Ruger SR-22?


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Jsor
February 23, 2010, 09:22 PM
I've been thinking about getting this rifle? Anyone have one that could give me advice? Or tell me anything they have heard of the gun?

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dscottw88
February 24, 2010, 02:19 AM
The SR22 is your basic 10/22 in a tricked out AR looking stock. Nothing wrong with a 10/22. My first gun was a ruger 10/22 and I'm glad I got it. The only thing I dont like about the SR22 is that I dont think it comes with Irons. So for a first gun, I don't think it works very well. Sure, you can add an optic and become effective with it, but I think irons should be on a "this is my first gun" type rifle.

Jsor
February 24, 2010, 01:40 PM
Do they make stocks or different butts for this gun?

dscottw88
February 24, 2010, 02:01 PM
Looks to me as if it will accept any AR15 type stock. So yeah, anything you can throw on a AR15, you can most likely throw onto the SR22. Its got a buffer tube I know this much, But whether the buffer tube is milspec or commercial I do not know.

tank mechanic
February 24, 2010, 02:07 PM
I looked at one when Ruger came to the local gun store to show off their line of guns. I got really excited when I checked it out and seriously contemplated getting one. Then I started thinking about how I could buy another AR-15 for only a few hundred dollars more. Or if I really wanted to shoot 22s in an AR-15 I would just buy a conversion kit.

If the SR22 was $300 or less, I would probably buy one. But all the ones I have seen have been around $500 and that is just too much money.

Maximo
February 24, 2010, 02:40 PM
I find 10/22 rifles at a very reasonable price around here. Picked up the archangel conversion for less then $150 online, so now my kids have a 10/22 AR for less then big named factory knock offs. Plus the advantage is parts are very inexpensive compared to the AR 22-lr being offered. I would rather spend less then $300 compared to $495 at the counter.

Maximo

Jsor
February 24, 2010, 08:39 PM
So I should just spend a couple hundred more bucks and get something else? If so, what do you suggest?

Dookie
February 24, 2010, 09:13 PM
The SR22 is a good deal off the shelf. Comparing a plastic flimsy Archangel stock to the billet aluminum Nordic is just wrong. It also comes with a decently accurate hammer forged barrel.

Sure, for 3-400 more you could get an AR and 22lr conversion. But a 10/22 is a build machine. You could put a custom trigger and barrel on it and it would be better than the AR, also more accurate.

Of all the AR clones the SR22 is turning out to be the most reliable and easiest to tune.

Girodin
February 24, 2010, 09:32 PM
It is a cool looking 10/22.

Of all the AR clones the SR22 is turning out to be the most reliable and easiest to tune.

Perhaps, but it doesn't really serve my purpose in having an AR 22LR, which is to be a trainer for other ARs. Because it doesn't have AR controls it cannot fill that role. The SR22 is all about looks, if thats what you want there is nothing wrong with it.

The other AR 22lrs are of very questionable quality. The best setup and also most expensive, is a 22lr upper.

mcsewnab
February 24, 2010, 09:32 PM
I'm another one that has the base model 10/22 and purchased the Archangel kit for it. That combo came in well below the MSRP of the SR-22.

Jsor
February 24, 2010, 09:40 PM
I don't really want a .22...I want a .223, but it just happened to be that the SR-22 is a cheap option for me

dscottw88
February 24, 2010, 09:46 PM
You could have the satisfaction of both! Buy a regular 10/22, learn to use it effectively, enjoy it, and learn the fundamental basics of owning a rifle. That will only cost you $200. Then once you have saved up another $200 you can buy a AR Lower Receiver, And then once you've saved another $450, you can buy a complete AR15 Upper Receiver.

Jsor
February 24, 2010, 09:57 PM
Well I mean I own a shotgun and I want a rifle for yotes and I want something of good quality, I want something that will last me a long time that way I don't have to go out and buy a new rifle.

Dookie
February 24, 2010, 11:28 PM
Then go and buy a bolt 223, 22-250, 204, 243 and you will have what you want for cheaper and more reliable.

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