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i have had a Ruger 10/22 before , it was pimped up with a AR15 style stock, bipod, silencer and a scope, i bought a New one but this time i wanted something a bit more fancy, it started out as a stainless/synthetic model , before and after...
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Everyone should own a 10/22. I bought one a few years ago with the standard wood stock. It's used for plinking mostly, but can be used for those small pests that come around. Good all purpose .22 rifle. I did add a scope to it, but sometimes take it off. Just seems a little bit easier to use, so I switch back and forth.
 

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10/22s are about the most moldable .22s around. You can mold them into tacticool fun guns, traditional, accurize 'em, buy better triggers for 'em, heavy barrels, etc, etc, etc. I sorta prefer traditional stocks. All I did to mine is add a Hogue overmolded stock (love those things) which eliminates the barrel band (good for accuracy) and I added a Volquartsen hammer/sear which makes the trigger oh, so tasty. :D I take it squirrel hunting now and then, but mostly plink with it. It is a stainless 10/22 and I got it at a gun show 20 years ago for $150.

I consider the 10/22 the best plinker grade .22 out there, better than the Marlins, better than anything else I can think of. The upper left on this target is a one hole group at 25 yards I shot with CCI standard velocity. The stuff is cheap match grade ammo in THIS rifle and proves that a mildly modded 10/22 is accurate despite those who'd say different. :D The action is simple and straight forward and reliable. I don't care for tube magazines, too complicated, bound to fail with age and use. The Ruger rotary magazine is reliable and compact and a 25 round stick mag is available for those who care. I have a 25 rounder, but prefer the standard mags, myself.

 

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BTW, I like the Mannlicher style stock! :D
 
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I have a SS/Black Syn. model that I use around the property. I also bought one of the M1 Carbine versions which has not been fired, Yet. I started to get one of the carved Gator versions just to collect.
 

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The cottage industry for 10/22's is literally huge. You can do just about anything with one that you would care to do. They're accurate, and really fun to shoot. I like what you did with yours. 8)
 
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Everyone should own a 10/22. I bought one a few years ago with the standard wood stock. It's used for plinking mostly, but can be used for those small pests that come around. Good all purpose .22 rifle. I did add a scope to it, but sometimes take it off. Just seems a little bit easier to use, so I switch back and forth.
I fully agree but I'd like to modify your statement a bit. My version would be "Everyone should own at least one .22cal rifle! If you can only own one, it should be a Ruger 10/22!"
Mine is a "plain Jane" version and yeah, I added a scope too. I did pick up a walnut stock with a steel butt plate that's waiting to be stripped and refinished! It's a "take off" from someone that must have modded their's out with at least a stock upgrade. I think I paid $25 for it at a pawn shop. It's a Winter project and it could happen this year. Of course, I'll post some pics when I'm done😉.
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I fully agree but I'd like to modify your statement a bit. My version would be "Everyone should own at least one .22cal rifle! If you can only own one, it should be a Ruger 10/22!"
Mine is a "plain Jane" version and yeah, I added a scope too. I did pick up a walnut stock with a steel butt plate that's waiting to be stripped and refinished! It's a "take off" from someone that must have modded their's out with at least a stock upgrade. I think I paid $25 for it at a pawn shop. It's a Winter project and it could happen this year. Of course, I'll post some pics when I'm done.
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I've got 3 .22LRs and a .22 magnum. I've let a few go over the years. One is my first powder burning rifle, a Remington bolt action tube mag fed M512X I got for my 9th birthday. It still shoots straight as ever, but the magazine interrupter is messed up, so I pulled the spring out of the magazine follower and let it feed by gravity and I don't get any jams this way. :D I have the 10/22 of course and I'd probably get another to buy a M1 carbine dress up stock for (my fave mil surp, though I don't own one), BUT I have this which is more authentic looking. It's a good plinker, too. :D

 

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Say hello to my little friend!


This was left to me from my Grandfather.
He won it in a grocery store raffle around 1947/48

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Notice that there is no bolt handle

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To charge the bolt, you place your finger in the
cut out in front of the mag well and pull back
(very easy pull)

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My research found that the U.S. Marines were wanting to cut cost
after WWII so they asked H&R to develop a low cost training rifle
that used cheap ammo. The Marine version had adjustable rear peep sights.
This is the civilian version called "The Leatherneck" model 150.
When you were in basic training, you learned to sight-in and basic markmanship
using this little fellow. Only later in training did you move up to the M-1 or M-14.
It is very easy to field strip and clean.
I had it drilled and tapped for a scope rail for varmint dispatch.
My local gunsmith did the re-blueing last year and yes, it shoots
as good as it looks!

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Should everyone own a 22 LR rifle? Absolutely. Should it be a Ruger 10/22? Not at all. If I want to play dress up, I'll do it with an actual AR-15 or AR-10. Before the Ruger was the new hotness, everyone and their brother was braggin on the Marlin 60. You also have quite the offerings from Henry, Browning, Savage and even Taurus/Rossi. Find one you like the feel of and see if it works for you. 22LR scopes are dirt cheap so feel free to slap one on at your leisure. Weaver mounts are easy to deal with.
 
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10/22 is one of the best. Agreed. However (and I'm sure you knew there would be a "however"), right along with the 10/22 goes the Winchester Model 62A and the basic Henry .22 lever action. I'm very fortunate: I have all three. The Savage MKII ain't exactly chopped liver, either. If I had to choose amongst all of them, though, it would be the 62A. Only because the magazines and locking the bolt back and releasing it on the 10/22 is a pain in the butt.
 
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