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NEW WITH PICTURE UPDATES ON building a custom 10/22

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I am about to build a custom 10/22. i Got on the internet and went to e author brown company and found my stock and barrel on there. Its one of the Silhouette Stocks - Laminated in gray and the barrel is on of the Threaded Fluted 10/22 Accuracy Barrel Stainless (.920) plan on putting one of the tactical solutions muzzle break on it and adventually a can to quieten it down a little does anyone know anything about that company like quality of there items and time it takes to ship i plan on ordering my stock, barrel, muzzle break, extended mag release, 15moa tactical weaver style scope base, timney trigger, and tactical v-block all at one time does this sound like it will make a good shooter or what other parts do i need and if i have some parts on my wish list that ya ll thinnk i dont need let me know because this is the first custom 10/22 i have built and it will be soon followed by the same set up but with a PINK stock for my wife. Let me know what your opinions are of my chosen setup so far.
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amorgan said:
Wat is his user name
Mike @ Smiths Speed Shop

Looks like and is probably his e-mail addy, as well.
Sounds like you've pretty much got them covered, however most who have done it might question the way you're going about it. From everything you've listed, it would appear that you have a ton of loose cash to throw around. Most folks don't and take a little different route. Some of the nicest customs I've seen started life as a basic bottom feeder carbine that was shot a bunch before deciding what it needed. Then, the upgrades were done one at a time, so the owner had a base line for each upgrade to determine if it was beneficial or not. Since you don't appear to have to take that route, I don't know why you'd want any Ruger parts in yours at all. You can buy much better components and build the whole gun from scratch. To me, that would be much more satisfying, because I could say it was "my" custom. Beyond that, about the only advice I could give is to save yourself a little cash by buying a threaded barrel on the front end, if you intend to suppress. Everything else you have listed seems top of the line to me.:)
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Another thing that would prove beneficial would be to spend some time just reading over at Rimfire Central and the Ruger Forum. There's a ton of info on customs there and those cats will answer any of your questions. There may be some things you really need to know before ordering your parts, like do you need a threaded or compression barrel and what will fit your reciever, and such. I know they make threaded barrels that screw into the reciever and I know they're superior, but I don't know what has to be done to accomodate them, IE, does one have their reciever threaded at a machine shop or can you buy one that's already tapped. See, there's a lot to learn, especially if you're planning to build a really nice custom.:)
amorgan said:
p.s. what do you mean by saying i need to buy a threaded barrel on the front end? You talking about the muzzle end or where it mates to the reciever?
I can't really speak much about buying an aftermarket reciever. Starting with one really drives up the price substaintially and I've never had that kind of cash to work with. I would suggest one thing, though. I didn't realize you were starting your projects with the carbines, but think that's a sensible start. If it were me, though, I'd make it a point to shoot several bricks through each of them just to shake them down and to determine the personality of each gun. Yes, they do all have one and few are similar. You might find that one is a great shooter and just a few choice parts is all it needs to shine, whereas the other is a dog and might be a good candidate for a virgin reciever. Keep in mind, a person can get carried away with upgrades on these things and wind up with so much in them that they are basically an heirloom item afterwards. The sky really is the limit when dealing with these. That said, some of the cosmetic upgrades are really elegant and probably more than worthwhile to some people. I'll certainly give them their due. A couple of members here own very nice looking 10/22s and I'm sure they have quite a bit in them, but it does show well. I'd almost be afraid to shoot some of the customs I've seen and that's just not for me. I'm not a collector, so a gun that I'm hesitant to shoot is a fairly worthless item to me. Sounds like you're on the right track, though. Just don't rush things too much, or it'll wind up costing you in the long run.

About the barrels, I was trying to point out that I don't know all that much, either. I've done some customizing, but nothing spectacular and most of mine was limited to off the shelf parts. If I understand things correctly, I believe you can buy threaded barrels that screw into the reciever. Never seen one and don't really understand how it works, since the stock reciever isn't threaded, but there has to be a way to mount them. They're supposed to be more accurate on a bedded stock, but that's about the limit of my knowledge about them. But, yes, there can be threading on both or either end. If you plan to suppress, you'll want to go ahead and order yours threaded with a thread protector. Additionally, if you plan to install a flash suppressor while waiting on a can, you'll want to order one with the same threads as the barrel. They come in several thread sizes and without threads at all that just crimp down with an allen screw. These are all just things that need to be well thought out or you'll find these things twenty and fourty dollaring you to death. Research and buy the right items the first time and you'll save a bunch. I'll bet I've thrown away several hundred dollars worth of useless junk I've bought simply because I didn't do my homework.

Anyways, I'll be interested in following your progress and, if you run into any problems along the way, happy to try to help you find the answers. Once you get started, you'll probably be finding more folks interested in your progress, because I suspect most of us here would like to do a custom build on one. I've seen quite a few that I'd have to rate as outstanding. About all I can afford to do is drool over them.:)
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