Ruger® 10/22® Carbine .22 LR Autoload Rifle
great little rifle
Rifles I own: 30-06 savage, 270 zastava, 223 handi rifle varmint, 22 mag marlin, 22 henry lever, 7.62x39 sks x 2, mosin nagant x 2, 30 30 marlin, 12 gauge o/u yildiz, + many more...
The 10/22 is a great little rifle. Nuff said? No?
300.Rounds...no jams. Less than 1/4" groups @ 50 yds w/ 3x9x40 scope. I love it almost as much as I do my Henry.
December 21, 2014
Very accurate out of the box
Contrary to other reviews telling us that the Ruger is unreliable out of the box my own first hand experience contradicts this assertion. And I don't believe i got a "golden" rifle.
Yes the Marlin may be cheaper but what you see is what you get. There's virtually no aftermarket add ons or upgrades, whereas there's a whole rack of stuff available for the Ruger; however I'm not writing a review about who has the most aftermarket goodies.
I bought my Ruger 10/22 primarily so I could take my boy to the range and help him with his Scouting marksman award. So off we went.
Right out of the gun case the shots were off but I have to say that I was using a red dot scope which had just been put on the rail, so inaccuracy was not the fault of the rifle. Three, three shot groups later and I was plugging the center X every time. I particularly like the Ruger magazine. It works flawlessly. I have other 22's which have the same magazine type as the Marlin and I've experienced failure to chamber a round from time to time, and It seems this type of vertical magazine leads to being picky over ammo types. The Ruger does not have this problem.
Am I happy I bought a Ruger over the Marlin? You bet I am and so much so I went out and bought a second one two days after purchasing the first. I have yet to be able to get to the range to try out the second rifle but I can tell you, if it turns out that it's not dialed in after three groups, I'll follow up on this post to let you know. Mind you I have a feeling that the follow up won't be necessary. And as a parting thought. I got my second rifle for the princely sum of $190 on sale.
May 23, 2014
Save some money buy a Marlin
I have no doubt the 10/22 cult will all mark this as "not helpful" but I'm just trying to help people out. Contrary to the sales pitch of being known for it's "out of the box competition", there are a great many semis that are much more accurate out of the box. Do your research and see for yourself. A Marlin 60 is far more accurate "out of the box" 95% of the time. Sure you'll get the "golden one" occasionally but as I said, your chances of getting an accurate one out of the box are MUCH better with a Marlin, savage, browning, Henry etc.. I believe the 10/22 stands for "you'll spend 22 dollars for every 10 you thought you would". Sure it's got all kinds of replacement aftermarket parts......because IT NEEDS THEM! i.e. replace the barrel to make it accruate #but of course now you can't shoot stringers#, replace the 15lb trigger to be able to shoot it etc. What good is a hammer forged barrel if it's not accurate? That said, they are built well ....as long as your target/game is going to be shot VERY close up the 10/22 may be for you. Last but not least, the 10/22 is NOT the most popular 22 ever sold. Again, do your research. Marlin 60 is top seller of all time and always will be #and ~100 cheaper#.
April 7, 2014
Great gun with a bad trigger
This is really a great semi-automatic .22 but Ruger has burdened it (and their customers) with what is arguably the worst trigger in the industry! The Ruger 22/45 must have the same poor trigger. You would think Ruger would be smart enough to avoid shooting themselves in the foot over a REALLY bad trigger.
November 8, 2013