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Threaded barrel options that I can keep the factory stock?

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Hey everyone. It's time I stop procrastinating and get my first suppressor and I've decided to get a rimfire suppressor first.

I have a sweet 22/45 pistol that already has a threaded barrel.

My 10/22 was my Dad's and was the 22 he taught me to shoot with 30 years ago. I acquired it from him a couple years ago and the dang thing is still accurate and super reliable. The stock is in good shape and the blueing is still in good shape. I don't know why, but it's more accurate and more reliable than 2 of my friend's 10/22's when we went shooting together.

Because of those reasons and also nostalgia, I don't wish to change much about my 10/22. However it would be nice if I got a 22 rimfire suppressor anyways for my pistol, that I could also use it on my 10/22 rifle.

Any opinions of sporter weight barrel options that are threaded? The majority of threaded barrels I see for these rifles are bull barrels and I don't want to modify and change the stock.

I know I could also have it threaded my a local gunsmith. But that would mean I'd lose the front sight.

Thanks all!
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One of the 50th Anniversary models came with a light profile barrel with a front sight if I remember correctly. Not sure if the front sight is compatible with your rear though. If it were my rifle that was handed down to me by my father I would buy another rifle to use the can on. You could have your sight removed, set back and muzzle threaded but you run the risk of ruining the accuracy.
 

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I don't think you'll find an easy option that doesn't lose the front sight, and I'm with you on wanting to keep it. There are few aftermarket barrels with sights, threaded or not. The sight is in the way of threading your barrel. It is possible to cut off the sight, drill it out, thread the barrel and slip the sight back on. The appearance would be slightly different because of the projecting threads/thread protector.

Takeoff barrels are cheap and you could use the sight from one of them. Someone might even give you the sight from a barrel they chopped off.

I would not worry about the accuracy as long as the sight is re-installed vertically but it would not be a cheap job and you would want confidence in whoever did it.

I have a threaded Feddersen sporter barrel I'm very happy with. No front sight and it's not practical to swap barrels back and forth on the same receiver, but that's one of the reasons I have more than one 10/22.
 

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I don't think you'll find an easy option that doesn't lose the front sight, and I'm with you on wanting to keep it. There are few aftermarket barrels with sights, threaded or not. The sight is in the way of threading your barrel. It is possible to cut off the sight, drill it out, thread the barrel and slip the sight back on. The appearance would be slightly different because of the projecting threads/thread protector.

Takeoff barrels are cheap and you could use the sight from one of them. Someone might even give you the sight from a barrel they chopped off.

I would not worry about the accuracy as long as the sight is re-installed vertically but it would not be a cheap job and you would want confidence in whoever did it.

I have a threaded Feddersen sporter barrel I'm very happy with. No front sight and it's not practical to swap barrels back and forth on the same receiver, but that's one of the reasons I have more than one 10/22.
it doesn't get any easier than just getting a factory threaded barrel. either used or new, they have a front sight


just click on the link in my previous post...it will take you to the blued 18 1/2 threaded barrel

here's a link to the SS version
http://shopruger.com/10_22-Threaded-Barrel-Stainless/productinfo/90568/
 

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it doesn't get any easier than just getting a factory threaded barrel. either used or new, they have a front sight
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just click on the link in my previous post...it will take you to the blued 18 1/2 threaded barrel

here's a link to the SS version
http://shopruger.com/10_22-Threaded-Barrel-Stainless/productinfo/90568/
I'd have to agree with you although $200 and up is not everyone's definition of "easy". Except for the front sight, I did a lot better than that from Feddersen and CZ for a 10/22 and CZ 455. It would be nice to have the sight, though.
 

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I'd have to agree with you although $200 and up is not everyone's definition of "easy". Except for the front sight, I did a lot better than that from Feddersen and CZ for a 10/22 and CZ 455. It would be nice to have the sight, though.
buying direct from Ruger is obviously not the way to go if you're on a budget, that's for sure...but there are alternatives. You can always look for places to get them as take offs, such as the Trading Post, GunBroker, E-Bay, etc.

my point was that they are readily available threaded and with sights
 

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buying direct from Ruger is obviously not the way to go if you're on a budget, that's for sure...but there are alternatives. You can always look for places to get them as take offs, such as the Trading Post, GunBroker, E-Bay, etc.

my point was that they are readily available threaded and with sights
Funny you should mention that. This weekend, Brownell's has a deal going that if you buy anything that costs over $99, you get $10 off plus free shipping. I ordered one of the 18.5" threaded barrels this morning. Brownell's regular price for this barrel is $192.99, and with the discount and free shipping, my out the door (so to speak) price was $162.62. Just an FYI for anyone else who might want a factory threaded 10/22 barrel.
 

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Update:

The Ruger 10/22 threaded 18.5" barrel I ordered from Brownell's showed up today, courtesy of FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service. I just finished unpacking and inspecting it, and it looks good. As is the case with seemingly all Ruger barrels now, the bore is coated in some kind of gunk which I'll need to clean out before I install it on a rifle.

The barrel was wrapped in plastic bubble wrap, then that was put into a plastic bag, and both were in a heavy cardboard box with Ruger factory logos and patent numbers on it, and two foam spacers inside the box to keep the barrel from moving back and forth inside the box. The barrel was also lubed with a fairly heavy coat of preservative. The exterior of the box was in perfect condition, as was the barrel.

So now I have a bit of a quandary. Which 10/22 am I going to put this in?:confused:
 
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