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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #1
 
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Question Just bought two new 10/22s

Hi Everyone, Just picked up two 10/22s for my son and I. We chose the stainless/black synthetic carbine version. When we got home and fully inspected the rifles we noticed a little weight difference between the two. We then noticed that the top of the receivers looked differently too. One was black matte and the other looks to be brushed aluminum. On the Ruger website it shows the guns to have a 5 pound weight where ours is 4.45#s for the brushed aluminum and 4.77# for the matte black one. The website shows our model guns to have the aluminum receiver top, not the black matte one. Any ideas to what is going on? We are new to guns and were wondering if there were any pros or cons to the low weight.



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Old December 27th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #2
 
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10/22s have an aluminum receiver. Always have. Ruger does different finishes, from brushed clear coat for the stainless barreled versions to matte paint and more recently, smooth paint(returning to the old style for the black). The only difference in weight is caused by different barrel weights(length, and diameter) and wood stock/synthetic stock. Other than that, there is no difference except the target model has a slightly different trigger componants to lighten the trigger pull.
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Since posting earlier this evening I have noticed that the gun that I inspected at purchase time two weeks ago (model 01240) is different than the one that was ordered to complete the two gun order, (model 01256). The gun dealer had the first one on the shelf and ordered the second one when I made my purchase. Its no big deal to me that they are different. It will help us tell them apart before we do any modifying to them. With a very accurate scale there definitely is a weight difference. Also no big deal.
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Weights are always an estimate. You think every gun weighs exactly what the manufacturer shows? As above said...yeah, ALL Ruger 10/22 receivers are the same - aluminum.
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Who is going to teach your son to shoot ....????
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My son already went through a very intensive firearms program with our local 4-H program at a nearby target range. We have lots of friends that are very experienced with all firearms. We've been going to shooting outings without having our own equipment (shooting theirs)and with their advice feel pretty comfortable starting with the 10/22.
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you two will have fun shooting your 10/22's. they are great rifles.
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You didn't say if the barrel lengths were the same or if they looked different (other than the finish). Anyway have fun shooting.
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As far as weight. IIRC the weights given would be fully loaded ...I'm not sure if you weighed your loaded. As you mentioned ...no big deal. As far as the 10/22 ...not because of this form ...but IMHO the 10/22 is one of the best values. They are the most fun you can have with your pants on. They will last several lifetimes. You AND your son will be able to hand them down to future generations. I don't know how Ruger did it ...it is rare in all markets ....but the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Have fun and welcome.



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I also have the 01240 but it is not found on the Ruger site when you do a model search...weird...
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Great choice of guns there..
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10/22 lots of fun. Also lots of option if you decide to tinker and trick them out.
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