I’ve had a romance with 10/22’s since high school, when I saw the first Ram-Line dress-up kits. My tastes have matured a little since then, as have the options and accessories available. One stock that just recently became available is a chassis-style stock from Canadian accessories manufacturer Spectre Ballistics International. Their Spectre 10/22 chassis is machined from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum with a hard anodized black finish.
Despite it’s rigid and sturdy construction, the Spectre 10/22 chassis is lighter than anticipated at just over 1 pound (minus grip and shoulder stock). It is appropriate for more “tactical” style builds, as well as precision builds like this one. It isn’t an inexpensive option, but quality gear seldom is. Ordering from SBI was a problem-free experience and shipping was fast.
Finish: 4.5/5 The machining is fairly clean and the anodizing is good. I would prefer a more matte finish.
Fit: 5/5 It is well designed and there was no issue dropping the receiver right into the stock. The threaded action pin is very tight, but it is supposed to be to hold the rear of the receiver firmly. Use care tapping it in so as not to peen the head over the threaded portion.
Form: 4.5/5 It is an attractive design, but I would like a little longer forearm, but that’s personal preference. Some adaptation is necessary for larger magnified optics.
Function: 5/5 It does exactly what it was designed to do and does it well. The receiver mounts firmly and the barrel free-floats.
Value: 4.5/5 You get what you pay for. The price is reasonable for the product.
I score this product at 94%. There are other 10/22 chassis stocks out there, but this is the closest to a precision rifle chassis, which is what I had in mind for this build. It would also work well if you wanted a more “tactical” design with a telescoping stock and red-dot. The M-lok slots allow for the addition of a variety of accessories including Picatinny rail sections for non-M-Lok accessories. Over the years, there have been a lot of good options for 10/22 stocks. Today, there are plenty of options more durable and more versatile than the Ram-Line stocks I first ogled in the gun rags of the 80’s. The Spectre Ballistics 10/22 chassis is a unique offering that deserves the attention of the discerning 10/22 aficionado.
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