Originally Posted by american121
I have two Ruger 10/22 Takedowns - Save yourself the expense and headache of attaching a scope to the Takedown.
Because the barrel is not fixed and can be (however slight) moved when mounted, the barrel/receiver will never be perfectly aligned. For the gun to work properly with a scope, Ruger must find a way to attach the scope to the Barrel rather than the Receiver.
Until then, use the Iron Sights that come with the Takedown, or buy a 10/22 with a Fixed barrel.
That's good to know. Here I was thinking I wanted a 10/22 takedown. I'll just keep my stainless "regular" 10/22.
Ruger should find a way, but unless you like waiting, the shooter can find a way.
Where there is a will, there is always a way:
A cantilever rail mounted to the barrel via two small threaded holes is what is required.
Such scope rails can be ordered at
AR-7.com. (Also Brownells perhaps?)
They are designed to fit the steel target bull barrels they sell for the AR-7 .22s. So the radius of the underside of the scope base might be
a bit larger than the barrel of the 10/22.
These could still work with proper installation, but similar mounts with a matching barrel radius could probably be located. I'd have it mounted by a gunsmith unless you have a drill press or Bridgeport type mill & machinist/gunsmith skills.