I now only have two Ruger 10 / 22 Rifles , My old 1964 mdl was handed down to my grandson after I refurbished it replacing the barrel refinishing the wood stock and powder coating the receiver , steel butt plate & barrel band , trigger guard. These are the two Ruger rifles I now have and I have killed several 300 & 400 Pound Wild Boar with them and I also took out 44 Coyotes with them in the past year. The .22 LR is often under estimated in terms of killing large animals and useful for self defense.I got my 10/22 because I’d loaned my old 22 (Remington 66) to a family member who left it in his shed over the winter. Needless to say, I’m trying to salvage it, but I like shooting my 22 and if that old Remington gets back to being usable it’ll be retired. My son likes it and after 43 + years i figured I’d get something new.
I squirrel and rabbit hunt mainly with a 22 and I’d love to just go out shooting or plinking but ammo prices being what they are I’m doing that less and less. View attachment 13148 View attachment 13148
I think the Ruger 10 /22 is the most modified .22 LR rifle on the market with all the after market items you can virtually build a 10 / 22 totally out of after market parts I have seen some extreme 10 / 22 rifles where guys had put 3 grand into a 22 rifle. I am glad I have owned one since 1964 the year they were first introduced to the market.We want to see pictures. The 10/22 is just an all around great rifle. Now you can make loads of mods and make it just like you want. Just tell everyone what you plan to use it for. I use mine to keep tree rats off of my bird feeder.
I don't think it was timing ,I think fate lead me to the Anniversary edition as I had my first ruger 10/22 in 1964 when I was 12 yrs old the year they first came out I saved up $60.00 cutting grass ,picking apple , I went with my Grandfather to buy a Remington .22LR Nylon 66 apache rifle and they were sold out and the new ruger caught my eye I liked the flush fitting 10 round magazine and the walnut stock & I took it home ,I got 56 years of shooting enjoyment out of that rifle many hunting memories with my Grandfather & my Friends . I past that old ruger on to my grandson after replacing the factory barrel with a new one with Tru Glo adjustable iron sights , refinishing and powder coating the receiver , Butt Plate , Trigger Guard ,Barrel Band & refinishing the stock , It looked new when I was done with it and in 56 more years I hope he passes it on to his grandson .I gave him 10 factory magazines and 4 Bricks of .22LR CCI Ammo 2 Velocitor , 1 Stinger , 1 Mini Mag for a mixed bag of ammo for target , plinking , Hunting. If you do anything to the RUGER 10 /22 I recommend the RUGER BX trigger it improves your shooting experience , The old 64 mdl trigger pull was a grisp 3 pounds after 56 years of use so it did not need a BX trigger ,as everything on the 1964 is all steel no plastic at all.“The .22 LR is often under estimated in terms of killing large animals and useful for self defense”👍
Timing is everything can’t be overstated in the case of you coming across the anniversary edition. While I’m not one to have weapons I won’t use, I’m getting a bit sentimental as I get older and recognize the value of giving something of not just monetary worth to kids and grandkids.
That tricked out hunter version is pretty cool. I haven’t decided if I’m going to dump any money into an already nicely functioning rifle or not. I’m sure that if I keep reading thru the mods outlined here on Ruger Talk I’m might develop an itch. Decisions decision.