Working on a project 10/22 plinker to have fun and just generally make myself a better shot for deer season. Bought my uncle's stainless 10/22 and am looking at stocks. I don't care for tactical. thinking about the hogue but i hate the look of the rubber (It's my GP100 grip). I find it usually looks dirty. Might go with the Nylon since my 30.06 is synthetic and I figure it's best to get a similar feel. Also thinking about going with a green mountain .920 barrel and eventually a nice drop in trigger assembly (probably not a Kidd due to the cost). Still very open to suggestions. I'll hang up and listen. TIA
Everything you have said sounds good to me. I like my Hogue, personally. I went with a TacSol barrel over a Green Mountain due to the similar price but I found better reviews on the TacSol. I got a trigger from Hornet. It is nothing special but it is set at 2.5lbs and they gave me $30 for my old one. Plus its 1/2 the price of a KIDD. My bolt, buffer, springs, guide rod, are all KIDD though.
I just completed a build with a TacSol barrel, Hogue stock, and trigger job. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Hogue stock in comparison to what I paid for it - $80 on Amazon. Now I'd like a bipod for it.
I actually settled on the Promag Deluxe Target stock. It's a bit more tactical than I probably wanted but not as AR'ish as some others. I like the pistol grip and the general look of it. Thanks for all the advice on the net few upgrades. I'm going to do my best to keep this thing from breaking the bank. FJF barrels don't come in SS from what I saw so I think I'll stick with GM. TacSol is a bit pricey as well. I'll probably end up buying a trigger kit from VQ or Kidd. I just want the break at about 2.5 to 3 lbs.
Cant remember what that stock looks like. I love all my internal upgrades. KIDD is at the top quality wise but far from the top price wise. However, I would recommend you rethink the Tactical Solutions barrel. They are the bees knees. You could save lots of money by options for a Hornet trigger as opposed to the KIDD or Volq. trigger. That is what i run and zero complaints. Any further questions or ideas post em up.
I definitely like the idea of the hornet trigger price but I saw several dissatisfied customers. I wasn't planning on buying a whole new assembly but rather an installable kit with the hammer, sear, springs, auto bolt release, etc. There are lots of videos online on how to do it and it looks fairly simple. Would you recommend against this? A Kidd trigger kit is cheaper than the hornet trigger assembly. It's only about 100 bucks. Just a VQ target hammer is about $36 and is supposed to bring the pull down to about 3 lbs. Another option would be getting just the hammer and some shims and then blowing the savings on a TacSol barrel. I just wish I knew how much more accuracy I can expect with each setup.
Yeah thats the hard part, what gives the best bang for the buck? Hell if I know.
I didnt realize that you were planning on doing just a replacement parts kit, not a whole new assembly. I did a full assembly because my donor gun was 42 years old. I have indeed heard mixed reviews on the Hornet trigger but I have no idea why.
If you want the KIDD trigger kit, I recommend it. I have no handled their triggers but the quality of their other work has me sold. If you can do that and swing a TacSol barre, DO IT. If not, get the GM barrel. I mean its not a bad barrel either.
Just throwing this out there and double checking to make sure you are aware.... If your rifle has a barrel with a band around it, that you will need a stock for that size barrel. If you are planning on eventually putting a .920 barrel on it, that will require a different stock. I'm sure you know that. Just didn't want you to get a new stock first, then have to buy another stock for a future bull barrel.
Thanks for the warning. This stock does accept .920 barrels without modification. It's also got a barrel tensioner adjusted by a set screw. If it will expand enough to contact the factory barrel, I figure it would be fine to install the stock before acquiring the bull barrel. If not, I don't mind. It shouldnt be long before I can snatch up the barrel. I'm just hoping to catch one on sale.
Oh I'm going to love it in every stage. I'm still waiting on my uncle to head back to the hunting camp and bring it back for me. I'm not looking to win any competitions but if I could outshoot my uncle's stock savage .17 HMR at 50 yards, I'd be thrilled.
I would think leaving the barrel floating would be a better option than using a tension screw. I can't say I've ever seen a stock with a tension screw. I recently got a hogue over mold for a .920 barrel and like it enough for what I'm going to use the rifle for. One thing I noticed is the end of the forearm has a good bit of flex to it. For greatest accuracy, one would have to be mindful of placing the end of the forearm on a rest or using a sling to wrap around your off hand for stability.
You just missed a hell of a deal advanced armament had for hogue .920 stocks. They were selling them for 40 bucks!!!