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Old 03-09-2011, 02:50 AM   #21
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I can see where all the people that dislike the 10/22 are coming from the costs and that kind of stuff but someone please answer me this. How long has the 10/22 been in production? I would say longer than a lot of .22s and there is all sorts of accessories for them

they are dependable
last a long time
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The Ruger 10/22 is the "erector set" of the 22 rifles. It doent take a skilled gunsmith to work on these, any third grader with a c average at school can rebuild one of these and accssorise it. Not my favorite 22 but they do function well.

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people like tem so much because they are efetive but very simple at the same time

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Old 03-09-2011, 04:16 AM   #24
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I bought a 10/22 in 1976. It did not please me. I sold it and have never missed it. Not to denigrate Rugers, I own more of them than any other brand of firearm. Just don't care for the 10/22.

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Over the years I've owned a bunch of 10/22's. All have been 100% reliable.

I'm down to one now, and like it. They are good, serviceable, custom-izable carbines. Fun to shoot.

Not my favorite .22, by far, but still fun to shoot.

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Ive bought a stainless sporter model and topped it off with a cheapo 4x pronghorn scope of some sort and it shoots great and looks good. Its a squirrel killer!

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they are also cheap to shoot

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Yes, since it's introdution in 1964, the 10/22 has remained a top seller.

The Ruger 10/22 is also my favorite .22 rifle. Over the years I've had four of them, 3 of them got sold or traded for somehting I thought I liked better at the time for what ever reason.
I've also had the Henry lever action Golden boy, the Marlin, Remington and Savage .22's in the past also, but kept coming back to the Ruger 10/22.

My last puchase was the all weather version, black stock with stainless steel barrel, topped off with a Simmons 3X9X32 with low mount rings and a sling in 1999.
Being very lightweight and compact, it's a pure pleasure to lug around in the woods all day. It's quite accurate with standard velosity 40 gr. bullets, it does headshots on "frozen squirrels" at 25 yds., kills rabbits at 75 yds., and is devestating on tin cans at any where between for the average Joe.

It's also the only .22 rifle currently left in the gun cabinet, the rest are all long gone.

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I can see where all the people that dislike the 10/22 are coming from the costs and that kind of stuff but someone please answer me this. How long has the 10/22 been in production? I would say longer than a lot of .22s and there is all sorts of accessories for them

they are dependable
last a long time
many options
My old '67 is a 5-digit, no prefix 10/22, so they must have come out in '64 or '65 based on the numbers. Over the years Ruger has taken many cost saving measures, some good, some bad, that have kept the gun affordable for anyone who wanted one.

The wide availablity of parts and accessories has helped to make it one of the most popular .22's around. One can actually build an entire custom 10/22 from aftermarket parts that contains no Ruger parts. Go figure?
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The Ruger 10/22 has been called the "short-block Chevy of the gun world." After market parts and gadgets are mind boggling. I own a Marlin Glenfield, mod. 60 (18 round tube mag) that I received as a gift round about 1977 or so. It developed problems over the years and I put it away in one of my safes and bought a 10/22 in 1998, just to have a .22 rifle on hand. I wasn't all that pleased with it, and didn't shoot it much.

Fast forward to 2001, when I retired from the cop shop. I took a job with Leupold, where I wormed my way into a friendship with one of their engineers and world class shooters. We were talking over coffee one day about .22 rifles, and I described the problems I had with the Ruger. He said to bring it in, and he'd see what he could do. A few hundred bucks for a new barrel, stock, scope and internal parts, plus some time on a CNC milling machine, and my so-so 10/22 is now a tack driver. I'm very pleased with it.

A couple of weeks ago while visiting a gunsmith friend, I took the Marlin from it's spot in the safe to see if he could do anything with it. About an hour later, after a through cleaning , I got my Marlin back in like new condition and it shoots as good as ever. Now I have two tack driver .22's.

So,...it's not really a Ruger 10-22 anymore? It's a custom built .22 rifle.
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