From Receiver to Rifle: Tac-Hammer Barrel

Tac-Hammer'™s detachable rail

It’s no secret that I really like the Tac-Hammer barrels from Adaptive Tactical. I’ve got one on my Charger Takedown, and it has not disappointed. When you’re building a rifle for accuracy, a rigid barrel helps. But even fluted, an all steel .920 barrel is heavy. This may not be a concern when shooting from … Read more

From Receiver to Rifle: PMACA Chassis

Takedown Chassis for Ruger 10/22 from PMACA MFG

For a really custom rifle, I decided to use the Takedown Chassis from PMACA MFG. There are two reasons for this choice. First, I already had one on hand. Second, the chassis offers flexibility when it comes to grip and stock options. Just about any AR-compatible grip can be used. And since it’s threaded for … Read more

From Receiver to Rifle: Brownells Takedown Receiver

Brownells BRN-22T receiver

Late last year, I got this idea to build up a project rifle around a Brownells BRN-22T receiver, and some spare parts I had. This is their Ruger 10/22 Takedown compatible receiver, and despite some unflattering reviews, I thought I’d give it a go. Besides, I already had plenty of the parts for it, so … Read more

Project 10/22: Range Report and Wrap-up

Project 10/22 (In case y'all forgot what it looks like)

For a rifle that was completed in December, this has taken much longer than it should. A big part of that has to do with the weather. Here in Utah, we’ve had plenty of the usual snow and rain. In hindsight, I should have stuck with pistol projects for the winter. Because it took a … Read more

Project 10/22: TANDEMKROSS upgrades

"Ultimate" Trigger Kit for Ruger® 10/22 from TANDEMKROSS

At the start of this project, I had mentioned that I would be upgrading some internal components. For convenience and reliability, I like to replace the bolt release, extractor, and bolt buffer. These are the three items I suggest replacing on every 10/22. But I got to chatting with my contact at TANDEMKROSS, and they … Read more

Project 10/22: mid-project range report

Best group

Our first rimfire project, the Project 10/22, is coming along nicely. It’s got a new stock from Hogue, and a barrel from WhistlePig GunBarrel Co. And I topped it off with a Vortex Crossfire II 4-12×50 adjustable objective scope. With the scope, it weighs in at about 1/2 pound more than a factory new 10/22 … Read more