What's the first few things you do

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Wiebelhaus, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    To a new 10/22 Carbine? I've never owned one and today I said to hell with it and went and picked this one up, have a range trip planned for Monday, have a box of 500 22LR's ready to go, could stop by big box outdoor store tomorrow and install something cool if I wanted to, so what's the few first things you do to a new 10/22?
     
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  2. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    First thing to do is find out what it likes to eat. 500 rounds will be enough to get you going, but you won't know what works best in it.
     

  3. Wiebelhaus

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    Holy cow I think this thing is lighter than my 9mm lol
     
  4. Tackleberry1

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    I recently tied a pair of Hot Lips 25 round magazines. Dad passed two hears ago and they came out of his stash. I have no idea how long they had been loaded but was currious as to their reliability.

    All 50 rounds went downrange without any hiccups so I've reloaded them and keep them on hand as a component of my Zombie Survival Kit. ;)

    I'm also toying with the idea of a reaplacement stock with the AR type telestock so it's easier to adjust for the little one when he gets started in a few years.

    Tack
     
  5. Wiebelhaus

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    Hey! I saw those at the gun shop but had never heard of them and they didn't have any of the Ruger BX-25's I've heard of but those hot lips are 10 bucks cheaper! Shoot man, I'll get one of those instead, thanks for the suggestion!
     
  6. Vikingdad

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  7. Wiebelhaus

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    Oh, it is! The trigger is even better though. I have a Volquartsen and a Kidd. The Kidd is better.
     
  9. Wiebelhaus

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    I'll order one, thanks.
     
  10. JonM

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    first thing you do to a ruger 10/22 is buy a a few bricks of ammo and go shoot the snot out of it.
     
  11. Old_Crow

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    You can't just go shoot a 10/22. You have to make it look you stole it from Darth Vader before firing it. :)
     
  12. chloeshooter

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    That's too funny, and very true. So many aftermarket parts to make a 22 look "intimidating" - how did that trend ever get started I wonder?

    I really enjoy my 10/22, the kids like it because it doesn't kick at all, I marvel at the accuracy. If I ever decide to hunt squirrels or rabbits, I'm good to go. Fun gun!

    First thing I'd do is buy a bottle of CLP and a bore snake - 500 rounds is fun but oh so dirty.
     
  13. vincent

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    Clean the bbl REALLY well first...

    The factory goop they use as a rust inhibitor will gum up the grooves pretty good and it's a royal PITA to get it out...

    Go ahead and get an inexpensive scope too. It can shoot farther than you can see...well, for me anyways...

    Gotta have a sling...
     
  14. Gh0zt36

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    http://www.coolguyguns.com/Bolt-Buffer_p_12.html KiDD Bolt buffer !!!

    Going in my takedown before the first round is fired. The stock bolt buffer in your rifle is just a steel pin and when the bolt cycled there is hard metal on metal contact which causes vibration and if you're using high velocity ammunition can actually egg out the bolt buffer pin holes on the reciever.

    The KiDD bolt buffer has a rubber sleeve over the kidd pin that has a lifetime warranty and also takes the metal on metal contact out in turn reducing felt recoil cause of the lack of concusion and makes it safe to fire high velocity rds without having to worry about egging out the receiver as well as quieting down the action and reducing vibration. And best part of all it's only 5.95 I even just got free shipping on it .
     
  15. mrt8110

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    new 10-22

    First thing you should do return it and get a Marlin 60..lol. Seriously shoot it as is at first and see what it does. Good luck and enjoy. :) Cliff
     
  16. Wiebelhaus

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    haha I understand that point of view, only reason I didn't get a Marlin is because I don't personally fancy the tube feed, rather have mags.
     
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  17. Sniper03

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    I would buy a good 1" Diameter Tube Scope on it with mounts. Do not mess with one of the smaller tube scopes. There is no comparison. If you can get a 3X9 or even a straight 4 power for it would be great. And you will have a blast with it shooting up to 50-100 yards.
    You can get a reasonable scope like a Bushnell, Simmons or other good scope for it at a dealer or Walmart for around 49.00-69.00.
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  18. Wiebelhaus

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    Is there any reason to clean this thing before I shoot it like you would with a high dollar 7mm rem or can I just go run the hell out of it tomorrow and then clean it?
     
  19. Wiebelhaus

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    I read something about redfield, though eh' what the hell, I'll go grab one....sheeeeeeeeeet man, I'd have to sell a rifle to buy one of those freaking things! I just grabbed a Simmons 8-Point.
     
  20. 96banshee

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    I'm not sure I'd add a Redfield to a .22 of any sort but I just put a Redfield Revenge on my AR15 and I'm beyond impressed. Keep in mind that Leupold now makes Redfield.