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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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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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I have a Ruger brand 16 inch carbon clad barrel right now in my shop...
Its heavier than it looks, about the same weight as a std 18.5 inch carbine barrel but I'm sure
the blue 18.5 inch carbine w/open sights barrel will be more accurate...
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I feel the same as you that a longer steel barrel will be more accurate. Which is why I am opting for the SS 20 in. barrel. Now a Carbon Clad barrel is not something I have looked at. I guess under the cladding is a steel barrel? As far as the Carbon Barrels they don't interest me, they are more money & they don't seem to be any more accurate then the SS or Steel barrels. And if they are then they are more accurate then I can shoot. So other then different color choices they don't interest me at this point plus like I said in an earlier post I am not going to be running around the woods with this thing so weighting less then metal is not a concern either.
 

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I bought the first component of my build, the barrel. It is a KSA SS 20" fluted bull barrel threaded. I know I said I was going to go with all Kidd parts but as I started to price it out it just got to be more then I wanted to spend. I also ordered a complete Ruger SS receiver, bolt, trigger & V block from S & A Outfitters. Any one have any experience with the KSA barrels?
 

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I bought the first component of my build, the barrel. It is a KSA SS 20" fluted bull barrel threaded. I know I said I was going to go with all Kidd parts but as I started to price it out it just got to be more then I wanted to spend. I also ordered a complete Ruger SS receiver, bolt, trigger & V block from S & A Outfitters. Any one have any experience with the KSA barrels?
Yes, I reworked many KSA barrels, they are good -.- basically they are
slightly better than most low priced barrels under $170..
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When you say “reworked” what do you mean. What can be done to make them more accurate not that I would know how to do it anyway. Just curious!
Production chambers are done at high speed sometimes leaving burrs in throat and are chambered too deep...
Rework means setting barrel back, cutting a shorter semi-auto match chamber, lapping bore and re-crowning
fitting barrel properly to receivers hole.......
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Wow sounds expensive! Prolly more then I payed for my barrel. Do you get a lot of request's for that kind of work from recreational shooters? Guy's that go to the range a few times a month?
When you say "production chambers" what would I have to spend to get a barrel that will shoot 1/2" groups or better and what company's sell non production barrels that will shoot those kind of groups out of the box?
Could I get a barrel like that for under $500.00?
 

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Holy smokes he does it all, at prices that I would call more then reasonable. I never thought you could get that much precision work on a gun for those kind of prices. After I put it all together and start shooting it if I'm not happy it is something I would consider.
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Well I couldn't help myself and I gave into my urges and bought a Ruger 10/22 Light Target Varmint off of gunbroker, 20" SS Bull Barrel Threaded.
I know I shouldn't have but its Christmas and until all my build parts come in I don't have a 10/22 to shoot other them my magnums.
Unfortunately I really got carried away and bought a New Savage A 22 but after thinking about it I said to myself , self that's crazy you know you will not be happy with a Savage no matter how good it shoots plus there just isn't the after market parts to play with like you have with Ruger. So I canceled it for a slap on the wrist from Gunbroker but I'm happy. And life is to short not to be HAPPY. To be continued when it comes in. By the way suggestions on a Reasonable priced Stainless scope.

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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


Crackedcornish, can you tell me about the top stock that looks like birdseye maple? I love it!
 

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I have to apologize but I haven't forgotten about you helpful guys I finally got all the components for the build and started it. I haven't been posting pix because I couldn't figure out how to. But I just got a new free hosting platform and I will post some pix tomorrow.
Buy the way I just posted two guns for sale here on the forum one's a Savage 99, which I use to collect the other a Para Ord, 45 ACP in SS.
But thanks for your patients pix tomorrow I promise
 

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My picture taking skills leave a lot to be desired but here it is. The receiver & trigger group are RUGER gotten from a member here on the forum. I did a trigger job on it and got the trigger weight down from 6.10 lbs to 2.4 lbs much more to my liking. Also added a Volquartzen Target Trigger.
The stock was an old beat up Volquartzen that I got off of fleebay for a good price. I stripped it and sanded it and put 8 coats of Birchwood Stock Oil on it !!!! I knew it had a beautiful grain to it. I really like that Volquartzen stock it has something I have never seen before, a spring loaded aluminum barrel support at the front of the stock to address that dreaded “barrel droop” pretty cool. Is that a common thing on other stocks? I have a Nikon Scope with a BDC Retical to put on it. I don’t like the rubber butt pad & am going to change it any suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Going to the range in a day or two & will follow up with a range report. Thanks for all the help & info
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Nice 👍 is that a magnum charging handle? And what kind of bolt is that
But the receiver is sitting too low at the back of the stock, too much wood edge and no way that trigger body should be hanging out that much. Is that a magnum stock? Or is the action screw so long that that its teetering the action backwards?
As for the barrel push up thingy, could we get a picture of that?
 

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Nice 👍 is that a magnum charging handle? And what kind of bolt is that
But the receiver is sitting too low at the back of the stock, too much wood edge and no way that trigger body should be hanging out that much. Is that a magnum stock? Or is the action screw so long that that its teetering the action backwards?
As for the barrel push up thingy, could we get a picture of that?
Nice 👍 is that a magnum charging handle? And what kind of bolt is that
But the receiver is sitting too low at the back of the stock, too much wood edge and no way that trigger body should be hanging out that much. Is that a magnum stock? Or is the action screw so long that that its teetering the action backwards?
As for the barrel push up thingy, could we get a picture of that?
The bold and charging handle were bought from Atomic Engraving they sell gun parts & 10/22 bolts. They do engraving on bolts mine was a blemish just the engraving not the bolt itself. The bolt they sell is is a JWH the handle is just an extended handle they also sell them.
As far as the receiver goes it is sitting too deep into the stock thus the high wood in the tang & the trigger group sticking out underneath. Right now I’m just letting it sit while I decide what to do. Over all it’s about 1/8th to 3/16 high on top and protruding on the bottom. I think if I bed the receiver it will correct both. What do you think. I really don’t want to remove any wood.
I can’t say if it’s a magnum stock or not, the fleebay seller didn’t say. I want to shoot it before I do anything. Later I’ll take & post pix of that push-up thingy.
 

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The edge is there must just be to low not a big problem. I bought the stock off of fleebay the seller said it was a 10/22 stock which it is. A minor problem in the world of fleebay, you puts yo money down you takes yo chances. Pix of that thingy coming later today. It,s still a really nice stock.
 
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