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Blacky
09-08-2008, 5:46 PM
You guys panicked me when I heard the Ruger 10/22's are being made with plastic parts now. It was all the motivation I needed to run out and get a metal version while they are still around. I bought the Simmons Whitetail Classic Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Adjustable Objective Truplex Reticle a few months ago and didn't have a gun to put it on so it went on the Ruger. Its clear and bright but a LOT of magnification for a 22.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9816/r2mk0.jpg

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1917/r1kk7.jpg

nobs11
09-08-2008, 6:10 PM
Nice rifle. Which barrel is that?

The plastic parts on the new Ruger are the trigger guard and the barrel band. Not the barrel or stock or something. You are not sacrificing anything. I don't understand why it is a big deal to so many people. I prefer my guns to be lightweight where weight is not necessary.

762cavalier
09-08-2008, 6:25 PM
Man with that scope on it you could shoot the 'nads off of a gnat at 50 yds:eek:

Blacky
09-08-2008, 6:25 PM
I disagree, I do not care for the plastic at all... but what ever floats your boat.

More on that here - http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=116352

Its the Ruger 10/22-T (http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=1121&return=Y)

scfast
09-08-2008, 6:40 PM
Nice T the target may be an exception when it comes to the plastic trigger housing....but there a definitely dealer's with "old" stock still

Blacky
09-08-2008, 7:02 PM
The shop I purchased it from had about 15 10/22's lots of different models. I only saw 2 plastic and they were the base standard 10/22. I'm just glad I was able to get the model I wanted. :D

nobs11
09-08-2008, 7:03 PM
I disagree, I do not care for the plastic at all... but what ever floats your boat.

The plastic is supposed to be tougher than the old aluminum trigger guard so I don't get it other than "it is plastic so it must suck." But anyway.

It is about time Ruger made a heavy barreled model. Will it put a dent in Volquartsen and GM's business? Hmmm.

Blacky
09-08-2008, 8:09 PM
Will it put a dent in Volquartsen and GM's business? Hmmm. seriously?


Well I'm glad there are fans of the plastic because if you want anything else you'll have to build it yourself. Whats next, cardboard magazines?

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Mississippi
09-08-2008, 9:53 PM
Nice rifle!

5150Marcelo
09-08-2008, 10:01 PM
I'll take the ALUNIMUM!

Equalizer2
09-08-2008, 10:15 PM
Plastic is for toys, not weapons.:D

NeoWeird
09-08-2008, 10:35 PM
Plastic is for toys, not weapons.:D

They said the same thing about the M16. Then again about the Glock.

Synthetic is not the problem, it's the quality of the synthetic. There's a huge difference between the different 'plastics' alone, and then you get into injection plastics, hybrid mixtures, etc and you can get some VERY strong combinations.

The problem I've seen is that the VERY few recent Ruger's I've seen SEEM to have lower quality plastic on their trigger packs. Not saying that is the case, but it seemed that way to me. Personally, I see no reason to hate them. True, I prefer the aluminum, but I wouldn't be devestated if my Ruger had a plastic trigger pack either, especially on a plinker. Now if I wanted the absolute best then I would be replacing the trigger pack from the factory, aluminum or plastic, to something better like a Kidd, Volquartson, etc.

The way I see it, cheaper materials, less labor, less time, etc. This should keep Ruger prices relatively low while the dollar decreases in value and that's a good things in my eyes.

aplinker
09-08-2008, 10:56 PM
Plastic is for toys, not weapons.:D

:shrug:

Then I guess my UMP, the FN SCAR and the Glock are all toys?

Plastic is just the name for a classification of materials. Metal can be worse than plastic - it just depends on what the metal and plastic are. Ever seen some of the zinc or tin airsoft garbage?

I'll take the right material for the job. Period.

thefurball
09-09-2008, 5:18 AM
I personally prefer the feel of metal when I pick up a firearm. Matter of personal taste I guess because my 'plastic' guns shoot just as well.

cleanguy46
09-09-2008, 5:49 AM
Nice rifle and a good shooter too! I have a stainless one and I changed the hammer forged barrel it came with and replaced it with a Green Mountain fluted stainless barrel and the accuracy increased significantly. Wolf MT and SK standard plus is super accurate through this set up and will produce on hole groups at 50yds! Have fun with it! :D

Ohhhh and plastic is good on some weapons however not on a 10/22!

rtlltj
09-09-2008, 9:07 AM
Luckily I purchased my first 10/22 back in april and got a aluminum trigger housing. I had no idea they were switching over to plastic.

ar15barrels
09-09-2008, 9:12 AM
I bought the Simmons Whitetail Classic Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Adjustable Objective Truplex Reticle a few months ago and didn't have a gun to put it on so it went on the Ruger. Its clear and bright but a LOT of magnification for a 22.

Does it focus all the way back to 25yds or less?

Blacky
09-09-2008, 10:04 AM
Does it focus all the way back to 25yds or less?

Yes it does, its actually a pretty good scope, its just overkill on the X-power.

TonyM
09-09-2008, 10:08 AM
I don't mind the plastic trigger housing on my 10/22, since it's one of the first parts everyone tends to replace anyway when upgrading to a good trigger. :p

ar15barrels
09-09-2008, 10:15 AM
Yes it does, its actually a pretty good scope, its just overkill on the X-power.

Does it focus to 25yds at 20x?

Bring that gun out to APS this weekend for the 22 tactical match.
All you need to add is a bipod and some good ammo.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=118611

Blacktail 8541
09-09-2008, 11:29 AM
:shrug:

Metal can be worse than plastic - it just depends on what the metal and plastic are.
I'll take the right material for the job. Period.

Couldn't agree more.