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I sent the rifle off to Hornet Products for a new trigger.

The new trigger was better, no question, but group sizes did not magically shrink.

Shooting this 10/22 was not only noisy but disappointing.

It sat in the safe unused until I sold it to a friend and put the proceeds towards another passed, and I discovered that I enjoyed working on rifles. My second was a stock that looked like a rifle stock, not some version of a military-styled carbine.

As I was brooding about this topic, I noticed an auction on Gun Broker offering a blued, 20” barrel and a stock from the “Rifle” model (soon to be discontinued), apparently take-offs from someone’s else’s project.

I bought them, put the stock aside, and swapped barrels. Well, the experiment was a success in that it proved that the original barrel was not the problem: the replacement 20” barrel shot as poorly as my 22” one. As all this was going on, I noticed a beat-up Sporter model for sale on Gun Broker.

I much preferred the walnut to the beech stock, but the rifle shot no better. I experimented with several different scopes, trying to see if going up in magnification helped.

I went up to 12X with an adjustable objective: slightly better, but only slightly, and of course the field of view became narrower.

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