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Birthday build is done! #7063887
02/03/18 03:15 AM
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My wife’s birthday is the 6th and she’s always liked shooting, but has taken more interest in wanting to learn more about guns at a deeper level than just shooting. She asks about how they function, what parts are called, etc. so I figured a quick 10/22 build would be perfect for that. Picked up a 10/22 carbine at academy last week, ordered a few parts, and we were off. I had the scope and rings in the safe. Here’s what we put together. Nothing too crazy

*Brand new 10/22 that we only kept the action out of
*Green mountain 16.25” .920 heavy fluted barrel
*Ruger BX Trigger
*Boyd’s At-One gunstock in blackjack
*Ruger factory scope base
*TPS steel rings low
*Nikon Prostaff 7 4-12x40 w/ side focus

All in just under $700 since I had the scope and rings already.

First range trip will be Monday. I’m expecting 1/2” groups at 50 yards based on everything I’ve read about the green mountain barrels.





The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington
Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7063889
02/03/18 03:20 AM
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A very nice present clap

Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7063894
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You done good. That’s a fine lady gun.


Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7063973
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Wet nice looking gun, minus the noticeable ding in the stock. Green Mountain barrels are good for the money, just heavy. I’m Wanting to replace mine with a carbon fiber barrel.


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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin
Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7063978
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Nice work Bou up

Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Eyesofahunter] #7063988
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A very nice present clap


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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7063996
02/03/18 06:42 AM
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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7064080
02/03/18 01:40 PM
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Good looking rig. She'll be really proud when ya'll get it to the range. Should be a dandy shooter.

Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Bar-D] #7064082
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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7064228
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Looks awesome, nice job!


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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7064387
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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Buzzsaw] #7064462
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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7065045
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Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7065096
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Great present.

Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7066339
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That's nice! I just built nearly the same thing for my daughter and I to shoot:

Ruger 10/22 receiver/bolt
Green Mountain 20" fluted .920 barrel
Brimstone Tier 2 trigger
Boyds At-One ("sky" color)
Ruger factory base & rings
Bushnel AR 223 3-9x40 scope with side focus

I really am not a big fan of the scope, but Academy had it on clearance. Might switch to something like your Prostaff 7 before too long. I tried the BX trigger, but ended up returning it because I didn't like it nearly as much as the Brimstone, which cost about the same. But maybe I just got a bad one, because they do get decent reviews.

Mine will easily shoot .5" 5-shot groups at 50 yards with Wolf Match Target, which is nice because it's cheap. I tried CCI mini mags, which shot good but not quite as well as the Wolf. Your barrel should do just as well - Green Mountain does make a very nice product for a nice price.

Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: patriot07] #7066597
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
That's nice! I just built nearly the same thing for my daughter and I to shoot:

Ruger 10/22 receiver/bolt
Green Mountain 20" fluted .920 barrel
Brimstone Tier 2 trigger
Boyds At-One ("sky" color)
Ruger factory base & rings
Bushnel AR 223 3-9x40 scope with side focus

I really am not a big fan of the scope, but Academy had it on clearance. Might switch to something like your Prostaff 7 before too long. I tried the BX trigger, but ended up returning it because I didn't like it nearly as much as the Brimstone, which cost about the same. But maybe I just got a bad one, because they do get decent reviews.

Mine will easily shoot .5" 5-shot groups at 50 yards with Wolf Match Target, which is nice because it's cheap. I tried CCI mini mags, which shot good but not quite as well as the Wolf. Your barrel should do just as well - Green Mountain does make a very nice product for a nice price.


That’s good to hear. Yea the BX Trigger is a lot better than the factory trigger, but not great. It will be fine for us. I already sold the factory trigger, so we’ll roll with it.


The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington
Re: Birthday build is done! [Re: Tff caribou] #7067053
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