View Full Version : 10/22 vs 5/22 .22 cal rifle

May 4, 2010, 08:26 AM
Can someone tell me the difference between 10/22 and 5/22 .22 cal rifles? I noticed there seems to be a rising popularity of .22 cal. AR style rifles but some are described as 10/22 and some 5/22. I've searched for a definition but I have been unable to pin-point the reason for the 10 vs 5.

May 4, 2010, 08:52 AM
I'm not sure I follow the question. Ruger has made their 10/22 .22 LR semiauto rifle for years. It's not an AR-patterned rifle. I've never heard the designation 5-22 before.

Now there are several AR-15 patterned rifle manufacturers that make either a .22 LR upper, or a complete rifle that will chamber .22 LR, such as Smith & Wesson's M&P-15/22.

Does this help?

May 4, 2010, 09:43 AM
The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most common place .22s out there. There are tons of accessories/upgrades available for it and they can be customized up to the level of a competition target rifle, or can be left stock for a fun plinker. The stock magazine is 10 rounds and it is a semi-auto rifle.

The Remington Model 5 is more suited to youth shooters. It has a shorter stock. It is a 5 shot, bolt action rifle.

Neither gun is anything like an AR-15.



Now, if you want an AR-15 wannabe, you might want to look at the Remington 597 VTR:


Or the various Smith & Wesson M&P15-22s:


May 4, 2010, 03:30 PM
Are you perhaps referring to the SR-22?


May 4, 2010, 03:37 PM
What's a 5/22? Maybe you meant GSG 5 .22 cal rifle?

May 7, 2010, 12:34 PM
Thanks Guys, you answered my question. I appreciate you response very much.

May 8, 2010, 08:40 AM
Ofc644, You didn't answer their questions. What WERE you asking about?

May 8, 2010, 02:48 PM
Perhaps he as referring to the 15-22, one of the S&W M&P15 models.

May 9, 2010, 01:26 AM
Man, that SR22 is hot!

May 9, 2010, 04:59 PM
Except that the manual of arms for the SR22 is nothing like that for an AR-15. It was for that very reason it didn't make the cut list last year when I was shopping for a lower cost AR practice platform.