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Old 08-15-2017, 05:27 PM
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I picked up my TD from Walmart yesterday & got a chance today to get into the action. I currently own 2 other 10/22's and have built a couple of ultimates in the past.
The only negative thing that I can say at this point ( I haven't shot it for groups yet) is that the factory trigger pull is horrendous. No surprise there.
Ruger seems to have figured out the hole spacing in the trigger housing because there is zero fore and aft movement of the housing in the receiver. The receiver is fairly smooth on the inside, it's the nicest receiver casting I've seen so far. All of my others have required varying degrees of smoothing on the interior. This one doesn't need any of that. The exterior is the typical silver paint that Ruger uses.
The bolt looks good. Not as good as the old forged bolts but a lot better than the last two cast bolts I've had.
I rummaged through my box of stuff & came up with a Weaponcraft buffer and a Kidd bolt release & I installed them.
The barrel is typical, decent finish & crown. I'm not looking for match grade accuracy. I'll take all that I can get but if it shoots as good as a typical carbine I'll be happy.
I plan on some sort of trigger work (maybe Kidd's drop in parts?), a peep sight with a firesight front, and a Magpul Backpacker stock.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:34 PM
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Congrats on your purchase and I agree with your assessment of the new TD's. I recently bought 2 from my LGS both stainless and one has a threaded barrel. Overall they look good and function great once I smoothed the inside of the receiver. The one shoots excellent, very accurate. I added a backpacker stock, Volquartsen hammer, Williams rear peep sight, and a skinner front sight. No matter how many times you take it apart and reassemble it, the thing is accurate and true. The other one with the threaded barrel, I cant get it to shoot straight. It shoots constantly to the left but is very consistent and functions well. It has the same sights and trigger as the other, but is in the factory furniture. I played around with the locking ring, just can't get it figured out, but I will. I love the concept and the reliability of the TD design. I'm interested to see how yours shoots and how you like it, please report back when you get a chance to put some rounds down range.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:07 PM
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Nerostarr,
Which Williams sight are you using? I have a Foolproof on one of my other 10/22's. Since this gun will be used as a truck gun survival rifle I think I'll go with the WGRS to avoid the expense of drilling & tapping. I'll probably only use one brand and type of ammo so ease of adjustment won't be an issue. Once it's dial in it'll stay there.

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I use the Williams WGRS rear peep mounted to the receiver and a Skinner front sight. It works well for me out to 125yds.
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:05 PM
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ElrodCod,

What expense? TD's come come scope ready, just attach the provided rail, done!
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:27 PM
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ElrodCod,

What expense? TD's come come scope ready, just attach the provided rail, done!
Apparently you're not following along. The conversation has been about receiver sights. I was talking about drilling and tapping for a Williams Foolproof receiver sight not for scope mounts.

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