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Old 02-23-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Ruger 10/22 Takedown or Hi-Point .40 Carbine?

I'm looking to add to my collection without having to support a new caliber of ammo.
I've been eyeing the 10/22 takedown for a while now and it seems to be a nice option.

Recently however, the Hi-Point Carbine has grabbed my attention and it seems to have pretty good reviews. There are some other carbine options available but they seem to run up in the $800 range. I really don't want to spend that kind of money on a range plinker.

The .22 is fun and inexpensive to shoot (assuming .22 eventually stabilizes out) but could only ever be a range gun.

The carbine would mostly be a range gun but could potentially be used for home defense.

What are your thoughts and opinions on the 2 choices?




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Old 02-24-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Do any of you out there own a Hi-point .40 Carbine?


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All the Hi Point carbines are very reliable. Female shooters love Hi Point carbines for their small size and firepower. If you own 40 cal pistols and have plenty of ammo you will find the Hi Point to be a welcome addition to your collection.

At the end of the day the 10/22 take down is another rimfire rifle. This is my personal preference. I don't see the point of the take down unless you are pilot.
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Ruger all the way.

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Get the 10/22 takedown and a .40 pistol for what you'd pay for a .40 carbine from hi point, kel Tec, etc etc. Just my opinion but I don't know too many people who would trust a hi-point. They have their fans though, but I'm not one of them. Looking to pick up a ruger .22 myself, but since ammo is scarce for it, I've held off. Also, in regards to what john deer said, the takedown is great if you're a back packer. Makes a nice survival rifle and its a ruger so you can't go wrong. Tons of ways to accessorize it and it's ultra reliable. Apple's to oranges though if you're comparing stopping power.

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I have the 10/22 takedown, and also a Hi-Point 9mm -995TS.

The Ruger is an exceptional carbine. Stainless steel, well made,

best rating for a take-down, in it's caliber, anywhere near it's price range.


The Hi-Point is great, especially within it's price range, and comes with

a lot for the money, but lacks

the portability, dependability, and Stainless Steel finish of the 10/22.

The breakdown for me is the Hi-Point spends a lot of time in the safe,

next to the AKM, while the 10/22 makes it on the bus every time.
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I'd get the Hi Point. I have the 45, I love it. The price point was <$350. Great HD/plinker. And carrys a lifetime warranty.

And as noted, you can't buy enough 22lr to feed a new 22 anyways.

Buy the Hi Point, have some fun at the range, stockpile 22lr, buy the 10/22.
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I just noticed a couple comments about reliability. I don't agree. I have feed what I feel Is cheap ammo thru it an after about 400 round not a single failure. Not one. Goes Bang every time.

Granted I am borderline anal about cleaning and lubricating my guns, so maybe others are seeing maintenance issues. Which I could partially understand because the Hi Point is quite difficult to clean and lubricate. The salesman at the gun store I purchased it at joked it was easier to wait for it to start failing and send it in than clean it appropriately. In reality, it takes a bit longer but a 10 minute YouTube video will tell you everything you need to know.
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I don't have a Take down 10/22 but I do have a regular 10/22 and I also have a Hi Point 995TS and I will say I love them both....
The 995 is so much fun to shoot... It is a little picky with ammo but I have found that it likes the federal value 100 rd boxes of rn..
Don't get me wrong I love my 10/22 also but the 995 is just a lot more fun in my opinion
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At the end of the day the 10/22 take down is another rimfire rifle. This is my personal preference. I don't see the point of the take down unless you are pilot.
Mine runs great and the take down feature makes cleaning stupid easy. If you are going to get a 10/22 I wouldn't bother with anything but the 10/22TD just for that reason
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