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Ruger 10/22 Target model

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by asahrts, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. asahrts

    asahrts Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have an opinion or reviews on the Ruger K10/22T model 1136?

    I'm considering purchasing this model, but i'm still waivering back and forth about starting from the base model & upgrading my own barrel, stock, trigger, etc.

    Any info would be great. Thanks!
  2. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Buying a base model and tossing most of the parts doesn't make economic sense.

    The 10/22T is all right, and it shoots a lot straighter than my regular 10/22 did, but I can shoot about as well with a base model Marlin 60. For that, IMO the Ruger Target model costs too much.

    If you want a REALLY nice 10/22, I'd strongly urge you to check out a Magnum Research Magnum Lite. It's a low-production 10/22-design-based rifle, that comes with everything you might ever want to put on your own build, and a scope mount machined into the receiver. It's MUCH more economical than building one, and a Ruger's receiver will never be as nice as what they supply, even if you do add all the other parts. The MSRP isn't that much more than a 10/22T, but you get a lot more rifle.


    Note that there are many pages of options, including .22WMR and .17M2, so make sure you look through them for what you want.

    Last I was by there, Discount Gun Marts on Morena Blvd. was a stocking dealer for the Magnum Lite, so you can handle them and decide for yourself.:)
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  3. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    +1+ on the Magnum Research rifle.
  4. dagger dog

    dagger dog Well-Known Member


    Your thoughts on building your own target 10-22 are right on the $$$. You will be very pleased with any upgrade. I would start with an aftermarket barrel. Even a Butler Creek basic barrel, stock combo will give a 200% increase in accuracy over the basic 10-22. Throw in a recoil buffer and a custom bolt release and you will only have an extra 175$ if you shop, plus you will have the added satisfaction of "building" a custom rifle. The money saved can be added to the purchased for a scope.

    Don't forget that the correct ammo is one of the big factors in getting a.22 rimfire to shoot bug holes, most .22's respond well to subsonic loads, Agulias' Super Extra are Ely primed and sell for 1/2 of most match 22 ammo. But all barrels are different and what works well in my 10-22 may not cut it for your "custom" build.

    Once the barrel is replaced then you can, go for a custom trigger and sear, or maybe replace the complete trigger group with a Volquartsen, or Clark unit.

    Every custom option on the 10-22 will usually give accuracy results, although some of them will have to be measured in 0.100 inch!
  5. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    LOL yeah. Buy a $220 rifle, put on a $125 barrel, a $175 stock, and a $220 trigger group, $50 worth of other parts, and for 800 bucks you have a rifle that's not as nice as what Magnum Research will sell you for 650?

    THAT makes sense... The MR rifle already HAS all the aftermarket improvements, and even a better receiver than the Ruger receiver will ever be.

    Seriously, if you want a higher-end 10/22, you're much better off buying one. At least look at them.
  6. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

    I have always been very happy with my 10/22 T, I have even assembled custom 10/22's that don't shoot as good or better. They just weigh less. The only things that I've done to mine is a trigger job,and a Boyd's stock. You just have to find the ammo that it likes and shoot away!


    These are 10 shot groups at 50 yrds.

  7. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    The problem with building your own 10/22 ruger is that it is fun, addictive, and expensive. In the end you can easily have a $1,000 dollar rifle that shoots as good as the ammo you put in it and as good as you are. I personally would not mind spending that kind of money because it is what I shoot all the time 2 or 3 times a week. I shoot several hundred rounds a week for less than $20.00. Others will spend a $1,000 or more on an AR platform or hunting rifle but do not shoot it that often but maybe 3 or 5 times a year because ammo is expensive. Decide how involve you want to get and follow your heart.
  8. jeepmor

    jeepmor Well-Known Member

    I particular appreciate the ammo cost comment in here, very relevant. Besides my current handgun fetish, a custom 22 is my next item to tweak and play with. I'll seriously consider a Magnum Research considering the comments stated here and save the tweaking for something else..

    I like the traditional style of the overmolded hogue stock...hmmm, new hole burning in my pocket.
  9. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    If your any kind of table top gunsmaith the oem parts from the 10/22 can be easily modified to give you the same end results as a 1k investment in after market parts. Look at the super stock section at rimfiecentral.com and see what guys are doing with all oem parts. Rework the bolt, trigger group and cut a modified Bentz chamber and you have an excellent shooter. You can send that work out for under two hundred bucks or DIY.
    You can also go aftermarket and find new/used parts, the market is flooded with stuff that guys bought and never got to. I'm well under five hundred in my target 10/22 including donor rifle and scope.

  10. DennyF

    DennyF Well-Known Member

    I have about $300 in my 10/22 "custom": $75 for the rifle (30 years ago, used); $159 in the A&B (Green Mtn.) .920, 18" blued barrel/Fajen syn. sporter stock combo; $69 in the BSA Sweet 22 6x18x40AO; And a $10 raffle ticket in the Fajen syn. Legacy adjustable thumbhole stock. Absolutely loves Wolf MT. No other mods at all. After thousands and thousands of rounds fired, the trigger is very smooth, so never monkeyed with it other than clean and lube.

    Used the Fajen syn. sporter stock from the combo pack, on a newer 10/22 with pencil barrel. Zero mods to that one and it's also a tack driver w/Dynapoints. Sometimes shoot that one in CMP sporter matches and it's scored over 530 a time or two. Better, if I really pay attention.

    Know a few folks that have the 10/22T model and they're happy with them.

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