OFF-TRACK: Ruger 1022 Buildup, Making a Match Grade .22!


Here is the bolt stop installed in the receiver.
On a 1022 the barrel is held in place with this V block and two Allen bolts.  The stock part is somewhat fragile and is prone to crack.  Volquartsen makes this stronger part from heat treated A2 tool steel.
The Volquartsen part on the left vs the stock part on the right.  The Volquartsen hold down screw on the left holds the action to the stock.  It is a high grade heat treated Allen bolt that won't strip like the stock slotted screw.  It can also be easily torqued with a torque wrench which helps accuracy.
The completely assembled Volquartsen action.  Funny thing, the only stock Ruger part is the receiver!  This is kinda like modding an old small block Chevy.  You make it good by throwing away most of it!  The receiver is the part legally registered as a gun so you can't throw it away anyhow.  It has a serial number just like the VIN plate on your car.
This is how the Volquartsen V block holds the barrel in place.  The barrel is torqued down for best accuracy.
Modern shooting optics use what is called a Picatinny rail for mounting to a gun's receiver.  This is a NATO military standard rail for mounting optics and other accessories.  The Volquartsen rail allows for the use of real high quality scopes on the 1022 unlike the old school Weaver rail that comes stock.  Only el cheapo toy like scopes or old school stuff fits on that.  The Volquartsen part is CNC machined from billet aluminum and has an extended length so you can mount a real scope on this gun.


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