Ruger 10/22

Discussion in 'Rimfire Rifles' started by Dannyboy53, May 30, 2020.

  1. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    Today I found a Ruger carbine at a flea market, for sell by a well known gun dealer. I got it with the Bushnell scope for $200. Haven't fired it yet but it's clean as a whistle and the optics are clear. I'm gonna get a sling for it but first I will try it out in the pasture tomorrow. I know next to nothing about the 10/22 so any input is welcome!
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  2. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Congrats
    Mine was a Christmas present from my sons first Christmas 31 years ago

    there are a lot of aftermarket things that can be done to them. I’ve put in a new hammer and buffer pin. Have left it mostly stock.

    they are fun shooters, reasonably accurate. If you keep it clean and lightly lubed it will do well for a long time.
     

  3. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    Thanks Jerry, I'm hoping to get to try it out tomorrow. I'll let you guys know how it does.
     
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  4. mauser9

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    About the most popular .22 ever. Got a nice wood stock too. Don't know if your scope is a Banner or XLT Bushnell but not bad at all for the money. Got a Bushnell XLT on my Rem. 700 and has held zero for years. First one I had was walnut and made in 1966. Fast and light to carry too.
     
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  5. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    Thanks mauser9. How does one get the year of manufacture? By the way, my scope is a Bushnell Sportview 3-9.
    I really like the stock, I'm really impressed with how light and handy the carbine is!
     
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  6. OneShotKill

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    You can buy spare magazines and even drums for the 1022, that hold up to 110 rounds, yep, 110. There were older magazines out there with plastic feed lips, the little part on each side of where the bullets come out of the magazine. They commonly had problems, so just buy Ruger brand or pass on any used ones. The 15 round magazine that was designed for the pistol version, the charger is a nice size and still legal in states that ban the over 20 mags. The 25 round mags are fine for the range. I shoot mine suppressed and can fire off several rounds fast and I have never had a jam, except with an aftermarket mag with plastic feed lips.
    https://www.sportsmansguide.com/productlist?k=1022+magazines
    Lots of nice replacement stocks if you want to make it look different, they have them from bizzare to like an M1 carbine. Or just leave it as it is, mine works great for 30 years now.
    Enjoy.
     
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  7. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    Thank you for the link and info OSK, I intend to keep a spare or two around.
     
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  8. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    I have a book somewhere downstairs I think for dates. When I get a gallon of coffee in me this morning I’ll see if I can dig it up.


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  9. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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  10. chris l2018

    chris l2018 G&G Evangelist

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    Supremely viable.

    One of the very few rifles that are fairly easy to get hold of over here, and very popular as a consequence

    Enjoy
     
  11. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Is the 10/22 popular as a ratting/vermin gun over there?
     
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  12. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

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    Go by the serial nos. online.I just typed in Ruger 10/22 manufacture dates on Google. Hopefully the clarity of your scope is decent enough and I would test fire the gun before I replaced it. Scope sounds better than the Pursuit model I had on my Ruger American. Replaced it with a Vortex 2x7-32 for better glass and focus. Good luck with this classic from Ruger.
     
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  13. Junction15

    Junction15 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I think you got hosed! I only paid $74.00 for mine and it was brand new!

    I'm just kidding. I bought mine in 1972 for that price.
    One nice thing about the Ruger 10/22 in these days - you can buy virtually every part there is in that gun, and you can customize it all you want (or are legally allowed to)
    Mine has been left as is although today it has all kinds of dings in the stock and bluing on the barrel is pretty worn. Still, I have had to replace only the extractor and spring to keep it shooting like new.
    I cannot count how many different people have tried mine out, and I cannot count how many brick of ammo has been fired through it.

    Yours will serve you well.
     
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  14. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    Thanks Jerry, I just tried it and got the message that the utility is down for maintenance!
     
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  15. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    Wow, thanks Sir. This one doesn't look very old or someone has taken very good care of it through the years.
    I watched some videos about them last night, I like the bolt hold-open feature. I'm not aware of any other semi-auto Rim fire that has this. Sort of reminds me of the safety on the M1 Garand!
     
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  16. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    I’m sorry
    I’ll look for my book.


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  17. Dannyboy53

    Dannyboy53 G&G Evangelist

    I'll check back with them Jerry, no need for you to go to that trouble. I am grateful for your willingness to help!
     
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  18. reverendg

    reverendg G&G Evangelist

    The last round hold open is nice, but to do that you also need to use special magazines.
    The 10/22 is a lot of fun. Kind of like Lay’s potato chips, you can’t have just one.
     
  19. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    My book has history up till ,84 it is a very good book and I’m hoping they have updated it through the years.
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  20. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    I’m sure this is wrong. I don’t see my little book being worth 300 bucks lol IMG_5990.jpg


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