Discussion in 'Slickguns.com' started by slickguns, Aug 30, 2013.
New Ruger American Rimfire in 22LR and 22WMR 22" or Compact 18" Models - $236 and up
I'd buy one of these in a heart beat IF I could get one with a threaded barrel.
Have one threaded? Be the first.
I just picked up one of the 22 inch models (the shop also had a compact in stock) for $275 (same as the best you could do on the slickguns deal after transfer). It is a pretty sweet action and well built. The only thing I have against it is the lack of a threaded barrel. I'll have it done I think, but I like the stock front sight, and it would suck to lose it.
Which shop was that?
Willamette Valley Arms. I think they got 2 of each in, I bought the first one last night.
What is the importance of the threaded barrel on a bolt gun like this? I think if someone really needed it for another 50-100 bucks a guy could have a barrel threaded and front sight moved back. Really elementary stuff for a smith.
Finding a good, reliable smith who knows how to do proper threading at a reasonable price and that won't take forever is easier said than done. So you end up giving up SOMETHING, like the ability to move the sight, or waiting a rediculous amount of time (see Tornado Tech).
Fair enough. It sounds like good smiths are harder to find in the bigger city's. I have had good luck in my time. Second question, Why on a rifle like this would a person need a threaded barrel? Flash hider, Suppressor? (I would think only a very tiny fraction of a percent would ever see a suppressor), And those type would make a threaded barrel happen. I would.
Give it a month and the super duper tactical model will be out I'm sure.
Suppressors are popular these days I've got one in .22 and would love to use it on this rifle. It makes my 10/22 extremely quiet, and would make this guy fun as well.
Suppressors are surprisingly popular on this board, an amazing number of people here own them, so getting a weapon to come pre-threaded is a good thing!
This. That's what I'm looking for. A .22lr bolt action rifle with a threaded barrel for a suppressor. Getting a Ruger that takes 10/22 magazines would be great. Bolt action is quieter than a semi-auto. I'd rather buy an older 77/22 because the barrel is interchangeable with a 10/22. The newer versions have barrels that thread into the receiver.
Once reputable smiths have listed prices for a threading job on the new ruger .22, then maybe I'll get one.
In the mean time, I'll keep looking for the elusive Savage FV-SR
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