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.


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  2. 2DARK2C

    2DARK2C Distinguished Poster

    really nice one!
     
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  3. wllmkttrll

    wllmkttrll Distinguished Poster

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    I like the 10/22 but my go to is the nylon 66
     
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  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:
     
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  5. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Knife will probably be your favorite too when you get it cleaned and sharpened!
     
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  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.
     
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  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?
     
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  8. bubbat

    bubbat Gatekeeper to my corner of Hell.

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    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.
     
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  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.
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  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)...
     
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  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.
     
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  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!!! :)

    :101010::101010::101010::101010:
     
  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.
     
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  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
     
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  16. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    1964 according to Wiki... confirmed by Ruger's website too... ;)
     
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  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.
     
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  18. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

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