This started life as a very basic Ruger 10/22 which, even with my very limited shooting skills was a bit rubbish for competitions! Here’s how it looked to start out with…


So I gradually customised it over the next year or so until the only remaining part from the original gun is the receiver! Every other single part has been replaced. As someone new to shooting it has been a great way to learn about how guns operate and their maintenance, and I do have to thank Sutton & Jill Tanner for their initial recommendation of a first gun for a beginner, and also for teaching me how to strip it down for cleaning and maintenance.


Some highlights of my custom build:

  • Boyd Evolution laminate stock
  • Whistle Pig fluted barrel
  • Simmons White-Tail Classic scope at 6.5 – 20 x 50