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sig357fan
01-17-2010, 10:15
Hay everyone,

I'm thinkin" about picking up a Ruger Charger and was wondering if anyone on the forum has any experiance with one.

I know its basiclly a 10-22 pistol so function souldn't be an issue. What mods are being done and what mags are being used?

thanks,

sig357fan

CMG
01-17-2010, 11:11
I've had one since they first came out, and find it to be a lot of fun. I've used a wide variety of magazines, but have pretty much settled on the standard factory mag. I bought some Tri-Mag holders that clamp three factory mags together and find it to be quite good with the Charger... here is a (not very good) picture of mine.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/RCHARGERad.jpg

mb1129
01-18-2010, 09:02
I've had my Charger for about 1 1/2yrs. now and really enjoy it. I put a Bushnell Trophy 2-7x32 handgun scope on it. It is extremely accurate with Remington standard velocity ammo. As for the mags, I am using the standard factory mags.

M2 Carbine
01-18-2010, 13:33
I've had the Charger since they first came out.

It's my relaxing gun. I just like to sit back and try to shoot little groups.

I haven't had any luck with hi cap mags in my 10/22 rifle or Charger, so I just use the 10 round factory mags.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Chargerinbackyard.jpg

Teddybear
01-18-2010, 13:48
I don't have a pic of mine, but it's a blast to shoot.

SnowOxx
01-18-2010, 14:52
Man, I got a 10/22 for Christmas, and now you people are making me want to get this....

mb1129
01-19-2010, 07:37
Man, I got a 10/22 for Christmas, and now you people are making me want to get this....

Nothing wrong with having both :supergrin:

cj5mrt
01-19-2010, 08:16
I've had mine a while and it is absolutely a blast to shoot. I have upgraded some parts, and spent alot of time making mine unlike most others. Still use factory mags though.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt101/cj5mrt/DSC02454.jpg

Mike

NAS T MAG
01-19-2010, 08:52
I've had mine since they first came out. Add a 2X scope, auto bolt release and tons of high capacity mags.
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu220/NAS-T-MAG/05RugerCharger.jpg

Makes for fun shooting and no reloading at the range.

M2 Carbine
01-19-2010, 11:39
Mike, that is a pretty thing.:)

SnowOxx
01-19-2010, 11:44
Nothing wrong with having both :supergrin:

Very good point

detroitriverrat
01-19-2010, 18:45
I love mine. It's acurrate even with cheap ammo. I have emptied my Butler Creek Steel Lips Mag several times with only one jam.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i257/xmuskyguide/RugerCharger2-1-2.jpg

miatank
01-22-2010, 14:56
You can add me to the 'it's fun to shoot and accurate too' list. I found that the factory 10 round mags are the most reliable. I found the 25 round Buttler Creek mags with steel lips to usually be reliable. The plastic lip version, not so much - but with less than 18 or less rounds they are OK.

dave - but mine needs a better sight

CMG
01-22-2010, 15:14
...but mine needs a better sight

I put a Konus 2x on mine ($60 from Optics Planet with free shipping) and it has been great. Clear optics and excellent adjustments.

Here's a (slightly) better pic of mine with the Konus on board.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/RCharger2x.jpg

Fanner50
01-22-2010, 21:50
Chargers are fun. You can do so much with them.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e339/AlanFla/IMG_6786.jpg

miatank
01-23-2010, 11:51
I would like to have a stock that transformed into a rifle stock - for those 'long' shots. OK, I know, just use a rifle. But that would not be as much fun. And a fun gun does not have to be logical.

dave - but is that kinda stock legal?

Njanear
01-23-2010, 12:04
I would like to have a stock that transformed into a rifle stock - for those 'long' shots. OK, I know, just use a rifle. But that would not be as much fun. And a fun gun does not have to be logical.

dave - but is that kinda stock legal?

It isn't legal on a Charger as is. You would have to look at getting approved for a tax stamp for a SBR (short barrel rifle), to pull that off.

miatank
01-23-2010, 22:03
It isn't legal on a Charger as is. You would have to look at getting approved for a tax stamp for a SBR (short barrel rifle), to pull that off.

Thanks for answering my question. Guess that's why I have not seen a setup like that.

dave - we'll have to do without

Jmzzl
01-24-2010, 18:36
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk194/branham700/0124101522-00.jpg

I love mine. I added an extended mag release, bolt buffer, picatinny scope base, auto bolt release, and new bolt handle. Also, thats a 10" Hi-desertdog threaded barrell, with irons, and a tactical innovations feaux suppressor. She has a Simmons red dot on top, and the bipod is currently being borrowed by another toy of mine. I mainly run 5 Butler Creek Steel Lips mags through it, and they do just as good as factory mags for me. She's been known to take out a couple lifesize rabbit targets drawn on a piece of lauan at around 150-160 yards. ;]

i luv g.r.i.t.s
01-25-2010, 17:37
Hey cj5mrt where did you get those snazzy bolt and mag release?

cj5mrt
01-26-2010, 07:55
Hey cj5mrt where did you get those snazzy bolt and mag release?

Ebay. Thorn engineering I think. Slow as hell to ship orders though.

Mike

IBreakStuff
02-03-2010, 13:09
Chargers are fun. You can do so much with them.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e339/AlanFla/IMG_6786.jpg
Is that an ATI dragunov stock?

mnhogrider
02-03-2010, 14:31
I bought one when they first came out. I put on a red dot scope. I have a couple of Butler Creek 25 rd. magazines that work real well + 2 of the Ruger 10 rd. rotary magazines. The only thing I did to mine (so far) is replace the stock bolt buffer with an aftermarket buffer that looks like nothing more than a hot glue gun glue stick (for 8 bucks).

It shoots great, misfeeds once in awhile if I'm using the wrong cheap bulk .22 ammo. It really likes the Federal Automatch and CCI Blazer brands.

The only thing that I don't like is the receiver finish is this "black wrinkle" finish that is applied the same inside the receiver as on the outside. The bolt scraped off the finish and would get all gunky which caused misfeeds. Now that the finish is all worn off the inside, it runs fine. Ruger could have done better than wrinkle paint on the receiver or at least NOT painted the inside.

Go here:

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=214

Check out all the different Charger creations and get build-up tips.

Fanner50
02-03-2010, 17:36
Is that an ATI dragunov stock?

Yes. Cutting it down worked quite well.

I used Locktite Epoxy Putty to fill in some gaps. I still need to do a little sanding.

ricklee4570
05-26-2010, 02:52
What kiind of accuracy at 50 yards are you guys getting with the Charger?

dooga
04-06-2011, 08:20
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e339/AlanFla/IMG_6786.jpg

This guy is gorgeous -- where does one get the after-market stock? I really hate the OEM laminated Charger stock but there doesn't seem to be simple stocks like this one -- where and how much?

toshbar
04-10-2011, 17:06
I would really like to chop the barrel on my 10/22, with proper taxes paid of course. I'd chop down the folding stock so it would be identical to this, tech sights and everything:


http://operatorchan.org/k/src/k275798_10-22%20SBR%201.jpg

Fanner50
04-11-2011, 20:27
I did about the same thing. Much fun.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e339/AlanFla/IMG_1755.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e339/AlanFla/IMG_1759.jpg

toshbar
04-11-2011, 20:31
Is that an SBR?

If it is - Do you [technically:whistling:] have to keep the folding stock on it or can you take the stock off so it is essentially a 'pistol'?

I know it is essentially the same folded and with the folder removed, but what is the law?

Fanner50
04-11-2011, 20:37
Is that an SBR?

If it is - Do you [technically:whistling:] have to keep the folding stock on it or can you take the stock off so it is essentially a 'pistol'?

I know it is essentially the same folded and with the folder removed, but what is the law?

It's an SBR. 100% legal. Tax stamp in hand. It's now a rifle. I don't know why anyone would want to convert it back to a pistol after all you have to go through to get the tax stamp. It's light enough that it can be shot as a pistol just the way it is. It's a cool little fun gun and gets a lot of comments at the range.

furioso2112
04-11-2011, 20:55
Nice looking guns. I have to ask, though - other than love of the platform, interest in tinkering, is there any reason this type of setup is superior to a Ruger .22 lr pistol - like a competition slabside, etc.?

toshbar
04-11-2011, 22:24
It's an SBR. 100% legal. Tax stamp in hand. It's now a rifle. I don't know why anyone would want to convert it back to a pistol after all you have to go through to get the tax stamp. It's light enough that it can be shot as a pistol just the way it is. It's a cool little fun gun and gets a lot of comments at the range.
Once it becomes a rifle, there is no going back. Ever.

toshbar
04-11-2011, 22:25
Nice looking guns. I have to ask, though - other than love of the platform, interest in tinkering, is there any reason this type of setup is superior to a Ruger .22 lr pistol - like a competition slabside, etc.?
25 and 50 round magazines. That's the only one. I wish they made high capacity mags for the mkii/mkiii series pistols. There is tinkering available with the mk series pistol too.

Oh, and 10/22 select fire trigger groups do exist.

furioso2112
04-12-2011, 21:57
25 and 50 round magazines. That's the only one. I wish they made high capacity mags for the mkii/mkiii series pistols. There is tinkering available with the mk series pistol too.

Oh, and 10/22 select fire trigger groups do exist.

Oh - good sense. That had not occurred to me, though I do own greater-than-10 round capacity mags for my 10/22.

faawrenchbndr
04-13-2011, 05:59
While I have a few 25 round mags, I tend to stick with Ruger 10 round mags.
I've added a few Volquartsen parts & a Yellow Jacket buffer.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/RugerChargerpicII.jpg