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I purchased a new Ruger 1256 stainless carbine as a general plinker. This is my first 10/22 and had some experience with a friends 30 years ago. My other experience is with mostly with a CZ 452 and a Browning SA-22.

With that said, I don't plan on going down the rabbit hole with too many add-ons other than a Tandemkross bolt release plate. I'm also adding a Burris FFII 4.5-14x42 with the BP reticle.

With that said, what can I expect for accuracy at 50 yards? I'm not looking for Anschutz accuracy but do want something fun and interesting. What ammo do you recommend?
 

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Congratulations 馃憤Nice gun! Better ammo generally shoots better. But with that gun, id start with CCI Sv, Aguila Std Velocity ( blue Box ) Blazer#, All 40 grain RN. Alsi CCI Tactical, same as mini mags except bullets a little pointier to feed semi auto better.

Id aluminum tape bed the receiver, little strips of hvac tape on the back end and sides so the action stickes in the stock pretty tight. Id also check to see that the action screw isnt too long and bottoming out and pushing the action up out of the stock.
Since its a carbine, its got a barrel band. a small piece of bicycle innertube under the barrel right there sothathe band is act holding the barrel in the channel might give you a big improvement in accuracy.

Then the trigger, the plate is nice , but you dont have to buy one , just pull yours out and hit the pointy thingy in the oval hole with a dremel until its gone. Your bolt will the be auto release. While the trigger is apart , either put in a drop in kidd trigger assembly, $130, or polish the parts in yours ,until they are slick as snot. Hammer sear disconnector hammer strut. Maybe add a VQ hammer kit. Sometimes they are on sale for $10 on ebay. Remember to put the hammer c clip back in with the open side up.

Since yours is silver , you wont have too much overspray inside the receiver so unless the action is rough no need to polish the inside or the bolt.

Hornady Dry Lube &Cleaner is all you should use on the action and the trigger. Use a bent 243 brush to clean the chamber regularly. They tend to crud up. There you can use what ever solvent you like.

After its back together take it to the range on a windless day .Make sure the scope turrets are at their middle of adjustment, you should be on paper at 50 yards and need only a few clicks to zero. if you are shooting real low and need a bunch of adjustment, you will need a gun smither block to fix barrel droop. Unlikely but possible. If way left or right , and the rings and rail are correct then the barrel is canted , and youll need some help. Also unlikely.

Start your action screw at 15 inch lbs of torque and shoot, then tighten 5 lbs and shoot again until you find the sweet spot.

Have fun, once you get them dialed in, imho, they are most fun gun there is馃槏
 

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before you add any aftermarket bits...take it out, and shoot it a bunch, at least a few hundreds rounds, to get the feel of it...then decide if you even need to do any modifications, or spend any money on (usually) unnecessary doodads


if it fills your needs right out of the box, there's absolutely nothing wrong with keeping the rifle stock and just enjoying it
 

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I don鈥檛 plan on doing much too it. I鈥檓 somewhat of a trigger snob and the factory trigger doesn鈥檛 tickle my fancy. I therefore bought the inexpensive BX trigger to put in it. That and the bolt release is an I plan on doing. If it hangs with my stock cz452, I鈥檓 happy.
 

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well, I think the BX is a good place to start with some light mods, but the bolt release is one of those unnecessary mods I was talking about....but, if you really want one, and you're handy with a dremel, the stock part can be easily modded to be an automatic bolt release in a couple of minutes
 

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Cornish,
Thanks for that. Unfortunately I already bought the new release plate. I don鈥檛 plan on doing much of anything else. I put a Burris 4.5-14 on it with the ballistic plex reticle. Should be a good pinker and for around the farm.
 
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