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Thread: 10/22 Accuracy Improvement (best bang for your buck)

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    Thanks guys for your fantastic support (note the insincerity) no really you are all just sooooo great.

    I should have explained better. I was hoping to use the rifle in the upcoming 22 practical match Kerry is running. We have to use std ammo and one target is out at 150m. Originally the rifle was purchased for pest control and for that it excels. I knew it wouldn't be overly accurate but for time limited stages the semi would have been great. But I will probably use a bolt action the flip side of its better accuracy will be less lead in the air. I do enjoy the banter so thanks for the ideas even the sell it now ones, but I will keep the rifle and yes I do have a nice 17HMR that is good for the shots that don't need the .223 Maybe a few small improvements might be made such as an attempt to bed it and add a KIDD rear block so I can tie down the rear of the action.

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    Dremal and autosolv, polish the Shit out of everything. Maybe not a accuracy thing, but made it nicer to shoot.

    Play with torques on action. Mine likes tight as.

    Replace buffer pin with a nylon rod. (I have some if you want, just pm me your address)

    Have a look at crown. If it's good, new barrel. If it's crap, your call...... recrown or new barrel.
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Honestly, get a Marlin and add to the collection. A man can never have too many 22's. They all have a purpose. A few years ago @mudgripz did a round up of 22 semis for a magazine, he took quite a bit of convincing that 22 semis could be accurate. The top two turned out to be Marlin 60 (tube fed) and Marlin 795 (detachable magazine). A lot of people complained that it wasn't comparing apples with apples as the Ruger was a semi and the others were bolt action. It's pretty cheap to grab it and try it at least. What do you have to lose?
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    Another +1 for the 795. You could dump a grand or two on a 10/22 to make it sharp, but yeah nah. The 795 will run ya less than the price of a 10/22 drop in trigger! Also, the 795 has a last round bolt holt open feature, and the mags are nice and flat and sit comfortably in your pocket.
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    Thanks guys for the comments, I have been out to try again. The scope in the picture is new on the rifle so I wanted to see if the old one was contributing to the problem. Worked my way out to 100 and fired 10 shot groups when the wind wasn't howling. I tried CCI Std in Solids and HP and Eley Contact and GECO Semi-auto

    The best was the CCI HP 1050fps with 10 shot groups of 2.5" and 2.3" so that's going to be ok to shoot Kerry's match next weekend. The CCI Solids were ok at 2.5" for one group and bigger for the other and the Euro-Trash much worse again.

    The trigger is terrible so I might give that a polish up and call it quits. Being between jobs at the moment another firearm is not on the horizon.

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    Instead of the KIDD rear block I threaded a round head bolt into the rear of the action and then bedded it. Worked a treat and cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch View Post
    Instead of the KIDD rear block I threaded a round head bolt into the rear of the action and then bedded it. Worked a treat and cheap!
    @Hutch got any photos? Sounds interesting mod.

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    link not working..

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    Try it now. Took me few goes to get all the interweb prefix stuff correct
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    Now that is awesome. I will definitely give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermastor View Post
    Thanks guys for the comments, I have been out to try again. The scope in the picture is new on the rifle so I wanted to see if the old one was contributing to the problem. Worked my way out to 100 and fired 10 shot groups when the wind wasn't howling. I tried CCI Std in Solids and HP and Eley Contact and GECO Semi-auto

    The best was the CCI HP 1050fps with 10 shot groups of 2.5" and 2.3" so that's going to be ok to shoot Kerry's match next weekend. The CCI Solids were ok at 2.5" for one group and bigger for the other and the Euro-Trash much worse again.

    The trigger is terrible so I might give that a polish up and call it quits. Being between jobs at the moment another firearm is not on the horizon.

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    You are tending to get vertical stringing, so I would suggest that this is either velocity variation (ammo quality) or possibly fore end pressure variation. Are you shooting the rifle using a bipod of bags for the accuracy test? Those Hogue shocks are very flexible, plus you have a synthetic action so when shooting, imagine you gun to be a pool noodle (all whippy and flexible) and make sure that you are not putting any additional stress into the system as you make the shot (eg twisting of screwing the gun on the bipod or bags in order to get the scope on target).

    One cheap mod to consider is head spacing it. There is an article on Rimfire Central on how to do this.

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    Accurising 10-22s is a bit like customising your Harley- no matter how much loot you throw at it, it's always gonna be rather agricultural. They're a basic working tool with their main attraction being reliability. A pro pest control guy once told me he fully stripped the action every second brick and they never lost a beat. Power Points were all they ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    Accurising 10-22s is a bit like customising your Harley- no matter how much loot you throw at it, it's always gonna be rather agricultural. They're a basic working tool with their main attraction being reliability. A pro pest control guy once told me he fully stripped the action every second brick and they never lost a beat. Power Points were all they ever used.
    I guess that makes a KIDD a bit like a Buell. Very few semi .22 seem to designed for accuracy from the ground up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    I guess that makes a KIDD a bit like a Buell. Very few semi .22 seem to designed for accuracy from the ground up.
    The world biggest selling 22 semi action is. And it has sold over 2x the number of Ruger actions.
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