Ruger/Tapco/UTG 10/22


August 21, 2010, 02:54 PM
So I finally finished this build. I kept trying different parts and changing them, but this is the finalized rifle. I will be changing nothing else..........maybe?? Note: the stock had to be modified to make the quad rail fit. Here is the parts list and Pics. below. Let me know what you think!

Ruger 10/22 Carbine $100 W/coupon Sports Authority
Tapco T6 Stock (black) $100
UTG 10/22 Commando Tactical Quad Rail System $40
UTG AR-15 rear iron sight $30
LMT Same Plane front sight (bought onTHR from Cribbage) $20
Hakko Panorama Red dot sight (bought on THR from 4xfourfun) $75
NcStar bolt on flash hider (just for show :D) $12
Pro Mag forearm grip $10
Houge Handall Grip cover $8
Butler Creek 25rnd Steel and Hot Lip mags $15-30 (not counted rifle pr)
Total cost $395.00

P.S. sorry for the crappy pics. I was in a hurry. :D

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August 21, 2010, 04:42 PM
Let me know what you think!
I think you took a great 10/22 and bolted on a bunch of AirSoft-quality parts to it :rolleyes:

But, hey, it may just be me...

August 21, 2010, 05:14 PM
I've tried out a similar sight to your holographic one... I ended up swapping it for a Tasco RedDot. That little spring-mounted reticle thing just would not hold a zero.

My only complaint about the RedDot is the reticle is a little too big for pinpointing the zero at 25m. Otherwise, it's a solid optic for the rifle.

I also have something similar to your stock, an Intrafuse stock. Or yours could actually be an Intrafuse? Either way, I like my stock a lot.

August 21, 2010, 06:10 PM
"I think you took a great 10/22 and bolted on a bunch of AirSoft-quality parts to it

But, hey, it may just be me."

Yah its just you. I had no idea a quadrail made for a 10/22 was for an airsoft rifle?? Or wait were you refering to the Hakko holo sight that is made for pistols and shotguns? Hakko was a Japanese quality sight manufacturer that unfortunately, in their later years, sold out to the Chinese. Look for the ones that are made in Japan and you have a quality sight. Or was it as soon as you see UTG,....yep its for airsoft? Some of you guys really need to get out of the woods with your "airsoft" references. Not trying to sound like a pompus jerk <edited -- Sam> but seriously, come on.

Sorry, also Killchain we have the same stock. I love it.

August 21, 2010, 08:53 PM
To be honest, I think it looks ridiculous. So, no, it's not just smince.

August 21, 2010, 09:14 PM
I guess to those who prefer a wood and metal 10/22 it would be a bit much. I built it to match the setup of my M4. Ridiculous? Why is that? Just asking. I didn't expect so much hate mail ;->

August 21, 2010, 09:23 PM
I think some peeps would say its because ??
In the end. you still have a 10/22 thats now $800.00 and is still an average shooter at best.
I do think it looks Tacta cool

August 21, 2010, 09:39 PM
To be completely honest I only spent about $400 on the rifle and all parts. I'm a deal shopper! I'll edit and list the prices on the original post.

August 21, 2010, 09:43 PM
Trust me if it wasnt for the name brand = BILL RUGER
Every one would be OWWWing & AWWWing your 22

August 21, 2010, 09:46 PM
You may be right but there are alot of traditionalist here. In their eyes something like this rifle is just stupid, mall ninja, and airsoftesque. I don't mind some will like it some will not. But please explain your adjectives. It is a fun gun for run-n-gun though and just flat out tacticool plinking. Not to mention CHEAP to shoot. And in this case.....One of a kind. :D I've never seen one set up like this and thats why I did it too. Its one of three I own. I have a standard carbine, Target 10/22, and this tacticool build here.

August 21, 2010, 09:50 PM
when was a 10/22 $100?!?!?!?

August 21, 2010, 09:50 PM
What ya need is a By pod & 1 of those Gatling gun cranks. not sure if they still make the crank any more . But i had one on my first 10/22 years & years ago. It was a lot of fun.

August 21, 2010, 09:52 PM
Before my hair turned Gray. :-)

August 21, 2010, 09:59 PM
No...Its one year old....The rifle was listed for 239.99 at sports authority. When I took it to the counter it rang up for $199. I also had a $100 coupon for a promo they were running. Spend $300 get $100 gift card/coupon. Pretty good deal.

August 21, 2010, 11:59 PM
Ridiculous? Why is that? Just asking.I'm by no means a wood-and-bluing traditionalist; my 10/22 has a synthetic stock and a factory Mossy Oak Break-Up treatment, and my next rifle is going to be an AR that may end up with at least a little Magpul furniture. My problems with this gun are:

1) Flash hider on an 18.5" .22. What use does that really serve? Granted, you said it's just for show, but that's $12 that you could have spent on ammo or put toward another magazine.
2) The railed forend. So far, the only thing mounted on it is your front sight; how many items are you planning on mounting? Do you really need all of that space?
3) The sights. They look absolutely goofy on a 10/22. For $10 more, you could have purchased a set of Tech Sights ( and had the same sight picture at a not-so-extreme height from your bore, with a longer sight radius as well. And if the rails are only there for the front sight (besides the stock-mounted rail for the VFG), that would've given you a net savings of $30.

I guess it's just my aesthetic sense and my frugal nature.

August 22, 2010, 12:08 AM
I think you took a great 10/22 and bolted on a bunch of AirSoft-quality parts to it

This. UTG is junk. Heck even Airsofters think it is crap.

There are a number of good stocks out there to make a 10/22 "tactical" This isn't really one of them.

August 22, 2010, 12:15 AM
I admire your creativity but... I would have chipped in a little more and had gotten a S&W 15-22. Then it would have identical controls matched with your AR.

I tried going the tacticool 10/22 route once. It is back in its original form but with tech sights installed and some aftermarket trigger group upgrades. Since I probably won't ever get a M1 carbine (rifles are out at CMP and .30 c ammo is another caliber I don't need), the classic lines of the 10/22 will fit the bill.

August 22, 2010, 02:36 AM
No offense, but you DID ask what we thought. So what if not everyone likes it, in the words of my father "your gonna have that". Doesnt mean you cant like it, which obviously you do. Owning and collecting firearms is just like any other hobby. Some people get excited about doing stuff to their car, or boat. If you like it, i say thats all that matters.

that said: I own a 10/22 with walnut stock and when i first got it, was thinkin about possiby buying a similar stock. I ended up keeping it stock. The wood looks nice and i like the feel of it. Mocking a .22 up to look like an assault rifle does not make it any more accurate, nor does it make you any more efficient with it (most of the time). If you werent going for any of that, and just wanted to make it look cooler to you then you definitely accomplished your goal.

As far as UTG goes, their products can be hit or miss. I have their quadrail on my AK and it looks and feels really good. Very sturdy. They provide cheap (in price) gun accesories, but of course sometimes they end up being cheap (in quality).

August 22, 2010, 07:41 AM
You asked, I answered.

Sorry I didn't fall down and worship your 'creativity' :rolleyes:

August 22, 2010, 09:06 AM
Yah I think UTG could be hit or miss also. However I guess i've never had a "miss" when it comes to this product. But aluminum is aluminum the only difference is if its Chinese or American. I guess some can justify spending 70% more for a part cause of a name brand, that its 2oz. lighter, or that they have HEARD that its junk. Remeber bad reviews spread way faster and more than good reviews. As for the use of quad rails I mount a light and a sling loop on the left side. Yes yes how "mall ninja" of me ;-> Lastly Azizza I know there are different stocks, ie Nordic, but im not going to spend $300 on just the stock. The Tapco is just fine. If UTG is junk you must not shop at walmart then? 75-80% of what Walmart sells is cheap Chinese JUNK.

August 22, 2010, 09:42 AM
But aluminum is aluminum Not even close.

The strength and durability of aluminum alloys vary as a result of heat treatments and manufacturing processes. IIRC, there are something like 20+ different aluminum alloys.

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August 22, 2010, 09:58 AM
W.E.G. I have one set up exactly like that. Simple is fun too. The scope gets removed on occasion for .22 shooting competitions (Stock class). My other is in a Houge stock with a Shooters Ridge BBL. I think I just opened another can by listing my barrel choice.:uhoh:

August 22, 2010, 10:21 AM
Hey man, don't let the haters get you down over your UTG thing.

Its just a hobby,... and its just a .22.

If you had fun putting it together, and you like shooting it, everybody else can stuff it.

August 22, 2010, 10:25 AM
Ya I don't.......I just don't get it? Thats all. I really do like it. Can't wait to show it to my dad. He'll prob say its stupid too :D. Or more over "What the hell do you need all that for?" He said the same thing about my AR build.

August 22, 2010, 11:30 AM
UTG actually isn't a bad brand. Their stuff is very solid. A lot of people hate on them because they made some stuff for airsoft, but a lot of their stuff is heavy duty and very good quality. I have 2 UTG rifle cases (only ones I've found that fit a scoped PSL and a scoped 20" Saiga) and a UTG AK optics mount. They're all excellent quality.

August 22, 2010, 12:11 PM
Wow looks like the 2nd amendment is cool but not the 1st. Fair enough.

August 22, 2010, 01:24 PM
Wow looks like the 2nd amendment is cool but not the 1st. Fair enough.This is the same fallacy Dr. Laura exhibited recently. We're not infringing on your First Amendment rights; we're exercising ours by criticizing your use of yours (that is, if one considers gun accessorizing a form of "free expression"; I merely see it as "doing whatever the hell I want to as long as it's not harming someone else").

August 22, 2010, 02:12 PM
Wow, consider your cornflakes very effectively pee'd in! Personally, I try not to say anything online that I would not say in person and usually, if I have nothing good to say about somebody's new toy, I keep my mouth shut. I've had my flakes pee'd in enough to try not to pee in anybody else's.

That said, I don't see anything wrong with your rifle. I see some things I 'may' have done differently but unlike most the pee-ers, I actually have done it differently. I built a "tacticool" 10/22 about two years ago. I needed something for after-dark pest control and from years of dealing with the predators that come after my chickens at night, I knew that trying to hold a flashlight and a traditional rifle is less effective than a club. I tackled the same issue with wanting a set of back-up sights as well as an optic. I needed a light and a foregrip and I needed a scope with an illuminated reticle. Folks may scoff if they like but I spent a lot of time planning and building this rifle and it works perfectly for its purpose. I know that I put a lot more effort and thought into the rifle than anybody will put into their response.

PS, the heavy bipod doesn't stay on the rifle.

August 22, 2010, 02:16 PM
No no dont get all mad guys. I directed that statement at the moderators. They gave me an infraction for using astrics to hide a cuss word. Watch it Jguy101 your on their radar now for saying the "H" word.

August 22, 2010, 04:32 PM
i agree with the airsoft guy and the guy who said it was ridiculous. why do ask for an opinion then bash the ones you get?

August 22, 2010, 04:48 PM
Okay this is my last post and im done with this thread....should have never started it. I get sick of people downgrading certain budget minded parts because its not name brand stuff. It does the same thing, and were not taking it to battle so come on. I don't shop at several gun shops because of this attitude. I dont care if someone thinks something is "ridiculous". But at least justify it. Thats like saying someone is stupid.....just because. I can take constructive criticism, but give me something to work with. Lastly I am about done with the high road all together. Not only because of this but several other reasons that I will not even go into. These Thread sites are a dime a dozen.

August 22, 2010, 06:29 PM
Like i said Punisher,. it has a lot to do with the Brand name. you know the Lovely & sweet & Mr. perfect BILL Ruger
& i agree these sites are a dime a dozen. & so are peeps that like to POWER TRIP

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