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Ruger 10/22 cleaning and disassembly

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kannonfyre, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. kannonfyre

    kannonfyre Member

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    I notice that the downloadable manual for the 10/22 for ruger's website gives field stripping instuctions but it's all in descriptive form. Can anyone here tell me how I get get hold of ILLUSTRIATED 10/22 disassembly instructions?

    Also, what should I look out for when cleaning a 10/22?
     
  2. deputy tom

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    Contact Ruger and they will send you a free manual.It is all you might need.tom.
     
  3. Tokugawa

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    once every 25 years take it apart and clean it. works great with mine!
     
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    You should be able to figure it out yourself

    It's not that bad. Just don't force anything.
     
  5. kannonfyre

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    Any advice what I should look out for when cleaning a 10/22? What are the areas I should pay attention to for a quick cleaning and what are the parts that I should look at of I have time for a detailed maintenance session?
     
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    The trigger group is the only tricky part

    otherwise it's easy. You don't really have to take it apart though.
     
  7. Fumbler

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    For a quick cleaning, wipe off the bolt face and bolt recess (the spot where the bolt goes over the case head). Also wipe off the breech face (the end of the barrel that contacts the bolt).

    Other than that you dont really need to clean it much. You should clean it when reliability drops.
    BTW, you should give it a detailed cleaning and lube when it's new before you shoot it.
     
  8. kannonfyre

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    How many rounds of high speed ammo can the 10/22 shoot before reliability starts to drop? Can it go for 250 rounds before needed a cleaning?
     
  9. Pappy John

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    Depends on the ammo you're using. Some leave much more powder residue than others.

    Could also be a function of running lubed lead versus copper washed bullets. I usually shoot lubed lead, but they do leave more gunk in the action. And some have a lot more lube than others. One of my favorite accuracy rounds, Wolf Match Target, are absolutely greasy to the touch. Lotsa gunk in the area of the bolt face, but they keep on chuggin through the action.

    I generally shoot 150-200 rounds per outing and always clean afterwards, but I have gone as many as 400 rounds during a weekend away from home without cleaning. Didn't have a problem.

    Sounds like you've given yourself a fun "Run Until Failure" experiment for a sunny afternoon. You might have to pack a lunch.:D
     
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    Another Resource

    I found it helpful to look at the exploded diagram of the rifle.

    You can find the diagrams on-line at Brownell's (for sure) and MidwayUSA (I think).

    This shows all the parts and pieces and where they go. Very helpful.

    Here's Brownell's list of diagrams:

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/schematics/SchemMFG.aspx
     
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