Ruger American Rimfire has a new 10/22 bolt action model!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Bigcountry02, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Bigcountry02

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  2. CHLChris

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    Wow, this is awesome! I'd love one of these. Right now I've got a tricked out 10/22 for my rimfire target rifle, but I'd much prefer a bolt action and would rather not have to get all new magazines for, say, a Marlin or something.

    The Ruger site shows that the American Rimfire rifle is tapped for Weaver #12 bases. I was kind of hoping this is the exact type of holes found on the 10/22 receiver. That is unclear.

    When I look up the 10/22 on the Ruger site, it doesn't say what sort of holes are tapped.

    When I look up Weaver #12 bases on MidwayUSA, the no Ruger rifle is included on the list of supported models. Neither the American for the 10/22.

    Any ideas?
     

  3. shadecorp

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    Very nice.
    I would prefer a wood stock.
    I like the adjustable trigger.
     
  4. CHLChris

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    I actually did buy one of these. I bought the standard model with a 22" barrel for $280 at my LGS. If I were to suggest to a future buyer, I'd suggest buying the compact model with the 18" barrel and then buying an extra set of the standard stocks for the longer length of pull.

    I haven't shot it yet, but the trigger is amazingly crisp and the bolt is smooth enough for that price range.

    I went ahead and bought a pair of Weaver #12 bases and they fit great! I put on top of those some Warne rings and a Mueller 4.5-14x scope. They are definitely NOT the same bases that would fit on a 10/22, FYI.
     
  5. John_Deer

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    I am one the worlds biggest ruger fanboys. The offerings from Savage and Marlin are more accurate than most shooters. Shooting unsupported they are more accurate than 99.9% of the people that enjoy shooting. Both Savage and Marlin have several models with all the bells and whistles for under $250. Ruger really has to step up it's game for me to pay that price, especially if the rifles are made at the Prescott plant.
     
  6. steadyshot

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    The LGS had them on sale for $279.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

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    I always like the wood more too. It burns me up that my best shooting 22 (AMT Lightning 25/22) has this but ugly poly stock.:mad: I really need ot change that. Dang good rifle tho.;)
     
  8. clr8ter

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    I'm interested in accuracy. I have a 77/22 and have heard that their accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. (Mine included) To be honest, I would be inclined to try Marlin. I hear so many people saying good things about them. I was always under the impression that Marlin was a cheap starter gun.
     
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    I don't view them as cheap so much as I do "cheap". I naught my girlfriend one about two years ago (XT-22R) and it's been great. With a fixed 4x scope me and her have been able to hit gophers out to around 80-100 yards with no issues. At 25-50 yards you basically just point the gun in the general direction and it'll hit what you want. I don't remember what I paid for it, but I think it was right around the $300.xx mark.
     
  10. hardluk1

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    Not sure why all the hype over another ruger. Too many very rifles out there already inn the same price range or lower. I pass it up as there high dollar ruger bolt rifle is not in the class c\as compairable priced rifles ether. Savage, marlin , and cz have the field covered all ready.
     
  11. Olympus

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    What was wrong with the 77/22? These look terrible with the iron sights.
     
  12. Garadex

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    It is more expensive than most other bolt action .22's. I think the American Rimfire is Ruger getting into the budget bolt .22
     
  13. mag318

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    These are really nice rifles and have to be handled to be appreciated. First time I saw a photo of one I thought it looked rather cheap. Once in hand though the look, feel and quality is very good. I'm just waiting for my dealer to get a shipment in.
     
  14. clr8ter

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    Therein lies the problem. They are very nice. The fit & finish is NICE. I even like the "boat paddle" synthetic stock mine has. Honestly, I think it's the best one ever made. However, if it can't hit $hit, what's the point? CZ has a far better reputation for doing that, at a much lower price point, and the F&F is very good.

    Wait one. The trigger on the 77/22 SUCKS. When it was the only one I had, I heard people say that and didn't know what they meant. Then I got a couple other BA rim fires. Oh. THAT's what they meant. It does suck.

    There is a guy out there who is excellent at tuning & tweaking the 77/22. He can make it shoot right, etc. Eventually some day, mine will go there. When I get some extra cash.
     
  15. DrFootball

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    I def. want to pick up at least one, if not one in each caliber, since the price is right.
     
  16. dwmiller

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    I was looking at at least one in 22 wmr. I already have a selection of 22lr. It would be much more economical than the 10/22 magnum that I have been planning on building. :)
     
  17. DrFootball

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    I would be ok with a 10/22 magnum, but so far they have not made that many...hard to find one.
     
  18. dwmiller

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    Ruger stopped making them after about a year or two. Problems with the bolt weight breaking. VERY expensive used gun. Never seen one under $6-700.

    What I'm talking about is a full custom on the razor reciever and razors bolt system(~$280 for reciever and bolt). Still a $500 22mag with some shop time to get it. I've built a couple of their 22lr recievers. Not too terrible, fair amount of machine shop time to finish. Still a high price for a 22mag. ;) The ruger American would be much less expensive!
     
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  19. hogmaw

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    Howdy,
    I picked the 22"barrel model in .22lr. I added a 3X9 Tasco Mag 22 scope. It can shoot within a 1/2" hole at 50 yards. I bought mine at Academy for $269. I am happy with the rifle but one turtle in my pond isnt too happy with the results. Have a goodun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. DrFootball

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    How much was the scope?