ruger 10/22 or remington model 5

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by TheSniper, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. TheSniper

    TheSniper New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I was thinking of getting the ruger 10/22 or the remington model 5.I was wondering witch one is better for hunting squirrel.I like them both!!!!
    How accurate can u get the ruger 10/22??Both are bout the same price.
    Thanks.Good Hunting!!
  2. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    Don't know about the Rem, I've never shot that maodel, but my son used to hunt them with my 10/22 and the iron sights and did pretty well. Then I put a scope on it and he'd get his 5 every time he went out. It was quite awhile after I bought it that I got to play with it because he always grabbed it first.

    Now I have fun with it cuz he's moved 1200 miles away. Hehehehe.

  3. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Howdy In the past I have used several verations of the 1022 and they are good rifles. But I have owned Remington rifles for forty years and never been sorry. From bolt action to pump and semi auto there all great.That said I did have minor problem with my 597 but corrected it quick and have had no problems since. thats my 2cents worth, good luck !
  4. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    I would suggest the Ruger 10/22 target model with the heavy barrel and laminate stock. I have one of them with a 4-12 x 50mm scope mounted on it. At 50 yards 5 shots will touch each other.
  5. slickab

    slickab Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    For squirrels? Thats a no brainer! Rem 5 everytime. Don't get me wrong, I love my modified 10/22, she's a tackdriver. But so is my CZ 99 Precision (same gun as Rem 5) but being a beautiful bolt gun, it is the perfect squirrel sniper's rifle!
  6. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    The Remington bolt would be capable of the .22 shot shells good for Squirrels I don't thing a Ruger 10/22 would be capable of the shot shells
  7. da357mag

    da357mag New Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    Iv'e never heard of anybody using .22 shot shells to hunt squirrels!:eek: It would seem like you would have to get pretty close to hit them. My CZ could do
    head shots at 50 to 60 yards with no problem!:D, [​IMG],
    This was shot at 50 yards using SK std+, rifle CZ452 special the bulls measure 7/8ths of an inch after copying!
    Do have a few fliers in the batch! DA
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  8. gendoikari87

    gendoikari87 Former Guest

    Sep 9, 2010
    I'm not really sure it matters who made it so long as it's and american manufacturer, we seem to have a propensity for making well designed and manufactured weapons.
  9. ALLONS11

    ALLONS11 New Member

    Jul 3, 2008
    I shoot both and I guess it kinda depends how you hunt squirrels. If you do a lot of walking, might want to keep things as light as possible. With the Ruger 10/22, the heavy barrels are a lot more accurate, but I wouldn't want to lug one of mine around all day.

    Compared to a plain jane 10/22 Ruger carbine, the Rem. Mod #5 with a 22" bbl will be just a tad heavier too. If you need a follow-up shot, the Ruger is a lot quicker than the bolt gun.

    If you hunt by setting in one spot and snipe e'm out to 60 or 70 yards, the weight won't really matter, but that fast 2nd shot is great if you need it! Many times I'll shoot the first one only to have a second one pop-up to see whats going on! :eek:

    This is just my opinion, for my type of squrrel hunting, so take it for what its worth. I could grab anything in the pictures. I always go with the 10/22 Deluxe carbine, it has a 3x9 40mm scope, (3rd one down). It's plenty for what I do and has killed them by the bushel basket. Light and accurate.


    Good luck which ever way you go, you can't go wrong with either choice! Ken
  10. id go the bolt gun,i use a marlin model 81 with a tube feed mag and shoot short cb caps in mine.there is little noise and it kicks the squirrels off a limb 4or 5 feet. old semperfi
  11. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
  12. aandabooks

    aandabooks Member

    Aug 13, 2010
  13. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
  14. hunterfisher

    hunterfisher New Member

    Mar 3, 2010
    Ruger, 10/22. Hands down.
  15. da357mag

    da357mag New Member

    Sep 26, 2009
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