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Old 11-09-2011, 18:41   #1
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Considering Purchase of 10/22

I've been kicking the idea around of buying a 10/22 for some time now, but just haven't done so. I've shot the rifle that a friend owns and really like the feel, plus the ammo is cheap. I currently own an older Mini 14 and a 77/22, and like the performance of both rifles.

I'd be using the rifle for mostly target plinking and getting rid of some critters around the farm (ie them pesky armadillos).

I'd like to hear ya'lls thoughts about this rifle. Ruger makes some fine weapons and I would like to hear more. My main interest is in the Sporter model. Insight into mags would be good as well.

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There ain't much more to say other than they're awesome. I bought the Lipseys exclusive 10/22 Sporter with the 22" stainless barrel. That thing is super accurate. I absolutley love it. Look it up on the Lipseys website and see what you think about it. As far as the mags go, Ruger is making the BX25 now so there isn't any reason to fiddle with the others IMO. I'm like you though, I like the sporter stocks better.
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Old 11-09-2011, 21:08   #3
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Yep with the new 25rd Ruger mags and cci round nose solids the 10/22 can quitely kill and human or beast in North America.
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It is the number one selling semi-auto 22lr in the world for a reason. I have the 22inch barreled stainless sporter model as well and like it much better than the carbines. Personally, I have 3 of the Ruger factory 10rd mags and don't have need for anything larger and also prefer the flush fit.
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Do it, you can't go wrong with a 10/22. BX25 or BX10 for sure you can't beat Ruger factory mags.
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I see from the Ruger website that the Sporter stock is American walnut ... and I like that. But I do not see the 22" barrel nor a SS model. Is that no longer offered...? I'll be calling my local shops tomorrow to see what they have in stock. I sure would like to have one for a bit of fun this weekend.
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Originally Posted by woodstock View Post
It is the number one selling semi-auto 22lr in the world for a reason.
You can buy a ton of aftermarket stuff for them, too. Even though you don't really need anything but boxes of ammo to have fun!
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The 22" SS Sporter version is made exclusively for Wal-Mart. It is the same style stock as the Sporter you see on the Ruger website but I think it is stained birch or something made to look like walnut. If I remember correctly I found it on sale for $139.
Here is a link to some pictures and info:My 10/22 Rifle Build
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Ruger® 10/22® Distributor Exclusives Autoloading Rifle Model 1149

Here is one from Lipsey if you can't find one at Walley World (just tell your local gun store the model and that it's from Lipsey and they can probably get it for you). You can look at most of the dealer exclusives on Ruger website. I like the basic sporter model as well. I have this carbinehttp://www.ruger.com/products/1022DE...eets/1284.html and it shoots dead on it's all personal preferance. The sky is the limit with the 10/22.

Check these out as well best upgrade in my opinion if you like iron sights.

http://www.tech-sights.com/ruger3.htm
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Originally Posted by BoydS View Post
I see from the Ruger website that the Sporter stock is American walnut ... and I like that. But I do not see the 22" barrel nor a SS model. Is that no longer offered...? I'll be calling my local shops tomorrow to see what they have in stock. I sure would like to have one for a bit of fun this weekend.
It's not just for Wal Mart. Get on the Lipseys website, click on "find a dealer" and then just follow the directions. It'll tell you the dealers within a x amount of miles from your zip code. Call one or all of them and ask for the 22" stainless barrel with the sporter stock. (It is Birch by the way) Model #1149. They should be able to fix you up.
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Just picked up one recently myself. Absolutely love it. Got mine from Gander Mountain, syn stock and Simmons .22 mag scope. I sighted the rifle in at 25 yards and 10 rounds fit in a quarter every time.
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Just curious, Lead Slanger and anyone else with the 22" barrel model. What kind of accuracy (groups) have you shot with yours? I swear I have shot 1/2" groups at 50yds but according some others in a different thread, this sounds rare.
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I was shooting 1" groups @ 65 yards. I was told that this was OUTSTANDING for a 10/22. ???? I'm gonna have to get her out and head back down to the range. This next trip out, I'm gonna see exactly what kind of groups I can get @ 50 yards and post some pics, with bulk ammo mind you. The Winchester 555 has been excellent for me. After seeing how good it shot, I was wanting to rework the trigger, but was told not to turn a screw on it or I would mess up what I had going for me. Woodstock, have you had yours apart and did it shoot the same after you did?
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Oh yea, I've done a little work on mine. I have installed: Volquartsen extended mag release and automatic bolt release. Power Custom Titanium extended bolt operating handle, Clark Custom deluxe Hammer and Trigger kit and Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40 Scope. I have also glass bedded the action and full length bedded the barrel channel with Brownell's Acra Glass.

I don't think 1" groups at 65 yards are bad at all with box stock rifle.
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I thought it was ok. It lives up to my expectations anyway. I really would like to rework the trigger and install the automatic bolt release, but I don't want to mess up a good thing. I think I'm just gonna leave this one alone and do everything I want on the next one I'm fixing to get. I just can't make up my mind which one I want to start with though. I do know I'm gonna have the front sight moved back and barrel threaded on the next one. The possibilities are endless.

BoydS, just go ahead and get one! After you do, you'll probably be like me, lookin' for another one.
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Buy the cheapest 10/22 you can find, you will end up changing almost everything on the darn thing its an addiction. And it will shoot like a dream.
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BoydS;
Everyone NEEDS/should have... a 10/22

Just plain fun rifles...

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The only .22 I like better than the Ruger 10/22 is the Ruger .22 semi auto pistol. :0 Everyone should own one.
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Thumbs up Just plain fun rifles... :P

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Everyone NEEDS/should have... a 10/22
Preach on Brother!!!!!
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Well, I finally went out and bought one, but not the Sporter model as I originally wanted to buy. I picked up a new carbine model at a very good price this past Sunday. Just couldn't pass on the deal.

Decided to take it to the range that afternoon, but figured I'd better give it a clean first. And boy am I glad I did. Actually the rifle was fairly clean except for the cable tie wrap I found in the barrel. Was I surprised, yes.

At the range I put right at 100 rds through the rifle shooting at 25 yrds with only the iron sights. I was using the Remington Golden Bullet value pack ammo, and this is some very nasty / dirty stuff. Got some pretty good grouping on the first few shots. The more I shot the better things got. I did have a bit of trouble figuring out the sights at first, but that didn't take long. It was a good range trip and the wife also fired off several rounds. She has better eyes than I do.

Now I look forward to adding a few things. First, a new scope will be in order as my eyes ain't what they used to be. So I am all hears on any recommendation for a scope, rings and mount. Yeah, the carbine did come with a mount but I've heard they ain't that good ... suggestions will be accepted.

I am very pleased with the little rifle and look forward to enjoying it more in the future.

Just wanted to say that it was a bugger to put that bolt back in after the 1st cleaning. The 2nd cleaning and to my surprise, I got the bolt back in on the 1st try. Must be just luck that that happened.
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be carefull mounting the scope, the reciever is aluminum and easy to strip out. Have a good gunsmith mount it or find out what is recommended torque and use the scope mount torque screwdriver from Midwayusa. I have one mount hole gone bad from an unknown gunsmith.
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First off Congratulations on your new 10/22 you make a great choice. Second the scope base has a front and back so be sure to orientate it correctly. It is really easy to install,

Have a fun time shooting and be safe.
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Bought the Nikon Prostaff 2-7x32 scope and mid height rings, mounted it on the factory base. The manual stated not to use a thread lock, so I didn't and the darn thing came loose. After that episode, I field stripped the rifle and clean everything real good and dried any wet solvent. Also made sure the scope base screws and receiver threads were cleaned as well. Then I applied a tad of thread sealant to the base screws. Put it all together and now it's solid. Put over 1500 rds through it since then and it's still solid.

Picked up a few BX-25 mags and a few more 10 rd mags. I have to admit, this puppy is a blast to shoot and dead on. What a pleasure to shoot.
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Welcome to the 10/22 Club

I am glad that you got yourself a 10/22. I bought mine in December of 2011 and I could not be happier with it. They are a blast to shoot and inexpensive to keep ammo running through. I have a Primary Arms 1x red dot on top of mine and it is pretty darn accurate using bulk ammo.
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