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Putting a heavy barrel on a wood stocked 10/22?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible, to put a heavy barrel on a 10/22 with a stock wood stock? I really like the look of the wood, but would like a heavy barrel.
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Yep, just takes some time with a rasp and sand paper. You can do just about anything, just takes a little time.

    Here is a link to a project stock I did. I thought I had some better pics of the channel but I guess not, GunBroker.com Message Forums - 10/22 Stock project with pics (updated) This was the 3rd topic I did. If you click the link at the top it will take you back to my middle thread. If you click the link in that thread it will take you to my first thread.

    Nice thing about 10/22 stocks if you mess one up you can find anther for about $25.
     
  3. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    That looks pretty cool. I'm on the look out for a cheap 10/22 now and a heavy barrel. I want to get started on it.
     
  4. djgaloot

    djgaloot Oregon City Member

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    I am doing a similar build for my son. I have a Hogue heavy barrel for his 10/22. Should it be free floated, bedded? If so, where?
     
  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Just let you know, they are really heavy. ;)
     
  6. mrsafeway

    mrsafeway Auburn Member

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    Genius.
     
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  7. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Normally you would free float the barrel, bed the first 1-1.5 inches of the barrel and the rear of receiver. Adding a pillar for the hold down screw eliminates any compression of the wood.

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  8. djgaloot

    djgaloot Oregon City Member

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    Thanks! I will plan to do those things. I am very impressed with the Revolution stock i purchased. I bought it unfinished but it seems to be of high quality.
     
  9. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Theres alot more to it than just hogging it out with a wood rasp,angles seating ect do yourself a favor and check out some of the after market stocks it's already done and done correctly and the multitude of color choices is amazing.
     
  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    What a lot more? I took a factory stock and opened up the barrel channel, was not that hard. What do you have to loose by trying? I got the satisfaction of doing it myself and the fun of doing it.
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Just did it to my model 70. Not a big deal
    Take a dowel just under an inch,(heavy barrels are .980 right?) wrap it with sand paper and get to it.

    Is it that much help to bed a 10 22?
     
  12. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Most heavy barrels for the 10/22 are .920". A 7/8 dowel with 60-80 grit measures .900" so it will get you there. Being there is no taper another way is to use a 1" ball mill or 1/2 radius router bit in a mill.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Power tool scare me
     
  14. hackercat13

    hackercat13 Steilacoom, WA Active Member

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    Ok, I am new at this, where did you get that pillar, and/or how did you make it?