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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1
 
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Ruger SR-22 rifle

It looks like Ruger has joined the bandwagon, mating the ever reliable 10/22 with an AR type housing. It doesn't look as close to the real thing as the Colt and S&W offerings but there should be no questions about the reliability or accuracy of the firearm. MSRP is $625. A factory Ruger SR-556 / Mini-14 flash suppressor is installed.

The Ruger SR-22

image from the review at: The Firearm Blog






Here are the specifications: http://www.ruger.com/SR22/pdf/SpecSheet.pdf

Of course one could purchase the "Archangel Advanced rimfire system for the 10/22" and do it yourself. ($189)
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the Nordic Components Ruger AR22 Receiver Stock Kit if you have an existing 10/22 ($224). This will allow the use of your choice of butt stock, free float forearm tube and hand grip. It's a little bit more expensive going this route.


Another review with a good video is here: http://www.downrange.tv/blog/?p=768




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Old October 7th, 2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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My opinion- this is a great rifle if you want a similar look to an AR, but is a 10-22 underneath the AR costume.

The Colt is a disappointment. Colt argueably makes the best .223 AR rifles, so I had high expectations w/ the Colt 22. It's selling point is it's metal construction, however it doesn't break down like an AR and doesn't function like an AR (faux magazine release and saftey turns 180 degrees instead of 90).

In the current market, the S&W M&P 15-22 is my pick for a dedicated AR-22. Polymer makes it light and is nothing new to be afraid of, especially in a 22, and it looks, feels, and functions like an AR.
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The Colt .22 isn't made by Colt.

It is made by Walther.

Still a disappointment.

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The Colt .22 isn't made by Colt.

It is made by Walther.

Still a disappointment.

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Yes, but it's sold under the Colt name. If you ask for a Walther AR-15 people will look at you cross-eyed. It's a joint venture w/ Colt, Walther, and Umarex.
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On that note...

My local gun store just called. My S&W M&P 15-22 should be in within a couple days.
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Okay. I saw the reference to the AR-15s and wanted to make sure you knew.

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After the great look of the sr-556 I felt it was lacking style. But it is still better then the S&W.
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After the great look of the sr-556 I felt it was lacking style. But it is still better then the S&W.

Seriously? What didn't you like about the S&W?

Or by style do you mean that the S&W doesn't have a flash suppressor(?)
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They just called and my SR 22 just came in and I will pick it up after work. Can't wait since I really like my other 10/22's. Still trying to decide what sight system to put on it. Anyone else have one yet and what sight system did you use?
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They just called and my SR 22 just came in and I will pick it up after work. Can't wait since I really like my other 10/22's. Still trying to decide what sight system to put on it. Anyone else have one yet and what sight system did you use?
All depends on you budget and what you intend to use the rifle for.
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Unhappy SR22 disassembly issue

I have owned a SR22 for about 6-weeks. I love to fire the weapon and like many of the features. However, the SR22 has a major flaw, in my opinion. In order to break down the weapon for cleaning the bolt and receiver, you must remove the front hand guard using a 3/16 hex wrench. You can only get a half-turn on the screws and then you must remove the wrench and reset for another half-turn. It takes a few minutes to get the two screw out. Then you must remove the sloted take-down screw with a coin or screwdriver. The manual incorrectly states that you can now lift the barrel/receiver from the stock. Opps! Not Yet. Even though the manual does not mention it, you MUST remove the top rail by removing 4 more hex screws with a different size hex wrench. Overall, it takes about 10 minutes and 3 different tools just to get the thing out of the stock for cleaning. Rugerís downloadable manual is still in error on this issue.
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They just called and my SR 22 just came in and I will pick it up after work. Can't wait since I really like my other 10/22's. Still trying to decide what sight system to put on it. Anyone else have one yet and what sight system did you use?
I added a Leapers Golden Eye Red Dot sight. Fits on the top rail and very accurate at up to 100 yards. I sighted my in at 50 yards and it is a tack-driver.
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M&P 15 .22, so much more sexy for 550$ and the 25rnd mags-excellent S&W quality and accuracy to boot. No upgrades needed except a scope/dotsight and extra mags.
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You can solve that irritating hex head (allen head) problem by getting a set of ball-end allen wrenches/drivers (or making a regular one a ball-end). The ball-end allows you to hold it at an angle to the fastener's head. I cut the right angle off of some standard ones, chucked up the shank in a drill, and applied a file to make mine. (which sadly isn't getting used for anything gun related)
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You can solve that irritating hex head (allen head) problem by getting a set of ball-end allen wrenches/drivers (or making a regular one a ball-end). The ball-end allows you to hold it at an angle to the fastener's head. I cut the right angle off of some standard ones, chucked up the shank in a drill, and applied a file to make mine. (which sadly isn't getting used for anything gun related)
I would take it one step further, I would invest in some quality "T" Handle Hex wrenches..................
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