10/22 as my first rifle... Pros / Cons

Discussion in 'Ruger 10/22' started by cosbyguns, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. cosbyguns

    cosbyguns New Member

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    Im looking at getting a 10/22 as my first rifle any reasons why/why not


    Pros / cons


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  2. Reagan

    Reagan New Member

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    Pros:
    The design, the rotary mag & the bx-25 mag are awesome reliable....with adequate ammo.
    Easy to break down & clean.
    A gazillion aftermarket upgrades to customize to suit your fancy.
    Accurate for even a novice.
    Light in weight, but very durable.
    Ruger customer service is +1.

    Cons:
    The stock mag release, bolt lock and trigger are tedious .....
    An upgrade to a complete Timney trigger is awesome but costs nearly the price of the rifle.
    The stock sights are just adequate...

    I 've had mine for a few weeks and a couple range trips....very pleased....I'm sure others can offer some comparisons to similar rifles....didn't do that myself....I usually do...but for the price and reputation of the product...I didn't hesitate.


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  3. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Like Reagan said , IMO best .22 semi auto out there.

    Upgrade bolt and mag release for about $30-$40 ,you will be happy.

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  4. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    You won't regret purchasing a 10/22. Ruger stands behind their products better than any company I know, and the 10/22 is an extremely reliable and dependable rifle. Your bigger dilemma will be finding some ammunition for it.
     
  5. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It's more fun than a barrel full of monkeys!! Wait till you shoot it at a spinning target and you never miss!!!
     
  6. cosbyguns

    cosbyguns New Member

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    Thanks for your help and KMO i live in England so ammo is not a problem


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  7. Reagan

    Reagan New Member

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    As far as 22LR......AmmoFast.com has a reliable supply...but the shipping is what kills.......locally, WM, nada


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  8. tbspeed1

    tbspeed1 New Member

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    There are no cons on a 10/22. Ease of use, ease of modifying, and ease of finding parts.


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  9. J-Will

    J-Will #Merica

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    Pros: Tack driver
    Cons: Finding ammo

    Buy one!
     
  10. cosbyguns

    cosbyguns New Member

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    I live in the uk so we are ok with ammo


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  11. J-Will

    J-Will #Merica

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    Oh good deal. Then IMO there are no cons.
     
  12. tbspeed1

    tbspeed1 New Member

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    That ammo con has no bearing on the greatness of the 10/22


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  13. cosbyguns

    cosbyguns New Member

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    Yer should have my license soon I've got the firearms police coming out today for a meeting so


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  14. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I can't think of a better all around first rifle. They are endlessly upgradable and customizable. Very reliable and easy to work on. Inexpensive as are most of the parts (except custom triggers which I wouldn't suggest until you've got alot of lead downrange and you decide to build a precision tack driver).
     
  15. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr New Member

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    I just suggested to my older daughter, the Ruger American .22 for my grand daughter ( prefer bolt over semi-auto ).
     
  16. cosbyguns

    cosbyguns New Member

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    Do i go for a 10/22 in nickel or stainless steel black?


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  17. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr New Member

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    I'm not a fan of plating on a weapon. my theory is micro cracks allow moisture / contaminants to enter undetected and can cause major damage before it IS discovered.
    whereas "Bluing" or stainless the surface is reflective of the interior.
     
  18. mikld

    mikld New Member

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    Pros; Compact, easy to use, accurate. Fun for new shooters as you can easily hit what you're aiming at. Ammo is cheap. Original cost of 10-22 is relatively low.

    Cons; Semi-auto,stock may be too short. For safety a semi-auto isn't the best way to learn to shoot and concentration is needed to remember there is another round in the chamber. Many use the 10-22 as a single shot until safe gun handling is learned. On my 10-22 carbine the stock is way too short and I have to scrunch up to see the sights. Not a big deal with smaller folks.
     
  19. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr New Member

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    For safety a semi-auto isn't the best way to learn to shoot and concentration is needed to remember there is another round in the chamber
    Im also dislike single shot for a similar reason,--- the gun is always loaded, if it goes bang there is still a bullet in the gun.
    I really like a bolt action as it takes a definitive motion and to a novice complex motion to chamber the next round giving the supervising person time to react in case of an unsafe situation.