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Old February 19th, 2017, 09:49 AM   #1
 
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Which 10/22 To buy for future options?

I am going to buy a 10/22 to train my family in handling guns and to eventually use as one option in home defense.
I may later want to upgrade to tactical stocks etc.
For now I am ok with base gun and 25 round mag.

Which model should I get? Tactical length? Take Down?
Which base unit is a good value with future options?
Do I want threaded barrel? Is that always on Tactical or Take Downs?

I don't need comments on use of .22lr for home defense. I know it all already,
am a believer and also have 12 Gauge 870 plus 357 Revolver.

(Plus I have a Marlin 60....but toooooo slowwww to reload!!!!! But it works.
$150 at Walmart when I got it.)

So many many models



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If it was me, I would get a 10/22 Charger. They are a ton of fun to shoot, and are not all that expensive. Heck, you can even get one in a take down model!
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just about any of them will be able to be upgraded to make it what you want. The only thing that you might look at is the stock preference and SS or Blued.
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If your planning future upgrades, get the cheapest one you can find. It doesn't make sense to have a beautiful walnut stock, and a good barrel sitting in a corner of your closet.

Most models do not come with a factory threaded barrel. Some do. Make sure if that's what you want...

There are issues with the Takedown, and a receiver mounted optic. If you want a simple rifle to throw on a scope, and have it stay zeroed, no matter what, get the standard version. Some Takedowns are fine, many are not. They simply don't go back to zero when dis/reassembled. I have 2 of the takedowns, and neither would settle back in after taking down. I tried every trick, and they just dont do it.
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Local Options on Sale

There is a classic wood stock on sale at Big 5 for $225...blued barrel.
The Stainless barrel with synthetic adds about $100.
The TakeDowns are on sale for about $350 with 25 round mag.
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If it was me, I would get a 10/22 Charger. They are a ton of fun to shoot, and are not all that expensive. Heck, you can even get one in a take down model!
What is the Charger?
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If it was me, I would get a 10/22 Charger. They are a ton of fun to shoot, and are not all that expensive. Heck, you can even get one in a take down model!
OK, I found the Charger....is it as reliable a feed... same assembly?
That might be better for the home defense option.

I will look around for one.
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I taught my kids to shoot with the standard 10/22 Carbine , blue steel, wood stock and 10 round magazine.
The higher the capacity , the better chance of malfunctions. I stick with 10's .
In my mind a carbine with a stock is much easier to teach kids and adults how to shoot. And in a self defense, home invasion situation...I definitely want a stock , shooting a rifle with a pistol grip in this situation is not a great idea. It sounds good on paper but in real life a shoulder stock is definitely a help in hitting a target....trust me.
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I taught my kids to shoot with the standard 10/22 Carbine , blue steel, wood stock and 10 round magazine.
The higher the capacity , the better chance of malfunctions. I stick with 10's .
In my mind a carbine with a stock is much easier to teach kids and adults how to shoot. And in a self defense, home invasion situation...I definitely want a stock , shooting a rifle with a pistol grip in this situation is not a great idea. It sounds good on paper but in real life a shoulder stock is definitely a help in hitting a target....trust me.
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Thank you for your input.
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OK, I found the Charger....is it as reliable a feed... same assembly?
That might be better for the home defense option.

I will look around for one.
Exact same mechanism as the carbine.
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The charger is technically a pistol. On of the versatility factors is you can make a gun purchased and recorded as a pistol bigger.. i.e.: add mods that make it a rifle.


If you take a carbine rifle and buy stuff and make something that looks like a charger you have now created a short barell rifle and have violated federal law. So more options if you start with a pistol.
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Id probably do the Target Tactical if I had to get a Ruger built gun. It doesn't have sights so you will need an optic of some sorts. A red dot would be good for HD but not real precise if your going to shot for groups.

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I decided on the SS Tactical Takedown as my first 10/22.
I just really like it....not the cheapest one but I think I will use it
stock for quite a while before I mess with it, which I would have wanted
to right away with the base wood stock/blue barrel for $225.00

I would like to sell my Marlin 60 if anyone knows the best way to do that.
I don't really want to ship, cant put on Craigslist so how do you advertise locally?
Can you put on Gunbroker.com for local pickup only?
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