I just spoke with Daniel at Magpul (tech support/option #4) ... the stock is designed not to free float the bbl. He sighted the idea that 10/22 bbls. come with barrel bands.
I mentioned that 0.920bbl 10/22 do not have bands and to my knowledge/experience the bbl was full floating ... he advocated to the contrary and suggested there will be no negative implication to accuracy running there 'non full floated' set up.
I further asked ... so no matter where i rest the stock/bag/rest there will be no change in impact as a result of pressure on the bbl.? he replied no.
so def. time for some empirical testing to verify my worry is unfounded...i hope to get to it later this week or hear from someone who already has???
meanwhile i would still love to hear some experience on 'fully floated' 10/22
vs. not floated... I'll start a new thread "10/22 fully floated or not" here and see what people are willing to share...
Originally Posted by bTanZ
ok ... got mine too.
my really old(aluminum trigger guard) 10/22 receiver fits wonderfully with no gap. fit and finish is standard Magpul goodness... a few thoughts on initial fit and handling:
-could use some texture on the forend similar to the grip texture
-0.920 Green Mountain bbl sits on the boss, presumably by intention ... i expected free float like the Hogue i was running prior...??
- 0.5" cheek riser gives me perfect alignment down CL of glass when laying on the gun in prone (scope CL 1" above receiver in Weigand Integramount)
i have yet to test it for performance & I'm initially only disappointed it's not a free floated bbl set up ... I intend to call Magpul tomorrow and learn why they chose to build in the stock/bbl support feature...any thoughts on full float vs. supported (ie. Magpul config.) from all of you would be very welcome?
Also anxious to hear accuracy results ... i'll post as soon as i can test