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Lightest 10/22 Barrel

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Hi everyone,

 

in in an effort to build the lightest 10/22 possible for steel challenge. I am looking for the lightest barrel possible. I would imagine it’s possible for a barrel to weigh less than 16oz.  Some say the magnum research ultralight weighs in at 13oz. Can anyone confirm?  The website does not list weight. Any opinions welcome. Thanks!!

 

George

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4 hours ago, UFO said:

http://wilandusa.com/barrels/

 

11 oz. I'm using it for a build for my wife's rifle.

 

I learned of this barrel literally hours after ordering my tacsol sbx.  Let us know how it runs, the info came to me with high recommendation.  He makes a 9mm barrel too Im eyeing.

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12 hours ago, l98ster said:

Wow!  Have you put any rounds through it yet?  

 

This weekend. But, I shot with the owner at World's and his gun ran perfect.

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Here's the rifle with the 11 oz. barrel, Blackhawk Axiom Stock, Allchin Mount, and Burris Fastfire III. All in weight of 3 lb 5.8 oz. I think you'd be hard pressed to get it any lighter than that. 

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1 hour ago, UFO said:

Here's the rifle with the 11 oz. barrel, Blackhawk Axiom Stock, Allchin Mount, and Burris Fastfire III. All in weight of 3 lb 5.8 oz. I think you'd be hard pressed to get it any lighter than that. 

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Very nice.  Interesting on the weight, I would have guessed even lighter than that.  This is mine at 3lb 12.8oz with a full size CMORE.2023971381_newrfro.jpg.60f87a2de9c6db83aece1a7268df00a2.jpg

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Here's my RFRO build with the 11 oz barrel and ModShot chassis. All in at 3 lbs 6.5 oz.

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Here's a 4 round group with the Wiland barrel at 18yds.

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Was that off hand?  What are your overall thoughts on that barrel. I’m thinking of picking one up and putting it in my Magpul hunterX22 stock.  It’s going to be a steel challenge gun, but living in NY, I can’t  have a pistol grip, which severely limits the stock options I have.

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 So, here's a review of the barrel. I was able to shoot a full steel challenge match today. It was very accurate, I would bet, the groups would tighten up from my sight in rounds.  The one thing I did experienced, being a very warm day today (Almost 100), about the 3rd string, I was getting failure to eject, or it was partially ejecting and I had to clear the chamber. I believe due to the tight tolerances, that the barrel was getting hot and expanding, causing the rounds to hang up in the chamber. The reason I feel so strongly on that is, as the day went on, it pretty much went away. My next to last stage was Showdown, and I was able to achieve a personal best of 6.88 sec. I think once you get past the initial break in, it's going to be a great barrel.

 

 

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I just got off the  phone with the guys from Wilandusa.  They told me when I order my barrel, to include the type of ammo that I use so they can check the chamber with it. 

 

My my only concern was that he said the muzzle end of the barrel (shroud) is wide open, and looks like a 12 gauge barrel. 

 

If at all possible, could you take a picture of the muzzle. 

 

PM sent. 

 

Thanks!!!

 

-George

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6" barrel with a 10.1" shroud to make it a 16" barrel

Wiland Barrel tube.jpg

Wiland Barrel.jpg

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On 8/31/2019 at 1:57 PM, UFO said:

Here's my RFRO build with the 11 oz barrel and ModShot chassis. All in at 3 lbs 6.5 oz.

 

Which receiver, bolt and trigger did you use?

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I do notice UFO was not using slideride but rather RTS2;  There is a weight difference; 

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On 8/29/2019 at 7:45 PM, l98ster said:

Some say the magnum research ultralight weighs in at 13oz. Can anyone confirm?  

 

Yes.  It is not on their website.  Their carbon weave threaded muzzle barrel is $347.  It is 16.5" long and weighs 13 oz.

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1 hour ago, jrdoran said:

I do notice UFO was not using slideride but rather RTS2;  There is a weight difference; 

 

It's actually a Burris Fastfire 3. Not a whole bunch lighter than a slide ride, I just put in on there because it sits lower, plus wanted to see how it worked.

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2 hours ago, zzt said:

 

Which receiver, bolt and trigger did you use?

 

Stock Ruger Reciever, JWH Custom bolt, and Hornet Custom Stinger 2.25

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