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10/22 bull barrel where to get one

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SturgeonSlayer, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. SturgeonSlayer

    SturgeonSlayer St.Helens Active Member

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    I was told by a friend someone local makes and sells bull barrels for 10/22's. I did a search and could find nothing, anyone know of anybody ? And yes i know i can get them online all day long, but im trying to stay and support local people.
     
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    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    How much do you want to spend?

    Tactical solutions makes great stuff and Cabelas carries them.
     
  4. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    I got the stuff for my 10-22 project from Brownell's and Midway. Between them you can order just about anything you want. I went with a TacSol barrel, really happy with it.
     
  5. Lange22250

    Lange22250 Milwaukie Active Member

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    You need to decide if you want a precision barrel of just one that is lighter and a bit more accurate than the factory barrel.
    I have 2 of the TacSol barrels and they are great in that they are lighter and have I can transition faster than the factory barrel BUT they are not precision barrels, at best they are a .75 moa. The other problem with the TacSols is that any squib WILL NOT shoot out without bulging the barrel. Most other barrels will. I learned this the hard way and TacSol see's a fair number or exchanges for this reason.
    I also have a Green Mountain that is a .5 moa barrel.
    Admittedly barrels can be highly variable but the amount of steel in a solid steel barrel will be more likely to have consistent barrel harmonics.
     
  6. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    Buddy of mine got a stainless steel threaded barrel for his AMT Lightning (full stainless/synthetic 10/22 that came out for a short period befure Ruger filed a lawsuit against them because it was identical to a Ruger 10/22 with the exception the AMT lightning was all stainless, the ruger 10/22 was not and has never been) from tactical innovations.

    They are out of bonners ferry Idaho.
     
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    Chris76 Northwest Member

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  8. broncman

    broncman E. of Portland yet to close! Quality Control!

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    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Yes he did. Reading down I kept wondering if anyone was going to advise him on his real question as he said clearly he knows how to get them online.
     
  10. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    We need more info about your application. Do you want a threaded one? Is super-accuracy your goal? Does weight matter? What's your price point?

    I have a Tac-Sol SBX which is shockingly accurate - even the cold-bore shot. The best thing is the 6" flash hider that allows a suppressor to be inserted into it - making the whole thing 17" overall, even with the can attached.

    I bought a cheap POS bull barrel from E.R.Shaw and spent a year chasing that dumb decision, with zero success. Don't be penny-wise and pound foolish!
     
  11. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I got mine from a guy in Oregon City who would mill down stock ruger barrels, re-sleeve them, and put a nice crown on them. He charged about $100 if a remember correctly. Unfortunately I do not have his contact info.
     
  12. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    For the 10-22 Ruger is just the starting point, the aftermarket has everything and then some. When you get serious about .22 you need to sign up with rimfire central wwwrimfirecentral.com I'm a dedicated fan of Northwest Firearms but if you want .22 this is the place to go, they have more information than you can imagine .
     
  13. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Whistle Pig in Aurora. I have been contemplating replacing my tack-driver GM 16.5" with a WP to make a light .22 (the GM bull barrel is great and threaded but still makes it nose-heavy). I sent a question to WP today about the weight of their barrel and got a reply from Louis a couple hours later that that they are around 1oz per inch of barrel. Great customer service and i'll be getting one! It's nice to support a local company too. I think this'll balance out my 10/22 nicely.
     
  14. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's strange. I bought a cheap not-so-POS bull barrel from E.R. Shaw and score bullseye's all day long. Are you sure it's not just you?
     
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    Puddin99 Scappoose, OR Member

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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Really? I'll have to look closer at the 10/22 stainless that I have. Other than the plastic trigger group and barrel band it looks like stainless.


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  17. SturgeonSlayer

    SturgeonSlayer St.Helens Active Member

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    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm sure. It wasn't even close.
    My FFL wrestled with it endlessly; the shank dimensions were off, and no amount of shimming could prevent barrel droop.

    The worst part was calling them and having the guy swear that they never made a fast-twist (1:9") barrel. When I 'splained that I was holding one in my hand at that moment, he backed off and said, "Well maybe some were made as a special order for a distributor." And that was that - he totally disavowed any responsibility for the defective barrel.

    These CLOWNS need to understand that in the Internet age they can't get away with nonsense like this without consequence. I will never buy from E.R.Shaw again, and I will never miss a chance to repeat my story. I still have the barrel as proof, should those CLOWNS threaten me with legal action for telling the TRUTH.
     
  19. hondakilla98

    hondakilla98 beaverton, or Active Member

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    His user name is gophishhhh
    Send him a pm on here and he will give you his price breakdown.
     
  20. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Jebus, what a drag. My E.R. Shaw barrel dropped in with nary a problem, and like I said, scores bullseye after bullseye all day with cheap bulk ammo!