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Tactical Forward Charging 10/22: Initial Design

Alright, sports fans.... It's time to kickoff another build.

"But wait, Uncle Fudd, you haven't finished the stock on the Tactical Lever Action Build?!"

That's right, and I usually don't start a new build until the last is completed. However, I'm tired of waiting on the stock to get back in stock, so I can finish the build, so we're on to the next one!

Also, I'd like your in input on some of the specifics of this next build, so I'm sharing the design early so you guys and gals can chime in.

Initial Design Sketch:
Tactical 10/22 Build Forward Charging

The core idea of the build is to way overdue a 10/22 with some high-end components, keep the weight reasonable, and add ambidextrous non-reciprocating forward charging handles. That's going to be the fun (read: "hard") part.

Input Needed - Parts:
There are some components of the build that are locked in. Most importantly, the core gun is going to be Volquartsen's Superlite in Grey Birch's La Chassis. A BIG thank you to to Volquartsen for supporting the project with the Superlite. As many of you know, I don't get paid to do any of these builds and they regularly cost several $2,500 or more. Manufacturers pitching in to support the projects helps me keep the quality of components high and my mortgage in good standing.

The elements of the build that I'm looking for some input on are below. Put suggestions in the comments for any ideas you have..... There are (mostly) no bad ideas.

1. Type of tubing to hold the ball bearings that connect the forward changing handles to the bolt
2. Material to use for the forward charging handle housing & stock furniture
3. Red dot and mount
4. Pistol grip

Let me know what you think I should use. Below is what I have shown in the design sketch.

Initial Build List:
- That puppy weighs less than 4.5 lbs.... awesome
Red Dot: TBD - Steiner MPS shown
Mount: TBD - Scalarworks Leap shown
Furniture: TBD - White acetal shown
Extra Magazine Holder: Ant Hardware Mag
Laser/Light Combo: Streamlight TLR RM1

Thanks in advance for your input fellow Fuddites!

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