TACTICAL INNOVATIONS® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" BILLET PRECISION MACHINED 10/22® COMPATIBLE RECEIVER
In our continuing effort to provide the most innovative and functional products to American shooters, we are now proud to offer our patented ELITE22™ "LEFT CHARGING" Billet Precision Machined 10/22® compatible receiver. Unlike traditional 10/22® style receivers which require the shooter to reach across the receiver or shift the rifle to your left hand to operate the charging handle on the right side of the receiver every time you want to charge or clear the action, the ELITE22LC™ Receiver ergonomically features the included spiral fluted charging handle on the LEFT side of the receiver so the shooter's right hand never leaves the stock while the left hand conveniently charges or clears the action on the left side of the receiver. The concept is similar to the proven operating designs of both FAL and Galil firearms, which we have now made available for 10/22® platform shooters.
While the Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" Receiver features a charging handle on the left side of the receiver, it is NOT a left handed rifle. The ejection port is on the right side of the receiver and it will continue to eject from the right side. Similarly, it uses a standard bolt and magazine with no modifications to either required. However, the charging handle is unique to the ELITE22LC™ receiver and a charging handle assembly (rod, spring and spiral fluted handle) in the same color to match the receiver is included with the receiver.
The Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" Receiver provides a high quality target grade precision machined 10/22® compatible receiver for building a custom rifle at an affordable price. Serious target shooters, varmint shooters, as well as plinkers can enjoy the advantages of a LEFT CHARGING billet machined receiver with an extended integral Picatinny rail that can be built into any combination of custom configurations using Pike Arms® target grade parts.
Ruger® & 10/22® Are Registered Trademarks of Sturm Ruger
|1. RECEIVER PRECISION MACHINED FROM AIRCRAFT GRADE BILLET ALUMINUM|
The Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" Receiver starts as a 1 1/2 pound solid billet of 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum. Extensive CNC machining converts the solid block into a 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.
|2. 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 (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.|
|3. PICATINNY PRECISON MACHINED RAIL|
||The Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" Receiver features an integral zero MOA picatinny rail that is integrally machined into the receiver for maximum strength and alignment. The picatinny rail is mil-spec to fit popular scopes and accessory optics.|
|4. HARD ANODIZED AND PROFESSIONALLY LASER ENGRAVED|
The Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" Receiver is available in either matte black finish or your choice of colors. All are professionally anodized for durability and appearance. Anodizing is not a paint or a spray on finish, its a molecular level change in the surface of the aluminum that forms crystals (like diamonds) on the outside of the material and is 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 Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ Receiver delivers in appearance and performance at an affordable price.
|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 actually manufacture. The Tactical Innovations® ELITE22LC™ "Left Charging" Receiver is CAD designed and CNC manufactured in our modern CNC machine shop out of American made aluminum by dedicated shooting enthusiasts. We are intimately familiar with its function, assembly and operation and are committed to providing fellow shooters with a product that meets or exceeds their expectations.
Tactical Innovations® operates a fulltime firearm and related accessories CNC manufacturing machine shop with live customer service. Although not often necessary, but when the situation arrises, we and have the parts, the staff and the experience in-house to service and troubleshoot our products, resulting in fast, competent turnaround times and hassle free service for you, our valued customer.
* 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.
Frequently Asked Questions For
LEFT CHARGING RECEIVER
100% MACHINED - READY FOR ASSEMBLY
- SPIRAL FLUTED CHARGING HANDLE ASSEMBLY INCLUDED
- RUGER®10/22® COMPATIBLE
- BILLET CNC PRECISION MACHINED
- EXTENDED PICATINNY RAIL
- PATENTED US PATENT #10267580
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. Bolt Assembly (Includes Bolt, Sharp Claw Extractor, Stainless Steel Firing Pin)
2. Charging Handle Assembly (Charging Handle, Rod, Spring)
3. Bolt Buffer
4. V-Block & V-Block Cap Screws (you will need one V-Block and two cap screws)
6. Trigger Assembly (complete)
7. Receiver Cross Pins
9. 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). You will have to fit the barrel shank to the receiver per the instructions on each barrel page. For tools, you will need a pack of allen wrenches and in less than an hour, and you can easily assemble your own custom rifle.
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:
REPLACEMENT 10/22® RECEIVER
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.