60th Anniversary Ruger 10/22

General Geoff

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Saw this very compelling Lipsey's exclusive condut on gun.deals last week and emailed my local family owned FFL (A F Boyer Hardware in Slatington, shoutout to them for being in business since 1868, across 5 generations!) about it. Turns out they already had this specific configuration rifle on order and I could have it when it arrives.

Well, arrive it did.

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I already have a 50th anniversary 10/22 that I got back in 2014 and decided 10 years is long enough to justify adding a second to the armory. But what I wasn't expecting was the factory installed BX Trigger. This thing has an astonishingly light and crisp ~2¼ lb trigger pull out of the box. Lighter even than the Volquartzen TG2000 that I installed on the 50th anniversary rifle I already have.



Between the BX Trigger, extended mag release, threaded stainless barrel (flash hider is a little silly but looks cool I guess), factory hooded aperture rear and hooded front blade sights, Magpul X22 stock (excellent ergonomics compared to the admittedly prettier wood stock on my existing rifle), this may be the finest factory 10/22 I've ever laid hands on. If it shoots as well as it looks and handles, it's a bargain at the street price of ~$490 in 2024 dollars (they just ain't worth what they used to be).

Will update thread when I get it to the range, plan on testing with my Dead Air Mask HD silencer, which hopefully is slim enough to see the top of the front sight blade over.
 
My first 10/22, I bought new in 1985.

I still have it, it still shoots great. The only upgrades since I bought it is a BX trigger and a Simmons scope.

Stay safe.
 
My Dad sent me home with an unfired 40th Anniversary carbine one Thanksgiving that he’s had for years and years. It had a glossier wood finish and bluing with a big silver medallion in the stock, other than that it looked just like my 1985-era carbine.

I brought it back to him, still unfired, when his Nylon 66 bolt handle broke off and he didn’t have a .22 handy to plunk rabbits eating his garden plants.

Nice set of commemoratives, glad to see you are putting them to good use like Dad is. :thumbup:

Stay safe.
 
Range report: shoots great, has a good zero out of the box. No malfunctions using a variety of ammo. Not quite a tack driver due to the larger ghost ring aperture, but the rifle is still great at knocking down little 2" steel squares at 25 yards.
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Would like to have tested it at longer ranges but those were very crowded on Sunday so the gf and I stuck to the 25 yard rimfire only range. Still had lots of fun!
 
Range report: shoots great, has a good zero out of the box. No malfunctions using a variety of ammo. Not quite a tack driver due to the larger ghost ring aperture, but the rifle is still great at knocking down little 2" steel squares at 25 yards.
Does anyone know of an aftermarket replacement for the rear peep to tighten that rear aperture? Just for funsies.
 
My first 10/22 I bought at Target in 1976 in Denver for something like $76 if I remember correctly.

That gun was sent down the road many years ago and a couple have come and gone since then. The current one is a stainless männlicher I’ll post a picture up on here in a few after I finish my coffee.

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OP… nice feature filled version of a classic you got there. That 50th version is very cool also. Like that longer barrel
 
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I still have the 10/22 that I bought in ‘91. I started to swap parts and modify it, but decided to leave it original except for the sights. I couldn’t hit squat with the factory sights so I put a Williams fire sight and peep sight on it.

Back when I first got it I refinished the stock because the Ruger finish just wasn’t that great. It’s about time to re-oil that stock.

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I like that 60 year anniversary model @General Geoff
I am in the market for a new .22. Thanks for posting.
 
Does anyone know of an aftermarket replacement for the rear peep to tighten that rear aperture? Just for funsies.
No idea, but the post is a very unusual thread size. I'm guessing 10-40 or even -48. Only other screw that matched up in thread pitch was a much smaller diameter #3 standoff screw for some long forgotten PC case.I don't have pitch gauges small enough to verify, but the diameter is definitely #10
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Also the post is held in place on two flats ground into the threads, by two 5/64" Allen head grub screws, which is also apparently how windage is adjusted.
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Our 2 10/22's we are liking these days are a takedown tactical wirh FH and 16" barrel, and a 1991 deluxe sporter. These are both very nice and good shooters. We really like the takedown. The older one is real accurate. The most accurate 10/22 I have seen was a Sports South exclusive LVT.
 
No idea, but the post is a very unusual thread size. I'm guessing 10-40 or even -48. Only other screw that matched up in thread pitch was a much smaller diameter #3 standoff screw for some long forgotten PC case.I don't have pitch gauges small enough to verify, but the diameter is definitely #10
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Also the post is held in place on two flats ground into the threads, by two 5/64" Allen head grub screws, which is also apparently how windage is adjusted.
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That's interesting. I wonder if you couldn't thread it for standard peep sight apertures. Surprised they didn't use an AR style setup like Tech Sights.
 
No idea, but the post is a very unusual thread size. I'm guessing 10-40 or even -48. Only other screw that matched up in thread pitch was a much smaller diameter #3 standoff screw for some long forgotten PC case.I don't have pitch gauges small enough to verify, but the diameter is definitely #10
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Also the post is held in place on two flats ground into the threads, by two 5/64" Allen head grub screws, which is also apparently how windage is adjusted.
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Is there enough meat there to be threaded for a Skinner Peep Aperture?
 
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