TACTICAL INNOVATIONS® ELITE22TD™ TAKEDOWN BILLET RECEIVER WITH TAKEDOWN RECEIVER HARDWARE INCLUDED
The Tactical Innovations® ELITE22TD™ RED TAKEDOWN BILLET RECEIVER is 100% compatible with Ruger® factory takedown rifles and pistols and provides an ATFE compliant "virgin" receiver for custom builds in your choice of either a rifle or pistol configuration. Each receiver is shipped complete with all takedown related receiver hardware necessary for a takedown rifle and is 100% compatible with both Ruger® factory and Pike Arms® takedown barrels. The ELITE22TD™ receiver is CNC machined from billet aircraft grade aluminum and the takedown hardware is also CNC precision machined from billet steel and then professionally heat treat hardened for durability, long life and exceptional quality. No parts are MIM injected, cast, plastic or similar.
Each receiver is available in either the standard flattop configuration
for use with iron sights (with the scope rail holes pre-drilled and
tapped and filled with appropriately sized screws) or with a matching
color billet picatinny extended rail (mounting screws included) for use
with scopes and similar optics.
The ELITE22TD™ receivers will ship assembled with the takedown related receiver hardware installed. The optional picatinny rail in your choice of colors (should you select one with your receiver purchase) will ship not attached to the receiver and can easily and quickly be installed with the supplied screws as part of the assembly process. The barrel specific hardware (the parts that remain attached to the takedown barrel when the barrel is removed) are not included with this Elite22TD™ receiver but are available in a bundle as part #08651.
While this receiver is completely machined, anodized and serial numbered which requires a transfer through an FFL dealer, as an option we also offer an identical 80% version for the "do it yourself-er" (part #08515) which is ATFE approved as an unrestricted non-firearm.
If you've wanted to build a high quality billet takedown style rifle or pistol while maintaining compatibility with Ruger® factory parts and takedown barrels, this ELITE22TD™ receiver is the perfect quality foundation for your custom project.
Frequently Asked Questions For
TACTICAL INNOVATIONS ELITE22TD� TAKEDOWN 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. Takedown Barrel
5. Trigger Assembly (complete)
6. Receiver Cross Pins
8. Receiver / Stock Takedown Screw - Two Required
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.
Thank you for your purchase of a Tactical Innovations ELITE22TD™ 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 Pike Arms® 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 variable tolerances for each part from each manufacturer over which we of course have no control.
The barrel for the ELITE22TD™ receiver is installed using the supplied receiver hardware and the optional necessary barrel and barrel hardware. The receiver provides an adjustment ring identical to a Ruger® factory takedown rifle in order to ensure a tight lockup between the barrel and receiver. Prior to installing a barrel in the receiver, familiarize yourself with the operation of the takedown hardware and ensure that the bolt is retracted in the receiver.
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 without having its width checked for safe operation by a competent gunsmith in order to prevent slamfire conditions. 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
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 Pike Arms parts), you should seek competent
professional gunsmithing assistance should you encounter a situation that
exceeds your comfort or experience level.
Upon request, we are happy to perform a comprehensive measurement and quality check on
any of our receivers but we do not offer assembly or trouble shooting gunsmithing
The Pike Arms® ELITE22TD™ Takedown Receiver is loaded with features that easily separate it from a factory receiver while still being compatible with factory parts as well as billet Pike Arms® Parts to complete it.
|1. RECEIVER PRECISION MACHINED FROM AIRCRAFT GRADE BILLET ALUMINUM|
The ELITE22TD™ Takedown 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 function and unmatched durability.
|2. CNC MACHINED / HEAT TREAT HARDENED TAKEDOWN HARDWARE INSTALLED|
||A takedown style receiver requires additional receiver hardware for the attachment of the barrel to the receiver. The ELITE22TD™
receiver ships complete with the necessary receiver hardware already installed. The receiver hardware is precision machined from billet steel and is not MIM, plastic or a casting and all hardware is professionally heat treated for reliable function and durability.
|3. CLEAN FROM THE CHAMBER TO THE MUZZLE|
||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. 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.|
|4. PROFESSIONALLY ANODIZED AND LASER ENGRAVED|
The receiver is available in either matte black finish or your choice
of popular colors. All are professionally anodized for durability and
appearance. Anodizing is not a paint or a spray on finish, its a
molecular change in the surface of the aluminum that forms crystals
(like diamonds) on the outside of the material. Its the same finish that
space and defense contractors and the military require on their parts.
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 ELITE22TD Takedown Receiver delivers in appearance and performance.
|5. IF OUR NAME IS ON IT, WE MAKE IT AND SERVICE IT|
||Many other "manufacturers" put
their name on a product that they don't manufacture. Our ELITE22TD Takedown
Receiver is CAD designed and CNC manufactured in our modern CNC machine
shop using only 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!
Tactical Innovations® manufacturers five different models of 10/22® compatible receivers. Each receiver model allows customers to get the exact features they desire for their custom rifle or pistol build. All Tactical Innovations ELITE22 Series receivers are 100% billet machined and are available in a variety of popular colors and finishes. Here is a summary of the receivers that are available and the primary differences between each:
** Aluminum ** Integral Picatinny Rail ** Right Charging **
The ELITE22™ is the original and time proven receiver that provides a billet precision CNC option for custom built 10/22® platform rifles and pistols. It incorporates an integrally machined picatinny rail for scopes and similar optics. It charges and ejects from the right side identically to a Ruger® factory receiver. The ELITE22™ is available in a variety of popular colors and is assembled with a traditional v-block for barrel mounting.
** 416R Stainless Steel ** Integral Picatinny Rail ** Right Charging **
The ELITE22S™ (S=Stainless) provides all the features of the ELITE22™ while stepping up from aircraft billet aluminum to 416R ordnance grade stainless steel. Each receiver is still machined from a solid billet (not a casting or forging) and has the picatinny rail machined into the one piece receiver (the rail is not a separate bolt-on accessory). The ELITE22S™ is available in a polished stainless finish as well as in a black nitride matte black finish. For precision and high volume shooters that demand the ultimate in durability and strength, the ELITE22S™ is unmatched for a receiver platform.
** Aluminum ** Flattop / Bolt-On Picatinny Rail ** Right Charging **
The ELITE22D™ (D=Detachable Rail) is a billet aluminum receiver that is identical to the ELITE22™ receiver except for shooters that prefer a flattop recevier for use with barrel mounted iron sights, the "D" receiver has a rail that is bolted to the receiver (using four heavy #8 cap screws) which can easily be removed for iron sights or installed for use with scopes or similar optics. The ELITE22D™ receiver also allows custom builders to personalize their rifle by combining different colors with the receiver in one color and the rail in either the same or a different color.
The ELITE22D™ replaces the discontinued ELITE22F™ model, which while also a flattop, the discontinued ELITE22F™ model was exclusively for use with barrel mounted iron sights and had no provision to add a picatinny rail at a later time. The current production ELITE22D™ receiver permits the use of both flattop iron sights as well as the option to bolt on a picattiny rail if desired.
** Aluminum ** Integral Picatinny Rail ** Left Charging **
The ELITE22LC™ is a patented "Left Charging" billet receiver that has the identical features of the ELITE22™ with the added functionality of left side charging handle access. The ELITE22LC™ is NOT a left handed firearm and the brass still ejects out the right side of the receiver. However, for right handed shooters, you can now keep your right hand on the stock and easily charge or clear the receiver with your left hand on the left side of the receiver, similar to an FAL or a Galil design. The ELITE22LC™ ships with the included left charging handle assembly (handle, rod & spring) in the same color as the receiver. Different color charging handles, if desired, can easily be swapped by the customer with the removal of one screw.
** Takedown ** Aluminum ** Flattop / Bolt-On Picatinny Rail ** Right Charging **
The ELITE22TD™ (TD=TakeDown) provides the quality and features of the ELITE22™ receiver with the included additional receiver hardware to permit takedown functionality in order to quickly remove the barrel assembly with no tools necessary. The receiver has a removable picatinny rail (identical to the ELITE22D™ receiver) and can be used either with barrel mounted iron sights or with a scope or similar optics by simply bolting the picatinny rail (in your choice of colors) on or off the receiver. The ELITE22TD™ receiver ships complete with all takedown related receiver hardware already installed.