Although I love shooting the fun little carbine, I've heard that the 10/22 sporter is more accurate (no barrel strap); although it's more than twice the price. If it's a match rifle, I assume slight difference in accuracy is important. I'm playing around with a 10/22 carbine where I replaced the barrel and essentially removed the barrel strap. I'll give you a range report the next time I go.
I took the new and old 10/22 to the range to test. I am in love with the new rifle (although I am still learning it's personality). I've shot first-2-shots groups in a single hole at 50 yards. 10 shot groups are easily put into an inch at 50 yards. What I like most, is that it emphasizes the problems in my technique, and by practicing with it, it enhances my shooting with my old 10/22. My best groups were with the Federal "Gold Medal" ammo.
Unfortunately, because my old 10/22 has a red-dot scope (no magnification, and I don't want to alter my old gun) I can't really compare the accuracy of the two rifles. Both shoot better than my ability with their corresponding setups.
Favorite modification: Clark Custom trigger kit by far.....
Main problem: finicky rifle (jams from a number of reasons)
Hey. I just purchased a ruger 10/22. It seems to not be a very accurate rifle. I purchased the stainless steel model with a 22" normal barrel.
I've purchased 8 different types of ammo from bulk boxes to target ammo, and my .22 seems to be shooting all over the place. We're talking 3-3.5...
I got myself a Maglula 10/22 Mag Loader and Unloader for my own Christmas Present this year. one of several presents I got myself. :lol:
This thing takes approximately 15 seconds to figure out,,, and it works Bitchin' !!!
Much easier than loading by hand. Well worth the cost.
Talking in a thread about the 10/22 in the Mini-14 section a few days ago got me to thinking I should grab some higher cap mags. All I had were 3 factory 10-rounders, and 2 old Eagle plastic 30-rounders I forgot I had until I found them recently in an old box.
The Eagle mags worked fine last...
Happy New Year to All! You guys with vintage 10/22's, what brand of ammo's giving you best accuracy? I have a '78 Sporter Deluxe, 100% stock, Vortex 2x8x32 scope. I sighted in with mediocre brand name stuff, Federal 525 red brick stuff, and Winchester 333 brick stuff, accuracy was so-so at...
there's a maker of this, sorry - no link to, do recall the price nearly 300$ !
I paid di cks just 187$ OTD for my rifle back on black friday of '12.
if cajungeo was still active he likely would figure out a home-grown mod.
anyone in a rush to buy one of these?