Volquartsen Barrel, Forend for Ruger 10/22 Takedown


Volquartsen is now offering an accuracy improvement drop-in kit for the 10/22 Takedown rifle. The new kit includes a 16.5″ carbon fiber barrel and CNC machined 6061-T6 forend.

The barrel is threaded (1/2″x28) and includes a thread protector. Volquartsen built in a Picatinny rail on the bottom of the forend and another on the top of the barrel. These allow for the quick addition of a bipod and scope or other accessories.

Without added accessories, the new kit weighs 2.0 pounds. The Volquartsen kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $370, and the kit is available now.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Jsim

    How are you supposed to use the locking nut thing on the barrel with the picatinny rail over it

    • Ben

      The nut you tighten is only supposed to be finger tight anyway, i see how it would be a little harder but not impossible

  • Sulaco

    Ruger sells a 10/22 with the same barrel configuration (carbon fiber covering) and threaded barrel already. I have one in the shop…

    • Giolli Joker

      What model is it? I can’t find it on their website.

      • Sulaco

        I’ll have to look when I go to work Thursday…

      • Sulaco

        Ah minor memory glich, it wasn’t a 10/22 it was a Magnum Research Mag lite model MLR1722m and looking at it again Im not sure its carbon fiber. We have several Christenson Arms AR15 with full carbon fiber furniture as well….

        • Giolli Joker

          Thanks for checking! The MagLite should be CF, indeed.

  • MrDakka

    Is it completely carbon fiber or is there a metal lining on the inside?

    • Giolli Joker

      Without a steel core it wouldn’t last long, even in 22LR.
      Thin steel lining wrapped in CF to give rigidity while keeping the weight very low.

  • Giolli Joker

    Although connecting the scope to the barrel should avoid risk of losing the zero on the scope while disassembling/reassembling, I wonder if by adding a scope (not a short red dot) you end up having a barrel/forend group about as long as a full rifle with folded stock.