Well.. My Ruger 10/22 as it sat a while ago. I found a heavy barrel at ABG Buyers yesterday. So today I went and bought it. Clerke International Stainless 16". Here's what I started with this morning: My heavy barrel installed into the receiver: I went to modding the original stock that I had because I wanted to keep the swap cost low. I bought a 1" dowel and some sand paper. The bull barrel is .920" so that's very close to the 1" that I had. I was going to make a full floating barrel so there's nothing pressing or touching the barrel. Just cause I can. My sanding method. Sticky sand paper worked back and forth. Partial way through. Looked clean and straight. I cut this piece off. There was a gay plastic strap that went on there. With the heavy barrel it won't fit. So it had to go. After many test fits I was finally at a floating barrel. I have about 1/16" space all around the barrel. Doesn't touch. NIIIICE. While my cousin and I were at Home Depot picking up the dowel and sand paper he suggested painting the stock. I considered a full paint but I didn't want to paint the $80 scope. So I did the stock only. Snow camouflage. Turned out good. White background. I sanded the stock down with 240 grit so I could get the sheen from the stain they used off. A little grey and black stripes in odd patterns, we were finished. Here's the action shots all assembled: I an pleased that I took the butt plate off and kept it black. Goes well with the black/silver/white theme right now. Took it down to Bi-Mart have it bore sighted. I actually had to take it twice. The first time I had an issue with the barrel. Had to take it home and modify the stock some more. Returned and got the sight on. Now it's ready to go see how it shoots. Any thoughts? I felt really good about making this. I have a few other things still to do to the gun but overall I'd say it's 90% complete on what I want to do. Few things still to do. Trigger and extended mag release.