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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Airedale1, Apr 20, 2022.

  1. Airedale1

    Airedale1 Member

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    I've been longing to buy a 10/22 and I've gone back and forth on which model will best suit my wants, needs and desires. Well, I spoke with my local dealer this morning and he told me he just got a Model # 31166.

    This model is a Talo LVT Hardwood Sporter

    The bull barrel is described as, "cold hammer forged, locked into the receiver by a 2 screw v-block system." Is that standard for their bull barrels? Is it a good thing?

    The trigger is described as, "heat stabilized, glass filled polymer trigger housing assembly made of high tech material for improved tolerances, impact .and abrasion resistance. Is this the standard trigger or the upgraded trigger?

    I'm hoping someone here can share their knowledge regarding this model.
     
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  2. DesertFox

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    Have an LVT blued with a massive optic on it. The Light Varmint Taper barrel is an excellent mid-ground between standard and bull barrels. Comes with rail and improved mag release. The trigger package seems pretty much like any of the other 10/22 on hand. It is an excellent shooter that I'd stack up against other 10/22, S&W M&P15/22, and Ruger Precision Rimfire when I do a semi annual 22LR field day. Great score for you and enjoy for years to come!

    **Note: this trigger is better than the stock 10/22 I have in others. Old guy, fading memory, had to recall...
     
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  3. N555

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    The newer plastic trigger is actually pretty good. One if the few instances of going from a metal part to a plastic part and the new plastic part was the same or better than the old metal part.
    You have the more desirable locked in barrel. I have a newer 10/22 takedown and an old style bolted in barrel 10/22. Don't get a takedown, unless you have some need for your 10/22 to be extra compact.
     
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  4. jmr40

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    The barrels are all attached the same way. It's not a true bull barrel, they do make one with a bull barrel though.

    The LTV, or LVT, I'm not sure which is correct is a mid weight barrel. They offered one several years ago nearly identical to the one listed. The older one was not threaded and I have one. It is the best configuration of the 10/22 in my opinion. Over the years Ruger has offered well over 100 different variations. There are probably 50+ listed on their website currently.

    The stock is actually designed to fit an adult and to use with optics. The weight at 6.4 lbs naked is just about perfect. Once scoped it will be around 7.5 lbs. Not too heavy, not too light. And the slightly longer barrel balances well.

    Mine is the most accurate out of the box 10/22 I've ever owned. I have some with aftermarket barrels that will beat it slightly. IMO this should be the standard 10/22.
     
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  5. Airedale1

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    Thank you! Can you explain to me why it's not a true bull barrel; is it defined by weight?
     
  6. Demi-human

    Demi-human maybe likes firearms a little bit…

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    From Ruger’s site,

    >Model features black bolt and a tapered threaded barrel with factory installed thread protector.<

    A bull barrel is straight and has no taper.
    For a Ruger, the bull barrel diameter is .920.
     
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  7. stringnut

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    Trigger assembly is a good set up. Us old folks do have to get over the fact that it is not metal. In reality the polymer is probably more durable than the aluminum was.

    The trigger is the standard one and will feature the same heavy ( 5-7 lbs), long , craptacular Ruger trigger pull unless something has changed. The simplest fix is a Ruger BX a replacement trigger assembly. Wife has 3 out of her 5 10/22’s and they are all right at 2.5 lbs. The others were metal assemblies I put aftermarket parts in. You can do it to the polymer assemblies, but i will not , as long as I can get BX triggers. They are that good for the price.

    If you want to learn about upgrade options go to rimfirecentral.com . I hang around there some and the amount of information and help is staggering.
     
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  8. Dave DeLaurant

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    The beauty of the 10/22 is that virtually every part has multiple drop-in aftermarket upgrades available. If you feel buyer's remorse over some feature, you can ALWAYS find a component to fix it and then sell the offending original on eBay or GunBroke.

    I'm down to just three 10/22s at the moment -- notice that the common factor is that they are all very different:

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  9. stringnut

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    I have 0 10/22’s at the moment. I had 2. The wife took one for a custom build. The other was my dads and I gave it to my Niece when he passed away a couple of years ago.

    Have had 4 or 5 over the years. Loads of fun. Like Lego for guns.
     
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  10. ms6852

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    The bad or good of the 10/22 ruger is that they are very very expensive if you begin to tinker and customize it to your whims. This particular Frankenstein 10/22 has nothing original but the receiver otherwise it has a Tony Kidd barrel, a AT-1 Boyds stock, and a BX trigger, can't remember if it is a 2 pound or 3 pound trigger pull and I have a Bushnell Forge 3-18X50. This is my 200 yard plus plinker.
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    So if tinkering is in your heart I would not buy a beautiful Talo rifle but a lesser expensive model. Otherwise the Talo should remain as is.
     
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  11. Riomouse911

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    I really like the 10-22. My first rifle purchases when I turned 18 were a Winchester 1894 .30-30 and a Ruger 10-22. I sold the Winchester decades ago, but I still have the 10-22.

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    I added a stainless RSI model in April of 2020. Bud’s still hadnt jacked up the prices to full pandemic levels so I got it (and a 10” blued Mk IV pistol) for less than one S&W Model 63 .22 revolver was selling for on Gun Broker.

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    I added the BX triggers to both guns, combined they average 2 lb 11 oz for their trigger pulls.

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    You wont be disappointed with the TALO model, those are really nice :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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  12. mshootnit

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    That LVT is a great model for sure, and if you get one you should keep a hold of it.
     
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  13. American_Fusilier

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    I'd get a Thompson Center TCR 22, it's everything the 10/22 should be and more.
     
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  15. Airedale1

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    Thank you I did post this same query at rimfirecentral and I only got two responses.
    I do plan on getting the BX trigger as well as an optic and possibly the Magpul hunter stock if I find that the Ruger stock does not give me a comfortable LOP and a solid cheek weld.
     
  16. Resist Evil

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    If you can find one, that is.
     
  17. ms6852

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    I thought they discontinued the Thompson TCR.
     
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  18. American_Fusilier

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    Noooo! It's an excellent gun. I'm glad I got one when I did then
     
  19. Legionnaire

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    @Riomouse911, that RSI is a beauty.
     
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  20. Riomouse911

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    Ruger did a great job with the walnut-stainless versions. The red pad was the final touch :).

    A THR member has a walnut-blued version thats a real looker as well :thumbup:.

    Stay safe..
     
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  21. CraigC

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    A bull barrel is the same diameter from one end to the other. The LVT has a heavy tapered barrel, like the 77/22 varmint models. It's heavier than the standard carbine/sporter barrels but lighter than the bull barrel. I have to agree with JMR, it's the perfect weight for the 10/22. The standard barrels are too light for field use.

    You can also build one with the Clark mid-weight barrel. They'll cut them to any length between 16" and 21.5". I finally put this one in a walnut stock last year.

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  22. Airedale1

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    Thank you! Yes, I understand now and the specific barrel size for my new 10/22 is I’m told a 20” medium tapered barrel which tapers from .930 at the base to .705 at the muzzle.
    I won’t have the rifle in hand until Wednesday at which point I’ll measure it myself.
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  23. CraigC

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    That’s a nice rifle!
     
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  24. dh1633pm

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    Some very nice rifles. Who doesn't have a 10/22 should be the question.
     
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  25. irishlad

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    How do you like the LVT? I bought one a couple of months ago. Love it.

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