Target Rifle Project

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by DpR228, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. DpR228

    DpR228 New Member

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    I'm working on setting up a Ruger based target rifle.
    I've decided on the 77/22 with a volquartsen barrel and a standard stock to fit.

    Can anyone recommend a custom trigger kit with a decent pricetag?
    And is it possible to buy just the action instead of having to pay for a pricey stock and barrel that i will never use?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    First, Welcome to the FTF. People are a little shy about answering questions to new people with only 1 post. It is strongly recommended that you introduce yourself in the "Introductions" section.
    Second, In one line, you say "a standard stock to fit", in another line "pay for a pricey stock and barrel that i will never use?" Which are you going to use?
    Third, A Bing or Google search would bring you to some vendors. I like to use Brownells.
    Good luck
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I have no idea if you can get "just the action". Maybe trolling through gunbroker . Are the triggers that are in them just not any good? Is it possible to do a little stoning and get it more how you want it? And gunsmith worth talking to should be able to do a trigger job for you.

    Oh..And welcome to the forum :)
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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  5. DpR228

    DpR228 New Member

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    danf_fl - My goal is to remove the action from the gun and place it in a new stock and attach a custom barrel. So i'm trying to avoid buying the whole gun since i'll never use the "factory" barrel and stock.

    DrumJunkie & Stalkingbear - It sounds like taking it to a gunsmith is my best option. We have a few local guys in my area so i can do some shopping around to get the best price.

    Thanks for the advice. Great Forum!
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Since you're not going to use the barrel & stock, Check around the local pawn shops/gun shops for a rifle that's been dinged up and/or rusted. Usually the actions are still good. You'll be able to save money like that.
     
  7. zenstic

    zenstic New Member

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    hopefully i can help some, i just finished a 10/22 build a few weeks ago. as im sure you have already done, i spent literally days researching different parts and pieces, manufacturers, gunsmiths, etc...i finally ended up heading to my local gun shop and talking with the owner, he recommended volquartsen, clark custom guns, and a few others. after combing through both clark and volquartsen for hours on end i decided to go with clark. i ordered a 21.5" stainless barreled action and have had excellent results! mated to a "eliminator" stock from stockystocks i came out with a lovely firearm that is accurate, reliable, smooth, and grabs LOTS of attention!

    on the clark website i came across the kidd trigger, that is the next upgrade i will be doing for my 10/22, i have heard nothing but great things about them.

    clark also sells, converts, and services 77/22's!

    here is the clark website: Clark Custom Guns, Inc. Home Page

    here is the stock website: Stocky's New Rifle Stocks - America's Gunstock Specialist!
     
  8. DpR228

    DpR228 New Member

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    Thanks for the links zenstic...very helpful...price is a little high but i guess that's what you have to pay to get quality...
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    If you just want the action then. Buy a new or used rifle. Take the stock off and sell it. Many people will buy the Ruger label synthetic stock and I know plenty out there will buy a laminate one. Also sell the barrel as people will buy them too for what ever reason. This will offset the price of the gun and build a little.

    Check rimfirecentral.com to sell unwanted parts that place is a ruger lovers dream.
     
  10. inmate of Md

    inmate of Md New Member

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    depending on what pull weight you desire, the original trigger can work. The 77 triggers can be worked into the oz's by the right one. Can be trashed by the wrong one.
    Most target rifles are built on actions that offer good triggers.

    All the best.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Since the 77/22 comes in both rim fire and centerfire, which one? A very good friend bought a 77/22 in .22 Hornet. It has been a money pit. Action, bolt, trigger, chamber reamed after barrel setback........ He could have bought a new CZ and had $ left over for what he has into it. I am amazed at how little our money is worth. I bought a new 527 Varminter 2 years ago for $475.00. $751.00 for the American now!:eek:
    CZ-USA -> CZ 527 American

    If you want a .22lr target gun, I know of a few for real short cash. They do need some TLC.
     
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