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Old 02-10-2019, 10:07 AM
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Last spring my local gun shop / range had a raffle for a charger with a silcecerco warlock can. Had some cash and the proceeds were for a good cause so I bought a few tickets and forgot about it. When the called and told me I won the charger I actually had to look up what a charger was lol. Awesome part was they even covered the fee for the tax stamp. Since winning I have put a little funding into it and have made an awesome little plinker. Added a copper customs brace adapter, tail hook mod II brace and sightmark Wolverine optics (overkill size wise but I like the fact it takes a standard AA). Yesterday I installed a Kidd guide rod, reduced spring and charging handle, Kidd bolt release, and buffer pin. Also polished the inside of the receiver and radiused the back of the bolt a little. Will cycle just fine with subsonic rounds now. Anyway figured I would say hi since I been lurking and reading everyone’s tips here the last few months.




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Old 02-10-2019, 03:09 PM
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Very nice little setup. I have one that is very similar to yours.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:58 PM
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Last spring my local gun shop / range had a raffle for a charger with a silcecerco warlock can. Had some cash and the proceeds were for a good cause so I bought a few tickets and forgot about it. When the called and told me I won the charger I actually had to look up what a charger was lol. Awesome part was they even covered the fee for the tax stamp. Since winning I have put a little funding into it and have made an awesome little plinker. Added a copper customs brace adapter, tail hook mod II brace and sightmark Wolverine optics (overkill size wise but I like the fact it takes a standard AA). Yesterday I installed a Kidd guide rod, reduced spring and charging handle, Kidd bolt release, and buffer pin. Also polished the inside of the receiver and radiused the back of the bolt a little. Will cycle just fine with subsonic rounds now. Anyway figured I would say hi since I been lurking and reading everyone’s tips here the last few months.




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Looks like Calibers Indoor Shooting Range in NM.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:03 PM
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Looks like Calibers Indoor Shooting Range in NM.


Is actually Mags indoor shooting in Moriarty


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Old 02-11-2019, 12:09 PM
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Nicely done!

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Old 02-17-2019, 10:48 AM
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Thanks all. Now to start a stash fund for the rest of the upgrades. Planning on a new bolt, probably a trigger upgrade, eventually a 10inch bull barrel and thinking about a folding buffer tube adapter but not sure if that one is worth the cost.

Is it just me or is buying and modifying firearms a lot like getting a tattoo? You can go years thinking you don’t need one but when you finally do gotta keep getting more


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Old 05-25-2019, 04:54 PM
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New from N.M. with a charger build

Went to the range to visit my suppressor today (still no tax stamp ) and I think it’s safe to say I got the red dot dialed in pretty good. This is 100 rounds at 20 yards (max distance at my local indoor range) was a mix of cheek welded, shouldered, pistol style with the brace down and using the bipod on the bench. On the bench it’s a tack driver, pistol style more of a shotgun





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Old 04-09-2020, 07:39 PM
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Just got a new “freedom flower” for my charger from midway. Three Ruger factory 10 round mags with a Alangator TriMag adapter. Looks cool on the seat at work, will see how it fits in the charger when I get home. Hopefully allowed out of the house sometime before winter to test it.


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Old 04-10-2020, 09:32 AM
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I'm growing on the idea of assembling a braced Charger but not there yet. They are really cool set up like yours.
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:31 AM
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I'm growing on the idea of assembling a braced Charger but not there yet. They are really cool set up like yours.
Do it. You dont know what you are missing.
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:03 PM
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...Planning on a new bolt...
I can understand a specific purpose driven barrel or a trigger upgrade, but what's gone wrong with your Charger bolt that's created the need for a "new" one?
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:54 PM
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Typically it's for correct headspace and extractor as well as smoother. The heads pace makes it more consistent.
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:57 PM
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Typically it's for correct headspace and extractor as well as smoother. The heads pace makes it more consistent.

In theory a properly polished one with a radius on the back will slide smoother and have less resistance on each cycle and reduce misdeeds. Cleaning out the powder coat overspray and polishing the receiver made a huge difference.


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Old 04-11-2020, 11:32 AM
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Thanks all. Now to start a stash fund for the rest of the upgrades. Planning on a new bolt, probably a trigger upgrade, eventually a 10inch bull barrel and thinking about a folding buffer tube adapter but not sure if that one is worth the cost.

Is it just me or is buying and modifying firearms a lot like getting a tattoo? You can go years thinking you don’t need one but when you finally do gotta keep getting more


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I've got a 10" KIDD barrel on mine. It's easy enough to sand out the factory stock for it to fit. An adapter and pistol brace are worth the expense. I'll share photos of mine as soon as my brace arrives, but there is a post about it around here somewhere.
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:42 PM
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Typically it's for correct headspace and extractor as well as smoother. The heads pace makes it more consistent.
So you're saying that Ruger produces 10/22 rifles and Chargers that are incorrectly headspaced? I don't believe that for one moment, especially considering the OP has made no mention whatsoever of headspace related issues.

If anything, there are only a few conditions that would cause the headspace on a new OEM or untested 10/22 variant to even be questioned; when changing out a factory barrel with aftermarket, when changing out a factory bolt with aftermarket, or when using an aftermarket receiver with either an OEM or aftermarket bolt and/or barrel.

I understand acceptable 22lr headspace to be between .042" - .049"; obviously if the gap is too excessive you may end up with a case rupture or light firing pin hits, and on the flipside if the gap is too tight then you may risk compressing the rim of a cartridge enough to ignite it simply by closing the bolt on it.

Also, another consideration in this entire mix are the differences in rim thickness' between ammunition manufacturers, which can be upwards of .005".

All these things are considerations that Ruger takes into account to allow the safe function and reliability of their 10/22 models. I doubt that anyone here actually takes the time to check the headspace of either their new Ruger product or their assembled 10/22's; if the headspace on their 10/22 variant was found to be excessive, do they machine the surface down where the barrel meets up with the receiver extension to satisfaction, or weld the bolt face and machine if down to spec? Or if it was found to be too tight do they add a precise washer between the barrel and receiver extension, or machine or buff the bolt face down to spec? I would venture to guess that no they don't, they just let it fly, and only if any obvious problems arise do they have such issues addressed.

I've read where KIDD bolts will not fit in OEM Ruger receivers, and where KIDD receivers will not accept OEM Ruger bolts, so obviously there are minor dimensional differences between the original Ruger design and what an aftermarket entity feels is acceptable, the combinations of which can obviously cause problems of fitment and/or "stacking". Many aftermarket manufacturers make claims of being more precise, but it appears that they're doing so simply to paint their potential customers into their corner - obviously for the revenue. Many like to spend their money on a slew of aftermarket items practically replacing nearly every OEM part, but I don't consider spending X amount of dollars on more expensive aftermarket items a necessity for what my intensions are for my Charger clone; a fun plinker and suppressor host. It's just a .22 for cripes sake, LOL.

I went with a KIDD barrel because 1] I had no barrel to begin with 2] I liked the idea of a 6" bull barrel as this was the longest length that would still keep the standard .22lr cartridge subsonic, and 3] they appeared to be well made and finished, and the manufacturer seemed to have a good reputation. Not having a Ruger Charger to use as a foundation I chose a Brownells receiver, populated the rest of my build with OEM Ruger parts, and I modified a used OEM Charger stock to accept and provide clearance for the .920" KIDD barrel and a NDS-23 front sight that I decided upon.

You don't have to have a long laundry list of aftermarket "upgrade" parts to be able to afford yourself a functional, reliable, and accurate Charger pistol, especially when there is absolutely nothing wrong with the OEM parts to begin with. Anyone who tells you otherwise simply wants your money
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