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Old 07-26-2019, 01:39 PM
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Guys how are the new Ruger 10/22s? Are they a junk gun cheapened out, or reliable and dependable? As accurate as they used to be? Looking to buy a wooden stock carbine model from Wal-Mart. Thoughts?
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:45 PM
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They are definitely not as good as they used to be.
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:54 PM
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They are definitely not as good as they used to be.
As I had feared.

Seems there isnít a single maker left whoís guns havenít gone down the tubes since the 70s. Sad to hear Ruger 10/22s are in the same boat.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:37 PM
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You, the buyer, set the price point.

You, want the least expensive rifle you can get.

Ruger delivered. What is your problem??

The Ruger 10/22 was first available in 1964 for $49.95..........

When adjusted for inflation the would be today: $414.06

Stop asking what happened to quality............... YOU are not willing to spend $414.06 plus tax for any 10/22 today.

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Old 07-26-2019, 02:42 PM
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Plastic trigger housing and barrel band verses aluminum. Hardwood verses walnut stock. Barrel and receiver look the same as they did 30 years ago other than the polish job on the barrel. The bolt doesn't look as nice as it did in older guns but works just fine.
As far as dependably and accuracy I see no change.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:42 PM
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You, the buyer, set the price point.

You, want the least expensive rifle you can get.

Ruger delivered. What is your problem??
No lookee here, buddy boy!! I didnít set no price point no how!!!



Seriously, I PERSONALLY would not mind spending 3-400 on one, even the base model beech stock carbine, IF they could match the quality of the 70s guns. But I do completely understand. Stupid rednecks who donít understand manufacturing a quality long lasting product only wanted to expect the lowest price possible so they could afford more cartons of Pall-Malls and cases of Milwaukeeís Worst. Seems Ruger may have had to cheapen out to keep up with their wants.

Sad!
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:51 PM
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I have 3 of the "new" 10/22s. All three are more accurate than the 2 I had that were "old" 10/22s with the aluminum trigger guard and bbl band. 2 of the 3 "new" ones came with beech or birch stocks exactly like the 2 "old ones". Third New one is a Deluxe Sporter(it has a nice Walnut rifle stock) and it's very pretty. None of the 5 had good triggers, Ruger don't do good triggers as a rule. On another note for about 60.00 you can get a BX trigger from Ruger, Mine is about 2-1/4#, put it in the Sporter.
This is just my experience with 10/22s. If you shop gun shows and the internet you can still get walnut carbine stocks, I got one at a gun show and one off ebay. Refinish and you got pretty rifles.
Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:54 PM
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Plenty of good old ones around with aluminum parts and the flat mag catch. Lots of aftermarket options now too to build from scratch. I'd like an older deluxe sporter!
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new 10/22 is excellent .22 rifle

I have 2 , both are great basic rifle. around 200. , cant be beat in my opinion. yes, I have done some mods to both of mine to make them more fun, but the base rifle is still very good. the new poly BX triggers are sweet.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:39 PM
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They are a great value.
If you are looking to make a custom rifle, it is cheaper to start from an aftermarket receiver. When I do a build, usually the only Ruger part is the magazine and if it is high capacity it isn’t a Ruger either.
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The new "basic" 10/22 I got at Cabelas a few weeks ago is ncer all around that a same basic 10/22 I got a couple years ago.

Are they junk? No.

Can you make a plain jane 10/22 better with aftermarket parts? Yes.

Can you spend a lot more $$ on a 10/22 clone from another manufacturer? Absolutely.

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Old 07-27-2019, 12:50 AM
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Thanks, gun bros.

Not looking for a custom. Want to keep it stock. But will it jam up on me or throw the bullets all over the target?
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I think they got best in 2008 thru 2014 and now they are still better than older rifles...
Ruger came out with a lot of nice stocks on different models and distributors models so you are not stuck with a beechwood stock if you do not want one...
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:40 AM
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The Ruger 10/22 was first available in 1964 for $49.95..........

When adjusted for inflation the would be today: $414.06
Great point Roadrat!

As I've said often the prices we're paying today for rifles are bargains!

FWIW, I love my 10-22 Sporter and in no way consider it junk.
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I just bought a Compact Youth and was surprised by the external fit and finish. Even the trigger was better than some, but not even close to a Kidd. I already had a spare Kidd single stage on hand, so I swapped trigger group out. Mounted a compact Leupold 2-7x28 and a Caldwell bipod, and went to the range. At 25 yards with CCI SV, i got several 5-shot groups with all touching. That's with no cleaning, polishing, Scotchbrite, nuttin'. I was surprised and very pleased. YMMV.
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