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Old 03-30-2019, 11:15 AM
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How can I make my SR-22 rifle lighter? Love the gun, but schlepping it around gets tiresome. Maybe replace the barrel and shroud?

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Old 03-31-2019, 10:24 AM

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Barrel, hand guard and stock.

Barrel -

Shorten hand guard with saw

Stock -
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the barrel does weigh 2.9 lbs alone on the sr22. it is somewhere between the tapered 10/22 barrel and a bull barrel. it is .75" wide at 16.5" long i believe. other than being heavy, i actually had great accuracy with this barrel.

The chassis around the receiver actually does not weigh much, its that hand-guard that weighs so much.

By having a red dot instead of a scope, changing to a 12" dlask bull barrel (2.4lbs) and changing to a minimalist butt-stock (the basic butt-stock it had from ruger weighed only an once or 2 more so no big savings there) i was able to drop some weight and now enjoy the rifle more than ever. More than weight reduction, the shorter barrel really helped balance the rifle and that made a huge difference.
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