Ruger® 10/22® Carbine Autoloading Rimfire Rifle
Good for the money
For the money you can't find a better small game or target 22. This is also the most upgradable 22 on the market. You can keep it stock or change it to resemble an AR15 or anywhere in between. Do yourself a favor and buy at least one of the 25 round mags to go with it as the stock 10 round goes too quick. I added a 3-9 x 32 scope to mine as well.
January 3, 2015
My first gun. Amazing!
I am a 26 yr old woman and I received this gun as a gift for my 26th birthday. I go target shooting with my family every chance I get and this rifle is perfect for me. I even bought a couple of 25 round clips that make shooting this gun even more fun. It does come with a 10 round clip, but boy they go fast! This is a great gun for anyone - man, woman, child, big and small. Easy to clean and use! Ruger is a terrific brand!
November 12, 2012
Depends on what your looking for
I've got MANY 22 S/L/LR rifles from those that are older than myself to less than a year old and like or love them all. Obviously my nickname should tell you what I prefer however. As reviews would indicate, the 10/22 is not a bad rifle but it does depends on what your looking for. If your looking for something that you can turn into some sort of pretend looking thing other than what it is, the 10/22 is for you. If you are looking for REAL accuracy at a reasonable price get a Savage (my Mark IIs are best). If your looking for a semi automatic that's still pretty darn accurate get a Marlin. 10/22, contrary to it's claims, is the least accurate out of the box of all the forementioned choices. IMO the 10/22 is about $50 over priced.
October 11, 2013
The Classic .22
This rifle has a track record that speaks for itself. These rifles are rugged, dependable, and easily upgraded.
The vast amounts of after market upgrades alone make this rifle a must own for any .22 user. This is a good rifle as is but with Tech sights, a decent red dot system, or scope you will elongate the sight length and drastically improve the accuracy.
Be aware that this is no "bench shooter's rifle". It is accurate but it is not a competition grade bench rifle. It is an absolute blast to shoot though!
I personally would opt for the "all weather" version with a stainless barrel and lightweight aluminum chamber.
This rifle will shoot almost all brands. Avoid Winchester Super-X and go with other makes, such as Federal Bulk Ammo or spend a little more for CCI for greater accuracy. The CCI Stinger rounds will increase velocity and punch.
I would like a more slender stock but that is not reason alone to give this rifle less than 5 stars.
This rifle is also very easy to disassemble for a very thorough cleaning and virtually every part can be upgraded or replaced from a variety of manufacturers.
I like these rifles so much I bought two. One with aperture sights like an M1 and the other with a tapco stock and red dot system. These rifles are a great buy and the after market mags are way better than the Remington options.
February 3, 2012