Barrels are the heart of any rifle including the Ruger 10/22. If you want to buy a top class gun, then it is important that its barrel should also be top class. Some rifles can be customized according to your needs by changing their barrels. Normally, if the shooters want to use a silencer or other device on the muzzle of their rifle, they choose barrels with a contour not more than 1”.
Some replacement Ruger 10/22 barrels are briefly discussed here to help you in buying a suitable barrel for your gun.
Green Mountain Replacement Bull Barrel
If you are looking for a stainless steel barrel or a traditional carbon steel barrel for your Ruger rifle, the replacement Ruger 10/22 barrels provided by Green Mountain are a good option. These fluted barrels are normally used in the standard guns requiring heavy and thick types of barrels for improving their cooling along with reducing their weight. The weight of fluted barrels is 2.72 pounds in comparison to 3.25 pounds weight of non-fluted barrels. But unavailability of the threaded version of this replacement barrel is its only drawback.
Volquartsen THM Tension Barrel
Volquartsen barrels are considered the rifle barrels of space age quality. This company has provided revolutionary Ruger 10/22 barrels for many decades due to their top quality throughout the world. They not only make barrels for Ruger rifles but also manufacture various other upgrade parts for this rifle. In fact, they are the only manufacturer who manufactures and upgrade the parts for this rifle brand. They use space age carbon fiber or aluminum with steel on their end to increase their stiffness and hardness to manufacture these barrels. In order to use a cantilever scope mount on these barrels they also manufacture a threaded version.
Er Shaw Target Barrel
The barrels manufactured by ER Shaw are made of high polished stainless steel and blue carbon steel to make them heavier. In order to promote their accuracy and reliability, they provide a cut in the Bentz chamber of these barrels. They also manufacture heavy contour Ruger 10/22 barrels with a threaded muzzle so that you can use silencers on them. But besides their heavy weight, these barrels cannot function well with low-priced ammunition including Blazer cased in aluminum or CCI Stringer ammunition, etc.
Byers Ruger 10/22 Ultra light Target Barrel
In order to give similar contour like a full steel version of a heavyweight target barrel, Byers has made Ruger 10/22 barrels from an alloy of aluminum with a lining of steel, without increasing its weight. According to them, the aluminum billet used in these barrels is sturdier than the steel used in most other barrels. Moreover, this barrel disperses heat better than the steel barrels. The configuration of these barrels also includes changing handle assembly and heavier bolt carrier to ensure their reliability. They also coat these barrels with Cerakote to provide them a durable finish along with making their surface resistant to wear and tear. 1/2×28 TPI is the configuration of the threading of their muzzles.
Tactical Solutions Takedown SB-X Barrel
The lightweight Ruger 10/22 barrels look awkward when mounting a silencer or suppressor on them. It increases the length of the barrels at least by 8 inches. In order to avoid such awkwardness, you will have to either use SB-X barrels provided by Tactical Solutions or reduce the length of the barrels. The 12.5” length of SB-X barrels is fixed on the rifle with a 4.25” long extension chamber that has internal threading extends beyond the muzzle. It can encapsulate and accept a protective covering like a rim fire silencer. These Ruger barrels are provided by this brand for the latest popular standard takedown model of Ruger rifles.
After reading this write-up, you can easily find Ruger 10/22 barrels suitable for your Ruger rifle according to your requirements. Though you can find various other models of barrels in the market, this list of top barrels will help you in your search. So, if you want to customize your Ruger rifle, pick one of these.