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Finally decided to get a 10/22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Big D, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. Big D

    Big D Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Southeast Georgia
    Hey yall. I've been shooting my whole life, and hope to the rest of it, lol. Anyway, I've shoot more .22 than anything but have owned many, many different firearms in my short time. I grew up with Marlin Model 60 rifles, loving and shooting them. It was probably the first rifle I ever learned to shoot. Although I like them, over the years I have been more inclined to magazine fed firearms. I've always mulled over purchashing a 10/22, but just have never taken the plunge. I am currently serving in law enforcement, and have become more survival/practical minded in most everything I have and do.

    I purchased my first two Ruger's last year, a MKIII Standard and P95. Especially with the BX25 high cap on the market now, I am looking into purchasing a 10/22. I would like some guidance however, in reference to a standard 10/22 vs. the takedown model. I love the idea of having the takedown, with its pack and capability of carrying the rifle/ammo/survival kit/etc. in one small, compact package. I wonder though how well the takedown will fair over time in wear and tear vs the standard model. Any replies would be greatly appreciated!
  2. willbozz61

    willbozz61 Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    I just got the 10/22 takedown a couple days ago and it seems really solid, I think it would last just as long as a regular one but only time will tell.
  3. Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    Ponchatoula, LA
    my 10\22 and my mkII target model are my favorite rimfires
  4. goon

    goon Member

    Jan 20, 2003
    The only way to know will be to buy one and use it for 25 years, then report back.
    I'd love to lay hands on one of the new 10/22 take-downs just to have it for the general backpacking/camping type gun it is. But if you just want a 10/22, you might try shopping used and picking one up that way at as good of a price as you can. Even new, standard 10/22's are available and not overpriced. The one my dad bought in 1973 is still running strong after probably close to a hundred thousand rounds over the years. No parts in the gun, not even a spring or magazine, have been replaced. I expect my current 10/22 to last about as long and would love to have a couple more in different configurations.
  5. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Can you put a scope on the takedown model and have it maintain its zero?

    I am just thinking, since the scope mounts to the receiver, it wouldn't work. You'd only be able to use the iron sights (both front and rear sights attach to barrel).

    I already have a 10/22 but was interested in the takedown, and the ability or inability to mount a scope might sway the OP's decision.
  6. TurtlePhish

    TurtlePhish Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    The (Un)Constitution(al) State
    It's actually designed to prevent a loss of zero. It attaches in some way that dry-cycling the action one or two times "sets" the barrel and brings it all back to zero.
  7. o Unforgiven o

    o Unforgiven o Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Central FL
    The 10/22 is pretty compact as it is but I can see the appeal of a takedown model. I would think it would fit into a backpack with no trouble which is nice and handy. I actually just bought my first 10/22 today, and I can tell you I like it a lot.

  8. Redlegvzv

    Redlegvzv Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I have 4 10/22s. Three conventional carbine models with birch stocks, and one brand=new 10/22 Take Down. (As you can see, I do not like 10/22s) :neener:

    If I were buying my first 10/22, I would go with the Take-Down model. They are simply cool. By inspection you will see that the firearm is built like a tank. The Take-Down mechanism is very solid. I have taken mine down repeatedly after firing, and the sight mechanism stays spot-on. (I use a Matchdot red-dot sight).

    You will not go wrong with any model 10/22. They are accurate and very reliable. I cannot remember the last time I had any kind of feeding issue with any of my 10/22s.

    Here are some pics of the new Take-Down:

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