I took a little off the sear and bolt catch besides what you did, now my 10/22 out shoots the Tacky-Kool ones, quick too. Call it a Sleeper if you want to.The only things I changed was the bolt catch to one that will release by just pulling the bolt back again, replaced the rear pin with one that cushions the bolt, and got a longer mag release lever.
I too have a tendency to leave my firearms in their original configuration, though on the rare occasion I will modify one. Perhaps one of the more useful things I did to my 10-22 was to change out the bolt catch and magazine button.There are as many ways to customize a 10-22 as there are to do an AR.
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I'm old school, I generally tend to leave my firearms the way they were made. But I can understand someone wanting to customize theirs.
I do have scopes on a few of my rifles, and some fake ivory and fake stag grips on some revolvers. But I'm generally pretty traditional. My 10-22 is factory original. It's just a plinker, and I carry it in the woods sometimes.
My buddy from Harrassment Township MI, just called me and liked this post. He wants me to do up his 10/22. Now if he could only spell toboggan his name wouldn't be so short and he could figure out how to work his email and join this group.I took a little off the sear and bolt catch besides what you did, now my 10/22 out shoots the Tacky-Kool ones, quick too. Call it a Sleeper if you want to.
My support hand is always resting below my mag too with my fingers going forward in grip on the forend. With my tricep area of my arm pulled tight to my body it makes for a more stable shooting position for offhand for me. I think a person when modding their 10/22, should think what will serve them best for it's intended use other than what simply looks cool. This being a prepper/survivalist forum, I'd expect people to see their 10/22 as a hunting rifle for survival first. In turn it should more important to make it better for that task I'd say than trick it out for making little holes in paper while sitting your butt in a range chair firing off the bench.When I'm woodswalking carrying the 10-22 one handed, my hand always seems to be right where the magazine is. So i just stick with the Ruger factory 10 rounders. And it's the same with my Mini 14, so I insert the factory flush fitting 5 rounder. I do carry a 20 round mag in my back pocket just in case I'm ambushed by a drug crazed squirrel biker gang.