hutchman":3adzew7v said:I have two 10/22s, one with a GM barrel and all the bells and whistles. The other is a completely stock 10/22 DSP. The stock one shoots almost as good as the full tilt one does.
My advice is to shoot yours stock for a while until you know what it will do and then look at modding it!
Snake45":2fa4hkw5 said:OP didn't ask for advice on upgrades or mods, he asked for advice on a barrel, which apparently he's already decided on.
My first mod would be sights, either a scope or good peeps. Then maybe a sear, depending on how bad the factory trigger is.
Almost ALL factory 10/22s will shoot much better than almost ANY of US can, from standing offhand, or even from common field positions. If you shoot mainly from a bench, however, it's another matter. :wink:
Whatever. All I know is the last time I shot a 50 yard standing offhand .22 match, I outshot a whole line of rifles that were way more accurate (from the bench) than mine. The only guy who beat me had a way more accurate rifle too, but he's also (and more importantly) a better shot than me. We could have switched rifles, with me shooting his and him shooting mine, and he'd have still beat me. :wink:CraigC":zrh9hzrn said:Secondly, I fully disagree that the standard carbine will "shoot better than any of us can". The theory is silly. No, you ain't gonna shoot benched groups standing on your hind legs but your offhand shooting will be significantly different between a factory barrel that shoots into 2"@50yds vs. an aftermarket barrel that does 1/2" at the same distance. Think about it, if your point of aim wavers around a 2" circle at 50yds, the half inch gun will do no more than 2.5" while the 2" gun will do as much as 4". Then think about the size of the kill zone on a rabbit or squirrel.
blume357":37az6md6 said:If someone was asking for anything as their first modification to a 10/22 I would also recommend the trigger first....
with that said, from what I've heard Green Mountain is the best .920 barrel for the bucks... I've got a 16" one that is pretty good.. I've also got a Adams and Bennett that is a tack driver...
but and here is the big BUTT: you still have to find the right ammo for the barrel... even expensive barrels like good ammo.