Ruger 10/22's With No Modifications

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Joe M, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Joe M

    Joe M New Member

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    How many here leave their Ruger 10/22 as is from the factory, except for maybe adding a sling and/or scope? Just wondering. I bought a couple standard birch stocked 10/22's last week, (one for my son and one for me), added a sling to each rifle and thought I'd leave them just as they are now.

    My thinking is to leave these rifles setup (as they are now) for the "CMP Rimfire Sporter 'O' Class" type competition just in case we'd ever get a chance to attend one of these type of matches.

    We have .22 Rimfires that carry a sling, bi-pod, and scope, so we wanted to leave these 10/22's stock from the factory (aside from the sling) so we can practice the 'O' Class disciplines. I think these would be good rifles for the CMP Rimfire Sporter Competition.
     
  2. firebrand45

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    I own 2 of them. I just added a scope and left them alone. They are superb little rifles just the way they are out of the box. Their not a tac weapon or high power rifle. Their just a simple, tough, accurate, little .22 that's more fun than the law should allow!:cool: Why mess with it?
     

  3. stalkingbear

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    I've not had a factory stock 10/22 for a LONG time. You can improve them so much in areas such as the trigger that it makes no sense to ME to leave them stock. I can understand leaving them stock to comply with match rules but they can be made to shoot so much better than as they come out of box. They're even more fun when they're tackdrivers (exceedingly accurate) in my opinion-especially in these days of 8 pound factory triggers.
     
  4. 1919A4

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    I have one that's all stock save for a sling and I use it for camping and hiking a lot. I would be open to tuning that heavy trigger though. Ideas?
     
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  6. Patrick Sperry

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    CMP Rimfire Program

    That is a great program IMO. It's sort of what IPSC was long ago when it first started, only for 22 rim fire rifles. having said that...

    The 10/22 that I wrote up on my blog was something else to shoot, and not in a good way. teaching some kid to shoot with a God aweful trigger is one of the best ways that I know of to turn them off from shooting. The rifle that I sent the trigger group to was set around eight pounds, and gritty as... Well? A bowl of under cooked grits! If CMP would allow,within the current restrictions, a few of the more common modifications; trigger group work, barrel lapping, and add another five seconds to the rapid fire portions for single shot rifles I could really get behind them!

    Now, it just so happens that I love 10/22's. But, with the restrictions involved in CMP shoots are they are now? I'd say go with a medium end Marlin bolt gun!Yes, it will cost a bit more than a 10/22 on sale, but it will be money well spent. You can shoot CMP, and NRA three position with one as well.

    Shoot Straight & Be Safe!
     
  7. FCross7

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    Ive only got one and it's still the exact same as it was when it came out of the box, and I plan to leave it that way. I do plan on buying two more though, one to turn into a tack driver(bull barrel, new stock, scope, reworked trigger,etc.), and one to convert to a .17 March2 with all the same upgrades as the other.

    -Fred
     
  8. Joe M

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    I do think if we were within 130 miles of Camp Perry instead of 1300 miles, we might have the trigger's reworked, but for now we're pretty much on an even playing field out here where we live with the other local rimfire shooters that meet once a month (March through October) at our local range.

    We did get out to shoot these rifles yesterday though we didn't shoot long. It was raining, then turned to snow, and of course high winds. All we really got done was to make sure the rifles cycled well with no failures, and the magazines fed ammo with no trouble. Everything worked fine.

    One thing I found out is that I'm not a big fan of the rear sight. I don't care for the white diamond below the notch so I'll be blacking mine out. My son on the other hand thought that was great so we'll leave his alone.:)
     
  9. Joe M

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    Last night I order a couple TSR200 Aperture Tech-Sights for our 10/22's. I know, I wasn't going to do any mods to these aside from the sling, but I need a sight picture that works for me and one I'm familiar with. I don't want to scope these rifles. We have plenty of scoped .22's already. The Aperture Sights and Scopes are both classed as "T" (Target) in the CMP rules.

    I might add that the ajustment tools are quite reasonably priced. I picked them up as well when I ordered the TSR200's.

    I would have went with the TSR100 Aperture Sights, but they are set up for 50 and 100 yards, though you can order a taller front post to bring this setup up to 25 yard usage. The TRS200 includes the taller front post in it's package so it seemed the one to go with.

    Now if we can just get some decent weather once they arrive.
     
  10. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I had a stock 10/22, but I sent the trigger out to bear today.:D
     
  11. bobbyb13

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    The one and only complaint I had was the God awful trigger. Bear fixed that real well. A trigger job, and shoot one. Bone stock they are a great little rifle.
    I just cannot leave well enough alone.
     
  12. Jesse17

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    I have one untouched, and one that I keep changing around.

    Started with a folding stock, then added an extended mag release. Had a laser sight on it for a while (just because it seemed 'cool' at the time) grew out of that and took it off.

    My next addition will be a single point sling. When foxes are around, the single point sling would work great with the folding stock to carry it with me while I'm doing the ranch chores. I've lost the last chicken to foxes if I have my way.

    I would love to have the trigger worked, but can't justify the money on a .22 right now. Not when their are so many SUR accessories, and ammo to buy (when you can find it).
     
  13. Yunus

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    My charger is stock but as soon as I get a bit of spending money, I plan on sending it to Bear for a trigger job.
     
  14. Joe M

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    The TSR200 Tech-Sights have been installed. They came in the mail yesterday. Today comes the field test from 25m on reduced paper silhouettes that replicate 100, 200, 250, 300, and 400 yards.

    It's nice being able to pick up your rifle and actually draw a good sight picture through this TSR200 Aperture setup. I simply could not get a sight picture with the stock sights that came with my Ruger 10/22.
     
  15. Ram Rod

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    All I'm going to do is ask......why?
     
  16. agoetz2005

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    rimfirecentral.com has a superstock forum dedicated to doing just this.

    Some people recrown the barrel, or radius the bolt, or float the barrel inside the band, etc.

    It is amazing what you can do to a stocker to get them shooting wonderfully.
     
  17. iloveguns

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    Well mine is pretty much stock. I added a scope, sling and a muzzlebrake just because it was so damn cheap and looked cool. Plus my 5yr old daughter likes to shoot it now with the brake on it. She says it looks cool. :D
     
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  18. agoetz2005

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    I have one of each. A box stock with my own mods, then I have my all out eye catcher. I don't have pics of the stocker, but here are some of my main rig. Sitting right next to my .308 Mauser.

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  19. Joe M

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    I do like my Ruger with the few minor mods I made. Added a sling, added the TSR200
    Aperture Tech-Sights. Pretty much all I need for this rifle. I do keep a Savage MK II-FVT w/Accu-Trigger and a 6-24x42 Target/Varmint scope on it with a 20 MOA base, bi-pod, sling.

    The Ruger - like my Marlin 795 are my "back to the basics rifles you might say. I am doing a few modification to the 795 as well. New wood stock and the TSM200 Aperture Sight from Tech-Sights. And a sling of course.

    Trigger pull doesn't bother me on the 10/22 or the 795, or the configuration of the stock's (though i do prefer the wood on the 795). These are my fun guns for Sunday afternoon plinking. My serious rifle is the Savage set up for 200 yard shooting and the serious competition I might get in someday, but most likely not. Within our little local group of .22 shooters, we're all pretty much using basic modifications such as the Apertures and a scope. Having fun, that's what it's all about.
     
  20. bigjim

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    I'm afraid I agree with Ram Rod "WHY??". I left mine stock for about one hour, then on went the ATI Dragonoff stock, double muzzle brake, 3 X 9 scope and bi-pod.

    Ago - that is one beautiful 10/22 you have there. Nice going.

    Jim