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HK Dave
04-14-2012, 5:07 PM
Howdy folks, just picked up a Ruger 10/22 Takedown and a Vortex Viper 2-7x32mm scope for it.

Needing some rings...

Anyone have a similar set up? Any idea what height rings I'll be needing? I was thinking Leupold lows at .730"?

Excaliburr
04-14-2012, 10:08 PM
First thing you may find out is that once it is installed, it will be too long to fit back into the tactical bag that the gun came in. Scope appears to be 11.5" long according to the specs. In order for mine to work, I needed a shorter scope. I bought a used Weaver 4 power and after it is mounted, the scope front comes just barely past the receiver end. I have just enough room to put the gun back in the pouch where it came out of and barely close the flap. Any scope longer than mine will not work I am afraid. It took me 2 scopes mounted to figure this out. It is my intention to leave the gun in its original tactical case, so I wanted everything to work out correctly. Rings are simple being that ruger has included a weaver rail. Any weaver rings, say medium height because of your 32mm should work. I elected for see thru rings so that I can still use iron sights if needed in a survival situation.

BigBoyPinoy
04-15-2012, 1:35 AM
Since this is a take down rifle for packing and survival I wanted to be able use iron sights as well as my scope. Ended up using a weaver see through scope base and rings combo. Mounted directly to the receiver. Looks good and works great. Still fits in bag.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_010351.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_010321.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_010217.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_010533.jpg

Excaliburr
04-15-2012, 3:48 AM
Which weaver scope is that Bigboy pinoy?

oscar@CBF
04-15-2012, 6:29 AM
Scope and weaver mount model part number please. Nice set up BTW. I was also thinlking about addin a set of HiViz sights. Your thougths?

BigBoyPinoy
04-15-2012, 7:17 AM
Which weaver scope is that Bigboy pinoy?

Scope and weaver mount model part number please. Nice set up BTW. I was also thinlking about addin a set of HiViz sights. Your thougths?

Nikon Prostaff 2-7x32 and Weaver rings #49711 (Walmrt) Scope was short enough to fit bag as long as I didn't have it out past the receiver too much. Went with these rings since they sat lower to allow better view of irons and one less connection to the receiver to worry about.

HiViz sights are nice, have them on my other 10-22 shorty that came with the factory youth barrel. But the nice brass bead and fold down notch sight on the TD is also good. I might put a Burris FF / Optima red dot on the folder as well.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_065024.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_065710.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_065325.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_065427.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_065437.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120415_065415.jpg

sholling
04-15-2012, 9:08 AM
My advice is to avoid see-through mounts. It's hard enough to get a cheek weld with a standard stock and low-rings and to stick the scope up that high isn't a good idea - you'll be lucky to get a "chin weld". Either go with sights or a scope rather than settling for a poor compromise.

I'd pick up the lowest Leupold rimfire rings that will allow your scope to clear the barrel and rear sights. With a 32mm objective that's probably going to be a medium height. If you like you can try to find a base (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/198415/leupold-1-piece-rifleman-scope-base-weaver-style-ruger-10-22-silver) that will let you use the sights with the scope removed. That'll give you a fall back plan should the scope fail, but if you're using a good quality scope the tapped holes in the receiver are probably going to strip before the scope breaks.

oscar@CBF
04-15-2012, 9:46 AM
BBP Are we taliking about this scope?
Prostaff Part #6720 (Matte, BDC 200)
If so how do I adjust the BDC for a 22 cal projectile?
Unfortunatly this scope does not qualify for the "Rock your /rimfile" $50 discount. The BDC 150 does but the scope is almost 1" longer.

sholling
04-15-2012, 11:07 AM
BBP Are we taliking about this scope?
Prostaff Part #6720 (Matte, BDC 200)
If so how do I adjust the BDC for a 22 cal projectile?
Unfortunatly this scope does not qualify for the "Rock your /rimfile" $50 discount. The BDC 150 does but the scope is almost 1" longer.

You cannot adjust the BDC. If you're worried about length and can live without the BDC you can go with a 9.2" Leupold FX-1 4x28 Rimfire or a 10" VX-1 2-8x28. They're a bit more money but good scopes.

Leupold FX-1 4x28 Rimfire ($220) 9.2" long and 7.5oz
Leupold VX-1 2-7x28 Rimfire ($220) 9.9" long 8.2oz
Weaver Classic 4x28 Rimfire ($120) 10.11" long and 8.5oz
Weaver Classic 2.5-7x28 Rimfire ($150) 11.22" long and 9.75oz
Nikon ProStaff 4x28 Rimfire ($100-rebate) 11.5" long and 13.1oz
Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 BDC Rimfire ($150-rebate) 12.4" long and 15oz

gunnerstuff
04-15-2012, 1:43 PM
Well I did about the same as BigBoyPinoy. I did not want to spend a lot on glass for this, so this is my setup. Konus 4x32 compact scope, $65 at Midway. Got the rings from CTD for $13. And it still fits nicely in the bag. Also added the KIDD auto bolt release... this is a must have IMO.

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss185/gunnerstuff/2012-04-15_13-22-42_369_1024x576.jpg

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss185/gunnerstuff/2012-04-15_13-23-16_359_1024x576.jpg

oscar@CBF
04-15-2012, 4:05 PM
I just got back from the gun show and I could not find the rings. I guess i'm going to get them on-line. I was already looking for the auto bolt release. I already have the Pro-staff 3-9 BDC #6725 in hand but it's too long. Back it goes or onto another rimfire! It looks like I'm going to have to take alook at the Konus 4x32.

Thanks everyone for your help.

Dirtbikindad393
04-15-2012, 4:29 PM
If I may what does the auto bolt release do? Just now learning about these so asking lots of questions.

Izzy43
04-15-2012, 5:02 PM
BBP Are we taliking about this scope?
Prostaff Part #6720 (Matte, BDC 200)
If so how do I adjust the BDC for a 22 cal projectile?
Unfortunatly this scope does not qualify for the "Rock your /rimfile" $50 discount. The BDC 150 does but the scope is almost 1" longer.

Go to nikonhunting.com. Launch their "Spot On" program (right side of the page). Select your scope, select your ammo. If the ammo isn't on their list you can input the data, bullet weight, velocity, ballistic coeffecient (BC) and height that the center of your scope is mounted above the bore. Click apply, set your zero point, target distance and press "Fire". The reticle with the distances will show on the right. Couldn't be easier and you can expand the reticle and print out the reticle sheet. Take it to the range or hunting or whatever. Its also accurate if you enter the correct data. Play with it for a while and it becomes easy to use.

You can also change environmentals and generate and print ballistics tables.

Excaliburr
04-15-2012, 5:18 PM
The auto bolt upgrade makes it so when you pull back the bolt it automatically goes forward when you let it go. Otherwise, you have to fumble with the manual bolt release on the left front of the trigger with your other hand while you move the bolt back in order for the gun to chamber a round. When you are trying to get off shots quickly and need to change mags, this can be a problem. I am sure Ruger does this for safety reasons. You can either buy a new part and install it where the factory part is or make the factory part like the after market part by dremmeling out the tit. Kind of hard to explain these mods, but if you all go to rimfirecentral.com there are many people who do these and have done so for decades. Plenty of youtube vids out there too, just don't grind away at the trigger sear and hammer as some have done in their vids. You can reduce trigger pull by simply polishing up the parts that move against each other. In manufacturing, they have done away with any hand work so that they can produce the gun cheaper. The three must do mods IMO is the auto bolt, polishing the sear/trigger engagement + maybe a little dri lube and if you think you are going to use this gun a lot for practice, a new recoil buffer (one out of plastic from Volquartsen). This should make it a much more survival friendly tool, quiet it down and lower the trigger pull to 3-4 pounds. Way better for accuracy. You might also consider some extra mags and those couplers that allow you to glue the mags end to end. Makes for another quick 10 rounds and keeps it CA legal.

Dirtbikindad393
04-15-2012, 5:22 PM
Thank you!

Excaliburr
04-15-2012, 5:24 PM
On the scope, some people are taking advantage of the nikon special of $50 rebate and buying the Weaver 4 power x 32mm for around $100. When they get the rebate back, they will have effectively spent $50 on a Weaver scope. I heard Wal-Mart had the best deal and it includes rings. Here is a link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nikon-ProStaff-Riflescope-4x32-with-Rings-Nikoplex-Reticle-Matte/17805712

Dirtbikindad393
04-15-2012, 6:33 PM
I bought the next one up the BDC 150. However maybe I should have bought the one you mentioned as its shorter may fit back in the tactical case better. Still trying to figure out what rings to get to mount it with.

ETAviator
04-15-2012, 11:51 PM
... Konus 4x32 compact scope, $65 at Midway. Got the rings from CTD for $13. And it still fits nicely in the bag. Also added the KIDD auto bolt release... this is a must have IMO.

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss185/gunnerstuff/2012-04-15_13-22-42_369_1024x576.jpg

How does this scope perform? I like that it also comes in black and it is definitely a potential candidate for the 10/22 TD.

Where can I get more info about attaching two of the rotary clips together back to back?

oscar@CBF
04-17-2012, 4:26 PM
Gents - How do these scopes fit in the original bag? My pro-staff did not fit back into the bag it came in!

Maltese Falcon
04-17-2012, 4:48 PM
Where can I get more info about attaching two of the rotary clips together back to back?

Not sure about the 2 to 1, But I have bought the 3-1 from this Calgunner.

Last post is 4/7/12 so he is still selling them. Check out the holsters also

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=242144

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kaboom
04-26-2012, 2:17 AM
I have just learned of this gun while browsing GB, and I really like the idea. The only thing is, I feel plastic on a 10/22 is sacrilegious. Does any one know if it would be possible to take an older wooden stock and make it work with this rifle? Also, have they finally quit making the 10/22 stainless barrels in that crappy looking matte finish, and is the lower receiver still plastic?

Assuming I can get one of these fixed up to my idea of what a 10/22 should be, I think I have found my new toy for carrying around on my quad ATV.

Thanks for any input.

BigBoyPinoy
08-04-2012, 8:35 PM
Just wanted to update this thread since I received an email from another member regarding my scope and ring setup. The original Weaver see-through rings I had on the TD should line up with the mounting holes as long as you get the right model for 10-22s, just have to play around with the positioning.

I have since gotten rid of the Weaver rings and replaced then with Leupolds. I preferred the all aluminum design instead of aluminum/steel of the Weavers. Here are some updated pics of my current setup on my 10-22 TD. Approximately the same height and slightly lighter than the Weavers. View through rings seem wider as well with the Leupolds.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120804_202453.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120804_202510.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120804_202625.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120804_202707.jpg

Quser.619
08-31-2012, 9:42 PM
Was looking at getting a Vortex scope for mine as well & wondered if you decided upon rings & how it worked out for you. Also sent a PM, but figured I'd post here in case anyone else was wondering as well.

emptybottle151
10-21-2012, 8:39 PM
Will duracoat stick to the stainless steel barrel and aluminum receiver? Not digging the sliver look.