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    Ruger 10/22 (gasp)

    Hi all,

    From my searches I can see these are pretty controversial on this forum.

    One made its way on to the yellow site for $350 and got withdrawn by admin before I could buy it.

    Now coming here to looking for one - ideally in factory stock as it will be transfering to a fab defence stock.

    Ideally around the $350-500 mark and close to the Manawatu.

    Cheers

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    Hahaha I love 10/22’s I know some people on here don’t and that’s all good that’s there opinion
    The reasons I like them are
    They are accurate enough for a bunny gun
    They are extremely reliable imo more so than the marlin’s people will tell you to buy
    They are much easier to clean than a marlin (keeping any semi 22 clean is key to reliability)

    The marlin has got a better trigger and generally are more accurate out of the box 100% agreed

    But the only reason for this is the horrible factory trigger on the ruger
    This is easy fixable and a gunsmith will charge 100-150
    To modify the factory trigger get that done and accuracy will be plenty good enough
    My factory ruger will shoot well under an inch at 50m consistently
    What more do you need for a bunny gun

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    They may be controversial but not many owners want to sell their 10/22's.

    10/22s are great little rifles that are suited to many applications but master of few. Trigger is crap, iron sights are horrible, mag release is tricky, and slide release mechanism is probably the worst in any mass produced firearm. One either lives with the flaws or spends at least price of a new one getting decent replacement parts and that's before looking for optics.

    Good luck with your search.
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    triggers are easy to lighten, bolt release is even easier to modify.
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    I've got a few of them
    I'll have a look when I get home and see if I have 1 I'm prepared to part with.
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    Good to see I sparked some discussion!

    Thanks for the comments so far and look forward to hearing from you Rugerman

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    triggers are easy to lighten, bolt release is even easier to modify.
    Agree, but:
    1. these are basic design flaws Ruger has 50yers plus to remedy, and
    2. Most shooters have neither the tools nor experience to be DIY gunsmiths.

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    ive got a banged up old 10/22 located in chch you are welcome to if you want. would even go lower than your price band on it, which would leave you some $$ for all the upgrades. send me a PM if you're interested.
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    I gave my mates that owned them shit for years. Ended up getting a cheap one quietly to see what its all about and now after modding it up it is probably my go to rimfire out of my whole lot.

    You can see what I did to mine here - https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....shortie-67759/
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    A bad 10/22 is a experience in an inaccurate and jamming piece of shit that can nearly put you off Rugers for life.

    A good one is an experience in accuracy, faultless operation and total reliability .

    Get the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bang View Post
    ive got a banged up old 10/22 located in chch you are welcome to if you want. would even go lower than your price band on it, which would leave you some $$ for all the upgrades. send me a PM if you're interested.
    Pmd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintie View Post
    I gave my mates that owned them shit for years. Ended up getting a cheap one quietly to see what its all about and now after modding it up it is probably my go to rimfire out of my whole lot.

    You can see what I did to mine here - https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....shortie-67759/
    Bloody beautiful fab work mate. I couldn't produce anything to that standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    A bad 10/22 is a experience in an inaccurate and jamming piece of shit that can nearly put you off Rugers for life.

    A good one is an experience in accuracy, faultless operation and total reliability .

    Get the latter.
    Any tips on how to ensure the latter is achieved? Is their a run of these to avoid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    triggers are easy to lighten, bolt release is even easier to modify.
    Have you lightened the trigger yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr300WSM View Post
    Have you lightened the trigger yourself?
    sure have . takes awhile especially on the newer model with the plastic housing and stainless parts but easier on the blued steel older ones.
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