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Old 07-31-2020, 06:07 PM
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Actually there is not much to tell of this tale
The story is simple and short.
I love the Talo 10/22 builds for 10/22 from a few years past. Beautiful French Walnut. Excellent checkering. Schnable tip. Perfect balance.
Then while surfing ebay I chanced upon a surplus Altamont 10/22 stock and (throwing common sense to the wind), decided then to do a build.
A short time after that I happened on another Altamont 10/22 stock, this one made for Cabela's 50th Anniversary with a red butt pad. Again, getting older by the minute, need and reasoning were ignored and it too ended up in the mail 1 week later.

So this is how they ended up:

The rifle with the black butt pad appears to have been a Talo VII surplus. An Altamont produced piece.
I placed an 18" Feddersen tapered factory standard contour barrel.
Kidd single stage 2 lb trigger. Volquartsen bedding pillar. And Kidd receiver, bolt, charging handle.
On Leupold PRW2 1" low profile rings was added the most superb Nikon Target Prostaff 3-9 x40 EFR scope (this scope deserves its own write up !).

The rifle with the red butt pad, again Altamont, was made for Cabela's 50th Anniversary. A special model. And is so engraved on the end cap.
This one is made special with the edition of a Shilen 20" Match stainless barrel.
Keeping with the stainless silver color theme, like colored parts from Kidd, receiver, bolt, action screw, charging handle were added. Again a Kidd single stage 2 lb trigger was added to keep the excellence going.
Volquartsen bedding pillars were placed.
To top this off, a silver colored vintage Leupold 6-18 scope was mounted with Warne 1" low profile rings.

I think they both turned out great.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:38 PM
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10/22's done up as nice sporters come off pretty well as your rifles show.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:30 AM
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Nice job sir
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:37 AM
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Those are really both Beautiful. Nicely done, thanks for the pictures I enjoyed seeing them.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:00 PM
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They both look great. I can't decide which one I like best.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:29 AM
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I've often wondered what looks better on French walnut, jet black or matte stainless. The debate goes back and forth in my mind from time to time. Figured these rifles would help me decide....... nope the both look really really good.
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They both look great. I can't decide which one I like best.
I agree.
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I really wanted to get one when they were announced but wanted to cherry-pick the wood. I never saw them in person with anything but plain blonde wood and all the Gunbroker auctions used stock photos. A couple months ago I also found one on Ebay and took it upon myself to put together the perfect 10/22 sporter. Pictured is a bone stock barreled action but it now has a KIDD trigger and Shilen barrel.



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I really wanted to get one when they were announced but wanted to cherry-pick the wood. I never saw them in person with anything but plain blonde wood and all the Gunbroker auctions used stock photos. A couple months ago I also found one on Ebay and took it upon myself to put together the perfect 10/22 sporter. Pictured is a bone stock barreled action but it now has a KIDD trigger and Shilen barrel.



Wow!
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Wow's right!
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Thats what drives us! Excellent build !
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I really wanted to get one when they were announced but wanted to cherry-pick the wood. I never saw them in person with anything but plain blonde wood and all the Gunbroker auctions used stock photos. A couple months ago I also found one on Ebay and took it upon myself to put together the perfect 10/22 sporter. Pictured is a bone stock barreled action but it now has a KIDD trigger and Shilen barrel.



sweet rifle
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Very nice looking stocks. Maybe I should start looking more at eBay.
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Checked the web site, those styles no longer listed.
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I really wanted to get one when they were announced but wanted to cherry-pick the wood. I never saw them in person with anything but plain blonde wood and all the Gunbroker auctions used stock photos. A couple months ago I also found one on Ebay and took it upon myself to put together the perfect 10/22 sporter. Pictured is a bone stock barreled action but it now has a KIDD trigger and Shilen barrel.



Hey Craig.......Thats the same stock that I bought on ebay & sent back to Altemont. Did they fix the rough areas under the cheek piece & the forearm for you? It broke my heart to send that beautiful stock back, but they needed to make it right for what they were asking for it!

Beautiful rifle you have there. BEAUTIFUL!
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