Rimfire Rifle Photos Thread

I debated for the longest time wether to go with an EFR for my Pinnacle tube co. For the price of the EFR I scored another optic, adapter, and some Warne qd rings for some good ole night plinking. Since she's on the .22 I figured the adapter will do fine.




 
Jelrod 40X conversion
-26" Krieger Rem Varmint barrel
-Tubb T7T
-Dan Armstrong welded a PT&G bolt handle on original bolt
-AIAX chassis and RRS plate
-March 3-24x52 Illum. FFP with FML-T1

Easily my favorite rifle I've ever owned or shot. I've shot Norma Tac-22 ammo which was decent but a tight fit in the chamber, and now I shoot Lapua Center-X. Went 9/10 then 10/10 at 200 yards on a 6" diameter round plate today shooting standing off the RRS TVC-33 with no bags or sling for support, which I was impressed with since it was the first time I've shot from a tripod. It's incredible how stable the TVC-33 with TA-3 leveling base really is, blew my expectations out of the water.
Did Jonathan fit the Tubb trigger?


Sweet rig.
 

jbell

Gunny Sergeant
Rolltide, very nice collection! Which is your favorite and why? I know which would be mine as I have been lucky enough to have owned everyone of those rifles at one point in time.
 
Remington 40XB .22lr, McMillan HTG M40A1 stock, Winchester bottom metal, Rock Creek barrel, Redfield 3x9x40 USMC M40 Edition,
Ron Brown leather sling.
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This is my favorite .22
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Rolltide, very nice collection! Which is your favorite and why? I know which would be mine as I have been lucky enough to have owned everyone of those rifles at one point in time.
My favorite is my 54.18, mainly because it took me years to find one. The Sako's are a lot of fun though. I didn't have it with me that day at the range, but I have a lot of fun playing with my KIDD also. What's been your favorite of the one's you've owned?
 
My new 22 for the Eley Practical Rimfire Challenge at Peacemaker in WV. I was previously using a CZ455 VPT with a Primary Arms R-Grid Scope.

Ruger 10/22
KIDD ULW Barrel, KIDD Single Stage Trigger, Victor Company Titan Stock, Vortex Razor HD Gen 2 MRAD EBR-2C
 

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My Ruger 10/22 that I use for most things. It has a Volquartsen bolt, Green Mountain Barrel, Power Custom and Volquartsen parts in the fire control group, EGW 20 MOA base, NF 2.5-10X42, NF UL rings, all of it sitting in Titan stock. It shoots pretty well too.

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Re: show some pics of your rimfire sticks!!

OK, folks, only those close to me know what a twisted & OCD guy I am, but here's something for the rest of you. About six (6) years ago I posted photos of a dedicated "Frankenstein" TacSol / LWRC AR-22 I built up. I got tired of the BLACK (anodized) gun, so I had it CeraKoted an MRE/FDE mix. Really cool, but after I bought my first (LWRC) M6IC Enhanced in FDE I wanted the narrower profile Rail of the ICs' for my AR-22. LWRCs' original ("Legacy") Gas Piston SPR Rail was an option, but unlike LWRC's ICs', the Legacy SPR has an obvious Receiver-to-Extension junction.

Now, since the AR-22 has no need for a Gas Block or Gas Tube and I wanted to extend the sight radius to 12" to mimic the M6IC Enhanced's sight radius, I longed for a DI Upper to use as a donor for my latest evil plan. I bought an FDE LWRC D.I. Upper and pulled the 16" Spiral-Fluted 1:7 Twist 5.56 NiCorr Barrel off, then installed a Tactical Solutions M4 AR-22 Barrel Assembly and hardened SS TacSol BCG into the Upper. As with my 5.56 M6ICs' I installed FDE Troy BUISs', FDE Rail Covers, and a couple Picatinny Rails.

The Lower is a pre-"IC" designation, fully-ambidextrous LWRC factory Lower I had laying around with a LWRC H2 Buffer & Tube, Tubb Flatwire Buffer Spring, Geissele SSA-E trigger, and Dual Long Lever Noveske STS. Since the AR-22 is a rimfire I get to keep all the "evil" features in California too.

Note for those of you who give a crap: factory-CeraKote LWRCs' are "Magpul FDE" (not "FDE").


TacSol/IC AR-22 Components:

Upper Receiver Group:
Tactical Solutions 416 Stainless BCG
Tactical Solutions 16.1" (.22LR) Rock Creek barrel
LWRC 9 Tooth Barrel Nut
LWRC "IC DI"-marked 7075-T6 Upper Receiver
LWRC IC 7075-T6 Monoforge Rail
LWRC 2" & 3" Picatinny Rail Sections
FDE LWRC IC Rail Covers & Handstop
FDE Troy BUIS (Front & Rear)
LWRC Ambi Charging Handle
Mil-Spec A2 Flash Hider + Cone Washer

Lower Receiver Group:
Pre-"IC" designation, LWRC 7075-T6 Lower Receiver (fully-ambidextrous)
LWRC FDE Compact Stock
LWRC Ambi QD Sling Mount
LWRC 7075-T6 Buffer Tube
LWRC H2 Buffer
Tubb Flatwire Buffer Spring
Geissele SSA-E Trigger
Dual Long Lever Noveske STS
Magpul FDE MIAD Gen 1.0 w/F4 Frontstrap

FDE TacSol/IC AR-22:
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New Anschutz 1727. 22 LR.

GRS Stock, S&B 5-20 Ultra Short, H2CMR reticle, Kelbly rings, Thunderbeast takedown can. I had choice on the stock, traditional German style made from black Walnut or something I can use at the range instead of plinking at critters.

I am very happy with it so far. At 200 yards I was holding about a 2.5 inch group in light and switchy winds.

The Fortner/straight-pull/Biathlon action is really fast. Open with your trigger finger, close with your thumb.

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New chassis received and installed. I'll miss the AICS, but the MPA is sweet! Especially with the cerakote done.

40XB with a repeater comversion byJelrod. Tomatoes by Mother Nature.
 
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That's a really cool 40xb but especially that awesome paint job!!!

Looks like those Fortner's are catching on too. Good grief Icedragon, was it a lot of work fitting the 1727 into that MDT??? Details please...Looks great. Man I love the Fortner's!

I'd go over to the Anshutz site and check out that 1727 of Hoser's. I have a GRS Bolthorn for the Mausingfield and like their ergos.

Here's' my 1827F nitride.

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I like the look of Hoser's but have too many stocks for the 1727F already. I did fit it to the 1827F wood that I had as well as the nice factory wood and the MDT chassis. The MDT chassis really did not have enough space for the trigger but it works great for a folder. Still need to do some more work so the bolt will clear the hinge for removal. I hacked this together will some very basic tools so anyone with some proper skills/tools could make a nice job of it.

1727F in a 1827F stock - Fortner actions rule!


 
This is a rifle of many colors:
Stock: Manners MCS Sako Quad
ACP: KMW Loggerhead installed by Joe “"The Stock Doc"” Ducos; great job!
Barrel on rifle: Lilja Heavy 22LR Cerakoted Matte Black
Trigger: BixNAndy Sako quad from Bullet Central, good folks
Additional Barrels: Lilja Heavy 17HMR Cerakoted Matte Black. Sako 17 HMR Varmint
Picatinny Rail: Murphy Precision Titanium, 0 MOA, black
Sight: AimPoint T2 Micro, 2 MOA
Bipod: Harris with Larue QD
Bipod Mount: Blackhawk SS
Sling: Tab
Tactical Bolt Handle: Lumley Arms

The components were assembled by Tim “"Moon"” Roberts of Crescent Custom who also bedded the rifle. The stock came from Manners having a minor issue with the inletting. Barrels could not be changed easily. Tim worked with Manners to resolve the issue.

Tim is also building me a custom 223 Rem rifle with as identical ergonomics as possible to this rifle. I may have put the cart before the horse but better to improve your marksmanship with rimfire rather than centerfire ammo. However, can do your due diligence dry fire practice with the CenTac since dry fire with a RimTac is a hassle.

In 2018 will purchase a Swaro Z8i 1x 8 scope with an SR. My game is offhand positional shooting, particularly standing because it is the most challenging. To try my hand at "long range" shooting, will use 17 HMR and prone/bipod at 200 yards.
 

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Pretty awesome there Icedragon!

My only complaint with my 1827 is not being able to mount a ring on the front of the action like the 1727. Though I haven't had any problems so far, it's not ideal, the rear sight mount isn't made for scope mounting and handling the weight of a scope. Are you in the states? If so, would you be able to recommend someone who could engineer a tougher mounting system? I already called Anschutz America, they were no help at all. The guy I talked to said to buy a 1727 but the extra $4000 is out of the question for now.

Well anyway, I really like the Fortner as a tactical 22. It's fast and accurate, I keep making stupid mistakes at our NRL22, no excuse, but I hope for a win at some point, certainly the rifle is capable of it.
 
Pretty awesome there Icedragon!

My only complaint with my 1827 is not being able to mount a ring on the front of the action like the 1727. Though I haven't had any problems so far, it's not ideal, the rear sight mount isn't made for scope mounting and handling the weight of a scope. Are you in the states? If so, would you be able to recommend someone who could engineer a tougher mounting system? I already called Anschutz America, they were no help at all. The guy I talked to said to buy a 1727 but the extra $4000 is out of the question for now.

Well anyway, I really like the Fortner as a tactical 22. It's fast and accurate, I keep making stupid mistakes at our NRL22, no excuse, but I hope for a win at some point, certainly the rifle is capable of it.
You have what may be the best system for the 1827F with the use of the AI mount and a wickedly nice scope. I am not sure if you could improve on that without going to a 1727F action. I used the same mount system on my 1827F and it works! I found that I could mount the scope farther up on the action using the 1727F action but as you say- this has a cost!
 
You have what may be the best system for the 1827F with the use of the AI mount and a wickedly nice scope. I am not sure if you could improve on that without going to a 1727F action. I used the same mount system on my 1827F and it works! I found that I could mount the scope farther up on the action using the 1727F action but as you say- this has a cost!
I think it was you that suggested that AI mount back when I bought the 1827. Thanks.
 
I think it was you that suggested that AI mount back when I bought the 1827. Thanks.
I remember you getting a few of us hooked on the Fortner actions with pictures of yours! I think I was just quicker on finding a Dovetail AI mount for the 1827F's! Nice to see more options available for the action now! Cheers
 
Spent some time shooting my 40X Elrod repeater conversion at 200 yards today. Light wind from 6 o'clock. All four of my Elrod 40X conversions are absolute hammers, even the SBR with a 10 inch barrel.

Very happy. Would have been happy with this at 100...

Accuracy International chassis, S&B 5-25 scope, Thunderbeast Ultra 7 308 can, Tubb trigger, Eley Edge, EPS Chamber, Shilen Ratchet barrel.

 
My Anschutz 2018.

Benchmark 2 groove reverse taper barrel with cone breech, Warner rear sight and RightSight front on BeeSting tuner bloop tube. At the end of the bloop tube is a 22 suppressor just because I like things quiet. Not ISSF legal, but it is removable.

Wicked accurate with both Eley Black and Red. I havent done much lot testing but so far it will clean a 50 meter international target with ease. As soon as I have access to a 100 yard indoor range (2-3 weeks from now) I will begin lot testing at 50 and 100.