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Old 08-09-2014, 01:18 PM
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10/22 Target version free float question



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I have the Target version of the 10-22... The barrel would be free floated except for the very forend of the stock the wood inside the barrel channel steps up as if its a rest for the barrel... My question is if the barrel is intended to be free floated on this rifle and if I can take some material out of the barrel channel to achieve a free floated barrel.





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Old 08-09-2014, 07:21 PM
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It's not intended to be free floated from the factory. It's trivial to free float it and it's a good idea to at least try that. If it doesn't shoot well free floated you can add a pressure pad just forward of the take down screw and adjust the take down screw torque to tune it a bit. Pillar bedding is also an excellent idea. Tape or epoxy bedding the receiver is also an easy fix. Lots of info from those who came before in the stickies and threads here.

I'm of the opinion that the way Ruger pressure beds their stocks at the forend tip causes to barrel to be pushed to the side as the humidity changes.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:06 AM
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You essentially got three points of support for the barreled action, back end of the receiver, somewhere along underneath the barrel, and at the single action screw holding the whole mess down in the middle. If you remove the support from underneath the barrel something must hang on to the backside of the receiver or you end up with the barreled action teetering over the single TD screw.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:14 PM
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You essentially got three points of support for the barreled action, back end of the receiver, somewhere along underneath the barrel, and at the single action screw holding the whole mess down in the middle. If you remove the support from underneath the barrel something must hang on to the backside of the receiver or you end up with the barreled action teetering over the single TD screw.
have never had it explained better, have a few 10/22's and the sall shoot better with a pressure pad
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:54 PM
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If all went exactly to the target specification (+/- zero) in casting receivers and trigger housings and stock inletting then that blob projecting from the backside of the trigger housing would hook in just right underneath the shelf formed by the inletting that supports the receiver’s backside and that would prevent the weight of the barrel from pivoting the barreled action over the single TD screw jacking the rear of the receiver up off the inletting. Occasionally, it will work out that way, sometimes it only limits the jacking, and others it’ll cause the stock to bear too heavily on that blob binding up many of the inner workings in doing so.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:18 PM
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What material would you use for a pressure pad? Would it be a small piece in the bottom of the barrel channel that would leave the barrel in front of that point free floated? Would the action screw need a few more inch pounds of torque?
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:39 PM
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See the “How to” on 3 points bedding by member MKnarr featured in the Tips & Tricks section here:
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=250931
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