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Alex2455 09-27-2010 07:11 PM

Must Have or Really Cool Ruger 10/22 Customizing
I know the Ruger 10/22 is famous for it's Adaptability and customization but it's hard for a novice like myself to fin the important, cool ways to customize it.

Therefore, on this thread post links, post your pictures of just rave about the best way to customize your Ruger 10/22!



orangello 09-27-2010 07:22 PM

Well, a member here, Stalking Bear, is known for doing some nice trigger work on them. I don't have one myself, but i hear he is good, and i'm sure some of the other members who have had him to work their triggers over could back that up.

My buddy's favorite mods on his 10-22 are his tapco stock, a red dot sight, and high capacity magazines (look for the ones with lips of steel).

CA357 09-27-2010 07:32 PM

You can really trick out a 10/22. However, the only major change to mine is a Stalking Bear trigger job and the extended magazine release that he included as part of the package.

I mounted a Nikon Pro Staff 3-9x40 scope that I bought on sale. Since it is in Realtree camo, I later picked up a like new matching stock on a local gun forum that I inhabit.

I did a Bubba Rustoleum paint job on the metal and it's holding up pretty well so far.

It goes bang every time and is as accurate as I will ever need it to be. It's not for bench rest or match shooting. It's for walking in the woods, plinking at the range and hitting what I aim at. It does those things very, very well.

kenhesr 09-27-2010 09:37 PM

HI Alex, Kinda depends what you'll be using it for. One thing ALL mine have is an extended mag release, I would consider that a must have.

A few years back I set up 2 for bench shooting only. Wanted to hit a quarter at 100 yds every time. These will do that or better. I used Adams & Bennett Blued .920" bbls, 18" w/1 in 16" twist & Fajen laminated stocks, all from Midway USA. Put on Tasco straight 40 power scopes. I bait rats & vermin in front of a 100 yd backstop, (just happens to be under a Mercury Vapor yardlight:D), out here on the farm. With the bulk pack Federal 750 ammo ya never miss. Love to set on my deck, with a cold one and pop them.

Other than the mag release, scopes and a standard bbl Fajen stock, I've left the others pretty much alone, kinda old-school. I use a snap-shoot trigger pull, (too many military triggers) so the factory triggers work fine for me.

You are definitely correct, they are fun to mess with. Mine aren't cool, but they run 100% and what I do with them is way cool. Ken

Alex2455 09-27-2010 10:36 PM

extended Mag release
My plans for my Ruger: target shooting/plinking, and hopefully a couple squirrels!!

Sorry, stupid question: Whats an extended mag release?

CA357 09-27-2010 10:44 PM

The mag release is the magazine release/lever that you push to drop the magazine out of the rifle. They're kind of short as they come from the factory, so a longer one makes magazine changes easier.

You can see what an extended one looks like in the picture of my 10/22. It's the lever hanging down in front of the trigger guard.

Jpyle 09-27-2010 11:22 PM

Upgraded mine so much that I hardly recognize it anymore...:p

DrumJunkie 09-27-2010 11:26 PM

I have a Raptor stock on mine but it really needs a new barrel. It shoots fine as is but I have another project for that 24" barrel now..mmwwaahaahahaa!!

The big reason I wanted the stock is I wanted one that was uniquely left handed

DrumJunkie 09-27-2010 11:27 PM


Originally Posted by Jpyle (Post 358630)
Upgraded mine so much that I hardly recognize it anymore...:p

Did you really need that flash hider? I mean really? The other things sure I understand but that flash hider just was toooo much :p

CourtJester 09-27-2010 11:28 PM

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