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Old 09-27-2011, 05:41 AM   #21
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Before you buy, think about what you want to do with it, and what you want it to do for you.

I have an S&W M&P 15-22, and a Sig 522. I love the Tactical Rifle styles, while my wife likes the Traditional styles, like her Marlin 795.

The 15-22 and 522 are extremely easy to clean (They break down like an AR...), but cost in the Range of $400-$500, depending where you buy.

My wife's 795 is easy to do a light cleaning, if I'm just going to Clean the Bore with a Bore Snake or Rod & Patch, and wipe down the internals with a Q-Tip & Cleaning solution, like Hoppes 9 or Break Free. However, if I want to do a Deep Cleaning, I'll have to remove the Barrel & Action from the Stock. Not hard to do, just different from the AR style.

Her only complaint about the 795, is that it has a limited Mag Capacity, of 10 Round Mags..... which is why I bought her 10 Mags for the Range. Other than that, she loves her 795.

If you're looking for more Mag Capacity, like 30 Round Mags, then the Ruger 10/22 would be the way to go. The 10/22 has been around forever, and has a ton of Aftermarket Parts out there in Gun-Land. It comes apart for Cleaning, pretty much like the Marlin 795 does... Barrel & Action are removed from the Stock.

So, if your needs would be for a Low-Range Cost Rifle with 10 Round Mags, and limited Accessories, the 795 would fit your Bill.

If your needs would be for a Mid-Range Cost Rifle with 30 Round Mags, and a multitude of Aftermarket Accessories, the 10/22 would fit your Bill.

They're both Excellent Rifles, and if I had to choose between the two..... I'd have to flip a coin. Either one you choose, will be the Right choice!

Whichever one you buy, don't go crazy on buying a bunch of boxes of Ammo just yet. If you can, check Walley World for Ammo, it's the cheapest place I've found it. Buy a small box of Winchester, Federal, and CCI Mini-Mags in 36gr-40gr. Try them out in your New Rifle, and see if it eats what you feed it. Some Rifles are Ammo-Picky, and may Jam (Fail To Eject = FTE). See which Brand Ammo it feeds consistently, without giving you any problems. Once you've figured out which Ammo Baby likes, try and stick with that Brand and Weight.

Last bit of info..... invest in a $30 Baby UpLula Mag Loader. Sure..... you can Man-Up and load those 22LR Rounds by hand, but it's a pain loading the last few, while your fingers are getting bit by the Feed Lips. The Baby UpLula gives you not only Pain-Free Loading, but Faster Mag Loading, if you're Reloading at the Range. When I'm at the Range, I want to Shoot..... not use my Range Time up Reloading Mags.

Best of Luck!

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I plan on buying one of these for my ruger in the NEAR future..... Whats not to like

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Nice Rig! One of the most Tacticool 10/22 Conversions I've seen yet. Not to make you drool, but I found an Assembly Video for you..... which I'm sure you may already have Bookmarked in your Favorites! When you get it, please give us a Range Review, as well as an overall Kit Review. Thanks!


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Nice Rig! One of the most Tacticool 10/22 Conversions I've seen yet. Not to make you drool, but I found an Assembly Video for you..... which I'm sure you may already have Bookmarked in your Favorites! When you get it, please give us a Range Review, as well as an overall Kit Review. Thanks!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jB3KEQqxk

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I watched the video that you provided, there is alot more to the installation than what i was thinking. You have to actually remove the factory sights and add things to the factory receiver. Not a quick drop in like i was thinking
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Start with a Hoppe's U22B No. 9 Rifle Cleaning Kit (under $10)

And an old, worn-out sheet - tear some little squares about 1.25" and some about 4" or so.

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The 10/22 will outlive you

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I agree with that statement
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I really like my 1022 and it is very accurate. Their trigger is another issue! The stock trigger is gritty. I had a fellow on another forum that did a great job for me and the trigger is now great. Addition of a light weight stock was an after thought that worked out just great It is a head shooting squirrel gitter!

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Pre-1995 ones would, dunno about the stuff Ruger's putting out lately...too much plastic in the guts.

If yer gonna go 1022, get a Volquartzen version, WAY more precise, and way more reliable. Not to mention the cool fluted barrels...
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OP, whatever you buy take it to a Appleseed to learn how to shoot. Excellent place to learn. They had one in the UP in August. One in Houghton Lake coming up in a week and/in the southern part of the state if you happen to live down here and only go to school up there.

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If your going for cost or bang for the buck Remington 597 Mag fed ,keep your eye peeled Bi-Mart has them from time to time for 150.00 with scope .
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