Category: Shotguns and Smoothbores
It has been half a century since the Ruger 10/22 entered the world’s market creating a huge following in its home country, USA and nations all over the world. The Ruger 10/22 is a removable rotary firearm. When Ruger 10/22 entered the market, it established a powerful base of loyal customers who dumped the earlier guns found in the market for this firearm. What contributed to the rifle’s fame, however, is its size and the fact that it is a .22 chamber Long Rifle. People associated this size with adulthood other than the cheap “youth rifles” that have been very popular in 1964. This size, however, did not compromise its ease in handling and negligible recoil; people loved the highly competitive ammunition prices too making the riffle a favorite among youthful, inexperienced shooters.
With proven performance, a renowned rotary magazine, and a legendary action, this rifle has commanded a loyal following since its first day in the market. The popularity of the Ruger 10/22 has let to availability of many after-market modifications to augment the rifle’s looks, improve the rifle’s performance, or increase the capacity of the rifle’s magazine. This, essentially, has made the 10/22 one of the highly customizable riffles to be made. This firearm is also under improvement by custom manufacturers who aim at improving its performance even higher and therefore its cost.
The barrel of Ruger 10/22 is not threaded and thus rather than the usual pinning of the barrel to the frame like most other firearms, is screwed into the frame by use of two screws which makes the removing and the replacing and the barrel something you can do without the help of a gunsmith. Something else that makes it even easier for an average person to work on the machine and literary be able to replace any part with ease is that all the other parts bear a very simple construction. This means that you can dismantle the Ruger 10/22 firearm with just a few simple punches, a screwdriver and maybe a hex key.
With the plethora of styles for every rim-fire application, the Ruger 10/22 is suited for “plinking” informal target shooting, action-shooting events and small game hunting. All Ruger 10/22 firearms are suave, rugged, perfectly balanced and very accurate. The Ruger 10/22 is offered in a variety of choices ranging from the superbly accurate Target model to the standard 10/22 Carbine thus making the rifle one of the favorite firearms in the current global firearm market.
The Ruger 10/12 firearm is legendary in its reliability and comes in the features demanded by today’s shooters plus the strength of the earlier models and still the best prices for such a powerful rifle. In addition to the above features of the Ruger 10/22, the rifle comes with numerous variations of features in each and every model. For instance, the variations could be noted in a firearm having laminated wood finish, hardwood, and synthetic stocks. The Carbine model, for instance, is offered with black synthetic stocks or hardwood, and a receiver made of stainless steel. It has black synthetic finish giving it a very suave appearance and sturdy design.