GUN Ruger 10/22 owners? Help me get started.

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    Hi. I tried to run a search, but searching for "10/22" doesnt work. I have been shooting pistols for a couple years and I want to have my first rifle. I am not too knowledgable on them though. Someone told me to start looking into Rugers 10/22s. I also saw that they were highly customizable which is :coolugh: in my book.

    I went to Rugers site and saw there were many different types of 10/22s but I cant really tell the what difference is between them. I was looking at this model and liked it because it was cheap and looked pretty nice:

    10/22RPF10/22®
    Rimfire Autoloading Rifle ·

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    How is that for a starter rifle? I just plan to shoot paper at the range with it and eventually customize it. Thanks for the insight.
     
  2. chakup

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    go check rimfirecentral.com for all your 10/22 needs. pretty much if your going to put $$ into it, which you most likely will, start with the cheapest one you can find because you'll be replacing almost everything anyways.
     
  3. WiLL

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    Thanks. I have that site bookmarked now.


    That is hot.
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  4. krott5333

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    just buy the standard 10/22, should be about $150, and figure out what you want from there.. some people put a shorter stock, shorter barrel, bigger magazine on it, and make it a short range high capacity plinker.. others put a nice stock, bedded action, heavy barrel and use it for target shooting.
     
  5. chakup

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    here's mine without the scope and bipod:
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    just took it out today for the first time in awhile actually. been spending too much time with the AR and my other toys. I forgot how much fun this thing is for soooo dang cheap. But I need to pick up a speed reloader though.
     
  6. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    That is nice :cool:
     
  7. 70Machwon

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    I may still get one, but for now, my grandpas Mossburg 42 works good.

    Anyway, look for deals, new is cheap, or used is even cheaper. Then you can built up from there. www.rimfirecentral.com is an AWSOME site for this kinda stuff.
     
  8. Bigsnake

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    I got a cheap one. Wood stock and blued barrel. Was around $170ish if I remember correctly.

    I got a cheap scope on there and for the money it's pretty accurate. I was able to get some 25 round magazines for it at the local gun store too that function pretty well.

    It seems a little difficult to get a really good cleaning though. Anyone have a good trick to putting the action back together?

    I also installed a new volq extractor (wore the stock one out) and a recoil buffer (didn't really notice a huge difference).

    I plan on eventually upgrading it a bit more.
     
  9. mongorunner

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    i really want to get one this summer to shoot PD's with, the .22-250 gets expensive and is kinda loud(two or three shots and they are deep in the town:hs: )



    but i really have no clue where to start, i know i want some hi cap mags custom stock and a barrel, what else are big upgrades that most people do?!
     
  10. WiLL

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    From what it looks like...people replace EVERYTHING :o

    The link to RimfireCentral is cool. Check it out.

    I am going to pick one up in January :big grin:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Nice looking stock :cool: Call me old fashion but I prefer wood stocks on most rifles, and that light color one looks sweet
     
  12. chakup

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    thank you sir.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    IIRC wal-mart had 40rds of .22-250 WWB for something like $16 here.
     
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    15 bucks here... but 15 bucks of .22 will get me two bricks:hsd:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    yeah but you can't shoot praire dogs at 200yds with a .22 :embd:
     
  16. Bigsnake

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    You could but it would probably be raining straight down on them like artillery
     
  17. chakup

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    for prairie dogs .223. much cheaper than .22-250.

    go to wal-mart and pick up the wally special for ~$150, or try to find one used.
     
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    check out my thread on the first page. i have pics and specs of my 10/22, along w/ grouping pictures.
     
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    you'd be surprised. at 200 yards, a good .22 will shoot well in good conditions.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    they really lack sufficient energy to kill at that range too; i shot a groundhog with a .22lr at about 140yds in the head and it didnt kill it :ugh:
     
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    i know this now after i bought the .22-250 imma have my brother get one in .223 and take it from him:x::mamoru:
     
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    tru dat but most the time im not taking many shots beyond 150yds anyways
     

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