GUN First gun Ruger 10/22

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  1. cswfighter

    cswfighter New Member

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    So I don't know much about guns, but my buddy does and after much talk and going back and forth it looks like I am getting a Ruger 10/22. Most likely I will be getting the tapco kit for it so it won't be so plain.

    Was this a good pick? My budget was to get something under $500 out the door. Keep in mind I live in california and of course we have so many shitty gun laws here which is why we decided on the 10/22, I'll explain:

    1) .22 caliber is very cheap so I can go shooting as much as I want without denting the wallet.
    2) .22's even in rifles I am able to shoot indoors, all other rifles you can't so it gives me a chance to go out shooting wherever, whenever.
    3) I can only so much with a shotgun out here and hand guns can get pretty pricey.
    4) It's a fun gun like any other, but I have the option to do some long distance shooting if I feel the need to in the future.

    So what do you guys think? For my first gun should I be looking at anything else, suggestions, different caliber, anything within my budget?

    Basically will look something like this minus the big ass magazine(we can only have 10 round magazines) and I would be getting the forest green kit.

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    lump New Member

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    I firmly believe everyone needs a 10/22.

    ...I don't think they should get tacky looking tapco kits for them though.
     
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    .22lr's are fun guns to shoot regardless if they are 10/22's or other models.

    i have to agree, the tapco stuff looks like shit
     
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    10/22, can't go wrong.
     
  5. Metalifann

    Metalifann The Minivan Can Nevar Lose! OT Supporter

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    You can get that tapco 10/22 for less than $300 shipped plus your FFL.
     
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    10/22 Yes
    Tapco no
     
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    i don't think there has ever been this much agreement about anything here lol. the tapco hate is almost 100% lol
     
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    Yeah i can see the hate for the tapco stuff LOL. Ok so fuck the tapco since I will have an extra couple hundred to spend not buying the tapco stuff any suggestions on what I should throw on that bad boy?
     
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    Also I was considering the tapco so I would be able to do some run-and-gun type stuff.
     
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    If you want a tacticool .22 rifle, why not by the Smith and Wesson .22 AR?
     
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    Might as well get an airsoft gun.

    I like my 10/22 since it's probably the most accurate gun I own, up to 100 yards at least.
     
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    $$$
     
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    Were he going to spend the money on a .22 AR, he could get himself a CMMG bargain bin AR-15 and have a "real rifle."

    10/22 is a solid choice for his budget, though I don't think he'll end up using it for what he thinks he'll use it for, especially with California's homo-tastic gun laws.
     
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    Mine, CA legal and just over $500
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    One recommendation (besides skipping the tapco junk like everyone else has said ;) ) is to go with a light short barrel when you replace the factory one. Eventually you will replace it, it's inevitable, but get something like the aluminum barrels from Tactical Solutions and keep it short. I made the mistake of putting a 20" .920 steel barrel on mine and it has made it pretty much a bench gun only. It's too heavy to really move around with. I'm currently looking for a replacement barrel or going to have mine cut down to a more manageable size.
     
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    Get the 10/22 Target Tactical. It should be around $400, and is basically similar to lobstradomus - hogue stock, bipod, trigger job, and bull barrel. Just add an optic of some sort and you're good to go.
     
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    This is probably your best bet.

    The Hogue is an alright stock. Not my favorite, but I've ran them for a while. A 16" .920 tube will balance it out perfectly, and give you a handy setup to boot. An 18" fluted will also work, though a touch heavier (and usually those tubes are harder to find). A Tac-Sol is alright, but will be VERY light, and they are expensive. Since you aren't going to be running a can, I wouldn't see huge merit in them myself.

    A better stock, reworked (or new) barrel, and a trigger job will put you right smack into the middle of things. Do not follow down the path that I have gone.
     
  19. apman0000

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    just curious, were you wanting to get the tapco shit because you want the 10/22 to look like an evil black rifle or do you want a functional good quality set up.

    looks or function which is your goal i guess i'm asking?

    the tapco shit is pretty cheap if you just want the look but it's shitty stuff, the most recent suggestions above are probably the way to go if you want quality though
     
  20. cswfighter

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    A buddy of mine recommended it since he knows much more about this stuff an researches the crap out of it. I want a nice functional gun, but obviously its a little too plan stock so thats why I came here to get a second opinion

    Usually watches stuff from this guys channel on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfancy
     
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    cswfighter New Member

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    What route did you go?
     
  22. cswfighter

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    IDK where you find it at $400 but I see $500 and over.
     
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    ok, now i understand why he recommended Tapco.

    we don't have to click, all we need to do is see 1 word;

    "NUTNFANCY"

    the guy is comedy, he shouldn't be taken very seriously.
     
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    I've spent more money dicking around with 10/22's trying to chase BR pursuits than some have probably spent on cars. And that's a bitch, not a brag.

    They are addictive, and it's easy to get into the idea of buying more and more thinking you are getting somewhere (especially if you hang on RFC). You aren't. If you like to tinker, the 10/22 is an excellent platform. If you are wanting an AR, a BR rig, or something like that, you are wasting your time/money.

    10/22's are best when they are cheap.
     

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