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Old 01-29-2020, 02:43 PM
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I just can't leave anything stock

So, I'm about to send my BX off to Brimstone and I'm wondering if there's anything else I should do while the rifle is apart.

Not really looking to change out the barrel (yet), but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-30-2020, 04:59 PM
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Scotch brite the inside of receiver to smooth it out, maybe get a kidd charging handle to smooth things out even more.

Two simple things that really changed the way my bolt functioned.

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Old 01-31-2020, 10:51 AM
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Scotch brite the inside of receiver to smooth it out, maybe get a kidd charging handle to smooth things out even more.

Two simple things that really changed the way my bolt functioned.
Great, thank you!
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Old 01-31-2020, 08:48 PM
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Bass, i have a target lite. How does yours shoot? Im not to happy with mine.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:27 PM
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Bass, i have a target lite. How does yours shoot? Im not to happy with mine.
So far, mine shows to be reliable and accurate. I've only put a couple hundred rounds at 50 yards, though. What's wrong with yours?
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So far, mine shows to be reliable and accurate. I've only put a couple hundred rounds at 50 yards, though. What's wrong with yours?
It doesnt group as tight as a heavy barrel.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:49 PM
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It doesnt group as tight as a heavy barrel.
Ah, I see. I haven't payed that much attention as I'm just ringing 4" plates at 50 yards, which it doesn't have a problem with. When I get a chance, I'll shoot some paper and check the groups.
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Shooting and hitting 4" plates at 50yds sounds like more fun than missing the dime most of the time
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:54 AM
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Shooting and hitting 4" plates at 50yds sounds like more fun than missing the dime most of the time
This is very true!! I may stick to plates so I don't disappoint myself!
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It doesnt group as tight as a heavy barrel.
of course you know the weight of the barrel has nothing to do with how well it groups..
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:19 AM
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of course you know the weight of the barrel has nothing to do with how well it groups..
I was wondering about that. Or that the the design itsself was somehow responsible.

It shoots as well as a std carbine barrel, or std td barrel, and one might expect more from a barrel with a Target moniker.

Right now its sitting in a very light fiberglass/ kevlar stock with a firefly bolt and im shooting cci quiets out of it, and ive got a Jwh muzzle break on it.

This is imho the worst configuration i could have assembled. And once i figure out how to get the firefly out, its going back into the heavy laminate stock and im gonna send it back to ruger to see what they can do.
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:57 PM
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I was wondering about that. Or that the the design itsself was somehow responsible.

It shoots as well as a std carbine barrel, or std td barrel, and one might expect more from a barrel with a Target moniker.

Right now its sitting in a very light fiberglass/ kevlar stock with a firefly bolt and im shooting cci quiets out of it, and ive got a Jwh muzzle break on it.

This is imho the worst configuration i could have assembled. And once i figure out how to get the firefly out, its going back into the heavy laminate stock and im gonna send it back to ruger to see what they can do.
the way my older Volquartsen THM's shoot groups convinced me that weight only helps the shooter ...I understand that the KIDD ULW's shoot real well too

you have to remove the handle from the firefly by sticking an allen wrench into the end of it and unscrewing it first, once you remove the handle then the bolt comes out normally

good luck getting Ruger to do much with the barrel
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I just can't leave anything stock <img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />

So, I'm about to send my BX off to Brimstone and I'm wondering if there's anything else I should do while the rifle is apart.

Not really looking to change out the barrel (yet), but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Put an aftermarket bolt buffer in while you have it apart. If your just shooting at 4" plates the trigger is what makes the biggest difference. And a Brimstone BX is a really good trigger. The other things have already been mentioned like scothbrite the inside of the receiver to get rid of any overspray and smooth it out. I'm also a huge fan of the Kidd guide rod and charging handle kits. I have one installed in every single one of my 10/22's. Other than that just shoot it. If you ever decide that you need some more accuracy then take a look at the Kidd LW or ULW barrels.
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Put an aftermarket bolt buffer in while you have it apart. If your just shooting at 4" plates the trigger is what makes the biggest difference. And a Brimstone BX is a really good trigger. The other things have already been mentioned like scothbrite the inside of the receiver to get rid of any overspray and smooth it out. I'm also a huge fan of the Kidd guide rod and charging handle kits. I have one installed in every single one of my 10/22's. Other than that just shoot it. If you ever decide that you need some more accuracy then take a look at the Kidd LW or ULW barrels.
Great, thanks! I will look into an aftermarket bolt buffer.
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