Frequently asked Questions

Why aren’t the tolerances all the same?

On any product, some dimensions are deemed not critical to functionality, so a tolerance of + or - .002" is acceptable. However, there are other dimensions on the receiver or any of our components, which are deemed vital to performance and accuracy. Therefore, we machine these parts to + or - .0005". More importantly, we consistently maintain these tolerances part after part. Our QC team randomly pulls product and using specialized instruments measures them to ensure compliance with our goals.

When will Azimuth Technology AZTP-22™ products be available?

Azimuth Technology is launching its line of AZTP-22™ , 10/22® components at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas and products will be available after Jan 20th. 

Is there a warranty on Azimuth Technology AZTP-22™ products?

Yes! “The Azimuth Technology AZTP-22™ components have a Limited Warranty to cover manufacturer’s defects in material or workmanship, as originally manufactured, under normal use during the Warranty Period of twelve (12) months." See the full warranty details here.

Do I need to break in the barrel? If so, what do you recommend?

Our barrels are made from the highest quality 416R Stainless Steel or 4150 Chrome Vanadium Steel. Then they undergo our proprietary HydraLap™ process which provides the smoothest mirror-like finish available making barrel break-in minimal. The barrel break-in process is to smooth out any rough spots from the button rifling process. The HydraLap process has already done that for you.

What type of .22 ammo do you recommend?

We recommend using quality brand ammo. .22’s are unique in that one brand of ammunition will work better in one gun than it does in another. So, you will want to try a few different brands to see which one gives you the best results.

Can I use hyper velocity .22 rounds in my Azimuth Technology AZTP-22™?

Only in the Sport chambered barrels. Shooting hyper velocity rounds in a Bentz chamber will damage your rifle and potentially void your warranty.

Can Azimuth Technology AZTP-22™ components be installed on my Ruger® 10/22®?

Your Azimuth Technology AZTP-22™ components are engineered to work with the Ruger® 10/22® rifle platform.

Which trigger do you recommend?

There are several high- quality aftermarket triggers made for the Ruger 10/22® . We suggest you find the trigger that best fits your shooting style and use it to complete your AZTP-22 build.

What’s the best way to clean my rifle?

Safely remove the trigger and bolt and then using the access hole in the rear of the receiver, use a quality brand pull through “snake” style cleaning device. Drop the weighted end through the barrel and then pull the bristled end through from chamber to barrel muzzle end.

You can also use any high quality one-piece or two-piece cleaning rod. Plastic or coated rods are ideal. Avoid military steel rods that can harm the crown and bore. Use a quality bore solvent and gun oil when cleaning your barrel and receiver.

What does the 11° target crown do?

It helps to evenly distribute gases escaping at the muzzle to stabilize the bullet for superior accuracy. It is a known standard in precision rifle barrel designs.

Why weapons grade metals for a .22 Rifle?

We can’t find anything better for strength, light weight, and durability. Over time and high round counts lesser Aluminum alloys can gouge and peen. 7075 does not do this, even when used in centerfire rifle platforms like the AR-15.

How do I know if my barrel is chambered for Bentz or Sporter?

Great question as you always want to use the proper ammunition with any firearm. Azimuth Technology's Bentz chambered barrels are not designed for use with CCI MINI-MAG OR 60GR bullets. Bentz chambered models will have Bentz or Sporter spelled out of the barrel flat to indicate the chambering.

Should I use a recoil buffer?

Short answer, yes. The AZTP-22 family of components was based on the design of the original specs of the Ruger™ 10/22® and Ruger used a steel pin. Azimuth designed it so that parts could interchanged with other 10/22 branded components, whether it be one or all. The recoil buffer quiets the cycling and offers protection. We highly recommend its use for superior operation. Precision Perfected®

Will Other Manufactured 10/22 Components Fit My ATZP-22 Receiver?

The short answer, very possibly, depending on their tolerances. A more in- depth answer to your question is as follows. The AZTP-22 bolt billet machined round firing pin version, was reversed engineered to Ruger® 10/22 OEM bolt dimensions and tolerances. The  AZTP-22 receiver features a dual rail design as did the original Ruger® 10/22 receiver. This design incorporates a larger boss at the rear of the receiver that captures the recoil spring guide in place, that is far more robust than the cast Ruger® receiver version. In most cases, Ruger® OEM cast bolts, and most improved aftermarket versions of the OEM bolt by other manufacturers, will fit the AZTP-22 receivers, designs, depending on their tolerances. However, the rear buffer must be installed to limit bolt travel, otherwise when hand functioning, the bolt will rub against the boss area and resistance will be felt.  We state, “in most cases”, because over 55 years of cast receiver and bolt units produced in the millions by Ruger®, we have no control of tolerances and dimensions, other than our own. Currently, the only exception is Tactical Solutions proprietary bolt and receiver design. Likewise, for other aftermarket manufacturers producing billet receivers, billet bolts, and a vast array of bolt handle units, and there are wide ranges of quality.

We installed and fire functioned Ruger® OEM and aftermarket Ruger® bolts in our AZTP-22 dual rail receivers in the following scenarios:

  1. Cast OEM Ruger® bolt and OEM handle
  2. Cast OEM Ruger® bolt and AZTP-22  bolt handle (AZTP-22-00-015)
  3. Non cast aftermarket bolt  machined from billet material and OEM Ruger® handle

There was 100% successful fire functioning and ejection

We installed and fire functioned the AZTP-22 bolt (AZTP-22-00-015) and AZTP-22bolt handle assembly (AZTP-22-00-105) in a Ruger® cast receiver in the following scenarios:

  1. AZTP-22 bolt (AZTP-22-00-015)  and Ruger® OEM handle
  2. Cast OEM Ruger® bolt and AZTP-22-00-015 bolt handle assembly
  3. AZTP-22 bolt (AZTP-22-00-015)  and AZTP-22 bolt handle assembly (AZTP-22-00-015)

There was 100% successful fire functioning and ejection!

We noted that the aftermarket non-cast bolt assembly would not accept the AZTP-22-00-015 bolt handle.

Will other aftermarket bolt handle and guide rod assemblies fit the AZTP-22 dual rail receiver?

We engineered the bolt and bolt handle with guide rod assembly to fit all variants of the Ruger OEM receiver from the very first production to current 2019. Ruger retained the same OEM handle with the early guide rod channel cut made in the 1960’s, until the present without the guide rod cut in the receiver. That original Ruger OEM design, as well as most aftermarket brands designs, has a clearance groove where the guide rod is housed. Without this cut, the handle and guide rod assembly will not seat in the early Ruger receivers.

We did a quick review of aftermarket bolt handle assemblies to determine which ones will fit the entire Ruger OEM production and the AZTP-22 receivers as follows:

Will fit:
Power Custom
Force Productions
Any other custom or aftermarket that has a Ruger OEM type clearance cut where the bolt handle houses the guide rod

Will not fit:
Kidd (shown in the below pictures)
Superior Concepts

OR Any other custom or aftermarket bolt handle assembly that is without the clearance cut where the bolt handle houses the guide rod.

Azimuth bolt handle on Azimuth dual rail receiver

Kidd bolt handle on Azimuth dual rail receiver

Azimuth bolt handle on a single rail receiver (Ruger and all others OEM type receivers)

Kidd bolt on a single rail (Ruger and all others OEM type receivers)

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