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Got my hands on this yesterday. While the instruction manual makes much lawyerly commentary on the delicacy of the "target trigger", neither Ron Power nor Volquartson need lose any sleep and won't lose any customers. For a factory trigger it is quite good, tripping at a couple of ounces under 4 1/2 lbs. If going for a glacially paced surprise break, a wee bit of creep might be noticed.

The heavy barrel is hammer forged and like Steyr, the spiral flats formed by the hammer pattern is left on the exterior of the barrel. The crown is flat, without any heavy chamfer on the rifling. Both the barrel & stock appear to be available from Ruger as aftermarket items.

The laminated stock was surprising. It really does look like the wood grew around the barrel, not at all what I expected. There's a barrel support area right at the tip of the stock. I kinda wonder about any affect from a tight sling, but that's not what this piece was designed for. The stock was also surprising from another angle: an absolute lack of finish in the inletting.

Still, it did shoot. Using Remington target ammo and throwing out a flyer, it did group into 1/2 inch (outside to outside) at 50 yards. There were several other groups that showed that one wasn't a fluke. Things should go better with practice.
 

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Still, it did shoot. Using Remington target ammo and throwing out a flyer, it did group into 1/2 inch (outside to outside) at 50 yards. There were several other groups that showed that one wasn't a fluke. Things should go better with practice.
That'll sure get you a squirrel or two! And box-stock? I want one! Might have to get you to do the group shooting for me though, William.
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After skimming Snake's thread about bulk ammo, I decided to try to branch out on ammo after cringing (but paying) at what Remington Target goes for now. While Federal AM22 doesn't exactly meet Snakes bulk criteria, I decided to see what $16/325 gets you besides promises. The answer was, after 15 rounds to cleanse the bore, a group the same size as the Remmy Target, but with more rounds in the itty-bitty hole at 50 meters. Dunno about any differences in report, wasn't really concious of the report under the muffs.

More basically, I pulled the trigger housing to eyeball the redesigned hammer. The hammer pin bushings are gone, replaced by extensions of the hammer body that stabize the hammer with respect to the sear (but it increases the total mass) and limits endplay in the housing. The hammer hook is also new, being a flat conventional contact surface that's eminently stoneable. Good thing.

When some other parts get in, Ill try to gaze upon the revamped sear and see if I can recognize any differences. A new trigger return spring is in the future (or clip, clip, gee what a relief it is).
 

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After some massaging of the trigger group parts and replacement of the disconnector/sear spring and trigger return spring with Wolff reduced versions, the trigger is now 3 1/4 lbs.

Factory T/R spring was ~36 oz, the Wolff is 28 oz.
 

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Sounds pretty close to perfect. That might just be next on my list of "buy-ables"...as opposed to my list of "want-ables". ;)
 

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Those are nice little rifles. The only "complaint" I've heard is that the Ruger heavy barrel doesn't use a match chamber. Well I'll say this, I'd be willing to give up what little edge you'd get out of that match chamber for the greatly increased reliability the standard chamber gives you. Every one that I've shot put the shots into little bitty groups just fine. And I really like the look of the barrel.

Congratulations.
 

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I recently acquired one of the 10-22 takedowns for use with a can.

Probably shoot it more that most anything else.

It's a favorite of the grandpeeps too.
 
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