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just so you know... I also have some high quality stuff, but I'm in this groove lately of building ultimate "on the cheap" rifles right now...

I reciently attended an Appleseed shoot, & pulled out of the vault a 10-22 I had not shot for years... the rifle was probably 10-12 years old just to give you guys an eye deer of when it was made... its a stainless barreled silver gun, with a standard barrel profile, but is currently stocked in an old Fajien thumbhole camo lami stock inletted for a bull barrel, I removed the scope, added a set of Tech Sights, a front sling stud, & good military sling...

the gun does not shoot as well as I had hoped, so I'm thinking about building another one as a trainer for my SKS "on the cheap" ( I'll likely turn the stainless / thumbhole gun back into a target gun, & rescope it, & add a nice stainless bull barrel to fix it) with the increasing cost of ammo, I'm wanting to shoot some more 22 this next couple years... so I'm looking for a blued ( or black ) standard weight or preferably a varmint weight barrel, but preferably not a .920 target weight barrel that I could mate to a cheap blued / black, bulk buy ( you know...the Walmart "type" gun ), & get better than "Walmart gun" accuracy out of... I want the sight dove tails on the barrel to be able to install the Tech Sights, & hope to buy a gun, cheap, with a black composite stock, & do a few of the trigger, bolt release mods you guys have graciously posted here...

anyone have a good suggestion for a match chambered .7XX contour barrel in blue / black, that has the sight dovetails, shoots good, & costs little ???
 

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my experience

I bought a 22" long Green Mountain barrel that's sporter-tapered. It's only slightly thicker than the 18" factory Ruger 10/22 barrel.

Of course it had no front sight on it, nor any provisions for mounting one.

I considered many options, and then decided to have a gunsmith drill and tap two small holes for mounting a front sight rail. Then I got a globe-style front sight with interchangable inserts and just clamped it on.

The rear sight I used was a biathalon style target aperture sight, but I imagine that a Tech Sight (TSR-200, finger adjustable for elevation) would be a good choice too. Just make sure to pick a front sight and base that will be the correct height (above the center of the bore) to match the rear sight's height.
 

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Pretty good barrel for the money is Adams and Bennett. Bought a combo from Midway a few years ago. It consisted of the above barrel and a Hogue overmolded stock. Cost was 99 bucks. Took a Ruger junker 10/22 from a erratic shooter to keeping all shots inside a 1" dot at 50 yards. I was pleased with the performance increase.
 

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Randy at CPC!

Last year GM had a heavy sporter barrel for somewhere around 75 bucks which is very hard to beat for such a straight shootin barrel.
Hopefully, they will put them back into production.

And another thumbs up for Randy at CPC. Send your rig to him and he'll make you a fantastic SHOOTING 10/22! :bthumb:
 

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Why not try one of the running boar barrels; those that are tapered to fit in a standard stock and then are enlarged and lengthened to add a bit of muzzle weight. It would give you the meat to have a dovetail slot cut or tap it for a front sight.

Green Mountain lists theirs at about $75,
 
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