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Thinking about a 10/22 takedown...

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  1. gregp74

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    I don't have an autoloading 22 rifle. How I've neglected this need over the years I'm not quite sure.

    I'm kind of thinking about a 10/22 takedown model. It would be easy to toss in the closet/trunk of the car.

    Is there any reason to go with a polymer stock over the ones with the Altamont wood one? I'm kind of a sucker for old school wood and blued steel guns.
     
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    Get what you want
     
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    Ok will probably go with the wood then assuming there's no drawbacks to them!
     
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    Main reason would be if you want a threaded barrel, and that can be changed later for $$$.

    There are several choices of polymer stock and if you decide against wood check all the versions. The 10/22 TD with a Magpul backpacker stock, or with the changeable length stock, has advantages over the base polymer stock.
     
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    I have one and the TD with a scope is less accurate than my 25 year old 10/22 with open irons.
     
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    Agreed. The standard 10/22 is already pretty compact and would fit in most any closet/truck. The takedown adds complexity, cost and generally poorer accuracy.

    I wouldn’t try to talk you out of a Ruger rimfire, but I’d suggest standard 10/22 carbine first, then a mark pistol later if you’re still wanting something easier to pack.
     
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    I've seen td 10/22s shoot just as good as standard guns.
     
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    Well I can't put a supressor on here in Illinois, so a threaded bbl isn't a big need at the moment. (Not to say some day in the future if I end up somewhere else...) I did notice those Magpul ones. Not crazy about how the backpacker stocks *look* but they do seem like they'd be solid and I like that they hold a couple extra mags. I do wish they came with a case, but I guess I could find something to keep it in.
     
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  9. Ed Ames

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    The other argument I’ve heard for threaded barrels on 10/22s is to use a flash suppressor as a muzzle/crown protector, especially when shooting prone and the like. I believe that’s the stated reason for a flash suppressor on at least one of the 10/22 special editions Ruger put out (50th anniversary contest rifle).

    The backpacker stock totally function over appearance. It looks goofy, but it adds utility.

    regarding scoped accuracy: part of the reason for accuracy complaints there may be receiver mounted scopes. Magpul makes a part that allows barrel mounting a long eye relief scope or red dot... that’s how I set mine up and the accuracy seems about on par with the non-TD 10/22s I’ve used.
     
  10. Old Dog

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    I would disagree.

    The takedown is incredibly simple, hardly complex at all.

    My 10/22 TD is as accurate as any .22 rifle I've ever shot. Not saying they're all that accurate, but I've no complaints whatsoever about mine; I'm very, very happy with it.

    As far as the stock, whatever trips your trigger. I like the simple black polymer, no fuss, no muss, easy to clean, looks good to me. It's a hard-use gun, not something I keep to admire (like a CZ-452 with fancy wood).
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  11. Alaskan Ironworker

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    I like the idea of a take down, but honestly a nice target barrel .22 pistol makes more sense to me. Just takes a bit of practice. My use only involves grouse/ptarmigan hunting though, and its easy to walk to within 10 or 15 yards. I guess it all depends on what your shooting at.
     
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    Just need to mill a scope rail into a target barrel for a TD to be reliability accurate.
     
  13. edwardware

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    I am so sorry the universe has cursed you with crappy .22 rifles.:neener:

    Unless you're going to carry it more than shoot it, don't. Even then, I'd dare say a Ruger MkII with an optic is likely to be as accurate in practiced hands as a 10/22 TD.

    If you want a proper rifle in .22, I suggest s .22 Target. Mine's minute of golf ball at 100 yards.
     
  14. Old Dog

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    I know, right? 55 years of shooting .22 rifles, what do I know?
     
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    They're fantastic; and keep in mind that you can change out the butt plate on them to get a little longer length to the stock. I'd make them a "must" for any takedown.
     
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    I have one, it’s not the nicest takedown .22 I have but not the worst either. Not the heaviest but not the lightest. Not the easiest to take down and put into action but not the most complicated. Plastic is better for harsh environments than wood as far as dings, dents and absorbing liquids.

    I haven’t shot mine a lot, actually something had died every time it’s been fired so far but I have lots of other .22’s, at least a half dozen other 10/22’s, kind of got it just to have one. I use my SBR 10/22 a lot more when I want a compact package, just because it’s ready to go with a push on the safety and a smaller package as well.

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    I like my black laminate.

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    They're very convenient and easily fit in small places. If you will literally "toss" it in various places and treat it roughly, the wood stock will scuff up, but the polymer stock will hold up better. Same could be said about the SS version.

    It does come with a pretty nice case, but it's a bit bulky for my need..

    My TD is as accurate as my son's Std model.
     
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    Or buy one of these: https://magpul.com/hunter-x-22-backpacker-optic-mount.html

    It replaces the barrel block on the takedown, wraps around the barrel, and gives you a short segment of rail to mount an optic or red dot.
     
  20. MikeInOr

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    I thought about a 10/22 take down for a light weight compact 22lr truck gun. Since I already had an old 10/22 I went a different direction.

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    The 10/22 take down deploys quit fast... mine deploys faster! :)
     
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    Looks to me like you went in the right direction! :cool:
     
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    I'll dogpile on..I have a TD 10/22 with Magpul backpacker stock and it is a GREAT rifle..the wood ones would be too...Son has one too..as for accuracy, never tried the non TD one but my son and I have a little competition every time we shoot it up in the Mountains..metal target about 50 yards away..8 inch diameter and it is rare for us to NOT hit it 23 or 24 or so out of 25 rounds...iron sights...
     
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  23. Dibbs

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    The 10/22 TakeDown is far simpler, for barrel cleaning, easier to carry, and very simple to use. It takes about 5 seconds to assemble.
    Given the convenience of storage, I'd have to argue the "added complexity" is minimal, for the payback in convenience.

    OTOH, I hadn't noticed a marked accuracy loss...
     
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    I like the takedown fine but the underfolder above or Butler Creek side folder, coupled with a lightweight barrel, or even better the TacSol SBX, would make a fine compact .22 rifle. It would have the advantage of being carried fully assembled.
     
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