Drinking the 10/22 Kool-Aid

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Jpyle, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Well all the talk about the virtues of the Ruger 10/22 platform won me over and I just placed an order for this model. Looking forward to some cheap, fun plinking at the range. At this rate I'll never get that AR built.

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  2. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It's just a small dent in the budget and you'll wonder why you waited so long. :cool:
     
  4. Tackleberry1

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    Great cheap fun...

    My 17 yr old learned basic rifle marksmanship behind the same Ruger. I picked it up when he was 6 and noticed the dealer had 4 beat up 10/22 stocks leaning in the corner. Paid $5.00 for the second stock. We measured, cut it down "to fit his 6 yr old frame", sanded and re-finished it together. As he grew we eventually put the original stock back on.

    Funny thing is now I own a fairly nice collection of much more exciting guns and I provide the ammo, but he still reaches for that 10/22 first.:)
     
  5. DarinCraft

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    good job. You'll love that lil' plinker. I bought the butler creek stock and bull barrel combo for $150 and a simmons 22 scope for mine. My BIL and I have competitions on who can make the smallest hole with 25 rounds.:D They're tack driver's!
     
  6. DrumJunkie

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    The only thing better than having a 10-22 is having two! Congrats on your new purchase. There's a TON of things and crap you can do to them to get it doing whatever you might want it to do. It's hard to deny the rifle and ammo cost vs all the plinking fun.

    I agree you will wonder why you waited so long getting one. I've had several 22 rifles over the years. I've liked the 10-22's the best by far.
     
  7. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    The aftermarket parts orgy begins....

    Any suggestions for a scope for the rifle shown above? Use will be 100% plinking at 25-50 yds, 100 yds max, no hunting, pest control at all.

    I was thinking of a 3-9x32 or 40 on high rise mount so I could still use iron sights. Don't want to double gun price so $100 top end on scope, mounts, rings, etc. Does it matter that it's a rimfire versus centerfire scope, if so why?

    Are the triggers really in need of work out of the box and will that matter at 25-50 yards? Bear????

    Thanks for any replies....
     
  8. doctherock

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    i would love one of these with the krinker plinker stock but 300 plus just for the stock aint cool. The m-4 set-up is nice as well and affordable
     
  9. DarinCraft

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    This is what I have and I love it. Matches what you want.
     
  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Now you can get Bear to do the trigger for ya. Enjoy it.
     
  11. Jpyle

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    Thanks...looked at this exact scope at Dick's earlier today, they wanted 49.99 but were out of stock. You're right it's exactly what I am looking for. I just wanted to get some other opinions before jumping in. How is the eye relief, it seemed to darken up around the edges at under 2".
     
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  13. DarinCraft

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  14. canebrake

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    I got your back brother! [​IMG]

    But I'm also recommending the seller, SWFA.
     
  15. DarinCraft

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    The eye relief is the only thing I don't like. It is a little on the long side. I think I'll be getting some rings that move it forward about a .5". But I have had several other scopes on the same rifle and I have never been as happy as I am with this one. I didn't mention the eye relief problem, because this is a common problem for me and I thought it was just me.
     
  16. stalkingbear

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    Any time a trigger is rough or heavy it will affect your shooting accuracy.

    Are there any wal-marts around where you're at? If so you can get a Centerpoint 4x-16x-42mm that features AO and includes rings for about 70$. I'd recommend stay away from the real tell ironsiter rings.


     
  17. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Oh yeah there's an infamous one that's been in the news for the last few days. :eek: I'll check that scope out, thanks.
     
  18. canebrake

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    The Simmons is also available with AO for $59 at SWFA.

    Bear has a good point by staying away from the tall scope rings. You want to keep the scope as close to the CL of the barrel as you can.
     
  19. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    So you and Bear recommend using either the scope or the iron sights but don't try to rig it to use both by using hi-rise rings?
     
  20. stalkingbear

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    Mounting the scope that high would ruin your fit & cheekweld would be non-existant. You would have to raise your head plumb up off the stock to look/sight through the scope. Your shooting would suffer.