Squirrel Shooter

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  1. E_308

    E_308 Well-Known Member

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    Here we go again! Parts have started to roll in. The kids run my old 10/22 I have had going on 30 years. Time to build my own. Striped receiver, bolt, and mis. Pins and screws all Ruger original. New unfired. Stock is a hogue.

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    The Hogue stock for the 10/22 is great, so much more comfortable than the synthetic stock...

    Sounds like a fun project


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    You doing any trigger work? Barrel?
     
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    BX trigger on Backorder. Going a different route than most builds you see for the barrel stay tuned.
     
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    I took a old Ruger 10/22 and did something similar. Pretty much the only original part left is the receiver. New Magpul tactical stock and chin rest. New 16” bull barrel which is threaded for a can if I ever decide to get one. New BX trigger. I’ll have to get it out of the case tomorrow and take a pics.


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    I've been wanting to build one for a while. I've got an extra wood stock laying around, could just build around that... Cool thread, keep us posted on how it goes and how it shoots once you get it together.
     
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    Barrel is in. 20” green mountain fluted sporter weight. Took some persuading to get it in the receiver.

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    Loaner trigger from my old 10/22. Threw a cheap bushnell scope on it until I get a leupold bought. With scope she weighs about 6.5 pounds. About perfect for a squirrel gun.

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    Hopefully get the barrel broke in this weekend and the final scope in the next week or two. No word on my back ordered bx trigger from Cabelas.


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    Almost there.
     
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    We need to see how it shoots.
     
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    Patients boys. I put an old junk shotgun scope on it just to play with this weekend (only spare I had around). Ran about 50 through it, no problem ringing the popper every time at 50 yards. I’ll get her to a bench once I get the scope I want. It did go bang every time and no jams so I got all the pieces right!
     
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    Nice!
    Any of you guys know where to buy a cheap reciever and trigger assembly? I have a stock.. would like to modify a trigger myself and add a nice barrel.

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    I have the trigger from my Ruger build I’d sell.

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    Been setting on a stack of gift cards time to cash in. I have a few Bass Pro gift cards too that supposedly they take at Cabela's now that they are one big happy family. Going to give it a try.
     
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    Scope is on - Leupold Freedom 2-7x33 Rimfire.

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    Still waiting on the backordered BX trigger


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    Got the Leupold sighted in over the weekend. About dime size groups at 25 yards off sticks in 90 degree heat. Set the Squirrel size popper up at 100 yards, 7 dashes down on the rimfire reticle holding steady we could ring it every time. Still need to get it to a bench.
     
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    Cabela's canceled the trigger order I have had in since March. Had to call and get a little sideways to get my sale price put back in. Good thing I am a card member! Customer service was very helpful, but it was kind of a pain. Should have the trigger next week. I plan on doing a few part changes in the trigger and bolt then I should be done. But.....The finish on the barrel seems to get a light rust tone pretty easy I might have to start shopping cerekote guys again. I may have a problem with these shade tree gunsmith projects!!!
     
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    Finally got her to the range. Did pretty well with CCI mini mags.

    25 yard 3 shot group

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    Ten shot group spread a little

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    Usually wouldn’t post a 2 inch hundred yard group but I figured from a 22 lr it’s probably good enough. I used the fourth line down on the leupold reticle - each line is supposed to be an inch.

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