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octanejunkie 04-13-2019 08:12 PM

10/22 sniper clone build
 
I bought a Boyd's tactical 10/22 stock about 15 years ago on sale and recently decided to build it into a rifle. Here are the details.

Brownells railed receiver

JWH Custom bolt, extended charge handle and buffer

Ruger trigger with KIDD kit

Fedderson 16.25" tapered barrel with recessed crown

BSA Sweet 22 AO scope

Mueller 40mm 3" sunshade

Amazon medium height rings and El Cheapo bipod

It's sighted in at 50 yards and the AO with BDC gets me on target at 100 yards, at the scope's 75 yard setting, repeatably.

Now I need to work on ammo testing to shrink group sizes and gain consistency at 200 yards - shooting clays on the 200 yard berm was a crapshoot.

After about 150 rounds I'm happy, not ecstatic, not yet.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f37265b970.jpg

gcrank1 04-13-2019 08:47 PM

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What have you for ammo?

Toomany22s 04-13-2019 09:16 PM

Put a pad under the bipod feet, like a kneeling pad for floors or gardening. And use a rear squeeze bag. And youíll see those groups shrink. A pressure pad under the barrel either right where the action climbs out of the stock , or 3 inches back from the muzzel. Aluminum tape bed the action. All these little things work.

Thatís a nice gun, and you should be ecstatic :eek:

bucko 04-13-2019 09:23 PM

That is a beauty for sure. What kinda groups are you getting so far?

octanejunkie 04-14-2019 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by gcrank1 (Post 11442911)
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What have you for ammo?

36gr Federal Champion HV and and 36gr CCI mini mags

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Originally Posted by Toomany22s (Post 11442939)
Put a pad under the bipod feet, like a kneeling pad for floors or gardening. And use a rear squeeze bag. And youíll see those groups shrink. A pressure pad under the barrel either right where the action climbs out of the stock , or 3 inches back from the muzzel. Aluminum tape bed the action. All these little things work.

Thanks! I'll test a few different ammo and work in a few of these suggestions along the way!

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Originally Posted by bucko (Post 11442955)
That is a beauty for sure. What kinda groups are you getting so far?

Thanks! I like the stock in the pic in your Truck Gun thread. 3-shot 50 yard groups were 1/2" to 3/4" but I was shooting 5-shot strings byt at least 1-2 out of every 5-shot string were flyers an inch away. Could have been me rushing the shot.

100 yard groups had same flyers, which if I discounted translated to about 2-1/2" group, but it was kinda windy. Shooting clays, and clay fragments, at 50 and 100 yards was no challenge if I did my part.

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gcrank1 04-14-2019 08:04 AM

Can you try some Lewiston Blazers?

bucko 04-14-2019 09:38 AM

Octanejunkie I have the same trouble with flyers. It seems that 3 shots are great and then the flyer. Maybe it is me.

bucko 04-14-2019 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by gcrank1 (Post 11443201)
Can you try some Lewiston Blazers?

What are LEWISTON blazers?

Nick7274 04-14-2019 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by bucko (Post 11443341)
Quote:

Originally Posted by gcrank1 (Post 11443201)
Can you try some Lewiston Blazers?

What are LEWISTON blazers?

I'm assuming they are made by the same company that makes the "JWC" bolt.......

octanejunkie 04-14-2019 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Nick7274 (Post 11443507)
I'm assuming they are made by the same company that makes the "JWC" bolt.......

JWH Custom lol

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gcrank1 04-14-2019 12:15 PM

CCI, factory in Lewiston, Idaho; the 50rd boxes of brass cased, softish lubed lead 40gr. round nose.

octanejunkie 04-14-2019 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by gcrank1 (Post 11443545)
CCI, factory in Lewiston, Idaho; the 50rd boxes of brass cased, softish lubed lead 40gr. round nose.

I'll look what I can find locally, and go through my ammo storage reserves. I probably have a few random boxes of 50 mixed makes

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Nick7274 04-15-2019 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by octanejunkie (Post 11443529)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick7274 (Post 11443507)
I'm assuming they are made by the same company that makes the "JWC" bolt.......

JWH Custom lol

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🙂 🙂 🙂

octanejunkie 05-11-2019 11:03 AM

Shot a several different kinds of ammo last weekend and a clear preference was found, CCI 40gr Standard Velocity. Best/smallest groups consistently, with no flyers out of 50 rounds and 100% reliable cycling of the bolt.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c52e4fdfad.jpg

Second best was Aguila 40gr HV, bought by mistake, was supposed to be SV.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...eef8f6e128.jpg

Others tested
Federal Gold Match
Eley Target
Armscor
Winchester (3rd runner up believe it or not)
Remington Golden
Federal Champion
CCI mini mags

All shooting was don't prone, with a bipod at 50 yards on the NRA A-23 target.

The CCI and Aguila were then shot on the A-32 smaller target where the CCI shot tighter groups again so I sighted in with the CCI SV
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f3a517926d.jpg

I shot our club's rimfire prone match the next day and took second place with a 393-14x out of 400. The winner, the reigning club champion, shot a 395-21x

gcrank1 05-11-2019 11:19 AM

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