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Old October 2, 2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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tips on buying a ruger 10/22?

im gonna pickup a regular wood stock n blue barrel 10/22 at academy or wal mart for under $200.

is there a difference? like does academy or other stores get better 10/22s?

cause i bought one at wal mart long ago and its a p.o.s. jam master but it seems like everyone on the internet has a good one. my brother has one he never did anything to. not even a scope. he never took it apart to clean, just sprays whatever in the action every few years. he runs it dry pretty much. IT DOES NOT MALFUNCTION.

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Old October 2, 2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be any difference. Buy it. Shoot it.
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Old October 2, 2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Old October 2, 2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Still almost as good as older ones.

Normally I try to stay on point to what the OP is asking. In this case, I will break one of my own rules and suggest that you find an older used one. I say this because the newer ones are getting cheaper but they are still that good. ...
As far as the difference from one store to another, on this basic carbine model, it should make no difference. ....

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Old October 2, 2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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I must have gotten the "other" bad one. I had one. It shot okay (but not great). I could not go through a whole mag without having a jam though. New mags, old ones, many types of ammo, it didn't matter.

I think I got it at Sports Authority back when they still sold guns.

Ended up selling it and getting a CZ. Never looked back.
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Old October 2, 2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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no real difference, there are several different options available but all of the $200 range ones are the basic carbine version with wood or synth stocks, any of the "better" options are usually $350 and up.
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Old October 4, 2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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The first thing I would change with a 10/22 is to install a VQ exact edge extractor. That $12.00 investment should take care of a majority of potential failures in the 10/22. Secondly, during test-firing, just use Ruger brand mags.

I just bought my 1st Ruger 10/22 (I've been an avid handgunner for almost 25 yrs!). In a week, I have put close to 800 rounds of Federal & Remington bulk with not a single failure. Will be shooting it again this coming weekend and the next!
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