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KJS
10-04-2008, 8:09 PM
Just picked up my new Ruger 10/22 from Reed's in Santa Clara (after my 10 day waiting period) and immediately took it into their range. That is one fun rifle to shoot, I will not lie. Totally worth every penny I paid for it.

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I field-stripped it when I got done and did some cleaning - what an easy rifle to work with! I've never cleaned a firearm in my life and I had it stripped and ready for cleaning in about 10 minutes. The copious amount of resources available on the 'net for this thing was a major help - found 5 videos with step by step instructions for teardown/reassembly, tons of websites, etc.

This may seem pretty "n00b-esque", but I had to share my excitement.

BroncoBob
10-04-2008, 8:15 PM
Congrates on your new purchase and the excitement doesn't stop. Buy more and shoot more.

VegasND
10-04-2008, 8:22 PM
Never apologize for honest enjoyment. Congratulations on your new acquisition--hope there's many more to follow!

What Just Happened?
10-04-2008, 8:54 PM
Very nice. I'll be picking up my first 22lr rifle on Monday (also a 10/22).

caldude
10-04-2008, 9:17 PM
With all of the praise for 10/22s lately, it's getting me thinking about getting one to trick out. Unfortunately, my wife inherited three .22 rifles (only one a semi-auto), so I don't think she'll let me get another one any time soon.

shirow
10-04-2008, 9:25 PM
I've been thinking about getting a 10/22 either already customized or do it myself.

Mods I'd want include a stainless bull barrel and thumbhole stock.

Any good websites recommendations?

X-NewYawker
10-04-2008, 9:30 PM
If we could have only ONE rifle -- THIS would be it.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/2-22s.jpg
From simple to exciting -- simply the finest .22 rifle. Ever.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22actions.jpg

blackberg
10-04-2008, 10:03 PM
I've been thinking about getting a 10/22 either already customized or do it myself.

Mods I'd want include a stainless bull barrel and thumbhole stock.

Any good websites recommendations?


If You really want to customize, Nodak Spud is offering receivers, so you can really the way YOU want it.

-blackberg

KJS
10-04-2008, 10:31 PM
My 10/22 came with a Weaver style scope mount, so I'm thinking of picking a scope up down the road. What are the recommendations for a reasonable yet accurate scope?

shirow
10-04-2008, 10:40 PM
If You really want to customize, Nodak Spud is offering receivers, so you can really the way YOU want it.

-blackberg

Thanks for the info. I'm drooling over the clear stainless NDS-22R.

Here's a link for everyone who wants to drool too:

http://www.nodakspud.com/NDS-22.htm

Do you have an idea how much it would cost to build your own like this? (not including optics)

nobs11
10-04-2008, 10:41 PM
My 10/22 came with a Weaver style scope mount, so I'm thinking of picking a scope up down the road. What are the recommendations for a reasonable yet accurate scope?

For a 22 recoil is not an issue. Get the clearest glass you can afford. If you can't do Leupold, go with Bushnell or Nikon.

Also if you ever want to upgrade and turn it into a real tack driver, Green Mountain, Volquartsen and others make fantastic barrels.

mossy
10-04-2008, 10:56 PM
be careful the 10/22 is a money pit.

i told myself when i bought it that it was going to be a plain plinking rifle with nothing special. one month later it transformed into this can killing monster
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/balisong-crazy/IMG_2612.jpg

KJS
10-04-2008, 11:24 PM
@mossy - Wow, that's pretty awesome! How many rounds does that mag hold? Are mags larger than 10 rounds legal on the 10/22 here in the PRK?

5hundo
10-04-2008, 11:35 PM
THey're great rifles, aren't they? :D

Want a great tip? Get this trigger kit from cabellas...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0012783224318a&navCount=0&podId=0012783&parentId=cat20803&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=netcon&catalogCode=XJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20803&hasJS=true

I installed one on my friend's rifle and then shot mine back-to-back with his and it makes a WORLD of difference. ;)

mossy
10-05-2008, 12:01 AM
@mossy - Wow, that's pretty awesome! How many rounds does that mag hold? Are mags larger than 10 rounds legal on the 10/22 here in the PRK?

thanks. the mags are buttler creek 10 rounders. they can be connected together for quick mag changes.

Tumerboy
10-05-2008, 12:10 AM
If You really want to customize, Nodak Spud is offering receivers, so you can really the way YOU want it.

-blackberg


I went into the Gun Vault to get some info a couple weeks ago (looking at 10/22's) I was very tempted by one they had there. I resisted, and after thinking a bit about it, I realized that I would eventually replace every part on a stock gun, so I might as well just build it from the ground up.

NDS-22R on it's way to the GunVault! (sad part is, the receiver is one of the cheapest parts I'm looking at!) :banghead:

5968
10-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Congrats on the new 10/22. Give it a little time and you will start putting custom parts on it. Then after you get it all customized, you will be another 10/22 because you miss the original configuration. You can't take off the custom parts, because you love that rifle too.