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Offline firetoad

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My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:25:15 PM »
A Ruger 10/22 Takedown .22 Caliber Rifle has been in my arsenal for several years now.  A YHM Mite .22 Caliber Suppressor has been in my toolbox for even longer.  So, the obvious action was to mate the two tools and let each one compliment the other.  But, the dilemma...  The 10/22 TD wasn't threaded.  So, in steps a local, small business gunsmith.  This gunsmith does amazing work, he even gave me more than I imagined and at an extremely reasonable price. 

I asked for a barrel cut to 16.1" with recrown, threaded end for a Mite and a thread protector.  What I picked up was this...

The gunsmith cut the barrel to 16.1", which removed the factory front sight base and blade.  The smith then threaded the end of the barrel and machined the factory front sight base with blade into the thread protector. 

Needless to say, I was more than pleased with the work.  Then, came the time to pay for the work and the amount was half of what I was quoted.

So, what was left to do?  Simple...  the suppressor screws on the end of the barrel, add some subsonic .22 LR and you have one heck of an ultimate homestead firearm!

For those interested, the optic is a Vortex Strikefire Red Dot Scope and the magazine is one of several Ruger BX-25 magazines.
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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 10:40:22 AM »

Awesome set up!

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 12:13:17 PM »
Very Very cool. definitely a keeper :)!!!

10/22 whisper ;)

nice work by your smith

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 12:43:35 PM »
Looks good.

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 01:13:12 PM »
Thanks for the compliments everybody! 

I had it at the range today and man is this thing unbelievably quiet with some Remington .22 Subsonic!

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014, 11:03:28 PM »
Where are you located?  I am trying to get my takedown threaded and can't find anyone local.  Do you think he would ship?  May I ask the cost?

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 06:32:42 PM »
Thx

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2014, 09:02:44 PM »
Gorgeous work - a great gunsmith is a lucky find!

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2014, 04:59:11 PM »
Found the take down 10/22 (Navy Camo) for $290 at Palmetto Armory.  Looks like that version does not include a bag to carry the rifle.

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2014, 10:46:59 PM »
Very nice, I used https://www.tornado-technologies.com/services.html to do both my Papoose and 10/22. On the papoose they moved the sight back before the threading, and on the 10/22 they incorporated the sight into the thread protector....it's lovely...very good work..I highly recommend them. I use CCI Standard velocity in mine for the best results...looks nice with the stainless barrel

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 06:49:42 AM »
The more that I shoot this little plinker, the more that I really, really like it.  It is not a superior, benchrest tack driver.  But, it is a wonderfully fun and useful rifle!

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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2014, 01:29:56 PM »
Nice job on the barrel.

Most 10/22's for sale round here come with a suppressor as part of the package.  For a while, the local gunsmiths were pulling the front sight off and threading the barrel.  This left you with no front sight but they were selling a cope in the package so a lot of people didn't really care.  Now, its more common to see factory threaded barrels with a front sight behind the threading which is what I now have. Nice quiet 10/22 with both scope and iron sights

How much do you think the accuracy of the iron sights could be affected with front sight being removable like that?



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Re: My Ultimate .22 Caliber Rifle - 10/22 Takedown
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014, 08:59:56 PM »
Very nice. Seems like an index mark on the barrel could be added to ensure that the front post gets lined up square.