View Full Version : 10/22 take down, should I buy one?

January 20, 2013, 03:37 PM
OK So I have a 10/22 on laybuy
I will keep it as it will be a good rifle for my son to use when he gets a bit older,
However the 10/22 is on my list of coveted items.

I was thinking of selling an SKS or my mod 94 30/30 lever gun to help fund a takedown.

OK so the TD has been about a wee while now, who of you have them?
Have you struck any issues with them?

As far as modding, I will be putting a scope, trigger work and maybe a supressor and bipod. I will only be using 10 shot mags (stupid NZ gun laws)

Will it be accurate enough for slamming bunnies at 75yd?

Cheers for your replies

January 20, 2013, 03:48 PM
I think it is not worth the money

January 20, 2013, 04:04 PM
In making choices like this, I always ask about, performance. What is it about the new TD model, that you like? By my measure, my only advantage would be in hiking or camping, where I could store it in a small space. Other than that, I do not see the need or extra expense. .... ;)

Be Safe !!!

January 20, 2013, 04:06 PM
It's a good little rifle, bunnies @ 75 yards are not a problem:).

January 20, 2013, 04:58 PM
The takedown feature would be very helpful.
I often go away on trips where space is a premium on the boat/ in the car/ truck.

My concerns are around:
I have heard mixed reviews so I am unsure about it's accuracy after being taken down a few times. For those of you who own them, how have YOU found it?
I guess what I want is a rifle I can keep in the vehicle etc, pull it out, assemble it and have a shot without worrying about zero wandering between assemblies

January 20, 2013, 06:45 PM
For those of you who own them, how have YOU found it?
I cannot speak from personal experience on this new model but from what I have heard, you should have no worries. I shoot with a group of guys, who are really into 10/22's and they like the new TD. Two of them are bikers and they speak highly of them. .... :)

Be Safe !!!

January 20, 2013, 06:51 PM
I think that unless you need a takedown rifle, it would be better to get a regular 10/22 and if you do want a takedown rifle, check out the Browning SA22 if its within your price range.

January 20, 2013, 08:14 PM
I have one. It is a very good rifle, but If I could only have one 10-22 I'd go with one of the standard models. Having one of the TD models would be a good choice as a 2nd gun if you want one.

I have several, all are set up different. There are no aftermarket stocks for the TD, at least not yet, and all of my other Rugers are in aftermarket stocks which are much better.

I have heard mixed reviews so I am unsure about it's accuracy after being taken down a few times. For those of you who own them, how have YOU found it?
I guess what I want is a rifle I can keep in the vehicle etc, pull it out, assemble it and have a shot without worrying about zero wandering between assemblies

The 10-22 has an adjustment that if properly set will lock the barrel into the action very tight. All of the problems I've read about were corrected when th owners read the owners manual and adjusted their guns correctly.

I don't see any problems with irons, which is how I'm leaving mine for now. Both front and rear sights are on the barrel. I could see some minor POI changes with optics since the optic will be on the receiver and not the barrel.

January 20, 2013, 08:15 PM
I have heard mixed reviews so I am unsure about it's accuracy after being taken down a few times. For those of you who own them, how have YOU found it?
Mine has been great.

January 20, 2013, 08:20 PM
shivers.. looks like I will have brought 2 rugers this year.
I guess a 4x32 compact scope would be ideal (maybe 3-9x32?)

January 21, 2013, 01:33 AM
It really isn't much smaller than my 10/22 with folding stock. Folding stock deploys faster than a take apart rifle too.

January 21, 2013, 02:16 AM
folding stocks are a wee bit illegal here

January 21, 2013, 06:11 AM
I've been looking for a takedown but no one in my area has them in stock. Wish I could find one!

January 21, 2013, 07:43 AM
There's a pretty good range review in this thread http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510511. More then sufficient accuracy for bunnies

January 21, 2013, 09:58 PM
Well I bit the bullet (pun intended)
And got one today
I havent fired it yet, but I added sling swivels, a nylon bolt buffer and a 4x32 compact scope and rings.

Scope was $NZ99 but less than ideal I will be upgrading to a decent compact vari power next month (birthday)

I will let you know what she goes like in the weekend.

January 23, 2013, 03:42 PM
Felixx: How did you add the sling swivels? I have a new takedown but haven't shot it yet...tests in reputable mags show close to half inch groups at 50 yards. Same tests say they hold zero when reassembled, if you cycle the bolt 5-6 times before firing. Will your scope be short enough to allow the gun to still fit in the carry bag? I'm looking for a scope for mine...Rick

January 24, 2013, 04:47 AM
Hi Rick..
OK 1) Sling swivels
I spent more effort with the front one..
I got a longer machine screw one and drilled a hole, countersunk it a bit and screwed the stud in, put a nut inside the stock and coated it with epoxy. This is the one that will have a bipod on it

The rear one, I used a secrew for a wood stock and filled the thread with 2 pot epoxy and screwed it in after the expoxy had had a few minutes to begin to thicken

my compact scope fits like a charm

My Leupold vx3 1.5 - 5 x 20 should too...

January 24, 2013, 05:52 PM
Here she is..
(sorry for the bad photo it is in my shed, and off my phone.. hope to have some field shots tomorrow)


January 25, 2013, 10:43 AM
I like using the pelt as rug for that photo. Now I know what to use mine for.

I have been thinking about buying one of these. I can and do have a folder, so I haven't. Please keep us up to date on how you like it.

January 25, 2013, 12:46 PM
I like mine a lot. It's more accurate than I am, and a lot of fun to shoot. When I reassemble after takedown, it's just as accurate as it was before. It is also more reliable than either of my semi-auto pistols. I haven't had any sort of malfunction in the last 500 rounds or so. Add a couple of BX-25s and it's a real good time.

I know 10/22s and 22 rifles in general are historically cheap. However, this is my only 22 rifle, and it is the most bang for the buck I've gotten out of any of the four guns I own.

January 25, 2013, 01:15 PM
Hi John,
That was my first fallow buck I shot. I have a deerskin in my store (I sell spearfishing equipment from home)
www.speartime.co.nz if you are interested.
My 3 yr old son has a goat skin in his room and my daughter (8 weeks) has a wild merino sheepskin as her change mat.

Jeffro.. I hope to find out just how much fun she is in an hour


January 26, 2013, 02:15 AM
Well I took the takedown out..
one word..


She was popping eggs at 50m easily
went thru 200 rds with no jams

Shot 2 hares

A good morning in my books!

January 26, 2013, 11:29 AM
Folding stock deploys faster than a take apart rifle too.


January 26, 2013, 11:33 AM
Shot 2 hares

That is really splitting hares!!! :D

What is the price range for the TD, from the lowest to the highest you have seen? I think these would be cool to carry on bikes, etc...

John D
January 31, 2013, 12:31 AM
I bought mine for $299. Very fun, virtually identical to the standard model in operation. Once the takedown knob was adjusted properly, it really locks up securely and there's no problem getting the sights back on center. The complete package (coming with its own case) gives it a certain "cool-ness" I really like!

January 31, 2013, 12:33 AM
Hi there, I am in NZ so pay thru the nose. I paid $699 for the rifle
(About $500 US)
With the scope, a spare 10rd mag, rings, sling studs Retail was $975 however I walked out $800 lighter

However the scope was a POS 4x32 compact. My leupold VX3 1.5-5 x 20 arrived today. (It will fit in the pouch with this and can sit really low on the rifle) Which is an advantage for a rifle without a cheekpiece on the stock

I will fit it once we get some rain as all the ranges I use are closed due to fire risk here at the moment. Then I shall place some pics.


This is the scope I got..

February 1, 2013, 12:43 AM
I suppose that's a lot cheaper than other Commonwealth brethren.

February 1, 2013, 12:44 AM
Felixx congrats on the rifle. I have three 10/22s and i have only had problems with one of them. It would not always eject the empty. I put a new Volquartsons extractor in it and its 100% now. I think the stronger spring was the answer.

I was interested in this rifle also but did read a post about one rifle where the take down fitting pulled out of the receiver. Apparently it is a press fitted part. I thought the post was on this forum or THR but I'll be danged if I can find it.

Ruger told him to send it back but he was going to repair it himself. I think he was a pretty smart joe because his repair sounded like it should work. Its what I would have done without a warranty. But if Ruger would repair it I would have sent it to them.

And I really like your choice of a scope.

February 1, 2013, 05:58 AM
Hi Ratshooter.. cheers for the feedback
I am quite chuffed with the scope

February 1, 2013, 07:38 PM
Fitted the Leupold today...
its sexy sexy sexy

I cant wait for a bit of rain to damp the ground down so my local 'range' will open and I can go shoot it a bit more. (and maybe some rabbits and magpies)