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Putting Together a $500 "Survival" 10/22

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, May 24, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I've got it in my head that I want to put a survival 10/22 together. In the end, I want it light, accurate, durable, and under $500.

    I plan to buy a $200 carbine and put a Houge stock on it, since they have great grip in the wet. I want to put a decent 1-4 power scope on it because a .22 isn't to useful over the distance that 4 power is ok for. I'm considering a fluted bull barrel, but I don't know if I want to loose my sight and gain the weight, advise?

    My questions are, should I go with the heavy barrel? Are there any good sights that don't cost a ton, and won't interfere with a scope? And what internal parts should I change?
     
  2. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    my:twocents:. I would just swap out the stock and hang a decent scope on it and call it good. leave the stock barrel and sights.
     
  3. HandSolo

    HandSolo hillsboro New Member

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    the worst thing you can do to a 10/22 is start wasting money on it... a .22 bolt gun will work out to 200yds..
     
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  4. Zepoll

    Zepoll Keizer Active Member

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    Bravo Mil Sights

    Gives you ghost ring iron sights with a rail that you can put see through mounts on and use a scope with it as well.

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    Even comes with a muzzle break... just for fun.

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  5. Meridian7750

    Meridian7750 Portland Area Well-Known Member

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    Look for a 10/22 I-tac (google it). Its a factory rifle, spruced up by Talo. It may be a Davidson's exclusive.
    Stock 10/22 action and barrel, with a nice folding, collapsible stock, and rail for a scope or red dot. About $330 or so. Even comes with a Ruger BX-25 magazine.
    Then add a Primary Arms $100 scope, and you will be set (ask me how I know).
    It really is a sweet combo.
     
  6. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Happen to have a weight? I can't find it listed anywhere
     
  7. Meridian7750

    Meridian7750 Portland Area Well-Known Member

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    Listed as 5.0 lbs. Certainly thats without optics, and probably with no magazine.
    Doesn't feel any heavier than that. Noticeably lighter than a simple AR.
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Or, you could build a Liberty Training Rifle and go through Appleseed training. Probably be a better all-around investment and well under $500.
     
  9. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Volquartsen hammer and exact edge extractor.
     
  10. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Get the new 'take down' model and leave it alone. Maybe add a rear peep sight. KISS!
     
  11. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I like all the ideas, that training rifle with the wood stock is really nice! I don't like takedown guns like that....
     
  12. djm68

    djm68 Portland, OR Member

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    It is a nice idea to build a survival rifle around a 22lr -- light weight, compact, ammo is cheap and light. My buddy and I often state that our 22s are perhaps our most valuable rifle if the SHTF. However, I say forget the 10/22 and get a good bolt action 22 (like a CZ) and mount a 4x on it, add a sling.

    Cheers,
    DJM
     
  13. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Go to Bi-Mart and buy two and then spend $100 on ammo. Nothing speaks survival like redundancy. ;)
     
  14. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I have iron sights on my Remington 700 because... what if you drop your rifle. Yank the scope off and your still in business.
    I agree also with a bolt gun for .22, less moving parts and more accuracy.
     
  15. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I had been milling around for a survival gun for a while. I wanted a Henry Arms AR-7 to throw in a Bug Out Bag but they're expensive and not all that well made. My suggestion? I went out and bought a ruger 10/22 and a butler creek side folding stock so that the gun fit in the bag better. That's my suggestion, just keep it as simple as possible.

    Heck for survival I think even a pellet gun is a great choice....how much are BBs/Pellets in comparison to regular ammo costs? What about sound? This is just an FYI. If you want to live off birds and squirrels I'd go pellet gun....22s are great but if you don't want a take down gun but you want something cheap that you can shoot game to survive with I would suggest a little pump pellet gun. When I would run out of pellets and BBs I remember putting plastic beads down the barrel and shot the gun like a muzzle loader.
     
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    husker portland Active Member

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    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    The only thing I have to add is if you want to go bull barrel check out a tensioned CF barrel or an aluminum Tacsol barrel. Those should help cut the weight down a bit
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I bought a very nice 10 22 with the heavy barrel and a Fluger? adjustable stock.
    Great shooter with the regular velocity Blazer ammo.
    My friend had a gun made for himself and sold me his standard 10 22 with a standard barrel and a folding stock.I put a different scope on it.

    It is as accurate as the "high end" 10 22 that Ruger puts out
    I was thinking of a better barrel,but every time I shoot it,it is too accurate to mess with.
     
  19. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I'm not a fan of 10/22s.
    For $500 I would buy 5 Glenfield/Marlin Model 60s and 5000 rounds of ammo.
    The Glenfields can be found for about $70ea used(I paid as low as $20 for one)
    I think they are better guns, and are reasonablly easy to work on.
    They don't take banana clipz, and don't look as cool though.

    But to answer your actual question,
    I would buy a used 10/22 from the 70s or 80s and put a Tac-Sol threaded barrel on it. I would use the Hogue stock, and leave the internals alone. Maybe buy some emergency spares from Brownell's(firing pin, extractor, pins, springs)
    You could skip the stock and Tac-Sol barrel, and just get the factory barrel threaded also.
    You will need a silencer for it of course.....:thumbup:

    I don't know enough about optics to be much help in that department....
     
  20. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's a 10/22... no matter how much you dress it up, it's still just a 10/22... a fixed 3x Simmons for $35 at the next swap meet will do you just as well as an NXS.
     
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