Somethings in my 10/22 stock!!!!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by HKSlinger, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. HKSlinger

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    Picked up a 10/22 for the wife awhile back. I removed the barrel/receiver form the stock,because I'm a guy and that's what we do,and noticed where the barrel fit into the stock there was what looked liked a smeared, dried Hershey bar. Now I have never messed with glass bedding and have no idea what it looks like. Could this be bedding material? Or a forgotten candy stash? Also, by the way this stuff is packed in there, it looks like if it were removed, the barrel would have a pretty good space on ether side from the stock. I was thinking maybe someone tried to fit it for a bull barrel. Actually it looks more like a Snickers bar,however I didn't see any peanuts. :p
     
  2. doctherock

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    Sounds like someone used some fiberglass and resin for a better fit. Hard to say without pics.
     

  3. DrumJunkie

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    pics...yup..that's what's needed here...pics ;)
     
  4. HKSlinger

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    I'll try to give ya'll a pics fix, if I can figure out how to do it.:confused:
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    What's it taste like?
     
  6. doctherock

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    By the explanation it could be dog droppings. We shall never know without PICS
     
  7. HKSlinger

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    Ya know,a little like chicken! :eek: Yeah,yeah I'm working on pics..
     
  8. HKSlinger

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    O.k. here it is.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  9. doctherock

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    Looks like a damn peanut butter cup. Thanks alot HK now I have a jones for one. Great pics, I can be of no assistance as I have never seen that look before.
     
  10. DrumJunkie

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    That so looks like it's a bedding of some sort. But I can't remember seeing in on a 10-22. Guess someone was trying to accurize the rifle. Or it's smooshed bullion cubes. That would explain the chicken taste:p
     
  11. dunerunner

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    Looks like epoxy to me.
     
  12. HKSlinger

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    I'm not sure what it is. Shoots great though.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010
  13. BillM

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    Looks like Brownell's AcraGlass gel. Someone did a so-so attempt at glass
    bedding the barrel. At least they remembered to use the release agent.:)
     
  14. Snakedriver

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    Yep, someone has made a feable attempt at bedding the barrel. I take it this was a used 10/22 you bought? Truthfully, the 10/22 does better with a freefloated barrel and a small rubber pad attached in the stock's barrel channel a couple of inched forward of the receiver. If the gun shoots good the way it is, I wouldn't mess with it.

    The toughest thing with a 10/22 is getting a consistent torque on the action screw when you re-assemble the thing after having it apart. Recently I saw a 6" change in the point of impact at 50 yards by just tightening my action screw 1/2 of a turn from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock. Barrel droop has always been an issue with these rifles.
     
  15. Highpower

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    A bit of a contradiction isn't it?

    I agree that looks like a half hearted attempt at bedding the barrel. I have however done one of my stock 10/22's the same way (but more neatly... :p) bedding the entire length of the barrel channel. Shoots just fine with no shift in zero.

    I have seen 10/22 receivers snap in half due to having a bull barrel hanging (free floated) off the front of the aluminum receiver - an exaggeration of the barrel droop issue mentioned above.
    IMO... if you are going to free float a 10/22 you should either go with a threaded barrel -or- (what I chose to do) use an extended scope base that ties the barrel & receiver together. The barrel is drilled & tapped so that the scope base helps support the barrel along the full length of the receiver.

    Just my unsolicited 2¢ :cool:
     
  16. stalkingbear

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    It looks like somebody bedded the barrel channel but sure missed a lot of surface.
     
  17. HKSlinger

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    Thanks for all the information, even from one (who will remain nameless) that's easily manipulated into a "jones" for peanut butter cups through visual snippets ;) But like I said, it shoots great. I don't guess I'll mess with it. I was just curious about the stuff that looked out of place in the stock.
     
  18. HKSlinger

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    Hey Stalk,. What did you use (in your pic.)to hang that big boy with? The rafter of a house? Looks a little bigger than what we use for whitetail around these parts. :D
     
  19. stalkingbear

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    The guide has a monster setup using a 4 wheeler winch and a big handmade gambrel made specifically for elk. He has a good setup for those times they're lucky enough to be able to get them out whole.
     
  20. JonM

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    ultra light barrels work really well with a standard 10/22 receiver when free-floating, heavy weight barrels not so good without some support.