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From Vudoo Gun Works . . .

Vudoo Gun Works, leader in precision rimfire rifles announces the release of the Carbon Sinister rifle. The Carbon Sinister brings extreme precision rimfire performance in a lightweight crossover rifle profile.

The Carbon Sinister by Vudoo Gun Works marries the high performance V22 and Three 60 actions with premium carbon fiber barrel options and carbon fiber stock. The Sinister has served as a crossover rifle for customers looking for a single rifle that will serve well in competition but will also shine in the field as a hunting or plinking rifle.

Customers looking for maximum precision in a lightweight platform will find everything they’re looking for in the Carbon Sinister.

The Carbon Sinister is available with premium carbon fiber barrel options from Helix 6 Precision as well as Proof Research and Bartlein Barrels. Helix 6 Precision and Bartlein Carbon fiber barrels provide the unique ability for customers to select specific barrel lengths from 16.5 – 22”.

These barrels come to us as blanks and we cut them to the finished length specified by the customer, similar to a traditional steel barrel. Customers who prefer the familiarity and performance of Proof Research have the option of 18” and 20”.

The Carbon Sinister will come in the Altitude stock from Mesa Precision Arms. The Altitude is available with adjustable (38oz) or non-adjustable (24oz) options and will come standard with traditional front and rear sling swivel studs. The Altitude stock can be had in raw carbon fiber, Mohave, Shredded Anthracite, or custom paint finishes.

Carbon Fiber Barrel Options

  • Helix 6 Precison
  • Proof Research
  • Bartlein Barrels

Finished weight range

16.5” barrel with non-adjustable stock – 6lbs
22” barrel with adjustable stock – 7lbs 13oz

MSRP: $3265 – $3355

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  1. I suppose this rifle might be good for some .22 cal competition but it would be a flop for the category of Unlimited bench rest competition. Why? Read below.

    In Bench shooting any trigger over 2 oz. is not able to be consistently accurate because when you touch even a 1 oz. trigger (which are what most bench competitors use) the weapon will move and when it moves the groups will open up. Take it from me I have been in this sport now for 9 years running.

    The new weapon described is way to light because again the heavier the weapon the less likely it will move when you touch the trigger and even in prone shooting more weight means a steadier hold and this gun just does not make it with its light weight carbon fiber barrel. It fails the weight requirement.

    The chamber obviously is not match grade either because it is a repeater. A truly made match chamber is so tight you have to shove the bullet into the rear of the rifling that engraves it by ramming the bolt home. This is paramount for top accuracy and has been well known since Doctor Mann wrote his famous book on accuracy way back in 1900 (The bullets flight). Its a classic book on accuracy that belongs on every riflemans bookshelf.

    As for the price, you can have a “real” match rifle made for the same price they are asking for this prestige toy.

    And before you start screaming that you can shoot a repeater in bench rest matches the category you shoot in gives you a bigger target than the Unlimited single shot class and this class does not have the prestige or the challenge of the unlimited class with its much smaller target where you must place your shots in a bullseye that is under 1/2 inch in diameter when you shoot at 50 yards. Try that some time in even a constantly shifting 5 mph wind, its enough to drive even the sanest man nuts.

    • And I forgot to mention the fact that if you cannot afford precision ammo that will cost you $22.00 a box of 50 your wasting your time shooting junk Walmart ammo out of it.

        • Flag waver you did not read it because it hurts to know that you know so little about firearms.

      • “I like to toy with people’s minds.” said the dacian, he also just said shooting in a 5mph crosswind is enough to drive sanest man nuts.
        So there you have it folks, the reason behind the reason.

      • dacian,

        you also forgot to mention that you are an idiot.

        And stop copy-n-pasting the personal opinions of others as if they are your own.

        • Projection Booger Brain. You cannot stand to admit you know so little yourself about firearms. Where are your evaluations? I think that says it all.

    • Now I’m convinced you are a bot. Did you just refer to yourself as a rifleman because you shoot precision competition? Or at least, can Google a bunch of shit about it?

      • To Montana

        I shot NRA across the course competition for over two Decades. If you even know what that is.

        The real laugh is that you are in the minority of gun owners and its inconceivable to you that liberals own guns and engage in competition with them.

  2. A .22 LR rimfire rifle for…. $3265 – $3355 ?!?
    Or I could just buy ten Ruger American Rimfire rifles.
    Or six Ruger Precision Rifle Rimfire rifles.

  3. Jim, I’d like to hear more details. I just bought a nice 10/22 International. I’ve shot it a little. Factory open sights. I intend to keep those, but only as backup. I plan to install a receiver mounted peep sights. Probably William’s. If there’s anything you can suggest I can do at home to improve accuracy would be appreciated. I wasn’t really impressed with the groups I was getting. In fairness to the rifle, it was a very informal range session.This is only my second 10/22. The first I let go decades ago. That was a mistake.

    • The only thing Ruger on it is the magazine. Brass 80% receiver, Green Mountain heavy barrel, 1 lb Kidd two-stage trigger, Leupold scope. Eyes getting too old for open sights. I can fit two groups inside a dime at 25 yards using the crap ammo it absolutely loves.

      • You did that at home? A little more than I’m looking for. I just want to keep the squirrels out of pecan trees this fall. Thank you for the reply.

        • “Licensed . . . to kill squirrels.”

          If you want the ideal squirrel control device, go with a precision PCP air gun in .22 (preferably one with regulated pressure) and a decent scope. (You’ll also need a SCUBA or SCBA tank (or special compressor) to charge the gun’s tank.)

          I have an old (Gen 1) Benjamin Marauder that I had an airgunsmith accurize and fine tune so that the trigger is basically a telepathic link. Once I found the pellets that this particular gun likes best (H&N Field Target Trophy, 14.66gr), I can shoot 1 hole groups with it at 25 yards all day. And a 14.66 grain 22 pellet at 900 fps to the head/neck/lungs will drop Mr. Squirrel (and with a headshot, Mr. Rabbit) very time.

          If you want to keep your shooting and wind calling skills up, back it off to 50-75 yards and put up some wind flags/tape. I have a bell target that you have to shoot through a 1/2” hole to ring, as well as various steel spinners that have 1-2” targets. Do your part and you’ll get hits (drop at that range becomes significant), but any wind will drive you nuts.

          Plus the match grade pellets I use (H&N FTT) are about three cents each.

        • I’ve gone pretty custom on my Ruger also, and have spent some time on this path.

          You might try a different tension on the action screw. Varying the tension is known to have an effect.

          Generally, the barrel band is thought to be an accuracy deficit just being there. After getting what you can adjusting the tension on the action screw, fuss with that and make sure the barrel has relief from the stock.

          You can also check the tension on the block holding the barrel into the receiver – should be 10-12 inch pounds. You can find that block under the barrel where it meets the receiver.

          After that, the stock trigger is usually poor and, in my opinion, Ruger’s BX trigger isn’t much better, just lighter. Plastic triggers are always squishy. Brimstone Gunsmithing used to sell trigger work, and that was the best option going. But they stopped doing that, and now you can buy the kit from them and DIY if you’re OK drilling into your trigger housing a bit.

          I’d also go for Tech Sights over anything I see from Williams for a 10/22.

  4. If the emu companies dont come up with a suitable substitute for lead I’m thinking the .22RF is dead.
    Stockpiling, well you cant have your cake and eat it too.

  5. Oh, I’m looking for a nice Winchester 52 sporter if anyone in TTAG land has one they would let go of.

  6. Utah? Traitor.
    Proof, and not because they employ me… I swear…
    (Blinks very fast in Morse code)

  7. Once again an example of FORM over FUNCTION and hopeful marketing. If you cannot hit it with a $US500 Ruger you as sure as hell will not hit it with this completely unnessessary lump . It will not make you a better shot that is for absolute sure and using a .22 Long Rifle over 50-100 meters or so is wishful thinking in any case. Beyond that ballistics and physics are against you!

  8. If you want to spend that kind of money on a 22 go for it.
    I can’t think of a bigger waster of money than a tricked out 22.


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