ruger 10/22?

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  1. remington1990

    remington1990 New Member

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    I am think about getting a ruger 10/22. How are they vs other semi auto 22? i have a old winchester model 190 which is accurate. but, I know I can get alot of add on with the ruger and it not too expensive but what is the point of all the add on does it make it more accurate or what? I am sorry of all the question but I don't know anything about the ruger 10/22 thanks.
  2. Chinook

    Chinook New Member

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    Depends on how much you wanna spend. I own a pair of 10-22's, one is getting a semi-mild, custom build-up right now. I like the Model 60's too, but I guess I just like the Rugers overall. Great rifle, and with a little extra cash... They are a fantastic paper puncher, and small game rig! Good luck, and let us know when you find one!
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    No reason at all not to get a Ruger 10/22 they are fine rifles. You can leave it stock or accessorize it to you hearts content. They have several different models to go with your particular likes. Some will say get the Marlin 60 and there is nothing wrong with that rifle either. To me it is sort of do you like a Ford or a Chevy. What ever you get spend some time trying as many different brands of ammo as you can. Getting the ammo your particular gun likes will probably make more of a difference in accuracy than any of the add-ons you may get. I have both the Ruger and the Marlin and would have a hard time getting rid of either. Here is just an example of what different ammo can make. The rifle is a practically stock 10/22 Target heavy barrel. Only add-ons are an extended mag release and a bolt release, neither effect accuracy they just make it easier to shoot.
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  4. FishFind

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    I have one my dad bought me when I turned 16 and I love it. It is great for the money and a great shooter out of the box. People like to make them the way they want them and that is why they seem so popular. They have many after market parts for them so ppl can always find parts to make them custom.

    But for the money it is a great buy and a great gun./\
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    ruger 10-22s are kind of like hot rods,you can make as many mods as you like and it be different from other peoples.they are great rifles. old semperfi
  6. remington1990

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    How would a folding stock work using it for small game hunting and some pest control and for target practice? I have looked at the folding stock at cheaper than dirt and cabelas and midway usa.
  7. Regular Joe

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    I had a Butler Creek folding stock on a 10/.22 a few years ago. It does make the rifle more compact if you want to stick it in a pack or something, but it also makes it impossible to put a "pressure point" under the barrel, so accuracy will be very limited.
    Best to do a LOT of reading at
    http://rimfirecentral.com and see why this would be important, along with any other modifications you are interested in.
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    The 10/22 indeed can be hot rod'ed. I have one with a conversion stock kit on it that makes it look like a Thompson submachine gun. I also have one with all the Volquartsen target parts in it (match barrel, stock, and trigger parts) and it will shoot with most bolt 22LR guns for accuracy.

    A friend has Ruger's top of the line target version and it will shoot right along side my Volquartsenized version. It needed trigger work but that is rather inexpensive to do as drop-in parts are readily available from several source (I like the Volquartsen trigger parts best).

    It is hard to go wrong with a 10/22. I have owned and worked on several different Marlins and all had accuracy problems. But none were 22LR so it may not be a meaningful experience to use here.

    LDBennett
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    10-22 is the one rifle you can't go wrong with. Shoot it out of the box or customize it to your hearts (or wallets) content.
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    I bought my 10/22 almost 30 years ago. I've bought a lot of guns since then, including some very special firearms, but my old, stock 10/22 is still one of my top favorites, and always puts a smile on my face.

    The thing about the 10/22 nowadays is the aftermarket. You can turn a 10/22 into almost anything you can imagine. So later on, as your shooting interests change or evolve, your 10/22 can change or evolve with you.

    It can be a little girl's plinker or a tacticool rifle or even a world-class target rifle. The champion .22 benchrest shooter at our range uses a 10/22 with an aftermarket barrel. These guys shoot aspirin tablets at 100 yards for fun.

    I recently bought a 1943 M1 Carbine and really enjoy shooting it... but the main reason is that it's like a 10/22 on Viagra.

    Everyone should own a 10/22. It may not be your first, your best, or your favorite, but you should own one.
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  11. Dirtypacman

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    I have one (not my first one either) and have been having problems with it.
    put many rounds through it so I know its not the ammo I am using.

    When I drop the bolt to load the first round it does not seat fully into the barrel. I can manually work the bolt and cartridge in but then click no bang. Rinse and repeat. I cleaned the barrel and it did not seem to make any difference.

    Any suggestions?
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    Ruger's 10/22 is a great little rifle. I have both the; 10/22 and the 77/22 with that said; I wish they had something that would shoot; shorts, longs and long rifles. Of late, I put a 1-9 barrel on my 10/22 for the heavy 60gr bullet... it shoots great and very quiet. 150 yard hook up is not a problem, but it arc's like a mortar, however still carry’s the message when it gets there.
    So I decided to pick up a Remington 552 Speedmaster to spit out those little shorts. I have a bolt Remington 512 bolt that shoot's shorts and is spooky accurate, but I'd like to spit them out.
    Perhaps Ruger will bring one out in S, L, LR some day.
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    Dirtypacman:

    If the magazine releases the cartridge such that it hits the edge of the chamber and the soft bullet deforms, then the cartridge may not be able to seat fully in the barrel due the deformed bullet nose. Chamber a round and observe that the bolt does not close. Now open the bolt slowly and catch the unfired cartridge as it ejects. Inspect it for the nose being deformed. If you find that then it may be your magazines that are causing the problem. The magazine lips are not adjustable on 10/22 magazines and they may just be worn out.

    LDBennett
  14. remington1990

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    Anybody has saw or heard of a ruger 10/22 In a m1 garand stock I see them in a m1 carbine and a mg42. Thanks
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    One of mine is in a Thompson SubMachine gun setup. It satisfied my desire to have a real Thompson that I thought you could not have in CA (??).

    LDBennett
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    I had one of the M1 Carbine stock, very cheaply made and out of size “dimension” from the pistol grip back; they looked very nice from a side view. They had a chance to do it right, they just made the butt stock area “way” too narrow; so I sent it back to E. Arthur Browns.
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    I will look and get some pictures as soon as I get her out at the range again. I do have 4 magazines for it and they are all doing the same thing feeding though.
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    Bought my first Ruger 10/22 in June of 1979 and sold it in June of 1984 with extreme regret by July of 1984. Acquired two additional 10/22's, one set up to shoot rats and squirrels and one to punch holes in paper at 50 and 100 yards. Today, neither rifle is factory stock and I'm always online looking at options- I am actually waiting on a Kidd Match Bull Barrel that I ordered online to arrive so I can modify my target gun again.

    It's a good to great auto loader. The beauty of the 10/22 can be had new for $200.00 plus or minus $20.00 to $1,500+. It's one of the few guns that can be assembled completely from parts without a single Ruger manufactured component- stock, trigger block, receiver, bolt assembly, and barrel, a COMPLETE rifle.

    Buy a 10/22 you want and then go online, read and look to know the options and then go from there.

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    So I found the problem with my round not feeding and my rifle not banging but just clicking...

    [​IMG]

    Thing was gunked up like nothing I had seen before. I guess they say you need to clean your guns routinely this is why. :) I had about 1000 rounds through it which I did not consider much but once I cleaned her up I went and dropped 40 rounds through her without any issues. Glad to have my "trusty" 10/22 back in action.
  20. LDBennett

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    It is a total misconception that semi-auto 22's don't need cleaning. Every time you fire it, the fired case pushes the bolt open dumping the contents of the chamber and the case into the works of the gun. This act is aided by the pressures still remaining in the chamber. Semi-auto 22's are just about the dirtiest guns you can shoot with the exception of black powder guns. Not only does the firing pin channel get dirty but the bolt face where the case is suppose to seat against. The corners of the breech face respond to nothing but a sharp object to get cleaned out. Then there is the trigger mechanism that gets it share of fowling. The top of the magazine also gets some of the fowling too.

    There are those of you out there that push the semi-auto 22 guns without cleaning until the gun flat stops working, ruining a day at the range when the gun stops. I think that not ideal. My guns get cleaned after each and every shooting session. That's all my many guns. But, that's just me. You can do it however you want.

    LDBennett
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