Originally Posted by jhartmac
Ok so let me make sure IM understanding all this LOL, IM about to venture into the 10/22 world as well, so my plan was to get a take down model and a gemtech take down suppressor. But should I just go with a standard non take down? and a gemetch integral? or just ditch the whole integral deal and go with a standard 10/22 with the threads.
jhartmac... decide what you are going to do optic wise... Factory iron sights... Red Dot... scope...? IF you are thinking of anything other than the factory sights, just be prepared for the possibility your rifle isn't going to hold zero when dis/reassembling it. The standard non-takedown 10/22 doesn't have this issue. I DO like my takedowns, the ability to inspect and easily clean the barrel is excellent, BUT I also had to tweak my scoped takedown because of the issues we discuss in this thread, and other threads.
I would get a screw on suppressor because you can move it from host to host. I have one suppressor, but many different hosts. You can't do that with an integral. There isn't really any advantage to an integral, certainly not noise reduction. The integral DOES look better, there is no can hanging on the end of your barrel, and some people like that fact.