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Old December 25th, 2016, 04:10 PM   #1
 
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Which 10/22 to buy?

I know the takedown vs standard question has probably been beat to death, but my question is a little different. I recently bought a suppressor so im looking into getting another 10/22 as a host for it. I tossed around the idea of just sending my barrel or buying a donor barrel and having it threaded. I know i can buy a barrel thats already threaded but the limiting factor in all that is I want to retain the factory front sight. I came to the conclusion that I'll just buy another rifle already equipped with a threaded barrel. I really like the look and setup of the design contest winning appleseed rifle especially the modular stock, only problem is I just discovered Ruger made this rifle 2 years too late. Well i have the opportunity to buy one although its going to run me around $475 after shipping and transfer fee. At the same time I can get a stainless takedown with threaded barrel but a camo stock which id have to swap for $355 otd. Add another $100 for a hogue stock and $50 for the peep sights and id basically have a design contest rifle with a bonus takedown feature. I cant decide which route to go. What would you guys do?



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Takedowns are nice. If you use optics, I would go with a standard model. Otherwise, spin the dice and have fun.
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The takedown feature isn't all that important to me, but the limiting factor in all this is a threaded barrel WITH factory sights. Ruger doesn't offer any threaded standard models with sights but there's quite a few versions of the takedown that does. The design contest rifle is setup exactly how I want but it's no longer produced and the one I managed to find will cost $475. I can get a threaded takedown model with a camo stock for $355 otd but I'd have to spend another $150 to add a hogue stock and peep sights to set it up like the design contest rifle. So either rifle would end up costing about the same in the end, but the latter would have a bonus takedown feature. So I guess my real question is should I just buy the appleseed rifle already setup or go through the effort of setting up the takedown to match?
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I like the design contest winner. I like the stock and the sights are good although some people lament the adjustment. I think two 10/22s is the answer design contest winner for iron sights and red dot and a second rifle for scope. All I need now is a receiver and bolt and I will be set as far as 10/22s go. Have fun get a 10/22 and shoot it a lot, hard to go to far wrong, as you can always change it.



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I really like the design contest rifle as well. It's setup exactly like I want. I already have 2 other stock 10/22 carbines that I plan to leave that way. I'm looking into a 3rd specifically as a host for my suppressor. My plans are to use it mostly open sight and maybe a red dot later on. I started looking into the threaded takedown models simply because they are available not really because of the takedown feature although it's a nice bonus. The real reason I'm debating the contest rifle or takedown is because the contest rifle I found for sale the guy wants 399 plus 55 shipping from California. I don't mind paying 400 for the gun but that 55 shipping really bugs me for some reason. The threaded takedown would cost me 355 otd but I don't like the kryptek camo stock and the closest I can get to the contest rifle modular stock is a hogue for another 100. I found the factory peep sights for 50. So I could setup the takedown like the contest rifle for roughly the same price. Ruger also produces model #21121 which is a threaded takedown with modular stock but of course is just as scarce as the contest rifle. You wouldn't think finding a gun configured the way you want would be this difficult considering they produce millions of 10/22's. I don't know why they didn't just make the contest rifle a regular production item
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10/22's are awesome. Don't lament too much over the first purchase. They are probably one of the most personalized weapons no matter what you buy you will soon be moving and having fun with it.
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10/22's are awesome. Don't lament too much over the first purchase. They are probably one of the most personalized weapons no matter what you buy you will soon be moving and having fun with it.
Heck yeah, and Hi! I just joined the forum to come talk to others about the 10/22. I have a LOT of guns, and it is EASILY the most used gun I own.

Bought it 22 years ago when I moved here. I had a SERIOUS woodchuck problem from years of yard gone forest and untended. I was lucky the local gunshop had the laminated wood stock. SO darn beautiful. I put a cheap $30 Simmons 4x32 on it, and man does that baby shoot, and accurately.

I'm revamping my whole gun collection, and even in a SHTF scenario, it would be an uber important gun for food. I wanted to clean (that almost never happens) and re-zero at 85yrds.

To the OP. I've never even seen the takedown, but I would bet for accuracy with a mounted scope, as already mentioned, fixed.

If you want the best accuracy, skip mini-mags and any high pressure loads. They are more susceptible to windage. I always shoot hollows, because they are cheap but I would think a FMJ if they are available would fly more true than a lead tipped bullet. More consistent shape.

Anyway, at 10 cents a round, you'll shoot the hell outta that gun, and you will really find the "feel" for it as far as drop, windage.. I can put Mini-Mags into a 4" circle at 85 yards all day save for the occasional misloaded flier. They happen, you can hear and feel them when you've shot this enough.

Here is a ballistics and trajectory chart for a 36gr. Mini-Mag sighted at 85 yards. PS, you're going to LOVE this gun.

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Ooops, first post, no images or links. You'll have to plug that into your browser.

So, 10/22 pro's.. I need to do a full breakdown and cleaning of this poor trusty machine. Thinking about upgrading the optics. It's ridiculous that I have Leupolds and Acogs on much less shot guns. I think she deserves an upgrade. What do you suggest for good varmint/plinking at 85 yards?
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Take a look at Davidson's Gallery of Guns.

https://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx

You can get the Davidson's black synthetic / stainless take down with fiber optic sights, threaded barrel, and 25 rd BX for $410 total.

They do list the contest winner but it's out of stock. You can't do an instant quote if it's out of stock so I don't know how much it actually sells for.
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I wouldn't buy the Takedown model if you are considering mounting a peep on the receiver. Mounting an optic or sight on the receiver may not give you repeatable results. Both my Takedowns did not. IF you are going to use a rear peep that stays on the barrel, you will be good.

Many Takedowns dont return perfectly to point of impact when dis/reassembled. Some do. Neither of mine did. You can eliminate all the potential issues by buying the non Takedown version
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I really like the take down version.

Mainly because it exposes the chamber and

barrel for easy cleaning. Portability is also nice.
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I ended up buying a takedown, model #11137.....which is a stainless threaded barrel with multi-cam stock. I really wanted the contest rifle but I just couldn't bring myself to pay the guy $55 shipping from California. I picked this takedown up from whittaker guns for $333 otd plus $25 at my ffl. I couldn't pass that deal up. But every good deal has a trade off tho, being this particular gun is a distributor exclusive from 2013 or so it has some fit and finish issues. The multicam pattern is hydro-dipped on the stock and it has a few black spots around the corners where it breaks apart, the front sight was tight in the dovetail but there's gaps between it and the dovetail. When I tried mounting the collectors series front sight it just fell right out. I was debating sending the rifle back to ruger for that and the stock but I decided to just peen the sight a little and made it work. I'm still undecided if I'll keep the multicam stock or swap it for a hogue.
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I really like the take down version.

Mainly because it exposes the chamber and

barrel for easy cleaning.
So does drilling an access hole in the back of the receiver on the standard 10/22's
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So does drilling an access hole in the back of the receiver on the standard 10/22's
I did that to an SKS stock. DNK if I would want to do it to

a domestic rifle, tho.
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