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10/22 LITE BULL BARREL

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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.

Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving
Jerry D
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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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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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