forum hope to hear all of your suggestions and comments. I have resently purchase my first rifle which happends to be the Ruger 10/22. I am looking to buy the Archangel kit for my Ruger but also want to maintain a hunting purpose for this rifle. My quetion is, what are your thoughts on the Archangel kit?? after buying this kit what kind of sights should I put on it? I really want a holographic sight or a ACOG sight but don't want to spend that much money on it, again it is still only a .22. But remember the sights/scope have to be good for small game hunting aswell.
     
  2. Wrecked

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    There are tons of videos on YouTube reviewing the Archangel 10/22 stock.

    I'm in the process of building a "tacticool" 10/22 and went with the Troy Industries T22 stock.

    I can't offer anything on the optics. I really boils down to how much you want to invest.
     

  3. Old_Crow

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    It's great for hunting right out of the box. The tacti-cool is just more weight and stuff to get snagged on brush. Without knowing what you are hunting it's a waste of bandwidth to recommend a scope.
     
  4. KG7IL

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    I'm thinking that maybe you oughta' try the rifle as-is for a while. Instead of money thrown at the 'cool stocks, sink it in the glass.
     
  5. mdauben

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    This probably isn't what you want to hear but while the Archangel kit can make for a cool range toy you are much better off with the standard stock for small game hunting. As far as sights, a good holographic or ACOG are going to cost more than you spent for the original rifle and IMO the cheap ones aren't worth the money.

    Now some people spend lots of money modding 10/22s and that's half the fin for them, that why there's so many aftermarket parts for them so if you have your heart set on a full-out tactical 10/22 then go for it!

    For a practical gun for hunting, plinking, and casual target practice I probably would not do more than put a decent scope on it (I'm partial to Nikon Prostaff scopes which run $100-150) and maybe an aftermarket trigger kit ($30-60)
     
  6. Cha

    Cha New Member

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    Wow that is a SWEET looking kit too bad it is out of my price range hahaha, please let me know how that kit works out for you. I would love to see your finish product. On a honest scale I am only looking to spend 80$ tops on a optics.
     
  7. Cha

    Cha New Member

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    I would like to hunt for rabbits and squirrels, I currently have a very cheap BSA rimfire scope on it (I haven't zero it yet but am a bit sceptical about BSA brand) please any suggestion on optics will be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Cha

    Cha New Member

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    Thank you for the advice, I know with the regular stock will do me just fine but with a tunnel vision mentality I have already have my sights on the Archangel kit. I guess I should really step back and look into it more but as a person who grew up on video games and love the sport of paintball I am very influence on the tactical look :)
     
  9. Cha

    Cha New Member

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    Thank you for the help! now you got me really intrested in a trigger upgrade. What will you recommend and what kind of advantage i will gain from a aftermarket trigger??? ( again i am very green to firearms )
     
  10. masterPsmith

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    A good trigger will not make your rifle more accurate, but, it will make it easier to shoot more accurately. Tackticool is ok for the range, but stay with a standard stock for hunting. JMHO.

    Jim.........
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a 10-22 and have been using them since 1964. They are a good rifle but can use a couple of mods. 1st replace the recoil pin with a Delrin/nylon pin. It will buffer the bolt and quiet the action down some. The trigger needs help. There are people on the site that clean up the triggers for a fee or you could replace the trigger for $114 and up. The $114 Hornet S will work fine and gives you a bolt release. I have a Bushnell TRS25 3moa red dot on mine and it works great but dont expect tiny groups with a red dot. They are just too coarse. Bushnell makes a nice little shotgun scope under the Banner line. It is 1-4x32 with a circle x reticle. If you want the gun for hunting, dont waste your money on a lot of expensive "cool" mods. The rifle is very accurate with the standard barrel.
    http://swfa.com/Bushnell-1-4x32-Banner-Dusk-Dawn-Shotgun-Scope-P4735.aspx
    http://www.hornetproducts.com/
     
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  12. Old_Crow

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    There is nothing wrong with BSA scopes as long as it is a model with a one inch tube. Once you zero the scope in you can pop the knobs off and set them to zero. I have a 2.5x fixed power BSA that I have used on everything from my 10/22 to a 30/06, right now it's mounted on my slug gun.
     
  13. Vikingdad

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    Forget the Archangel kit as it will not make the rifle any more accurate, and if you are accurate you don't need to look "cool". Once you have all of the mods done to make it accurate then you can tacticool it out all you want.

    Start with the recoil buffer pin. I made one for next to nothing using some vinyl aquarium tubing and a 20 penny nail or you can buy a Delrin one for $5.

    The trigger can cost you some $$. I like my Kidd single-stage trigger group with the mag release http://www.coolguyguns.com/Single-Stage_p_29.html I also have a Volquartsen https://www.volquartsen.com/products/205-tg2000 and a couple of stock triggers that I have worked over myself. The Kidd is the best though.

    The scope is important, keep your eyes open for a clearance sale and you can find a decent one for around $100. The more you spend though the better the glass. Many shooters will spend as much or more on a scope as they will on the rifle it is mounted on. It is money well spent. I would stay the Hell away from holographic or red dot sights/scopes. Those are not designed for hunting and they are not as accurate out on long shots as a telescopic scope with a cross-hair reticle of some kind. I would highly recommend a 2X9, 6X12 or something of that nature. Good out to and beyond 100 yards. In th emeantime the BSA will probably suffice for the time being, but once you have some good glass you will never mount the BSA again I bet.

    Next I would probably either do the stock or the barrel. Personally I prefer a heavy barrel, again, its gonna cost some money for a good one. I am wanting to get a Volquartsen Carbon Fiber Tension Barrel https://www.volquartsen.com/products/546-thm-tension-barrel-carbon-fiber-sleeve

    With the heavy barrel you will have to get a different stock to accommodate it- your Archangel may work with a heavy barrel but you would have to check. Personally I don't care for them though. My opinion is that if you want a "tactical" looking .22 rimfire then you would be better off getting the S&W M&P 15-22.

    Just my thoughts on it. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!