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It is no secret that the Ruger 10/22 is a popular choice amongst shooters. Between the features that are part of it upon purchase and the ability to customize it further, there are few tastes the Ruger 10/22 cannot suit. As a result, this is gun that is owned far and wide, but the question remains: what do you do with yours?

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Believe it or not, owning and using a 10/22 doesn't have to be a vanilla experience. This versatile gun has many uses, some of which you are likely to have already embraced, but there is probably at least one experience on this list that you may have yet to try. Without further ado, here are five things you can do with your 10/22:

1. Customize your Ruger 10/22 to your heart's content. For some it is all about subtlety, but for others it is more about being seen and getting attention. If you're one of the latter, the Ruger 10/22 is perfect for you thanks to the plethora of upgrades that can be made to this gun. Trick it out any way you want and it still won't let you down. Whether it is a loudly colored aftermarket stock, precision trigger, extended magazine, or paracord sling, chances are it will all look good on your 10/22.

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2. It is great for target practice. If you want to spend some time plinkin' on cans, the Ruger 10/22 is well suited for the job. Being that it is lightweight and easy to fire as well as accurate makes it a joy to shoot and an asset in any zombie apocalypse. The 10/22 is a good option for target shooting whether it is you that wants or needs a little practice or someone else, such as a beginner shooter or youth.

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3. Small game hunting can also be easily done with the Ruger 10/22. Perhaps it is rabbit, squirrel, raccoon or other critters that you're after--the 10/22 is great for taking those animals down. It enables you to get a clean shot from 100-yards or less to bag the small game of your choice.

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4. Got problems with pests? Got a Ruger 10/22? Combine the two and your problem is solved! If you have rats in the barn, possums in your garden, or coyotes prowling your property that you want gone, time spent with your 10/22 can solve those problems with a quick and easy dispatch.

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5. You and your 10/22 can make beautiful music together. You may have never thought a gun could serve as a musical instrument, but perhaps it is time to think again. By using your 10/22 with some steel plates, you can play a little tune. If you have any doubts, check out the video below where a shooter is able to belt out a tune with his 10/22--the Star Spangled Banner, to be exact.

Do you have any activities you perform with your 10/22 that you'd like to share? Is there something on this list you prefer to do, or are inclined to avoid? Let us know in the comments what you do with your 10/22.
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