Last month, we covered Ruger's 50th Anniversary Design contest in which the company invited any 10/22 owner to submit their own personal 'built' of Bill Ruger's rimfire burp gun. The submissions were pretty interesting and we have the rundown.
The top ten
Looking at the designs voted as being in the top ten from more than 2000 entries, several common themes came up. At least three of the designs incorporated two-piece take downs to make the gun capable of storage in small backpacks.
Others really liked tricking the rifle out into a mini-tactical rifle. This included a .22 "Baby Scout" rifle concept complete with compact extended magazine and laminated stock.
Others did full-fledged bench rest rifles, a concept that is usually reserved for single shot and bolt-action rifles.
And the winner that will be made as a production rifle for the rest of us is...
For the rest of the entries, check the link at Ruger's Anniversary Design Built contest's website