DIY 10/22 Takedown

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Huntertown Arms is making a 10/22 Takedown kit. It will allow the user to convert his or her standard 10/22 and convert it into a takedown model.  Huntertown Arms is collaborating with Choate Machine and Tool to use their 10/22 stocks. They will be converted for Huntertown Arms’ take down kit. They are also including a take down bag to store you modified takedown. The best part? The whole kit will retail for $99.

The takedown conversion is simple. You remove the V Block on the 10/22 and replace it with their module. And you screw on their stock and block assembly onto the barrel. The release mechanism is a single button. You push the button and pull the barrel off the receiver. A much simpler method over the factory 10/22 Takedown. In the photo above, you can see the button protrudes past the foregrip, so they will machine the button flush which you can see below.

The 10/22 with the Burris Fast Fire has had over 6k rounds shot thru it at 5 rd increments. They would shoot 5 rounds, remove the barrel, re-attach the barrel and shoot another string of 5 rounds. Not once did they lose zero.

Huntertown Arms will offer their kit with 4 different stock options. The $99 option is with a fixed stock. The prices will increase with other stock options like the folding stock, dragunov style and a M4 collapsible stock all from Choate Machine and Tool. The kits will be released in a couple months. The pictures below are of the prototypes. They are a little rough. These are not representative of the final product.

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Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • dan citizen

    Looks nice enough. I like the straight pull on/off. And the fact that it can use a factory barrel makes it easier for doing a form 1 suppressor barrel.

    Still and all, I will hold off on it until I see if it matches the quality and finish of the ruger TD

    • allannon

      That’s my sole holdup as well: I want to see some range reports.

      The 6k rounds is pretty reassuring, but even assuming (which I see no reason not to do) there was no “creative editing” or the like, I’d like to know if there’s any “tweaking” to be done.

      Still, for $99, I might chance it.

      • dan citizen

        I’m slightly curious about the lack of headspace adjustment, but I’m guessing their design doesn’t need it.

        • RT

          No head spacing needed on 10/22 since the bolt stops on the chamber face ….. or another way to say it is the head spacing is done in the chamber depth.

          • dan citizen

            True, but the ruger has an adjustment. I’m guessing so you don’t hammer the receiver trunnion area or accidentally set the barrel too far forward.

            I have never really looked at it closely, just set it and forgot it. I’m guessing this unit doesn’t need it due to the different setup.

    • Phillip Cooper

      The kydex trigger shroud looks to be to address specifically what Nicholas Chen mentioned- keep your finger off the trigger.

      Which makes me wonder if this won’t be cracked down on by the BATFE… you now have a (somewhat) operational rifle that is way below the minimum length laws. Nevermind there is NO barrel if you fire it without one, it can be fired when unassembled, period. Same concerns Keltec had with the SU16 (I think) and thus making the weapon inop until it’s been fully assembled.

      • patrickiv

        I don’t see how it could be fired with the barrel off. The bolt would just strip a round from the magazine and push it straight out the hole where the barrel goes.

      • Vince

        There is no possible way to fire it UN-assembled as the chamber is in the barrel. That is clear in the photos. There should be no BATFE issues.

      • Nicholas Chen

        If that were true, then the official Ruger 10/22TD would have the same issues.

  • Nicholas Chen

    Just to keep fingers off the trigger when handling.

  • ozzallos .

    Does it work on wood stocks?

    • allannon

      From how the article reads, you have to use it with the Choate stock.

      I would suspect a wood stock could be made to work, though.

  • Shut up and take my money!

    As soon as I saw the two halves just *click* together was, “Where do I send the check to?” I want a takedown 10/22, but I already have three 10/22s that I would rather upgrade.

  • allannon

    If they could figure out a way for my techsites aperture sights to hold zero between the receiver and barrel, I’d buy one today.

    …who am I kidding? For $99, I probably am anyway.

  • Jared Vynn

    I wonder how well it would hold up to a heavier and longer barrel. I have a running boar barrel that is both longer and heavier at the muzzle.

  • Phillip Cooper

    Take my money, please. Seriously. I’ve been hoping for something along this line for this sort of price for years.

  • patrickiv

    That’s very cool, and for a hundred bucks, I’m sure there will be a lot of people in line.

  • Nolan

    For one bill I get a silly fun range toy… Once some reviews come in I am out some money!

  • Mike

    Can we have more takedown center fire rifles please.

  • Jsim

    I just wish they would make the deerfield again in 44mag and then make that a takedown

    • I’ll take two!

      A takedown Deerfield?! Yes please!

    • David Sharpe

      I’d like a TD PC9, but one that takes Glock mags…

    • Jsim

      how about they just make a takedown version of everything as long as its accurate lol

    • kipy

      Make a 357 variant and I’m all in!

  • David Sharpe

    I hope that comes to Canada, I would buy one (Or three) in a heartbeat.

    • Nicholas Chen

      I dont see why you wouldn’t be able to buy these parts and ship them to Canada.

      • David Sharpe

        It’s not as simple as just buying it since our idiotic liberal government did not opt out of ITAR regulations. The US offered to exempt Canada from ITAR but our govt said no. I would have to buy it from someone who has US Export permits.

        • Nicholas Chen

          Ahh that sucks.

  • N8

    I am throwing cash at my computer screen like it is a stripper on a sticky pole and yet nothing is going through.

    TAKE MY MONEY!!!

  • Jim Wood

    Hello every one. That was my rifle in the clip. If you have any questions about it feel free to contact me with any of your questions. The kydex guard was for safety reasons on an open range. Once it is installed it places the rifle back on safe and keeps your finger out of trigger as you place it back together nothing more. Also with out barrel in there is no chamber so round would just fall out front if you are silly enough to have a loaded mag in the rifle and operate the bolt. Please feel free to contact me at jim@huntertownarms.com. Kit will be ready for sale in the next few months.

    • Jsim

      would this work with a bull barrel

    • dan citizen

      I like the kydex thing, I’m going to make one for mine.

      Very nice product.

  • Rick

    If they do this with Ruger’s bolt action American Rimfire, I will place the order within the week! especially if it allows bull barrels!