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2005 22" 10/22 from WallyWorld Question

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Hello All,

After reading some posts in this forum, I understand that some time ago (2002-2003???) Wal-Mart offered an exclusive Ruger 10/22 (with a stainless steel barrel and a checkered stock). However, I also read that Ruger stopped making these rifles a while ago...

Just today, while in Wal-Mart, I saw that they offered a 22" stainless steel Ruger 10/22 with a checkered "american hardwood" stock @ $214.

My question is, does anyone know anything about this gun? Is this a new run of the Wal-Mart exclusive. And if so, would the quality be the same as a regular Ruger? I used to work at Wal-Mart and I know that with some items (not necessarily firearms) the supplier will build an item with lower costs to meet Wal-Marts pricing, but the quality of the item suffers.... if that's the case with this Ruger, I'll simply get another model.

Thanks, and happy 4th to everyone!

DV
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