Ruger 10/22 Anything about the Ruger 10/22 family of rifles.

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Old 02-17-2007, 13:33   #1
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Another discontinued Ruger rifle: the 10-22 magnum

Just in the last week, Ruger has been officially discontinuing models and pulling them down from their website. I have another thread about the fact that Ruger has discontinued their PC pistol-caliber carbines, and the Deerfield 99/44 semiauto carbine. Now, to my great surprise, they have also pulled the 10-22 magnum model. It's no longer on their website.

I really didn't see that one coming. I thought this model sold reasonably well, though not in the same scale as the 10-22 LR models. Really hate to see that rifle no longer being made. I think it was a beauty, and one of the few quality .22 WMR semiautos available for such a reasonable price. That's probably just it: they weren't asking that much for it, it wasn't selling super well, so they simply weren't making money and decided to dump it. Sad Sad Sad!!!
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:48   #2
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ahhh, the 10/22M hasn't been in production is quite some time now regardless of when it still appeared on thier website. Like most compnaies, the site isn't updated as often as it's content should be.
The 10/22M was halted for some redesign partially so that it would better work with the .17HMR. A few months back, the word from Ruger was they wre still working on getting it back as production model in the near future. Have to wait and see.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:34   #3
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Originally Posted by timlt View Post
Just in the last week, Ruger has been officially discontinuing models and pulling them down from their website. I have another thread about the fact that Ruger has discontinued their PC pistol-caliber carbines, and the Deerfield 99/44 semiauto carbine. Now, to my great surprise, they have also pulled the 10-22 magnum model. It's no longer on their website.

I really didn't see that one coming. I thought this model sold reasonably well, though not in the same scale as the 10-22 LR models. Really hate to see that rifle no longer being made. I think it was a beauty, and one of the few quality .22 WMR semiautos available for such a reasonable price. That's probably just it: they weren't asking that much for it, it wasn't selling super well, so they simply weren't making money and decided to dump it. Sad Sad Sad!!!
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actually the 10-22 magnum wasnt very reasonably priced it went for double what a top end 10-22 in 22LR went for. and because of that most people would figure what the heck I can have one in 22LR for alot less and 22LR ammo is alot cheaper and most folks dont think of 22 mag as much more useful than 22LR. again another product being pulled likely because of low sale numbers. I too feel its a shame but in all reallity if I was gonna get a 22 mag id want a bolt action. Another thought that might make sales on 22 mag rifles decline would be the ever so popular up and coming 17 HMR more folks would rather have a 17 HMR.
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Keep in mind the reciever on the 10/22M was steel not aluminum as on the .22lr models. that added a bit to the cost. Interior action components required more material also. There's actually a good deal of interest in the "M" model. Not only for the .22mag chambering but either as a base for a .17HMR conversion or for a factory .17HMR model. I still think we'll see it re-released in an improved version.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:30   #5
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I read on another forum that the 10/22WMR has not been offered for awhile, maybe since the start of 2006.

-edit. I guess I should have read on... Blk got it first.

--another thing is that I believe I read somewhere that the 10/22WMR had all sorts of issues they couldn't work out. They had problems or QC issues, or something that kept the rifles coming back to the factory.

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Old 02-18-2007, 18:45   #6
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Just to give an idea of how reasonable Ruger's 2006 .22 WMR 10-22 models were, at under $400, look at this list of prices for one of the few other 22 WMR semiautos available, the Volquartsens. Yes, these are more premium rifles, but they are basically just a more accurate and stylish version of the 10-22, they are not different in KIND, only in DEGREE. Note: these are prices for their STANDARD 22 WMR's, these aren't even their deluxe ones.

https://www.volquartsen.com/vc//page...Items.jsp?id=2

For those who don't like the 22 WMR cartridge, not much can probably be said to convince them of its utility. I for one, like Chuck Hawks (read up on the rimfire articles on his site about the value of the 22 magnum cartridge), believe that the 22 WMR, with its greater energy, sectional density, and thus killing power than the accurate new 17 HMR, still has a place in the serious rimfire hunter/shooter's toolbox. And having a quality semiauto available in 22 WMR, for an affordable price (and I believe the Ruger IS affordable when you understand the niche market for 22 WMR's, and the greater complexity involved in manufacturing them), was a good thing, but apparently it's not going to be available now, at the very least for some time. Here's hoping they bring it back.
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I for one am hoping to see it back in their line up. A .17HMR autoloader would be sweet as well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 00:21   #8
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Originally Posted by rugmar View Post
I for one am hoping to see it back in their line up. A .17HMR autoloader would be sweet as well.
Obviously most of us aren't willing to fork over the cash required for a Volquartsen. But I'd be very curious to hear how well their semiautos in 17 hmr and 22 wmr perform, given the greater complexity of feeding and extracting the larger rimfire cartridge. You don't often hear much about the Volquartsen guns, but I've picked one up and admired it in a Scheel's store back in the Midwest, and wow, are those beautiful rimfire guns. I've never seen anything more beautifully crafted, with the possible exception of the Cooper guns. Of all the nice guns out there, there's no more vintange American-made, beautiful custom classy gun I'd rather have than a Cooper (bolt action) or a Volquartsen rimfire.

And, since we're talking about Volquartsen, here's an interesting bit of trivial. Try finding hi-cap mags for the few rimfire magnum semiauto rifles. I can count on one hand the number of companies making rimfire semiautos that are accessible to us, and even with those few, virtually NONE make hi-cap mags available for the magnums. Except Volquartsen. I just saw an announcement on their site that now you can get 25rd mags for their 17HMR and 22 WMR rifles. If you ever want to shell out the cash for one fo these beauties, it's great to know you can get hi-cap mags.

https://www.volquartsen.com/vc//page...tem.jsp?id=419

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You know i have never seen a rugger 22mag in a store for sale and i was looking for one a few years back. I just never see them, even some the gun shops out here in seattle havent seen one in years.
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Hey Krusty, I'm from the Seattle area too. Do you ever shoot at the Kenmore range?

You're right about the 22 magnums, they're in very short supply. But I sure love that cartridge and would love to get one as my next .22. The 17 HMR's are nice for longer range precision rimfire shooting, but the .22 mag has more killing power as Chuck Hawks shows on his website, and I'd like to have one around.

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BTW, here's one good alternative to the Ruger I forgot about, that's still in current production, is supposed to be reasonably reliable, and is more affordable than say a Volquartsen. The Remington .22 magnum, heavy barreled model. See it here:

http://www.remington.com/products/fi...S_HB_specs.asp

This would be a good choice for an all-purpose survival rimfire rifle, with one condition: you'd have to be able to get a good stockpile of ammo in advance. If you couldn't do that, you'd be better off sticking with .22 LR. Still, this is one sweet looking rifle for those who like the 22 magnum. And if you'd rather have the 17 magnum in a semiauto? No problem, they make that one in this line too!

Price for the synthetic 22 magnum at Budsgunshop? Only $360. Not bad. Price for the laminated 17 HMR? A little higher--$423. But still, not bad, considering the greater difficulty of making a rifle to fire these larger, more complex rimfire rounds.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/96560

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/96514
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You know Timit i have befor but i really can not stand the dick who runs the range and because of him i let my membership lapse. I joined because i wanted to shoot on the 300yd range but the politics at kenmore are more than i want to deal with. Im thinming about joining the police range out by boeing field, they got a 100 and 200 yd range. What area do you live in?
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I'm on the East side, so the Kenmore range is convenient. I've heard similar frustrations as yours, and have observed some restrictions there that I'd prefer to be lifted (such as the ban on shooting using magazines in semiauto rifles), but there's not much I can do. If I didn't use that range, I'd have have NOWHERE to go that's in close proximity to home. If you know of a good range that's not so retrictive that's within say a 20 to 30 minute drive of Bothell/Kirkland areas, I'd be very interested. You know, even a farmer that would allow me to shoot my .22 for a few bucks a month would be very welcome, but I haven't found anywhere yet.

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Im thinking of joining the police range down near boeing feild its a loittle farther and you really have to plan to shoot there but they have a 1 and 3 hundred yard rifle range. My moms neighboor is a armour for seattle police and he shoots there all time. Im thinking of going to kenmore this saturday to scope in my 10-22 as well as my dads he just got at 100yds.
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Where is the damn 10/22 mags ?
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Originally Posted by Drache Teufel View Post
Where is the damn 10/22 mags ?
Ahhh, kinda 6 years too late. They're out there but be prepared to open the wallet kinda wide.

Perfect example of, "if you want it, get it when they're available".
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Yea I know its been awhile but if you read some of the old post one guy said they be back out soon lol
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Love to have one though.Been opening my wallet wide now for over a year. Almost 10,000 dollars spent on firearms, ammo, reloading equipment in past year. Been burning up little bit of savings Ive had for along time. Figured cash ain't worth nothing no more !
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