Customize the Ruger® 10/22®
Comprehensive Do-It-Yourself Guide to Upgrading America's Favorite .22
By James E. House & Kathleen A. House
"The accuracy delivered by the Kidd barrel is simply outstanding. For the seven types of ammunition tested, the overall average is only 0.52 inch, and that includes a large number of groups that were in the 0.3-0.4 inch range. When the 0.74-inch average for CCI Green Tag is deleted, the overall average drops to only 0.49 inch. There is no doubt that even this value does not represent the true potential of this fine barrel. The scope, although an excellent one, is only a 7X model, and no attempt was made to alter bedding, screw tension, etc. When used on a highly tuned rifle, we believe that the Kidd barrel would easily deliver groups in the 0.2-0.3 inch range. A custom 10/22® configured using the components described is a precision shooting device." pg 257-259.
Ruger® 10/22® with a Kidd Stainless 0.092" Barrel, Revival Industries Yukon Stock, Hornet Trigger, and Leupold 2-7X Rimfire Scope.
|Type of Ammunition||Smallest||Largest||Average|
|CCI Green Tag||0.53||1.00||0.74|
|Federal Ultra Match||0.23||0.88||0.54|
|Lapua Super Club||0.30||0.60||0.41|
|Remington/Eley Target Rifle||0.37||0.57||0.51|
|SK Jagd Standard Plus||0.37||0.56||0.46|
|Wolf Match Target||0.28||0.58||0.40|
Chart from page 258
Summary of Accuracy Testing of Customized Rifles
|Group Size, In.|
|Barrel||Trigger||Stock||Scope||Best 3*||Best 1 *|
|Adams & Bennett Blue 0.92"||Jard||Fajen T.H.||Weaver V-16||0.51||0.51|
|Butler Creek Blue Fluted 0.92"||Kidd||Hogue OM||Waver V-16||0.57||0.47|
|Butler Creek Blue 0.92"||Hornet||Butler Cr. Comp.||Leupold RF||0.61||0.55|
|Green Mountain Aero 0.92"||Kidd||Hogue OM||Weaver V-16||0.68||0.67|
|Green Mountain Blue 0.92"||Jard||Cabela's T.H.||Weaver V-16||0.48||0.47|
|Jarvis Blue Std Wt.||Kidd||Mod. Factory||Weaver V-16||0.46||0.34|
|Jarvis S.S. Std Wt.||Volq.||Hogue OM||Scheels Pr. RF||0.48||0.43|
|Kidd S.S. 0.92"||Hornet||Rev. Ind. Yukon||Leupold RF||0.42||0.40|
|Lilja S.S. Std. Wt.||Volq.||Hogue OM||Scheels Pr. RF||0.51||0.48|
|Magnum Research Carbon 0.92"||Hornet||B & C Anschutz||Leupold RF||0.64||0.59|
|Majestic Arms Aluma-Lite 0.92"||Factory||Hogue OM||Weaver V-16||0.54||0.49|
|Majestic Arms Aluma-Lite 0.92"||Jard||B & C Odyssey||Weaver V-16||0.51||0.49|
|Ranch Products S.S. Muz. Wt.||Hornet||Factory Carbine||Leupold RF||0.58||0.52|
|Shaw S.S. Fluted Std. Wt.||Kidd||Mod. Factory||Weaver V-16||0.62||0.56|
|Shilen Blue 0.92"||Jard||B & C Odyssey||Cabela's RF||0.52||0.48|
|Shilen S.S. 0.92"||Volq.||B & C Anschutz||Scheels Pr. RF||0.45||0.43|
|Tactical Solutions Camo 0.92"||Hornet||McMillan||Leupold RF||0.69||0.59|
|Tactical Solutions Green 0.92"||Hornet||Butler Cr. Comp.||Leupold RF||0.79||0.70|
|Volquartsen S.S. Muz. Wt.||Volq.||Hogue OM||Scheels Pr. RF||0.54||0.52|
|Whistle Pig Fluted 0.92"||Hornet||Rev. Ind. Yukon||Leupold RF||0.60||0.57|
|Factory Carbine||Factory||Factory||BSA Air Rifle||0.87||0.78|
|Factory Rifle||Factory||Factory||Simmons RF||0.73||0.68|
|Factory Compact||Factory||Factory||Cabela's RF||0.82||0.81|
|Factory Lipsey's||Factory||Factory||Scheels Pr. RF||0.98||0.87|
|Factory Target||Factory||Factory||Cabela's Outfitters||0.56||0.45|
*Average Size of five 5-shot groups with the three best performing types of ammunition.
**Average size of five 5-shot groups with the best performing type of ammunition.
Abbreviations: S.S.=Stainless Steel: Muz. Wt.=Muzzle Weighted; OM=OverMolded; T.H.=Thumbhole; RF=Rimfire; Pr.=Premier; B&C=Bell & Carlson; Comp.=Composite; Mod.=Modified.
Scopes used were the BSA3-12x AO Air Rifle; Cabela's 3-9X Rimfire; Cabela's Outfitter 6-20X AO; Leupold 2-7X Rimfire; Scheels Premier 4-12X Rimfire: Simmons 22 Mag 3-9X AO; and Weaver V-16 4-16X AO.
Chart from page 277
"The best performing ammunition was most often SK Jagd Standard Plus, Eley Match, Remington/Eley Target, Lapua Super Club, Wolf Match Target, or Federal Ultra Match" pg.276