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Old 03-13-2017, 11:55 PM
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Introducing the Ruger RAK



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Ruger RAK- stands for Ruger American Kidd, yep that's right I've had my RAR re-barreled with a Kidd Light weight barrel. For anyone wanting an aftermarket barrel for their RAR it can be done and with a 10-22 barrel of your choice as long as it is solid steel on the chamber end for at least 2.50 inches long. Keep in mind that the barrel shank has to be cut off and the new shank machined in and re-chambered (your choice on chamber size.) I had this one done with a match chamber and I will say its tighter than the original Kidd chamber. The gunsmith that did the work for me called and stated that he had to order a special reamer to do the Kidd barrel due to the bore being extremely tight. I chambered two rounds and ejected them, then a visual inspection showed to have a full positive engagement of the driving band all the way round the bullet. A good gunsmith of your choice should be able to do the job for you. I want to THANK a couple of members here that helped me when I started this venture AMBLERRL and RICHJ. If anyone needs any info such as what gunsmith I used etc please PM me and I will get back with you ASAP. Now the wait begins on getting it to the range.





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Old 03-14-2017, 12:15 AM
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Ruger RAK- stands for Ruger American Kidd, yep that's right I've had my RAR re-barreled with a Kidd Light weight barrel. For anyone wanting an aftermarket barrel for their RAR it can be done and with a 10-22 barrel of your choice as long as it is solid steel on the chamber end for at least 2.50 inches long. Keep in mind that the barrel shank has to be cut off and the new shank machined in and re-chambered (your choice on chamber size.) I had this one done with a match chamber and I will say its tighter than the original Kidd chamber. The gunsmith that did the work for me called and stated that he had to order a special reamer to do the Kidd barrel due to the bore being extremely tight. I chambered two rounds and ejected them, then a visual inspection showed to have a full positive engagement of the driving band all the way round the bullet. A good gunsmith of your choice should be able to do the job for you. I want to THANK a couple of members here that helped me when I started this venture AMBLERRL and RICHJ. If anyone needs any info such as what gunsmith I used etc please PM me and I will get back with you ASAP. Now the wait begins on getting it to the range.





Looks good, though my old eyes need bigger pics.
need to post some targets.

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Old 03-14-2017, 08:49 AM
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:13 AM
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Ruger RAK- stands for Ruger American Kidd, yep that's right I've had my RAR re-barreled with a Kidd Light weight barrel. For anyone wanting an aftermarket barrel for their RAR it can be done and with a 10-22 barrel of your choice as long as it is solid steel on the chamber end for at least 2.50 inches long. Keep in mind that the barrel shank has to be cut off and the new shank machined in and re-chambered (your choice on chamber size.) I had this one done with a match chamber and I will say its tighter than the original Kidd chamber. The gunsmith that did the work for me called and stated that he had to order a special reamer to do the Kidd barrel due to the bore being extremely tight. I chambered two rounds and ejected them, then a visual inspection showed to have a full positive engagement of the driving band all the way round the bullet. A good gunsmith of your choice should be able to do the job for you. I want to THANK a couple of members here that helped me when I started this venture AMBLERRL and RICHJ. If anyone needs any info such as what gunsmith I used etc please PM me and I will get back with you ASAP. Now the wait begins on getting it to the range.





Very exciting. Please post better photos when you can. Go outside.

Is there a reason the gunsmith's name needs to be kept secret?
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:56 PM
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I will try with the pictures and no on the gunsmith name just didn't want to break any rules by posting it here as it could be construed as advertising for him. Thanks kid...
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I will try with the pictures and no on the gunsmith name just didn't want to break any rules by posting it here as it could be construed as advertising for him. Thanks kid...
It's not advertising. It's giving credit where credit is due.
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is there any follow up on this? Would love to hear how this shot or who is doing this modification.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:46 AM
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I agree. The only reason I would buy a RAR would be for the receiver, as I am one of the dumbest people alive who is wiling to spent disproportionate amounts of money in order to keep from having to buy into another set of magazines.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:08 PM
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Here you go:

Central Michigan Gunsmith
2160 E. Remus Rd.
Mt. Pleasant,MI.
989-775-7040
Kip

He does excellent work and is really close on his time frame on when it will be done. He just don't like to be called and asked how much longer is it going to take. his work is worth the wait. Kid.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:11 PM
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Almost forgot the gun will shoot small one hole groups at 50 yards easily. I want to wait for cooler weather and a better bench and rest to really ring it out. Kid...
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Central Michigan Gunsmith
2160 E. Remus Rd.
Mt. Pleasant,MI.
989-775-7040
Kip

He does excellent work and is really close on his time frame on when it will be done. He just don't like to be called and asked how much longer is it going to take. his work is worth the wait. Kid.
I'll second that ;-)

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Nice build. I thought about doing that with a Ruger 77/22.
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Very nice, I used a green mountain blank for mine
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I'm wondering if a 77/22barrel would be a better candidate due to longer shank as to be able to keep the chamber or is the diameter an issue?

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Old 08-04-2017, 08:12 PM
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Love the rifle! Can you explain to me in a little more detail the process involved in this conversion? After the original barrel is cut, is the receiver threaded or is that a barrel nut I see? I may give your guy a call, but I know a couple of talented gunsmiths within 100 miles of me. I would like to be able to speak a little more intelligently when I approach them about the project.
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