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Old 10-18-2020, 07:39 AM
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I have been meaning to buy a Take Down for several reasons. The biggest being ease of carrying it from place to place in a bag that is not obviously a rifle as well a part of a bug out scenario. Of course I waited to long and CVD struck and mucked up supplies, pricing etc. I was able to pick one up this weekend at a normal pre covid price. I have another 10/22 but specifically wanted a Take Down version. It just goes to show if you shop around and are patient there are still deals / normal pricing out there. I think you just have to be extra patient. Edit: I think lack of ammo may be driving some gun calibers down a bit...jmo. I have plenty of extra mags already, optics and ammo. I just needed the base rifle.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:29 AM
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I have 2 heavy Barreled 10/22's and I still wanted one of the Take Downs with a threaded barrel when they came out to mate up with my suppressor. The Take Down is an amazing shooter for such a lightweight little rifle. I am amazed by the ingenuity of the take down mechanism that allows you to adjust for slop to minimize the zero shift. So far with mine adjusted fairly snug I have found no zero shift after taking it apart and re-assembling it. The TD has turned into my favorite plinking rifle.
I did drop in one of Ruger's BX triggers and it was a huge improvement over the all plastic original trigger.

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Old 10-18-2020, 11:15 AM
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They sure sound handy. Heard they made changes in regards to some plastic innards on newer models of the 10/22. Thought about the take-down briefly but went with the American compact in 22 magnum as I like the shorter barrel for woods varmints. Bit short LOP so added the standard stock module. Had it for 3 years and quite happy with the groupings.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:15 PM
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I’ve never been a 10/22 guy but a close friend of mine won a take-down about two years ago and he really likes it.
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:23 PM
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I got a 10/22 Take Down a few years ago. It shoots great. Considering there are so many after-market accessories for the 10/22 it makes for easy customization without breaking the bank. On this one I changes the stock to brown, changed the plastic barrel band to metal, added sling swivels, a low profile rail, and a red dot scope.
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:46 PM
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In 1973 I traded an unmarked ("probably" Australian Winchester) and $40 boot for a 10/22 Deluxe, 4 spare mags, and 1000 rounds Winchester Super-X ammo. I was 17 so my brother had to do the paperwork. He was so impressed he bought a used 10/22 standard model for $35. Fast forward to 1996. His 10/22 was jamming, I detail cleaned and it still jammed. Took it to a gunsmith. Two days later, he ask if the gun had any special meaning to my brother. It was a preproduction prototype, and a collector wanted it. The offer was a new 10/22 standard model in stainless steel and $200 cash. OFFER ACCEPTED!

10/22's hold a certain festination with Americans. The compact rifle that everyone enjoys and didn't cost an are and a leg!

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:36 PM
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Yep I believe the M.S.R.P. was $56 for a new one back in the 60s. That price stuck around for quite awhile unlike prices today.
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I have never owned the Ruger 10/22. My brother in law has one he has had for years but not the take down model. I did clean it for him and shot it some and liked it. Being Marlin guy my 22's are all Marlins these days including a couple of 39a's that work as take downs also.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:27 PM
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I have a 10/22 Takedown "Lite" that I really like. What amazes me is how it retains it's zero no matter how many times I take it down and put it back. Mine, mated with a HTA screw on suppressor, has become my new favorite squirrel slayer.

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Old 10-19-2020, 05:11 PM
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Well this one is barely a 10/22 but takes the same mags. Only the trigger group is marked Ruger. The SiCo Spectre II hangs on the barrel most of the time.

My only complaint re: the Takedown stock is the lack of higher cheek rests from Ruger. Any of the many AR-height optics are too tall.

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Old 10-19-2020, 07:28 PM
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Many years ago I bought a knock-off of the famous Browning .22 Auto which comes apart in two pieces (an early 'take-down'). I still have it; it's made by Norinco and sports a cheap scope to maintain the 'cheapo' ambiance of the rifle. I found that there is a simple adjustment ring that increases or decreases the barrel fit to the moving bolt. Forgive my lack of proper terminology. But I can tell you that nice tight-fit setting makes this cheapo a real tack driver. It's so diminutive, you could hide it in your shorts :-)))) Pd. a whopping $99 for it (maybe 20-25 yrs ago). Hoping to get a 10/22 after COVID.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:25 PM
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I have a Ruger 10/22 TD that I put in the Magpul backpacker stock. I like the storage in the butt stock for extra magazines, or one extra magazine and a 50 rd box of ammo. My Ruger TD holds zero each and every time. This little rifle also wears Tech-Sights, and has a Bushnell TRS-25 on it.

I also have a Belgian made Browning Auto .22, and the locking ring tends to loosen up after a couple of tubes of ammo. It has a period 2.5x scope on a mount attached to the barrel.

.22 rifles that take down are the "bee's knees". In addition to the Ruger and the Browning, I can add in my Winchester '06 and Marlin 39A. The Marlin wears XS Ghost Ring sights, and the old Winchester has the original sight arrangement.
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I thought this was going to be about “taking down” and reassembling the bolt on a 10-22. I have a SS, all metal one I got from Sports Authority about 20 years ago. The reassembly is not unlike the “dangling stirrup” necessary to lock in the mainspring on Mk1/2. A 3rd hand would help, 90 second YouTube shows simple snap in of the recoil assembly into the bolt. Only took me 6 tries. Ima wait another 20 years before I do that again. Comedy with the “bolt stop pin” sliding out every time I tilted off dead level. Joe
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Always been a fan of the Ruger 10/22, and have owned a few. Especially the full stock "Internationals". Found this one new last year, and have been raising hell with the local squirrel population this fall. Haven't tried the TD model yet, but probably will when the become available again at normal prices.

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Do you eat them? The squirrels, that is...
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I'm a big fan of my 10/22 takedown. Only gripe is the lack of swing swivels on the default stock, but that's easy to remedy.
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Absolutely. They're great pan fried like chicken.
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But you GOTTA remember to take the fur off first (for the liberals on our website :-))))

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That International model should be worth some serious cash. Same for the 44 magnum version!
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Floured and deep fried is good, but I usually quarter them up, and cook in a crock pot with potatoes, onions, celery, and mushrooms. Make gravy from the stock. Mmmmm...

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That's a new production version. The originals can be a little salty though.

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Really a new production version? Afraid that got by me. I recall having Gun Digest from 1972 when they had glossy pics of the Ruger line-up inside.
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