My Volquartsen is back from the shop 10/22

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by melbo, Oct 4, 2013.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Years ago, I ordered a 10/22 barreled action from the Volquartsen Custom Shop (might be the superlite model?) and had always wanted to drop it into a McMillan Brothers thumbhole stock. While talking to Scott Volquartsen, I learned that they could also bake a matte black finish over the stainless. Turn around time was about a week and a half.

    The barrel is the THM Tension barrel wrapped in a carbon fiber sleeve.
    I had initially tossed a spare Trijicon ACOG TA01 on it while trying to figure out which optics I wanted to run but the ACOG seems to work quite well and 4x is really all I need for power.
    A Harris bipod, Tac-65 can and Boonie Packer Strap sling round this out for a really fun shooter.

    The finish is just beautiful. Thanks Scott and crew!

    volq11.JPG volq22.JPG
     
  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    That's a pretty sick gun !!!!

    I like it !
     
  3. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Turned out nicer than I thought. Good looking rig!

    Get a couple of Ruger 25 round mags to go with it and you should be all set.

    Phishi
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    4 25 round Ruger mags in route from midway along with 2 spare Volquartsen Edge extractors and 6 10 round factory mags.

    It's pretty sexy in a classy sort of way
     
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  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    You going bring back my 1022 and quit showing it off ? Lol
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Not TIL I wear out the barrel or strike the suppressor.

    With muzzle blast suppressed and with different loads tested, it's amazing how you can hear the action function and a moment later hear the bullet strike.

    Trying to get a Fusion Take Down to review.
     
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  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Nice rig!
     
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Interesting. With all that precision, some may think you could use some proper glass. I kinda like the looks of it with the ACOG anyway. Beautiful looking setup. :)
     
  9. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    [coo] [OO]
     
  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I had a couple of thoughts on glass which included a TR23 AccuPoint - Trijicon, Inc. but am not sure I need 10 or 20 power for a 100-125 yard ballistic path. I have a Leopold Vari X III that I could test out but I'm a big fan of non-battery, reticle illumination. I can't justify spending $1K on the trij at this point. The ACOG @ 4x is a tack driver at 50 - 100 yards.

    Thanks, it's a beautiful firearm - the pinnacle of 10/22
     
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    My 10/22 with a barrel for 60 grain rounds carries a Niklon 3-9 Prostaff with BDC for 22 rounds.

    No supressor yet, next on the list.
     
  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Well done, and a beautiful rifle!!!! I must have looked at this thread a dozen times :)
     
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  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks @Yard Dart
    I've since removed the ACOG and am in the process of mounting a Leupold Vari-X III on it.
    Wanted to go with a Trijicon Accupoint but I've decided to draw a line of how much $$ I sink into a 10/22 :whistle:
     
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I suspect that you hit that line a while back......:rolleyes:
    I checked out the Volquartsen web site a while back..... lot's of things to drool over..... from decent prices to OMG :eek:
     
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    lol, yeah. The McMillan Bros stock was $550ish...
     
  16. Grand58742

    Grand58742 Monkey+++

    Go big or go home! :D
     
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  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No, that's "go big and go home, broke."
     
  18. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nah, was a decade long project. Cost around $1 / day during that period.
     
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  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    We ride a different scale, sir. The stock alone, (while beautiful) would be beyond my grasp, without some serious work. (Too many other bills take precedent.)
     
  20. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Forward planning and savings daily lead to completion of a project.. Sometimes hard work is not enough but requires perseverance in savings to bring the plan to fruition!!
     
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