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This is a discussion on 10/22 accuracy within the Ruger 10/22 Rimfire forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Well, a few things come to mind. I have 2 Ruger 10/22's one standard and one target. Both have stock triggers. My target version has ...


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Old September 11th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #16
 
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Well, a few things come to mind. I have 2 Ruger 10/22's one standard and one target. Both have stock triggers. My target version has a .920 butler creek barrel and 3x9x40 scope. These rifles are both extremely accurate. I have my target sighted in at 50 yards, and know exactly where to hold over to hit a 100 yards. I can regularly hit a 12 gauge shell hull at 100 yards with it off the bench. So I don't blame the rifle for your issues. But a few things that may help you come to mind. First off all try switching your ammo. I tried several types of ammo before finding what my 10/22's liked best. I now only shoot CCI green tag competition in my target and CCI stingers in my standard. The target with that ammo shoots under 1moa. It may take several range trips to find the right ammo, but in the end it will be worth it, all .22LR ammo is not created equal.
Second as other posters have said check your scope base and rings and make sure they are tight. I have had mine loosen and adversely effect my groups before on other rifles. A dab of blue or purple Loctite on the screws will solve any loosening problem, don't use the red or you may never be able to take it apart without damaging something. Then check your scope to fully make sure your not having an issue with it. Install it on another rifle and try it if need be to make sure its not the issue. Another thing that comes to mind is I have a range partner that shoots some of my rifles on occasion and his accuracy isn't as good as mine with the same gun. Come to find out the problem was his glasses, it effects his sight picture, and effects his accuracy, even though I have repeatedly shot 1moa or better with the same rifle. If all else fails give Ruger a call, I am sure they will figure out what the problem is and get you steered in the right direction, they have awesome customer service. Good luck

Here is my target I built 5 years before Ruger started selling them that way.




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Reread the original post and a few questions come to mind. Windy day? What ammo? Try cycling a 10 round mag full of ammo by hand and see if it comes out skinned and damaged. I have been told the target version has a much tighter chamber and may not like bulk ammo. Just some thoughts. At 50 yards it should be easy to dial in the scope without laser sighting. I am also assuming it is a new rifle and not just new to you. You are getting a good sight picture and very comfortable holding the sight picture, yes?

Tacky nice looking rifle! I wish I bought a taller bipod like you did mine is very close in appearance but 5.7 to 7.9 or something like that. Have not been to the range yet so who knows..
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For those who want to throw the baby out with the bath water, you need to spend some time on Rimfire Central.

There are folk who set the factory barrel back just a tad, and ream a new chamber and it seems to make a huge difference at a minimal cost.

Then there are very reasonably priced after market barrel with out the cost of a Kidd or Freddersen barrel.

Just did some very quick tests this past Monday afternoon with my new Freddersen barrel, and it is worth the cost.

I have a very accurate Clark Custom 77/22 bolt rifle and for those who say that a 10/22 will not shoot as accurately as a bolt gun, well you just simply haven't been there and seen that.

I have yet to do all the testing I want to do with the new 10/22, but as accurate as the Clark Custom is, this 10/22 is going to be hard on it's heals!

IT comes down to just what do your want. I happen to like very accurate .22 rimfires, and a fit of extra bucks makes it happen and rings my bell!

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Reread the original post and a few questions come to mind. Windy day? What ammo? Try cycling a 10 round mag full of ammo by hand and see if it comes out skinned and damaged. I have been told the target version has a much tighter chamber and may not like bulk ammo. Just some thoughts. At 50 yards it should be easy to dial in the scope without laser sighting. I am also assuming it is a new rifle and not just new to you. You are getting a good sight picture and very comfortable holding the sight picture, yes?

Tacky nice looking rifle! I wish I bought a taller bipod like you did mine is very close in appearance but 5.7 to 7.9 or something like that. Have not been to the range yet so who knows..
Thanks, who knew ruger would build one almost identical 5 years later. Yeah my bipod is a 9" to 13" shooters ridge I went with, works well for bench shooting, only thing it needed was to Loctite the pivot bolts and nuts since they have a tendency to work loose. No issues after that. Only other addition was I threaded the barrel 1/2x28 tpi to accept a suppressor, works like a charm.
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Took it to LGS and had it bore sighted, He said something about the up dial was maxed out and wasn't holding. He went all the way down and then back up and said it was working now to go try it. So apparently the up, down was not working and this is why it was constantly changing causing bullets to open up. Also told me to get better ammo. And I will if it ever becomes available again. I bought what was available at the time. I read that sometimes they don't get seated at the factory and you need to tap them pretty good with a plastic screwdriver to seat them, hope that was the problem. Will let you all know when I get a chance to shoot again, Thanks for your help
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hhmmm stock 10/22 is accurate enough to take squirrels with headshot at 50yds
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Took it to LGS and had it bore sighted, He said something about the up dial was maxed out and wasn't holding. He went all the way down and then back up and said it was working now to go try it. So apparently the up, down was not working and this is why it was constantly changing causing bullets to open up. Also told me to get better ammo. And I will if it ever becomes available again. I bought what was available at the time. I read that sometimes they don't get seated at the factory and you need to tap them pretty good with a plastic screwdriver to seat them, hope that was the problem. Will let you all know when I get a chance to shoot again, Thanks for your help
That is not a very good thing to say about a scope imo...having to tap on it to get it to work right due to factory problems...one would expect more from that brand I would think...actually a lot more...

Hopefully the scope is the problem and not the gun...Thunderbolts are the worst accuracy of any 22lr I have tried and that covers a pretty wide selection in all the available velocities...there are some others that were not good for me as well...like Federal Automatch...

If you can get any of the following premium do it...

CCI SV
CCI Mini Mags
Wolf MT
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BTW...what rings and rail are you using to mount that scope...

Did you put loctite on the rail screws prior to using...

Do the rings clamp down tight on the rail...

I would take it out of the rings and triple check all the scope mounting...
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Good points ZommyGun!

Just poke with a friend yesterday who said his factory mounted rings/mounts recently shot loose.

Have seen the same thing happen with mountings from a local Gun Store.

Be sure and clean the treads (internal and external) with acetone or lacquer thinner before applying the Loctite.

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I agree about the tap with the screw driver but that is what the article said. I didn't do that. He didn't say anything was loose, just said the up turret was not working, well kinda like it was stuck or something, Said it was fine now so will give it a try. Trying to find decent ammo is the real problem. Cant believe I didn't stock up on 22 guess I just figured they would always be there. Have plenty of everything else. Sure hope this crap gets over with. Im tired of running around all over town for a box of crap ammo. Its literally a foot race when the doors open or your out of luck. That just gets old after awhile. They have plenty of 223 even cases of it, nobody buying at the price they want. And 308 or 300WM is a absolute joke, Guess I wont be wearing those barrels out for along time. I don't even think of shooting them anymore
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I have the same gun with a Swift 4-12x40 mounted..It will shoot consistently from a crappy Wal Mart vice 1/2" at 50yds with an old lot of orange box CCI Mini-Mags I've had for a while..Funny..this lot will group better than any of the high dollar target grade ammo I've tried in it..But with newer lots of Mini not near as consistent group size but will still pull 3/4" regularly..

Now with the bulk stuff..it will open up anywhere from 3/4 to 1.5 depending on the ammo..And throw in a flyer and it can get ugly quick..lol

What I'm saying is if everything is tighten down and not moving on ya,then try different ammo if you can.But I realize with the current ammo crunch it's not easy to try different types..

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I am finding the 10/22 carbine and takedown are very light guns. got a reddot on my takedown and that has helped. My carbine is more accurate right out of box than td. don't really care for the rear sights that come with either.
Probably be best sending the gun to me and buying another that will shoot straighter.Plus send ammo with it as it is also faulty. This seems to be the most logical solution and hope it sounds good to you.
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Didn't get rifle back from smith yet, but have decided with reading all the reports that ammo has a lot to do with it, One guy said he was getting a 6" group at 50 yds so don't feel bad at all now
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Just wondering why no one has suggested taking the scope off and seeing what size groups it shoots. Wouldn't that at least eliminate the scope from the equation? Then the op would know if it is the scope or the gun. The only thing left would be ammo. A 2 and a half inch group seems pretty bad at 50 yards.
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I agree about the tap with the screw driver but that is what the article said. I didn't do that. He didn't say anything was loose, just said the up turret was not working, well kinda like it was stuck or something, Said it was fine now so will give it a try. Trying to find decent ammo is the real problem. Cant believe I didn't stock up on 22 guess I just figured they would always be there. Have plenty of everything else. Sure hope this crap gets over with. Im tired of running around all over town for a box of crap ammo. Its literally a foot race when the doors open or your out of luck. That just gets old after awhile. They have plenty of 223 even cases of it, nobody buying at the price they want. And 308 or 300WM is a absolute joke, Guess I wont be wearing those barrels out for along time. I don't even think of shooting them anymore
I think that is normal for most scopes. Whenever I make an adjustment I will shoot a couple rounds not caring where they hit and then try to see where it is hitting. Iowegan made a post describing the mechanics of it.
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