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Gunsmithing 10/22's and 77/22"s since 1994 Phone 1-860-343-0552
Interesting... I would keep a eye on the soft buffer, its the 1/4" dia replacements with a steel dowel in the center often come in with the dowel pin bent... The 50 grain bullets will shoot but I think the size of your groups will open up a little because of the 1 twist in 16 inch barrel... Does not mean that 50 grain bullets can not be used... I reloaded .22 Hornets, using a 1 in 16 twist barrel, with the heavier common 52 grain bullets, shot fine but groups were slightly larger than 40 grain ammo...