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Hi All I,ve been away for a while but am starting to get back into it by building a reasonably priced Ruger 10/22 Rifle.
I am going to use all Ruger parts except for the Barrel. I want to use a Lite or Ultra Lite Bull Barrel. I have been looking at all the Barrel Manufactures on the internet but am trying not to spend $300 to $400. I could use some direction as to where to pick up a good 16 to 18" Threaded Barrel for a good price? Any & all suggestions are greatly apricated.

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Summit Precision Carbon Fiber Barrels.

Excellent selection of colors and lengths.

They're having a sale tomorrow.

They are returnable, by the way, if you're not satisfied with the accuracy, but they're accurate, I tell you.
 

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Matt; Never new that existed it is very tempting, looks like just what I need. However right now I am stuck on putting together the info I get here on the Forum plus doing some research myself and trying my luck on building my own lite weight Ruger rifle. Right now I,m searching for an older but in good shape Ruger 10/22 Going to clean up the receiver & polish up the bolt maybe adding a few new upgrades to it & either redo the trigger group with an upgrade kit from one of the better trigger manufactures or just drop a new Ruger BX trigger group in it. Then Fancy up the original stock & see what I end up with. Hopefully a great shooter at 100 yards. Basically I,m an older guy (80+) and it keeps me busy & I still love to shoot.
 

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I didnt like my Ruger Target Lite barrel. Watch S&P for sales, code rfc for discount sapoutfitters.com
I do like like my Tactical solutions barrel.
Thanks for the link. I've been trying to decide which barrel to go with for the next upgrades on two 10/22's I've been working on. Already done Kidd bolt and trigger on one and Brimstone trigger and JWH bolt on the other, happy with the results, but it's time to take them to the next level with better stocks and barrels. I'd love to go with the best of the best, but cost is a factor for me, so looking for the best bang (pun intended) for the buck.
 

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What kind of groups do you get from the acculites?
Good question and I probably need to take some measurements for the future. I don't benchrest, just an occasional sandbag when sighting in. Generally I'm satisfied if they'll hold 5 shots on a 3/4" paster at 50 yards with CCI SV. Grandkids use the rifles with Acculite barrels for 4H CMP Sporter Rifle competitions where the course of fire is 10 shots prone at 50 yards, 10 shots sitting at 50 yards, and 10 shots standing at 25 yards. Targets have a 7/8" x-ring and a 1 3/4" 10-ring. The 11 year old granddaughter shot a 293-14x at this year's state match, out of a possible 300-30x. If I remember correctly she lost 5 of her 7 points at the standing unsupported position. I need to put her on a bench and see what she can do.
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I stay away from barrels with aluminum tenons..seen them mushroomed from the repeated slamming of the steel bolt as the rifle is used, then you have a big problem when/if you want to remove the barrel from the receiver

the KIDD Ultra Lightweight is the way to go for a light barrel

my lightweight rifles (built decades ago) use Volquartsen THM carbon fiber wrapped barrels, but if I were building them today, I'd use the KIDD barrel and save myself some $$$...the KIDD barrels may not look as good as the carbon fiber or anodized barrels, but a lot more bang for the buck


 

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Thanks for that heads up. Truthfully I have been leaning towards a heavy bull barrel & your post prolly made my mind up. That and the fact that I am not going to be running thru the woods with this thing, I am going to be carrying it from the car to a bench rest so why I ask the lite barrel. I think a Heavy Barrel will be be a little more accurate & that is what I am looking for. I am going to go for a Kidd barrel & I like the looks of the fluted bull barrel. I haven't bought anything yet still looking for deals on the components. I was trying to keep it under $500 but right now I'm coming in at about $900 so I think it's going to take a few months which really isn't a bad thing I'll just have to suffer thru shooting my Ruger 22 Magnum. Once again thanks for the heads u 😀 😀 p.

PS: any one looking to get rid of 10/22 components I'm interested$$$$
 

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By the way crackedcornish Very nice collection there. How do you like those two bottom stocks. I guess they are Boyds, I like the same type with the thumb holes I have to try a few out before I decide.
 

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By the way crackedcornish Very nice collection there. How do you like those two bottom stocks. I guess they are Boyds, I like the same type with the thumb holes I have to try a few out before I decide.
those are Raptors, and for the light bull barrels they are my favorite stock.. not from Boyds though...they were originally manufactured by Predator Gunstocks, then later by PWS, and now by Volquartsen (albiet at a much higher price)

too bad...it's a great stock, and I have 4 of them, but with what Volquartsen is currently charging for them, I seriously doubt I will be getting any more of them in the collection

for similar stocks that are made by Boyds I'd suggest the Barracuda



or the Evo, which is another good stock that also happens to be ambidextrous..but I'd suggest the KIDD Ultra Lightweight barrels for use with these types of stocks...or at least keep the heavy barrels to a max of 16.5 inches for balance
 

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Another great collection LOF! I like the red touch on that 1st rifle. My preference for a stock is the Boyds "At One Competition" not sure what color yet but the steel in it is going to be all SS or silver.
Right now I feel the way to go based on what I have put together so far, is with all Kidd hardware. Their write ups seem to be very good & they have what I want. They have a silver receiver with a scalloped bolt along with a silver trigger group and a heavy fluted 20" barrel. However this is not yet cast in stone but in doing my do diligence & research outside of going with the really high end stuff they are in the ball park (price range) with accuracy & reliability as all the other guys. It's going to be a while before it all gets done but right now that is how I'm trending.
What say you guys?
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