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Hi All,

Nice to be here, lots of great information, really cool guns, and nice people.

I did do my research, so forgive me that this is a somewhat common topic. I purchased a Ruger 10/22 with walnut stock, and naturally, couldn't resist the urge to make changes after my first time to the range!

So, I bought a Green Mountain .920 barrel, and picked up the dowel and 60 and 220 grain sandpaper at the hardware store. I started sanding, carefully cleaning and inspecting occasionally. After awhile, it got to the point where the barrel did rest in the channel.

I made the mistake of trying to twist the barrel into place without any anti-sieze or freezer method, and got stuck...but a rubber mallet saved me. :D So, I was more careful and got it in place better the second time. I feel I had it right in the middle of the where the extractor fits, so I bolted it down.

Next, I placed the action/barrel (sorry I may be incorrectly using terms) into the stock and it looked and felt fine. I had no problems tightening down the flathead bolt which secures the hardware to the stock. I ran a business card along the barrel and it is very tight in most spots.

From my reading on here, it seemed many suggest the barrel should not contact the stock since it causes vibration issues. However, the gun is all put together and "looks" fine. Should I do more sanding to provide better clearance? If I had zero problems re-assembling, is that a sign that I should be good to go?

Any thoughts or input would be great! I definitely get why people love this gun...it was a blast to shoot and it will only get better...
 

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I see, thanks for the input. I'm fairly sure I would not be able to do that as of now. I guess I'll take it back apart and do just a bit more sanding, since I think I'm fairly close.
 

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Right on, thanks. Sweet looking Ruger you have.

OK, so by "test", you mean to actually tighten it down onto the stock, then run a card or dollar bill along and under the barrel to ensure it has slight clearance?
 
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