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Accuracy on 10/22 takedown

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    My recent impulse purchase was the Olympic shooting team edition of the 10/22 take down. At 50 yards I have been unable to get reasonable accuracy. Just when I think I've got it, everything goes to hell again. I have a Nikon P-22 scope with Leupold quick rings. Scope & rings are tight and I have tried different adjustments of the joining nut. I have used two different kinds of Remington ammo that shoot Ok in my other 10/22.
    Are the takedowns inherently less accurate that their fixed barrel siblings?
    I am already planning on trying better ammo next time I am out but is there something else that I can try before I give up on it?
  2. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    I hear that finding the proper position for the barrel lock ring can play a big deal in accuracy, also ammunition selection is key.

    Keep us posted, I am thinking of getting one but accuracy is critical.

  3. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have one with a cheepo reddot mounted. Has excellent accuracy, even when I break it down and reassemble. Most of my shooting has been at 25 yards and i'm getting a 1/2" hole plus or minus a sixteenth. The reddot is kinda lame and a scope would do better I'm sure. My ammo is a mixed bunch, Remington Golden, Federal, CCI Maxi, I seem to get the best results with CCI.
  4. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    My TD is plenty accurate with Federal Bulk. One ragged hole with iron sights in sitting position at 50 feet. Never tried it on the bench.

    Ruger recommends hand-tightening the barrel lock ring, remove the barrel, then tighten 2 more clicks. Mine is 100% rock solid with that procedure.