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Airborne Infantryman
02-19-2012, 18:22
UPDATED WITH PICS:

I went to the PX on base today, and saw a Ruger 10/22. Synthetic stock, blued finish, and Williams FireSights Fiber Optic sights. I paid $212 out the door, and bought a 525 round pack of the blue box Federal .22LR. I went to my buddies house, and shot ALL DAY! I put 400 rounds through the 10/22 straight out of the box, and NO failures at all. I'm about to clean it now. My only complaint is that the dovetailed front Fiber Optic sight came loose from its dovetail; nothing that a little bit of blue loctite cannot fix. Other than that, this is the best $212 I've spent- EVER.

One oddity- I cannot find this model on Ruger's website- the model # is 10/22RPBF

Anyway, I figured I'd share my new love for rimfire, and how much fun it is; now to clean this beast after 400 rounds.....:faint:

Update- I cleaned her last night- wasn't as dirty as I though she'd be after 400 rounds. Took me an hour, and that was with me stopping to watch a YouTube vid on disassembly, and fixing the loose front sight.

Today, I went to the local gun shop and picked up a Ruger BX-25 mag. I only bought one, and if this one is good to go, I'll get two more.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics-

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6910834643_2ef92317b5_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6910840791_7fea942a7d_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6910845183_7cf094cd64_b.jpg

Bruce M
02-19-2012, 18:29
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new 10/22.

I have said for a decade or two that a .22 is about the most fun a bachelor can have in an afternoon for a twenty dollar bill since deadly STDs hit our shores. I remain convinced that for most of us of modest means somewhere between about the second and the fourth gun added to the collection ought to be a .22.

collim1
02-19-2012, 18:34
I couldn't afford to shoot 1-2 times per week without .22LR.

My Ruger SP101 in .22LR is a blast and at $.03 per round I can shoot alot, and since it is setup exactly like a normal SP101 it is still great practice.

oneofthose
02-19-2012, 18:48
Congrats on the 10/22. Everyone should have one.

Also, good choice on sticking with the Ruger 25 round mags. Most of the aftermarket ones are junk.

D3S3RT_P3NGU1N
02-19-2012, 18:49
Congrats on the new rifle :thumbsup:

Now you need to get yourself a .22 pistol to go with it!

I like the Ruger MKIII 22/45

Get yourself one of these to go with it and you'll be burning through .22lr bulk packs in now time. Possibly the best $25 I've ever spent on shooting

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=16700/Product/-22-AUTO-ULTIMATE-CLIP-LOADER

40 0'Glock
02-19-2012, 18:50
congrats! i love rimfires as well. you can spend all day at the range without feeling guilty.

G30Mike
02-19-2012, 18:51
Love my 10/22 also. Very fun guns with the hi cap mags. Plus I can let the nieces and nephew learn on it. Bought it for cheap ammo prices and to pass some time shooting and Its basically for my son when he gets a little bigger, I refer to it as his rifle. He's 16 months old, so it will be a little while before he can work it himself, but for right now he likes to sit on my lap while I shoot from the bench.
Its always a good idea to have a .22 rifle or pistol around.

vafish
02-19-2012, 18:54
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new 10/22.

I have said for a decade or two that a .22 is about the most fun a bachelor can have in an afternoon for a twenty dollar bill since deadly STDs hit our shores. I remain convinced that for most of us of modest means somewhere between about the second and the fourth gun added to the collection ought to be a .22.

I think their first gun ought to be a rimfire.

So much easier toaster the fundamentals without the noise and blast if a bigger gun.

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RWBlue
02-19-2012, 19:09
"OMG! Why didn't ya'll tell me .22LR was SO MUCH FUN!?!?!"

We tried, but everyone always wants to get something larger with more bang.

You will also find very accurate rifles a lot of fun. They don't have to be large bore. Very accurate 22LR can be a lot of fun.

zhix
02-19-2012, 19:20
Its not uncommon that you won't find specific variations of Ruger guns, they do a lot of special runs for distributors, I had a hard time finding anything on my 10/22 stainless with laserstock.

I actually just sold my 10/22. It was always on my list but I figured they're so cheap I can buy one whenever. I won mine on a $20 raffle, but by then I already had various other guns and never shot it.
If I had paid full price for it or had room for more guns I probably would have kept it. I do have a savage 22 bolt action that I really like though.

ronin.45
02-19-2012, 19:23
Sorry! I thought you knew.:dunno:

carloglock19
02-19-2012, 19:32
Glad you found out how much fun .22LR can be.
10/22, 597 get shot everytime we hit the outdoor range. Cheap and fun!

Metal Angel
02-19-2012, 19:32
Yup! 10/22 = Awesome. Was the first gun I ever had, and I'm never letting it go!

racer88
02-19-2012, 20:11
I think the more you experience shooting the big stuff (and paying for it), the more you appreciate .22-LR. While I enjoy shooting my big stuff, I find firing away with my M&P 15-22 rifle and my recently acquired Ruger SR22 Pistol to be just as much fun and "guilt-free."

Washingtonrebel
02-19-2012, 20:44
I've been shooting .22lr since I was 10 or 12, it was a single shot Stevens, I believe the single shot is a great way to learn shooting accurately.
I still have it but now I have a 10-22 and a 22-45, both are so much fun and accurate. I bought both of my boys a 10-22 as well.
Another thing is, you can customize them to the point you won't recognize it.

USMCsilver
02-19-2012, 20:45
Congrats! We own two stainless models (nicely modified) and a Tactical Solutions X-Ring 10/22 variant.

.22's are the BEST firearms around. :) Got over a dozen (and counting)...

Enjoy! There will be more!

bac1023
02-19-2012, 20:48
Rimfires are a blast, both in a rifle or handgun.

michael e
02-19-2012, 20:49
This is why I have almost a dozen 22s. Revolvers, semi handguns, pump , bolt, lever, semi rifle, you need them all. Then with all the AK AR MP5 1911 clones its just a never ending thing.

SLO1911Fan
02-19-2012, 23:23
I love the 10/22. With the firesights on that all you have left to do is modify the bolt release and swap out the mag release with the tacsol lever. IF you're ever interested in a different stock Boyd's make a couple really nice ones for it. I recommend the Evolution or the Tacticool, especially if you want optics on it. I was always impressed with the gun, and I definitely regret selling mine.

Javelin
02-20-2012, 00:16
Congrats!


Now you really want to have even more fun? Grab yourself a little .22 suppressor from SWR or AAC. It will make you as giggly as a little school girl every time you shoot it.

:whistling:

mixflip
02-20-2012, 00:48
I love 22LR. Here are mine.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/SPst_story24D_544-Copy-1.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/100_0613.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/glamourshot2.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/102_0236.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/guns/DSCN4784.jpg

SLO1911Fan
02-20-2012, 01:15
FYI, If you're interested in .22 competition shooting IE Ruger Rimfire Challenge my 10/22 and Kimber combo won me more than one gun. In my opinion there is no finer .22 rifle for speed competition purposes. It is without fail the most reliable AND best stock .22 I've played with.

CajunBass
02-20-2012, 05:54
At one time I had about twenty 22's around here. I decided that was silly and reduced the inventory to about ten. Three of them are 10/22's.

Bob Hafler
02-20-2012, 06:00
Congrats on the new rifle :thumbsup:

Now you need to get yourself a .22 pistol to go with it!

I like the Ruger MKIII 22/45


I'll second this. I have both and if you like the 10/22 your going to love the 22/45 also.

JaPes
02-20-2012, 07:41
OP,

Congrats on the new 10/22! Be careful, the 10/22 modification fever hits hard and fast. It usually starts with an auto-bolt release & a trip over to rimfirecentral.com .

I have said for a decade or two that a .22 is about the most fun a bachelor can have in an afternoon for a twenty dollar bill since deadly STDs hit our shores.

:rofl:I have a new sig line. *If you don't mind*

C

Now you need to get yourself a .22 pistol to go with it!

I like the Ruger MKIII 22/45

Get yourself one of these to go with it and you'll be burning through .22lr bulk packs in now time. Possibly the best $25 I've ever spent on shooting

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=16700/Product/-22-AUTO-ULTIMATE-CLIP-LOADER

I can't agree with D3S3RT_P3NGU1N more. I have both a MKIII Standard & a 22/45 RP. That McFadden Ultimate Clip Loader works wonders.

SGT278ACR
02-20-2012, 08:25
To OP,
The Ruger 10/22 is just about the best .22LR rifle you can buy. Congrats! I like shooting .22 also. When I go to the range with my .40 & 9mm, I also take along my Smith & Wesson 22A with a box of 550 rds of .22LR. When the .40 & 9mm ammo run out and I want to keep shooting.... .22LR is the way to go.:thumbsup:

Airborne Infantryman
02-20-2012, 12:00
Now with pics! (At OP)

HKLovingIT
02-20-2012, 12:20
We did not tell you because we didn't want you using up all the ammo. :steamed: Now what are the rest of us going to use? :wavey: .22s pay for themselves many times over in fun times. I think everyone should have a .22 rifle and pistol or a .22 revolver for many reasons. Which if I might recommend, a .22 revolver is a heck of a lot of fun as well.

Airborne Infantryman
02-20-2012, 12:21
We did not tell you because we didn't want you using up all the ammo. :steamed: Now what are the rest of us going to use? :wavey:

Just bought two 525 round boxes of Federal .22LR last night, for a grand total of 1050 rounds, and $43 out the door. :tongueout:

brob2425
02-20-2012, 12:44
How do you like the fire sights? I can't see squat with the stock sights and I've been looking to upgrade. I like the idea of the fiber optic sights for plinking but everyone recommends tech sights and says they are much better.

Airborne Infantryman
02-20-2012, 12:55
How do you like the fire sights? I can't see squat with the stock sights and I've been looking to upgrade. I like the idea of the fiber optic sights for plinking but everyone recommends tech sights and says they are much better.

The FireSights are stupid bright when outdoors, or if light hits them. I was able to hit get consistent hits on whatever I aimed at with them. I love the FireSights. :wavey:

svtpwnz
02-20-2012, 13:10
My son and I love shooting the 15-22. Last time we were at the range, the people around us were looking at my son pull out the 15-22 and seemed almost in shock that I would let my boy handle such a weapon. One of them comes over to me and asks if it's a machine gun with a puzzled look on her face. I told her about it and what it was and she was quite shocked that it was a .22.
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/honkonthree/photobucket-3653-1325880900749.jpg

Airborne Infantryman
02-20-2012, 13:26
My son and I love shooting the 15-22. Last time we were at the range, the people around us were looking at my son pull out the 15-22 and seemed almost in shock that I would let my boy handle such a weapon. One of them comes over to me and asks if it's a machine gun with a puzzled look on her face. I told her about it and what it was and she was quite shocked that it was a .22.
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/honkonthree/photobucket-3653-1325880900749.jpg

:rofl:

http://images.wikia.com/randomstuffstuff/images/c/c9/Doublefacepalm.jpg

joecoastie
02-20-2012, 14:09
Nice rifle! I envy you guys being able to buy guns from your PX. The 10/22 is great in its standard format plus you can build it into pretty much anything you want it to be.

http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r579/Don_Sprick/Guns/Ruger10-22.jpg

The_Gun_Guru
02-20-2012, 15:02
OMG! Why didn't ya'll tell me .22LR was SO MUCH FUN!?!?!



Because we thought EVERYONE already knew that!:wavey::tongueout:




Enjoy your new 10/22:banana:


TGG

Bow Commander
02-20-2012, 20:11
Thought it was old news...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/cameronjaywiley/DSCN2229.jpg

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http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/cameronjaywiley/100_1399.jpg

Skipper Bob
02-20-2012, 21:09
A lot of times when i go to the range I just take my S.W. K-22 and my
Ruger 10-22 and a brick of CCI blazers and shoot for hours

HKLovingIT
02-20-2012, 21:14
A lot of times when i go to the range I just take my S.W. K-22 and my
Ruger 10-22 and a brick of CCI blazers and shoot for hours



Yep. Nice and relaxing afternoon doing that. Leave the cell phone in the car and sit out in the sunshine doing some shooting and bs telling with the other guys.

G30Mike
02-20-2012, 21:49
Yep. Nice and relaxing afternoon doing that. Leave the cell phone in the car and sit out in the sunshine doing some shooting and bs telling with the other guys.

One of my favorite things to do.

fnfalman
02-21-2012, 00:52
Happiness is a drum fed Ruger.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/BlackDogDrum5.jpg

Angry Fist
02-21-2012, 01:04
You won't know how much fun a .22 lr is until you have a few rags who need to talk....

PettyOfficer
02-21-2012, 01:39
Congrats!


Now you really want to have even more fun? Grab yourself a little .22 suppressor from SWR or AAC. It will make you as giggly as a little school girl every time you shoot it.


A .22LR suppressor?! Now I've heard everything!

mdsn969
02-21-2012, 02:49
just wait until you try an AA kit on your glock, way fun!!!

Cletus
02-22-2012, 20:47
They are fun! Here's on I just finished has a bunch of Volquartsen custom parts. Trying to sell or trade it right now on a local forum though. I have too many toys right now and not enough money.
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4960/dsc0004sj.jpg

DeLo
02-22-2012, 21:18
Throw a can on that b*tch

Mongosafari
02-22-2012, 21:47
These are the only pictures I have handy of my 10/22's.

Before:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/f16dd802.jpg

I had to spice up the stock a little:
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/fb85ff01.jpg

A few older 10/22's;
One purchased in 1982 (shortened stock for my son), The folder 10/22 is pictured above; back in it's wooden stock (I hated the folder so I sold it) and a 1996 10/22 with Butler Creek heavy barrel and stock combo (threaded for suppressor and uses M16A1 flash hider for thread protector)
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/1fdd53ea.jpg
I like useless flash hiders because it bothers some people...

Cole125
02-22-2012, 21:59
Congrats, 10/22s are great rifles! Enjoy it.

Here's mine.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm245/jcole_08/IMG_0016-1.jpg

carbuncle
02-22-2012, 22:39
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new 10/22.

I have said for a decade or two that a .22 is about the most fun a bachelor can have in an afternoon for a twenty dollar bill since deadly STDs hit our shores. I remain convinced that for most of us of modest means somewhere between about the second and the fourth gun added to the collection ought to be a .22.

Hah, the 5th of my current collection was a completely beat-down Dan Wesson .22: I'm having a blast with it! It ain't pretty, someone boogered up the left side with extractor scratches and it looks like they then tried to smooth the scratches out with sandpaper and there is some flame cutting and lead deposits on the top strap but DANG it's accurate and fun to shoot. Bore and cylinders look good, so that's 9 points in it's favor!

hogship
02-22-2012, 23:01
This is my son's 10/22. We've put over 1000 rounds through it on a single day before!
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/369903620.jpg

Hollytheninja
02-22-2012, 23:30
Congrats on the new rifle :thumbsup:

Now you need to get yourself a .22 pistol to go with it!

I like the Ruger MKIII 22/45

Get yourself one of these to go with it and you'll be burning through .22lr bulk packs in now time. Possibly the best $25 I've ever spent on shooting

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=16700/Product/-22-AUTO-ULTIMATE-CLIP-LOADER

Those clip loaders are awesome, I used to tear up my thumb loading my 22/45 mags

Aceman
02-23-2012, 05:22
.22LR - Just plinkity goodness!

This is so much fun it should require a tax stamp:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_photos/Guns/DSCN0597.jpg

Angry Fist
02-23-2012, 07:32
Nice! :thumbsup:

Mongosafari
02-26-2012, 12:50
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/07915ad7.jpg

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/fd3e646b.jpg

The top Ruger 10/22 was shortened for my sons to learn how to shoot.
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/1fdd53ea.jpg

hogship
02-26-2012, 16:04
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/392973040.jpg
Rossi model 62a (Winchester 62 clone) made in the 1970s, I think!

This is one of the most surprising little 22 rifles I've ever had! Very accurate with original iron sights.....and FUN! I have what is probably the most sought after 22 ever made.....the Marlin 39a......and, lately I find myself preferring the Rossi.

I wouldn't have bought it, if I hadn't been at the right place at the right time to get it for $185.....it was a good deal, so I said "What the hell"....and bought it! The rest is history!

ooc

Mongosafari
02-29-2012, 08:44
Here are a few more pics.
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/8981b946.jpg

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr219/MongoSafari/5b8ddad4.jpg