Another one of my favorite 22’s

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by Brother_Love, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Brother_Love

    Brother_Love Distinguished Poster

    This is one of the Walmart Special 10/22’s with the 22” barrel. That’s a cheap TruGlo red dot. This rifle will thread a needle at 75 yds with Federal bulk pack ammo. It shoots Remington’s almost as good but put some Winchester’s in and it patterns like a 12 ga.
    I added the boat paddle stock too. I found the old knife at the dump today. I’m going to clean it up and sharpen it.

    76FA5D63-46EE-4D6C-A056-2D29881E6A85.jpeg 4A4041A6-AB79-4BD8-8E37-2A8754F35273.jpeg 97E53ED6-8F2D-48B1-9E1B-E02116BA9F53.jpeg
  2. 2DARK2C

    2DARK2C Distinguished Poster

    really nice one!
    Quickeye and phillipd like this.

  3. wllmkttrll

    wllmkttrll Distinguished Poster

    I like the 10/22 but my go to is the nylon 66
    Quickeye, phillipd, Cliff731 and 2 others like this.
  4. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Brother_Love... your very nice 10/22 s/n matches with a 2008 date of manufacture on Ruger's search site... :)

    And I do recall seeing those synthetic "boat paddle" stocks on some 10/22 models a few years ago at my favorite gun store! :cool:
    22lrfan and Mesquite like this.
  5. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Knife will probably be your favorite too when you get it cleaned and sharpened!
    Quickeye and 22lrfan like this.
  6. Jedman7

    Jedman7 Full Poster

    very nice 10/22. I know a guy who has a stock 10/22 from the 80's. That things absolutely LOVES Aguila ammo, standard blue box.
    Quickeye likes this.
  7. ms bow hunter

    ms bow hunter Full Poster

    I purchased a used 10/22 a while back. It is stainless with a greenish laminate stock...someone told me that is was a “Walmart special”. What does that mean?
    DEADEYE 1 and Quickeye like this.
  8. bubbat

    bubbat Gatekeeper to my corner of Hell.

    Means a Ruger only Walmart got, no different quality wise as some people claim, just in appearance. Walmart does/did sell so many guns, they do special runs for them that aren't listed in normal Ruger catalog for everyone else. Like the Stainless/ green laminate, I bought one from Wally World in 96-97 can't remember exactly, they were the only store that had them.
    Cliff731 likes this.
  9. TwangBanger

    TwangBanger Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    This is like mine. A Wal-Mart limited edition, from the mid-late 90's. Stainless finish, full length Mannlicher style green laminated stock. My wife & I both worked for Walmart then, and she bought this for my birthday in either 1996 or 1997.
    ruger 1022 green lam mann.jpg
    Hrdnox, Hoot G, Cliff731 and 2 others like this.
  10. ms bow hunter

    ms bow hunter Full Poster

    Thanks for the explanation. I heard somewhere that Bill Ruger was friends with Sam Walton, so maybe that has something to do with it as well (wether that is factual or not I cannot say)...
    Cliff731 likes this.
  11. Brother_Love

    Brother_Love Distinguished Poster

    I got mine simply because I like the longer barrel. I have a Stock 10/22 that shoots just as good with the 18” barrel but I just like longer barrels.

    I would like to run across one of the Mannlicher stocked rifles one day.
    Cliff731 likes this.
  12. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Any Ruger 10/22 is a "solid" buy... unless it's been so neglected and abused by a previous owner as to be in too poor of a condition to consider. Otherwise, you simply cannot go wrong with one!!! :)

  13. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    Is there such thing as to poor of condition. I mean you can replace/upgrade anything on them. One of my favorite 22’s.
    Cliff731 likes this.
  14. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Agreed, Rigrat... but I'll pass on a 10/22 that's in otherwise overall deplorable condition... :)
  15. Chicknman

    Chicknman Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Mr cliff I'm too lazy to google but I know you can tell me when the first 1022 was made
    Cliff731 likes this.
  16. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    1964 according to Wiki... confirmed by Ruger's website too... ;)
    Chicknman likes this.
  17. Chicknman

    Chicknman Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Mr cliff. The Google of MSGO. Thank you sir. I'm always impressed with your knowledge or ability to provide info.
    22lrfan and Cliff731 like this.
  18. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Thanks, Chicknman... I do appreciate the kind words!!! :)
    Chicknman likes this.
  19. Chicknman

    Chicknman Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I always like to see what you have to say about the many subjects that come up on MSGO!!:daman:
  20. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Thank you, Chicknman... I do appreciate that!!! ;)

    And I have truly enjoyed your posts on the MSGO too!!! :101010::101010:
    Chicknman likes this.