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Old 10-26-2020, 07:51 PM
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The combo of learning about precision rimfire, recently being given a 10/22, and this site has started me down the rabbit hole. I want to eek out as much performance as possible out of this sweet little gun! I'm going to send my rifle to CPC, so my question is this:

Bull or keep the sporter?

It's my only .22 and it'll be the only one for a while - grad school takes up many of my money making opportunities. I was all gung ho about a bull, but then I found the open site challenges (like this month's 100 yarder!) that I wouldn't be able to take part in. Plus it would save some dollars I could use for ammo... but I do really like the bull...
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:36 PM
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Ho with the Randy Plan. The sporter will shoot great. Bulls are for old men shooting off a bench, trying to get 5 shots into one hole . You can always put one on later.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:33 PM
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Bulls are for old men shooting off a bench, trying to get 5 shots into one hole
Isn't that one of your rifles in the green TM stock with the 28" BB on it.....? Lol.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:08 AM
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The combo of learning about precision rimfire, recently being given a 10/22, and this site has started me down the rabbit hole. I want to eek out as much performance as possible out of this sweet little gun! I'm going to send my rifle to CPC, so my question is this:

Bull or keep the sporter?

It's my only .22 and it'll be the only one for a while - grad school takes up many of my money making opportunities. I was all gung ho about a bull, but then I found the open site challenges (like this month's 100 yarder!) that I wouldn't be able to take part in. Plus it would save some dollars I could use for ammo... but I do really like the bull...
first you have to decide what type of shooting you are going to use the rifle for most of the time...if your main interest is hunting or plinking, I'd say stay with the sporter weight barrel (or a Heavy Taper), if you main interest is target shooting off a bench then go heavy barrel, stock, and a scope that's at least a 14x
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:41 AM
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Isn't that one of your rifles in the green TM stock with the 28" BB on it.....? Lol.
Yep, i am an old man,

When I wasnt, I could use a tupperware 1022 carbine with no mods and a case of wolf target to shoot pretty darn good.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:21 AM
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My M.O. is to go all in for one extreme when I do things. I think it would be super fun to go for targets off the bench, but if any one else I know came out shooting I can guarantee my friends would find that mind numbing. Maybe I should try for the more middle of the road approach this time: sporter might be the ticket when soda cans are the prey.

It's my understanding that the heavy barrels mainly help keep the rifle on target after each shot?
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:06 AM
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I have two with Kidd Ultra Light Weight bull barrels. I wanted them for walking hunters, with the added bonus of being easy for the grandkids to handle. Very accurate.

https://www.coolguyguns.com/KIDD-22L...rel_p_138.html
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My M.O. is to go all in for one extreme when I do things. I think it would be super fun to go for targets off the bench, but if any one else I know came out shooting I can guarantee my friends would find that mind numbing. Maybe I should try for the more middle of the road approach this time: sporter might be the ticket when soda cans are the prey.

It's my understanding that the heavy barrels mainly help keep the rifle on target after each shot?
then just send your Carbine to [email protected], and you'll be good to go
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:58 PM
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+1 for CPC and keep the sporter. You're not limiting yourself by going this way, you can always add a bull barrel later.
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Sounds good, thanks guys I appreciate it! If I need more accuracy later on maybe I'll just go full custom for a second one.
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:17 PM
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Isn't that one of your rifles in the green TM stock with the 28" BB on it.....? Lol.
Yep, i am an old man, <img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />

When I wasnt, I could use a tupperware 1022 carbine with no mods and a case of wolf target to shoot pretty darn good.
I don't hunt with my rimfire's, so they are all more or less for target shooting. While I do have some bolt rimfire's with sporter barrels on them every single one of my 10/22's has a BB. Some of them are lightweight but mostly heavy. I don't particularly enjoy shooting offhand as much as I do off the bench. I don't really consider myself an old man, at least not yet lol. About 10 more years.....
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:35 PM
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Sounds good, thanks guys I appreciate it! If I need more accuracy later on maybe I'll just go full custom for a second one.
You are quicker than I - it took me way more than two to get a Supergrade!
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Ho with the Randy Plan. The sporter will shoot great. Bulls are for old men shooting off a bench, trying to get 5 shots into one hole . You can always put one on later.
I resmble that remark ! A true old man would have both the sporter and a Bull!
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Question no one asked, Mr. Mac..........and....

By the way...........Welcome to RFC. There is a wealth of info here, and a lot of good people that will offer help with questions. But beware.....you can be easily be persuaded to spend a lot of money on these addicting little plinkers. Don't ask how I know that......

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Do you have a carbine or a sporter model? With either one, you may need to do some stock modification to wring out some accuracy.

Being a student, you will likely want a barrel that is not picky with ammo. You will be money ahead with something that eats the cheapest ammo with reasonable accuracy.

10/22's are amazingly customizable. The beauty in that is that you can customize at any time & do/undo things.

Last thought..........If you send your rifle to CPC for the full custom job, regardless of model, you will have a fine shooting firearm. Better Barrel, Good Trigger, Good Bolt, Trued Receiver, Etc....As a matter of fact, you will not have much more to do than to decide on a sighting system should you decide to venture from the open sights. The money spent is an absolute bargain & Randy @ CPC is one of the best in the business.

Good luck and come here often to ask questions & learn lots!
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Old 10-28-2020, 12:14 AM
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By the way...........Welcome to RFC. There is a wealth of info here, and a lot of good people that will offer help with questions. But beware.....you can be easily be persuaded to spend a lot of money on these addicting little plinkers. Don't ask how I know that......

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Do you have a carbine or a sporter model? With either one, you may need to do some stock modification to wring out some accuracy.

Being a student, you will likely want a barrel that is not picky with ammo. You will be money ahead with something that eats the cheapest ammo with reasonable accuracy.

10/22's are amazingly customizable. The beauty in that is that you can customize at any time & do/undo things.

Last thought..........If you send your rifle to CPC for the full custom job, regardless of model, you will have a fine shooting firearm. Better Barrel, Good Trigger, Good Bolt, Trued Receiver, Etc....As a matter of fact, you will not have much more to do than to decide on a sighting system should you decide to venture from the open sights. The money spent is an absolute bargain & Randy @ CPC is one of the best in the business.

Good luck and come here often to ask questions & learn lots!
Ha thanks, Horsefly!
I have a carbine. I did a search to see if I could spare the post but all I could find easily were others about which bull to replace their current barrel with.

I was thinking the Boyd rimfire hunter + CPC and I'd be in pretty good shape. Scoping the rifle is an entirely different can of worms from what I've been reading! I'm ancy to go shooting so if I can put off that expense for a bit then I'm all for it. I just needed to hear someone talk me out of keeping the current barrel.
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