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Gun_Owner_901
11-11-2012, 4:50 AM
So I have been thinking about buying a Ruger 10/22 now for awhile, what do you guys think about the 10/22, I've heard good things for the most part but would like some more input, also can you own & use 10/22 Hi Cap Mags, I am not sure if the Hi Cap Mag ban includes 22LR or if that law just refers to larger calibers.

mmakay
11-11-2012, 5:37 AM
The 10/22 is a hugely fun firearm. The only time I would advise against buying one is if your ultimate goal is to build a competition accuracy gun. Not that you can't make them tack-drivers, its just that there are other platforms better suited to that.

Unless you owned the hi-cap magazines prior to the ban, and had them in-state, you cannot, in general, legally own them now.

brix
11-11-2012, 5:53 AM
The 10/22 is a hugely fun firearm. The only time I would advise against buying one is if your ultimate goal is to build a competition accuracy gun. Not that you can't make them tack-drivers, its just that there are other platforms better suited to that.

Unless you owned the hi-cap magazines prior to the ban, and had them in-state, you cannot, in general, legally own them now.

I disagree there are many people that use the 10/22 in competitions. It is a fun gun to upgrade and work on if you like building up from stock or spend the cash to get a custom build from a maker like volquartsen or kidd.

Same rules apply as with any gun in CA you cannot have a fully assembled hi cap mag, but you can own rebuild kits. There are a couple of company that sell and ship to CA

Izzy43
11-11-2012, 5:55 AM
So I have been thinking about buying a Ruger 10/22 now for awhile, what do you guys think about the 10/22, I've heard good things for the most part but would like some more input, also can you own & use 10/22 Hi Cap Mags, I am not sure if the Hi Cap Mag ban includes 22LR or if that law just refers to larger calibers.

:xeno:

Tons of info on this site about 10/22s and Hi-Cap Magazines.

MIAMIbaseballer
11-11-2012, 5:55 AM
10/22 is a hell of a gun. I've had mine for years. Never really heard anything bad about a 10/22. Lots of options and mods available as well...

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
11-11-2012, 6:02 AM
best buy ever, cheap to shoot, easy to clean and very accurate out the box, this is the 1st 150rds down the barrel, 5 different brands of ammo all clean after I switch from brand, yes it shot a li'l to the right but it's all in the center now.

35 feet from target, standing no rest
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=178815&stc=1&d=1352646008

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
11-11-2012, 6:05 AM
and the 5 rounds to the "left-center" of the target where 5 brands of ammo loaded into a single magazine to see if it will work, shot all 5 rounds rapid fire with no problem.

mmakay
11-11-2012, 8:37 AM
I disagree there are many people that use the 10/22 in competitions.

I never said you couldn't ... I just said that I feel there are better platforms if you are going that route.

dlquinn71
11-11-2012, 8:54 AM
My understanding is the high capacity mag is not legal here in this blue state but you can get around that with the tri-mag coupler...not quite the same thing but pretty darn close.

Rider1k
11-11-2012, 8:58 AM
Sweet little rifles. The trimag works very well

cebuvfr
11-11-2012, 9:04 AM
I think a 10/22 is a must have riffle. Fun to shoot, reliable, accurate, lots of accessories, etc.

ckyrulez
11-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Not only is the 10/22 fun to shoot, but there are so many aftermarket accessories that you can customize it pretty much however you like.

vintagearms
11-11-2012, 12:35 PM
The little Ruger box magazines are uber reliable and actually prefer them to the 10+ mags. The tri-mag couplers work great and the 10/22 can be what you want it to be: stock, tactical, tackdriver/comp, etc. Just depends on your budget.
Mine is simple. GM barrel with Volk hammer/sear and Hogue stock. Great for Appleseed.

tanakasan
11-11-2012, 1:55 PM
Everyone should own a 10/22!

They are a lot of fun to shoot, and as mentioned, they are a ton of accessories to build one exactly as you like.

Get one, you will not regret it!

Robert

Gun_Owner_901
11-11-2012, 2:26 PM
Thanks Guys, Will be buying one before Christmas.

fmunk
11-13-2012, 4:27 PM
Thanks Guys, Will be buying one before Christmas.

Dick's Sporting Goods black friday deal, standard 10/22 for $180.

elfstone
11-13-2012, 11:44 PM
^
Are you serious?! Can you please reply with the link to this Dick's deal.
That is amazing. Thanks

ogarcia_02
11-14-2012, 12:08 AM
^ it's posted on the deals section, check your local stores as not all dick's carry guns

elfstone
11-14-2012, 12:28 AM
thanks Mr. Garcia.

Ron-Solo
11-14-2012, 2:15 AM
Everyone should have at least one.

My safe has six. Mine, my son's, my daughter in law's, and one for each of my grandkids. Thinking about getting a second one for me and tricking it out a little.

Bobby Ricigliano
11-14-2012, 2:56 AM
The Ruger 10/22 falls into the category of 'Guns that everyone should own'.....

LiveSideways
11-14-2012, 9:09 AM
The Ruger 10/22 falls into the category of 'Guns that everyone should own'.....
Definitely.

Dakine_surf
11-14-2012, 12:53 PM
The Ruger 10/22 falls into the category of 'Guns that everyone should own'.....

Yep and not just one... every one should own 3 or 4... Last count in the safe I think I had 6 or 7 of those little buggers. Some are stock, others have cost as much as a decent AR... go figure

the86d
11-14-2012, 1:09 PM
Everyone LOVES to shoot mine as it is really accurate, even stock.

In the future, I would like to move to a free-state and buy a few more with standard (25 :) :p) mags...

fmunk
11-14-2012, 4:18 PM
http://www.slickguns.com/product/dicks-sporting-goods-black-friday-2012-ad-scan-and-deals

ojisan
11-14-2012, 4:40 PM
I woudn't buy one if I was you.
Because then you will have to buy some accessories for it, and get it all set up just the way you want it.
During this process you will be exposed to other accessories and possible "build" options and then have to get a second 10/22 to modify.
Then maybe a third one set up this way and a fourth one set up that way and...

Trust me on this.
I've been there and done that.
I'm still living it, it won't go away.
Don't buy a 10/22.

Gem1950
11-14-2012, 6:34 PM
Everything you'll need to know about the 10/22 - http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/index.php

Many shooters find that the standard 10 round mag works just fine. The banana mag gets in the way and looks dumb. However if you goal is to throw lots of lead down range then...

sholling
11-14-2012, 6:45 PM
I've got about half a dozen and in my opinion 10/22s are fun little rifles as-is and a ton of fun to build into tack drivers. Just don't expect a tack driver right out of the box. Straight from the factory most do good to maintain a 2-3MOA group with bulk ammo but with a bit of time, money, and patience you can modify them to be competitive in local events and have the satisfaction of it being your creation.

ejhc11
11-14-2012, 11:32 PM
I'm probably the only one here at Calguns that doesn't like it. Not because its not a good gun but because I like my CMMG 22LR upper a lot more (AR functionality). Also, I really like bolt action 22LRs, they are just so elegant when compared to the Ruger 10/22.

I own a stainless version and kept it pretty much stock except for the basic mods of a Volquartzen extractor, bolt release, ext. mag release, and a 2lb Brimstone trigger job. I will use it for Appleseed events and when I'm done I'll be putting it up for sale here at Calguns.

SB1964
11-15-2012, 12:29 AM
I`ve owned several & like them. My Current Stainless model has Volquartsen mag release, Bolt hold/release, Firing pin, Extractor & Bolt Handle & Buffer. Wolff Springs & Decent Scope. Fun Rifle, Tons of Accesories...

I`ve tried Bolt Action .22`s that are amazing in regards to Accuracy. Everyone that tries my .22 won`t give it back, lol. Some even wanna borrow it!

Get one & tell us about it!!!

protoolsnerd
11-15-2012, 12:32 AM
Buy it , you'll never go wrong with a 10/22 . I miss mine

Hdawg
11-15-2012, 10:49 AM
You should buy one. It's a great little rifle. While you're at it, buy a S&W 15/22 as well. You'll get one eventually anyway and you can save on the dros fees if you buy them together. My Ruger (stock, except for a Volquartsen hammer, buffer, and bolt release) is more accurate than I am with CCI minimags and neither rifle has ever had a failure to fire, feed, or eject with the minimags. The S&W is just plain fun. If you have a spare AR lower, you could get a CMMG 22 upper instead. I'm sure it would be as much fun.

fmunk
11-15-2012, 11:47 AM
A little inspiration... http://mygunculture.com/soup-it-up-for-soldiers/

slicknickns
11-15-2012, 11:50 PM
You wanna do nothin' to it and want rock solid reliability with dead-on-the-dime accuracy; get the great and venerable Marlin 795. You wanna trick it out like a Vietnamese kid from the suburbs in Fountain Valley with a Honda Civic Si; get the 10/22. They're both great guns, it's just different strokes for different folks.

Relatively same guns with far different tastes in terms of those who buy them

bsg
11-16-2012, 7:57 PM
the 10/22 is well worth what is spent to own one.

fmunk
11-16-2012, 8:48 PM
You wanna do nothin' to it and want rock solid reliability with dead-on-the-dime accuracy; get the great and venerable Marlin 795. You wanna trick it out like a Vietnamese kid from the suburbs in Fountain Valley with a Honda Civic Si; get the 10/22. They're both great guns, it's just different strokes for different folks.

Relatively same guns with far different tastes in terms of those who buy them

Ask about one thing, get answer about something else. Classic internet.

:rolleyes:

HBrebel
11-17-2012, 2:15 PM
I use the same 10/22 my old man gave me as a boy. I am now 43 and only recently began 'modifying it' with new mag release, bolt hold open, new bolt handle, and tech sights. I love my 10/22 and am taking my stepdaughter to buy her first rifle this weekend. Great rifle and the access to aftermarket stuff is dangerously addicting. Beware

classwarfare
11-18-2012, 4:41 PM
Dick's sale started today. With dros and tax $219 out the door. My third 10/22.

slicknickns
11-20-2012, 5:14 PM
Ask about one thing, get answer about something else. Classic internet.

:rolleyes:

Nah, that was on subject.

rckjeep
11-20-2012, 6:18 PM
The Ruger 10/22 falls into the category of 'Guns that everyone should own'.....

I totally agree. I love my 10/22's I shoot them more than anything I own. Fun to shoot, build, hunt and plink with. In fact I drilled a Jack Rabbit last weekend with my Carporter(carbine in a sporter stock) running at full speed at 68 yards out. It may not be too impressive to some but I am stoked on the shot.

My advise, buy one and make it your own and get at least 3 extra mags too.

Lon Moer
11-23-2012, 10:29 AM
I've got 6~7 10/22's, w/16, 17, 18, 18.5 and 22 inch barrels. :cool2: