I can change one thing at a time (bolt and stock) to see if flyers are reduced. It will take time and effort, but, for me, time and effort cost less than replacing the barrel. I’d like to get a definitive answer on the flyers—doesn’t mean it will happen though.
I’ve been impressed with the Titan22 stock and spike anchor. The BRN-22 railed receiver, Brownells bolt, and Ruger barrel has right at 950-1100 rounds. I noted extremely little wear inside the receiver, or on the bolt. I’ll clean the bore down to the metal and borescope again; I doubt that I will note any changes. I want to document locations of anomalies, especially the last 3.5 inches, since that can be removed.
Bolt headspace is a shade under 0.044 inches if I remember correctly. I was inspecting the bolt and charging handle, out of the rifle, a few days ago. I cannot push the firing pin ‘up’ hardly at all. Now…my Ruger 10/22 bolt is another story, but that rifle is a fairly solid shooter. This stuff is voodoo, black magic, and luck.