In response to customer demand for a high quality target grade precision machined replacement receiver for building a custom 10/22 rifle at an affordable price, serious target shooters, varmint shooters, as well as plinkers can enjoy the advantages of a machined receiver with a solid Picatinny mount that can be built into whatever level of precision is required. Our ELITE22 replacement receiver is loaded with the features that easily separate it from a factory receiver while still being able to use factory parts to complete it.

Ruger & 10/22 Are Registered Trademarks of Sturm Ruger

The ELITE22 Replacement 10/22 Receiver starts as a 1 1/2 pound solid billet of 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum. Extensive CNC machining converts the solid block into an 8.3 ounces  precision receiver that does not have the rougher surface finish and casting imperfections that a cast receiver would frequently include. All dimensions of the receiver are held to close tolerances for reliable consistency.

We offer a variety of Ruger 10/22 Accessories to compliment your custom built rifle, such as Replacement Barrels, TI25 Machined Aluminum Mags, TI25 Advanced Composite Mags as well as Stocks and Flash Hiders.


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 and 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 and out plug that blends with the rear of the receiver when installed and that is completely hidden when the receiver is in the stock.

The ELITE22 Receiver comes standard with a picatinny rail integrally machined into the receiver.  For maximum strength and alignment, it is machined into the receiver as one piece.  The integral Picatinny mount is standard rather than the less versatile weaver style rail. The rail is mil-spec to fit popular scopes and accessory optics.

The receiver is available in either matte black finish or your choice of bright colors.  All are professionally cerakoted for durability and appearance. 

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 ELITE22 Receiver delivers in appearance and performance at a value cost.


Many other "manufacturers" put their name on a product that they don't manufacture. Our ELITE22 Receiver is CAD designed and CNC manufactured in our modern CNC machine shop out of USA made aluminum. 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 and 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, our valued customer. As always, we appreciate your business!

* Rifles 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. 

  • Manufacturer Tactical Innovations Inc.
  • Caliber Rated for .22LR Only
  • Material 6061 Aluminum
  • Manufacturing Process Precision Machined From Billet Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Weight 8.1 Ounces
  • Finish Professionally Cerakoted
  • Engraving Professionally Laser Engraved Per BATFE Regulations
  • Included Accessories - None (Stripped Receiver)
    Additional parts as required can be ordered individually.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 7 reviews

Review This Product

By chad Of Michigan
I love this receiver the specs are right on, the heat treatment is good I know bc it took over a hour of pounding 2 seat the barrel the matte black needs 2 b sanded if u don't want 2 beat on the receiver I was really impressed with machining
By scott Of Ohio
Great product fit and finish was great shoots really good glad i chose the elite 22.i havent had one missfire jam or fail to feed great product i would hesitate to buy another one.and shipping only took like 3 days very fast
By Timothy Of Missouri
Just finished assembling my 2nd custom 10/22 using the Elite 22 receiver from Tactical Innovations. I am liking these more and more. I have had trouble with stock setups chambering certain ammunition, specifically Remington Viper and Yellow Jacket, however I have two builds using the Elite 22 receiver and stock barrels, and both will chamber these rounds smoothly!
By Steven Of Texas
Great looking, quality receiver. The finish is very similar to that of an AR 15 and looks like it wears about the same.
By K Of Indiana
Excellent product. Combined with all xxxxxxx parts and barrel, turned out an incredibly accurate rifle. The extra long and strong rail was just what I wanted as well to mount precision iron sights for a great target rifle.
By Jeff Of Washington
Very nice receiver! Much nice than the new ones that come on the 10/22 these days. I wanted the best I could buy and am convinced I made the right choice, I have a xxxxx barrel, xxxxxxxxxxx bolt and trigger parts in a housing from Tactical Innovations. It shoots amazingly well. I have another TI receiver that has mostly factory parts in it that will get upgraded soon. Kudos for high quality parts
By Jonathan Of Georgia
picked up this receiver just the other day and it looks great, went to put my gm barrel on and it is a really tight fit took about an hour, but thats without sanding or anything like that because i want a really snug fit. everything else fit just fine, at 1st i was worryed about ejecting shells because the bolt was a little hard to move but shot 60rds through it and no problems, accuracy is still great shot at 100yds and was hitting bottle caps. anodized finish looks good and is very tough, everything about this receiver is an improvement over the factory one, Thanks Tacticalinc!

Frequently Asked Questions For



  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. Why do color receivers cost $10 more than matte black ones?
  4. Do I need a special bolt? Can I use a Ruger factory bolt?
  5. What exactly is included with this receiver?
  6. Can I assemble this receiver as either a rifle or a pistol? Does it have to be marked either way?
  7. Can I use this receiver for any caliber other than the .22LR that its designed for?
  8. Is the receiver available with different height or different length rails?
  9. What other parts do I need to assemble a complete custom rifle or pistol?
  10. Will this receiver interchange with my factory Ruger 10/22 receiver?
  11. What barrel does this receiver use? Threaded or factory press fit?
  12. Will the Ruger factory charging handle and spring assembly work with this receiver?
  13. Will this receiver work well with a scope?
  14. Will the factory iron sights mounted on the barrel still work with this receiver?
  1. What additional parts do I need to assemble a complete rifle using this receiver?

    You can easily complete a rifle or pistol 10/22 style compatible receiver that can then be assembled with Ruger factory 10/22 parts or with our 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. Receiver
    2. Barrel Assembly, complete
    3. Trigger Assembly, complete
    Additional Options: Billet Trigger, Extended Mag Release (Paddle or Trigger Housing Profile)
    4. Charging Handle Assembly
    5. Hardware Package (Adj V-Block, V-Block Cap Screws, Cross Pins, Buffer, Stock Screw) 6. Stock Optional Accessories: 1. Muzzle Brake / Flash Hider

  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. It is the piece of the firearm that is restricted by federal law. You can purchase every other piece of the firearm without any license and have them shipped directly to your home but this 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.
  3. Why do color receivers cost $10 more than matte black ones?
    Colored receivers require considerably more handling and prep time to achieve the bright finish as compared to the abrasive blasted matte black finish.
  4. Do I need a special bolt? Can I use a Ruger factory bolt?
    No special proprietary bolt is required. This receiver will work well with the factory Ruger bolt, which is a drop-in replacement. You can also upgrade to a Precision Machined CNC Bolt Assembly in place of the standard Ruger cast bolt for higher end custom builds. The receiver will work equally well with either the factory Ruger bolt or the upgraded Precision Machined CNC Bolt Assembly. No modifications are required to either bolt assembly.
  5. What exactly is included with this receiver?
    The receiver ships as a stripped receiver. Due to the large variety of buffers, V-Blocks etc that can be used to complete the receiver, we do not include or charge for additional parts which you may or may not need. All additional parts are available individually. The picatinney rail is integrally machined into the receiver and can not be removed or replaced.
  6. Can I assemble this receiver as either a rifle or a pistol? Does it have to be marked either way?
    A receiver is not a rifle or a pistol and will transfer to you on a Form 4473 (Yellow Form) as an "Other", specifically a receiver. It can not be designated as either a rifle or a pistol when manufacturer unless it is first assembled in that configuration, regardless of how it is engraved. The receiver becomes either a rifle or a pistol based on how it is first assembled. If you assemble it as a rifle, per ATF regulations, it has to be a rifle forever. If you assemble it as a pistol, it has to be a pistol forever. You CAN NOT go back and forth between a rifle and a pistol configuration. Once you assemble it as either a rifle or a receiver, it is not necessary to "register" it as either one or to notify ATF of your assembly configuration.
  7. Can I use this receiver for any caliber other than the .22LR that its designed for?
    The 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.
  8. Is the receiver available with different height or different length rails?
    The integrally machined picitinny rail is the only length and height configuration that is currently available.
  9. What other parts do I need to assemble a complete custom rifle or pistol?
    This receiver is the basis for a custom build that is only limited by your imagination... and your budget! To complete a custom rifle or pistol, you will need the following additional parts:

    1. STOCK - You can use a rifle or pistol stock. We have a variety of both available including HOGUE, CHRISTIE, and BUTLER CREEK rifle stocks as well as COHORT and ELITE22 pistol stocks.
    2. BARREL - The barrel you select will have to match the stock you select. If you pick a rifle stock, you will need a rifle barrel. If you pick a pistol stock, you will need a pistol barrel. We stock a variety of both BLUE BARRELS and STAINLESS BARRELS in both 1:16 as well as 1:9 twists. We also stock PISTOL BARRELS in varying lengths.
    3. TRIGGER ASSEMBLY - You can use a Ruger factory trigger pack or you can upgrade to our billet machined ALUMINUM TRIGGER ASSEMBLY in your choice of colors. Our MACHINED ALUMINUM TRIGGER ASSEMBLY will include our MACHINED ALUMINUM PADDLE MAG RELEASE and MACHINED ALUMINUM TRIGGER as standard with the TRIGGER ASSEMBLY. This upgrade is highly recommended.
    4. BOLT ASSEMBLY - You can use a Ruger factory bolt assembly or you can upgrade to our CNC machined PRECISION BOLT ASSEMBLY. Either one will be a drop-in assembly.
    5. CHARGING HANDLE ASSEMBLY - We offer colors, oversize, steel, aluminum etc. All are available with the recoil rod and spring as an assembly.
    6. HARDWARE - You will need some miscellaneous hardware to put everything together, such as:

    • RECEIVER CROSS PINS to secure the trigger pack to the receiver
    • V-BLOCK to secure the barrel to the receiver. V-Blocks are available in either ADJUSTABLE or OFFSET configurations.
    • CAP SCREWS to secure the V-Block. Cap screws are available in either blue or stainless steel material
    • RECEIVER TAKE DOWN SCREW to secure the stock to the receiver
  10. Will this receiver interchange with my factory Ruger 10/22 receiver?
    This receiver is a direct replacement for your Ruger factory receiver. It will fit the same stock and all Ruger factory accessories (other than the scope mount).
  11. What barrel does this receiver use? Threaded or factory press fit?
    This receiver uses all barrels that are made for a factory Ruger 10/22 rifle. Barrels are mounted to the receiver using the Ruger designed V-Block mounting system. The V-Block from your Ruger factory gun will work or you can upgrade to our OFFSET V-BLOCK or ADJUSTABLE V-BLOCK for better barrel to scope alignment.
  12. Will the Ruger factory charging handle and spring assembly work with this receiver?
    The Ruger factory charging handle will work with this receiver or you can upgrade to an oversize charging handle in either steel or aluminum.
  13. Will this receiver work well with a scope?
    This receiver will work very well with a scope or with similar optics such as a red dot. It will not work with traditional Ruger factory iron sights since the integral picitiney rail will block the iron sights.
  14. Will the factory iron sights mounted on the barrel still work with this receiver?
    You will not be able to use the Ruger factory barrel mounted iron sights with this receiver. The height of the picitiney rail will block the iron sights. You will have to use a scope, red dot or similar receiver mounted optics.


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.   

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