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You guessed it!  ELITE22S™ and the "S" is for STAINLESS STEEL, 416R Ordnance Grade to be exact.  If you're a shooter that demands excellence and precision, we have raised the bar again for 10/22® compatable receivers.  Our ELITE22S™ receiver continues to push the limits of perfection by deliverying more strength and durability than most shooter need, but for high volume and precision shooters, only the ELITE22S™ delivers the chassis that aluminum can't compete with.  The ELITE22S™ receiver is not aluminium that looks like stainless...  its a 100% precision CNC machined receiver that is made from a one piece solid block of ordnance grade 416R stainless steel to provide the strongest, most durable receiver available for your custom rifle build.

The ELITE22S™ holds true to the original Ruger® 10/22® proven design with v-block barrel attachment, twin cross pins for trigger assembly attachment and the provision for a bolt buffer while of course being able to use all 10/22® compatible magazines.  In addition to the unparalleled strength of the 416 ordnance grade stainless receiver material, our ELITE22S® receiver is loaded with the features that easily separate it from other receivers such as a cleaning hole in the rear of the receiver to be able to clean the barrel from the chamber to the muzzle as well as an integrally machined extended picatinny rail, all incorporated in a polished stainless finish that is professionally laser engraved in accordance with ATFE regulations. 

Now serious target shooters, competitors and varmint shooters, as well as plinkers and recreational shooters and collectors that appreciate timeless quality can enjoy the strength, durability and precison that only a billet machined one piece stainless steel receiver with an integrally machined solid extended picatinny rail, such as the ELITE22S™ can provide.  

  • Manufacturer Tactical Innovations Inc.®
  • Caliber .22LR Only
  • Material Billet 416 Ordnance Stainless Steel
  • Manufacturing Process Precision CNC Machined From Billet 416R Ordnance Stainless Steel
  • Weight 20.2 Ounces
  • Finish Option of:
    - Polished Stainless
    - Matte Stainless
    - Black Nitride Matte Black Stainless
  • Engraving Professionally Laser Engraved Per BATFE Regulations
  • Included Accessories - None (Stripped Receiver)
    Additional parts as required available individually.

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  1. What additional parts do I need to assemble a complete rifle using this receiver?
  2. Is an FFL rquired to purchase this receiver? Can you ship it directly to me?
  3. Do I need a special bolt? Can I use a Ruger factory bolt?
  4. What exactly is included with this receiver?
  5. Can I assemble this receiver as either a rifle or a pistol? Does it have to be marked either way?
  6. Can I use this receiver for any caliber other than the .22LR that its designed for?
  7. Is the receiver available with different height or different length rails?
  8. Will this receiver interchange with my factory Ruger 10/22 receiver?
  9. What barrel does this receiver use?
  10. Does the ELITE22S receiver use a standard charging handle?
  11. Will this ELITE22S™ receiver work well with a scope?
  12. Can this ELITE22S™ receiver be assembled with either a taper or a bull barrel?
  13. Is custom engraving / lasering available for additional logos, SBR markings, custom serial numbers etc?
  14. Are complete rifles available rather than buying a receiver and building a rifle from scratch?
  15. Can this ELITE22S™ receiver be assembled with parts from other manufacturers?
  1. What additional parts do I need to assemble a complete rifle using this receiver?

    You can easily complete a custom takedown rifle or pistol that can be completely assembled with Pike Arms® billet machined parts for a high quality custom firearm.  In order to assemble a complete custom rifle, you will need the following additional parts:
    1. Bolt Assembly (Includes Bolt, Sharp Claw Extractor, Stainless Steel Firing Pin)
    2. Charging Handle Assembly (Charging Handle, Rod, Spring)
    3. Red Bolt Buffer
    4. Barrel
    5. Trigger Assembly (complete)
    6. Receiver Cross Pins
    7. Stock
    8. Receiver / Stock Takedown Screw
    Assembly is as easy as re-assembling a rifle that has been stripped to its major assemblies for cleaning since the more difficult parts are already put together for you (such as the trigger assembly and the bolt).   For tools, you will need a pack of allen wrenches and in only a few minutes you can easily assemble your own custom rifle.

  2. Is an FFL rquired to purchase this receiver? Can you ship it directly to me?
    An FFL (Federal Firearms License) is required to purchase this receiver. The receiver is the piece of the firearm that is restricted by federal law. You can purchase every other piece to assemble your own customer rifle or pistol without any license and have them shipped directly to your home but this complete, ready to assemble receiver must ship to an FFL dealer. Most local gun shops and pawn shops will have an FFL and will handle the receipt of the receiver and the paperwork to transfer it to you for a nominal fee. You should contact the FFL holder / gun shop of your choice and have them email us ( a copy of their FFL license. They will be familiar with the process and once we match your order and their license, we will ship to them. You then simply stop by their store and complete the ATFE 4473 form (the same as purchasing any other firearm) in order to take possession of the receiver.
  3. Do I need a special bolt? Can I use a Ruger factory bolt?
    The ELITE22S™ receiver is designed to use the Pike Arms® Match Grade Bolt Assembly but will also work with most Ruger® factory bolts. Although some customers opt to use other manufacturer's bolt assemblies, we have not tested with other manufacturer's bolts and cannot guarantee 100% compatibility especially without some additional customer fitting and troubleshooting.
  4. What exactly is included with this receiver?
    The Elite22S™ receiver is a stripped receiver and no additional parts are included with the receiver. Additional receiver parts, such as the buffer, V-Block, cross pins, stock screws etc that are necessary to complete the receiver into a complete rifle or pistol are available individually so that you can select exactly which parts you want for your custom build.
  5. Can I assemble this receiver as either a rifle or a pistol? Does it have to be marked either way?
    In accordance with ATFE current regulations, a 'virgin", new production, never assembled receiver is not a rifle or a pistol and will transfer to you from your FFL dealer on an ATFE Form 4473 (Yellow Form) as an "Other", specifically as a receiver. It can not be designated as either a rifle or a pistol when manufactured unless it is actually assembled in that configuration, regardless of how its marked. The receiver becomes either a rifle or a pistol based on how it is first assembled. If you assemble it as a rifle, per ATFE regulations, it has to be a rifle forever. If you assemble it as a pistol, it can then "temporarily" be changed to a rifle configuration but a rifle can NEVER be changed to a pistol configuration without first registering the firearm with ATFE NFA branch as a short barrel rifle and paying the corresponding $200 tax. Once you assemble the receiver the first time, as either a rifle or a pistol, it is not necessary to "register" it as either one or to notify ATF of your assembly configuration and no markings on the receiver have any relationship to firearm classification type (a new manufacture virgin receiver marked pistol can be assembled as a rifle and vice versa).
  6. Can I use this receiver for any caliber other than the .22LR that its designed for?
    The ELITE22S™ receiver is specifically designed for .22LR ammunition. It will NOT work with .22 Magnum ammunition. Other customers have experimented with custom built rifles in .17 with good success but the success of that rifle assembly would be the responsibility of the builder. As the manufacturer of the receiver, we recommend only .22LR builds other than by professional qualified gunsmiths.
  7. Is the receiver available with different height or different length rails?
    No additional height, length or MOA rail configurations are available.
  8. Will this receiver interchange with my factory Ruger 10/22 receiver?
    Although considerably different in construction, appearance, design and weight, this receiver is capable of being used as a direct replacement / substitution for a Ruger® factory receiver.
  9. What barrel does this receiver use?
    The ELITE22S™ receiver is specifically designed to use barrels that are compatible with Ruger® 10/22® barrels. Other manufacturer's barrels that are 10/22® compatible should also work but have not been tested. In addition to the standard barrel to receiver shank fitting for assembly, other manufacturer's barrels may require additional fitting or troubleshooting by the builder for reliable functioning that is unrelated to the receiver.
  10. Does the ELITE22S receiver use a standard charging handle?
    The ELITE22S™ receiver uses a standard Ruger® 10'22® charging handle assembly. Pike Arms® offers a large variety of styles, colors and sizes to compliment any custom build.
  11. Will this ELITE22S™ receiver work well with a scope?
    The ELITE22S™ receiver is made for use with a scope or with similar optics. There is no provision for use with iron sights.
  12. Can this ELITE22S™ receiver be assembled with either a taper or a bull barrel?
    Yes, the ELITE22S™ receiver can be configured with either a taper barrel or a .920 bull barrel at the builder's option. Note however that you will have to ensure that the stock is capable of accommodating the corresponding barrel profile (ie. a bull barrel will not fit into a taper stock). Many manufacturers are now offering stocks that are capable of accommodating either barrel profile which gives you the ability to use the stock of your choice with either barrel profile.
  13. Is custom engraving / lasering available for additional logos, SBR markings, custom serial numbers etc?
    In order to keep our prices as low as possible, we do not offer custom laser engraving or custom serial numbers.
  14. Are complete rifles available rather than buying a receiver and building a rifle from scratch?
    Absolutely! We offer a wide variety of complete rifles that are already assembled and test fired in a range of popular colors and configurations. Check our section on "RIFLES" for more information and availability.
  15. Can this ELITE22S™ receiver be assembled with parts from other manufacturers?
    Technically yes, since most manufacturers attempt to maintain compatibiltiy with Ruger® 10/22® factory parts. However, each manufacturer has minimally different tolerances and design features which will impact compatibility with parts from other manufacturers, including Ruger® factory parts. Although you can assemble a custom rifle with the ELITE22S™ receiver and a bolt from XXX manufacturer and a trigger assembly from YYY manufacturer and a barrel from ZZZ manufacturer, you should expect and anticipate that you will have to do considerably more fitting and trouble shooting to get all of the parts to work together as intended and expected. For a trouble free build, Pike Arms manufacturers every part for your build, with each part already designed to work the the mating Pike Arms manufactured parts. If you find a part that we don't make that you think we should, please let us know and we'll see about adding it to our already comprehensive line of parts and accessories for 10/22® style compatible rifles and pistols.


Thank you for your purchase of a Tactical Innovations’ ELITE22™ receiver.   The receiver is precision CNC machined from aircraft 6061 grade aluminum to provide years of reliability and pleasure.  Please review these assembly instructions and tips before attempting to assemble your receiver. 

The receiver can be assembled with Ruger® factory parts or a custom rifle can be assembled using our billet machined replacement parts.  Parts manufactured by third party companies may also work but the use of parts from multiple different manufactures can often be problematic and require additional fitting and troubleshooting as a result of the tolerances for each part from each manufacturer. 


The barrel is installed using a V-Block and cap screws identically to the factory assembly.  The shank on the barrel, regardless of the manufacturer, will be larger than the hole in the receiver and will not slip into the receiver without fitting.   The receiver barrel hole is precisely machined and should not be “fitted” or modified during the assembly process; only the barrel shank should be fitted to the receiver.  It is critical that the barrel shank have a light press fit into the receiver.  If the barrel shank is loose in the receiver hole, then the barrel will droop when the V-block is tightened and it will be impossible to align a scope with the point of impact since the barrel will be slightly pointing down and will not be parallel with the bore. 

To fit the barrel to the receiver, you will need to only remove a very small amount of material from the barrel shank (the part of the barrel that goes into the receiver hole).  Do not use a dremel or similar power tool to grind on the receiver hole or the barrel shank.   Use sandpaper or a flat file on the barrel shank only.  One method is to roll the barrel across your lap while you use the file or sandpaper in order to ensure that you are removing the same amount of material from all sides of the barrel shank to maintain its concentricity.   When fitted to the proper size, and with the barrel shank lightly oiled, you should be able to press the barrel shank into the receiver hole by hand without using a mallet or similar to hammer the barrel into the receiver.    It should be tight but you should still be able remove it if necessary and be able to rotate the barrel in order to align the extractor slot with the extractor on the bolt.

With the barrel now fitted into the receiver hole, place the bolt in the receiver WITHOUT the recoil spring and with the bolt retracted for clearance, rotate the barrel so that the extractor in the bolt lines up with the extractor slot in the barrel.  Use caution not to pull the extractor out of the bolt when rotating the barrel for alignment.  Stand the receiver on the opposite end from the barrel and press down on the barrel into the receiver.   Although a traditional V-block is often adequate, an ADJUSTABLE V-BLOCK (Part #00204) is recommended so that you can set the barrel to any angle relative to the bore.  Install the V-Block and the cap screws hand tight.  Torque the cap screws while pushing down on the barrel and verify that the barrel is not pulling toward the V-block as you tighten the V-Block.  If the barrel is correctly fitted to the receiver hole, the barrel will not droop (ie pull toward the V-block).  If it does, you will have to use an adjustable V-Block to prevent the barrel from drooping as the V-Block is tightened.   Prior to the V-Block being torqued, verify that the extractor in the bolt aligns perfectly with the extractor slot in the barrel.  Barrel installation is complete.


The width of the bolt is critical for safe and reliable operation.  Ruger® factory bolts that have been “polished” will often then be too thin from the polishing process removing metal and a slam fire condition is possible.  Do not use a Ruger® factory bolt that has been “polished” or otherwise modified in any way.  When assembling your rifle, ensure that the bolt that you use is wide enough to not allow the bolt to hit the rim and fire the round if the bolt is pushed all the way to either side of the receiver.  The entire rim of the round should always be in the corresponding pocket of the bolt regardless of the left or right position of the bolt in the receiver.   



Chambering:  In order for the rifle to successfully chamber the new round each time, the bolt face has to be smooth and have the correct geometry.  Generally, a machined bolt will have a more uniform finish and geometry than a Ruger® factory cast bolt although cast bolts will work most of the time.  The recoil spring has to have sufficient force to be able to drive the weight of the bolt forward and strip a round from the magazine.  The magazine feedlips have to be designed to ensure that the feed angle will correctly present the round to the chamber.  Plastic magazines often will wear out and the feed angle will change. Similarly, different brands of high capacity magazines will have different feed angle geometry resulting in one brand working well and another not working at all.  In addition, the actual bullet shape of different brands of ammunition in high capacity magazines will change the feed angle relative to other brands of ammunition that have a different bullet profile.  For testing, always use a Ruger® 10 round rotary magazine since the rounds are individually nested and are not stacked on top of each other.   

The 10/22® rifle operates based on the blowback of the bolt by the brass when fired.  In order for the rifle to function correctly, the recoil of the fired brass has to be greater than the combined resistance of (1) the weight of the bolt, (2) the force of the recoil spring (3) cocking the hammer and (4) the drag of the bolt on the receiver especially whennew, dirty or not oiled.  Different brands of ammunition, especially bulk ammunition, will have lighter recoil than ammunition such as CCI® MiniMags®.  Similarly, ammunition can have different blowback force from one round to the next due to powder variations in the ammunition.  As a result, if the fired round does not blow the bolt all the way rearward each time, you will experience failures to feed as well as failures to eject. 

Failure to Feed:  When the bolt does not blow back far enough, it will not get behind the next round in the mag in order to strip and push it into the barrel. When this occurs, you will see the bolt stopped and usually dug into the lead bullet of the next round in the magazine.  A similar condition, although more difficult to diagnose, occurs when the bolt does not blow back far enough each time and just barely blows back to minimally get behind the next round in the magazine, at which point you will not have the full travel and force of the bolt coming forward to strip the round out of the mag and run it into the chamber.  To remedy this issue, you will have to shoot hotter ammo or reduce the countering recoil force as noted above by modifying the recoil spring. 

Many third party barrel manufacturers will often use tighter chambers in an effort to increase accuracy.  However, the tighter chamber (and often with no feedramp) combined with sharper edges on the chamber face, will make successfully  feeding ammo from the magazine to the chamber much more difficult.  To successfully feed ammunition into a tighter chamber with no feedramp and sharper edges, you may have to lightly polish the chamber end of the barrel and create a more accessible chamber for the round to be able to feed. 

Stovepipe Failure:  A stovepipe failure or similar with fired brass ending up jammed in the receiver is usually a function of the extractor on the bolt not pulling the fired brass out of the chamber as the bolt is recoiling to the rear of the receiver.  Ideally, the brass would exit the barrel and stay on the face of the bolt without an extractor but the extractor makes sure that the brass leaves the barrel and stays on the bolt while the bolt recoils until the brass hits the ejector with enough force to be thrown out of the gun.  If the extractor does not grab the brass out of the chamber or does not hold the brass on the face of the bolt, you should replace the extractor.  We offer a Sharp Claw Extractor (Part # 00422 that is EDM cut and not stamped) that will cut into the brass to pull it from the receiver.  Most extraction issues are due to the failure of the extractor, which is an easy and inexpensive part to replace. 

A stovepipe stoppage can also occur when the bolt does not blow back far enough / hard enough for the brass to strike the ejector with enough force to kick it out of the receiver, and instead it simply falls off the bolt into the receiver.  To remedy this issue, you will have to either shoot hotter ammunition or reduce the recoil resistance as noted above, with the easiest option being to clip one or two coils off the recoil spring while continuing to test after clipping each coil.

Reliable function and operation requires that all parts successfully work together as intended.  Many issues can be determined and resolved by substituting known non-issue Ruger® factory parts out of the assembly one at a time until the problematic part(s) are identified.  Although the majority of rifle assemblies can be completed without any issues (especially when using either all Ruger® parts or all Tactical Innovations’ parts), you should seek competent professional gunsmithing assistance should you encounter a situation that exceeds your comfort or experience level.  We are happy to perform a comprehensive measurement and quality check on any of our receivers but do not offer assembly or trouble shooting gunsmithing services.   

Ruger & 10/22 Are Registered Trademarks of Sturm Ruger


The ELITE22S stainless steel 10/22 style receiver starts as an incredible 8.8 pound solid billet of 416 ordnance stainless steel. Extensive CNC machining converts the solid block into a 20.2 ounce precision receiver with an integrally machined extended picatinny scope rail.  The receiver is machined as one piece and is NOT multiple pieces assembled into a receiver.   It is unmatched for strength while providing an appearance that can only be achieved with stainless steel.  All dimensions of the receiver are held to close tolerances for reliable consistency and easy assembly.   


Target shooters have always known that the correct way to clean a rifle is from the chamber and out the muzzle rather than pushing all the dirt from the barrel into the receiver while potentially damaging the barrel crown with the cleaning rod. Our receivers have a 1/4" hole in the rear of the receiver that allows you to put a cleaning rod in the rear of the receiver, then attach the brush and swab the barrel from the chamber to the muzzle without having to remove the barrel (and loose your zero each time). The cleaning access hole is cosmetically covered with a snap in plug that blends with the rear of the receiver when installed while still being completely hidden when the receiver is in the rifle stock.

The ELITE22S Receiver comes standard with an extended picatinny rail integrally machined into the receiver.  For maximum strength and alignment, it is machined into the receiver as one piece (as compared to a bolt-on version).  The integrally machined extended picatinny rail is standard rather than the less versatile weaver style rail.  The extended rail allows larger optics to easily be utilized on the receiver.   The rail is mil-spec to fit most popular scopes, accessories and optics.

The ELITE22S billet stainless steel receiver is available in your choice of three finishes:


To compliment the finish, each receiver is professionally laser engraved in compliance with BATFE marking requirements, indicating its serial number, model and manufacturer information. Laser engraving costs a few dollars more than traditional rotary engraving, but anything less looks like it. The ELITE22S stainless receiver delivers in appearance and performance at a reasonable cost.


Many other "manufacturers" put their name on a product that they don't manufacture. Our ELITE22S billet stainless steel receiver is CAD designed and CNC manufactured in our modern CNC machine shop out of ordnance 416 grade stainless steel.  We are intimately familiar with its function, assembly and operation and are committed to providing shooters with a product that meets or exceeds their expectations.

We operate a fulltime firearms and related accessories CNC manufacturing machine shop with live customer service.  We have the parts, the staff and the experience in-house to service and troubleshoot our products, resulting in fast turnarounds and hassle free service for you whenever required.



In addition to our ELITE22S billet stainless steel stripped receivers, we offer our receivers in multiple levels of assembly to facilitate your custom rifle project.  Whether you want just the stripped receiver, the receiver with a matched CNC precision bolt or a receiver with the barrel and v-block already professionally correctly installed, we can provide the solution you require.


In addition to precision machined 10/22 style receivers, we manufacture every part and piece required to complete your 10/22 style rifle as well as the custom accessories you want to compliment your custom rifle.  Tactical Innovations can supply all of the high quality parts you need for your next custom rifle.

Regardless of the rifle configuration you want to assemble, our ELITE22S billet stainless steel receiver provides and uncompromising and unmatched foundation.  Contact your dealer to order your receiver today!

* Rifles and accessories shown are for reference only and are NOT included with the stripped receiver.  The stripped receiver does NOT include any required assembly parts such as the bolt, buffer or charging handle, all of which are available separately. 

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