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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by Oldbindlestiff » 14 May 2012, 07:17

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It depends on what use you intend for your 10/22. Mine is a range queen. As such, the Mueller APV is a good, inexpensive choice. If it is going to be a walk-around rifle, the new Nikon rimfire scopes are great (parallax is set to 50 yards). The Pride Fowler rimfire scopes also have a good reputation. and also have first focal plane reticles.

I wouldn't overlook the red dots for non-precision shooting out to fifty yards. I have an Aimpoint H-1 which gets transferred from gun to gun according to my latest whimsy. Notwithstanding all of the above, Bobapunk has pointed to a great, sturdy and effective alternative for a pack rifle with the range of a .22LR.

If you haven't found this site already, http://www.rimfirecentral.com has a section on the 10/22. Let us know about your choice and how it performs.
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by Reverend Herc » 14 May 2012, 19:31

Thank you so much for your help... I really appreciate the advise i received from "bobapunk" and "Oldbindlestiff"..

I really like those iron sites however I would really like to put a scope on this thing....

I think i am close to a decision and will post an update when i make it....

If anyone has anything else to add.. please do so....


Thanks again....
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by justa22 » 15 May 2012, 13:52

Just purchased a 22 takedown rifle from AA Arsenal, what a great guy to deal with!

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Post by Reverend Herc » 15 May 2012, 16:21

:agree: :agree: :agree:
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by c1demo » 02 Aug 2012, 17:05

I put a Nikon P223 scope on mine. It is a fixed 3x scope, and short enough to still fit in the carry case easily.
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by blacklabelop » 02 Aug 2012, 18:56

Mueller APT is the best .22 scope out there !!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Rapier1772 » 02 Aug 2012, 19:11

blacklabelop wrote:Mueller APT is the best .22 scope out there !!!!!!!!!!
But does it still fit in the Takedown's case? That scope in your pic would be a no go.
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by Rapier1772 » 03 Aug 2012, 21:53

I do'ed it. I bought one. Sportsman's is having a sale on them for $290
Put a Weaver 2-7x32mm scope on it. Was just gonna throw a cheapy on it but it was a little too cheap on the lenses. Then I saw how much clearer the Weaver was & went with that. They said it would still fit in the pack but once it was properly mounted, it didn't. Once home, I readjusted the scope position & now I can zip the pack completely, just can't close the inner flap. Eye relief isn't ideal at 7x (close though) so maybe I'll have to get something like that folding stock for pack storage?

They said they'd install the scope free so I let 'em. That was kind of a mistake. When using screws on a gun, use loctite - friggin numbskulls (that's directed at Sportsman's, not y'all). Didn't know they did not use any until after ~30 minutes of playing at the range & my scope mount started to rattle. WTF? :wall: It's got it now.

Now I can actually get it zeroed & see if it still holds. <insert fingers crossed smilie>
So far, fun gun. Bought a couple of 25rd mags - burns through ammo pretty fast with those :laugh: Had less failure to fires than the Ruger 22/45 pistol with the same box of ammo :ponder: Guess the rifle has a stronger spring?
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 04 Aug 2012, 04:13

It's a real fun gun, and way too easy to burn through ammo. Thankfully it's only like $17 for a 550 round box (at least at my Wally World).

By the way, maybe I'm lucky, but I have never had to use loctite when mounting scopes. I just torque the base and ring screws to the manufacturers specs and have never had an issue with it loosening up/losing zero. Not even on my .308.
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Post by Rapier1772 » 04 Aug 2012, 06:25

No loctite? Lucky you or unlucky me. With the possible exception of my 30-06 (dad had the scope & mounts changed out while I was at sea so dunno) everything else has came loose & had to be retightened, even when coming from a gunsmith, including the grips on my 9mm - that was annoying, happened during a class.
I always loctite the screws any more for that reason.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 04 Aug 2012, 06:52

FWIW, I have had the same problem with the grips on my AR15 & AR10. I kinda figured it was because I didn't have the torque specs and I was afraid of over-tightening & cracking the grips - especially the custom wood one on my LR308. Had to use loctite for those screws.
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Post by Vortec MAX » 04 Aug 2012, 14:25

I've bought two of these so far. Cal-Ranch had a sale and I bought one. Then Sportsman's Warehouse had a sale (for 10 bucks less than Cal-Ranch) and I bought another. One for each kid. Now I need one for myself :)

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Post by Rapier1772 » 04 Aug 2012, 17:22

Took it out again today, the $&)#@*ing scope crosshairs broke. I had just got it out, ran one mag through it, put a new in & looked through the scope.
The horizontal bar had broken loose. Smeggin hell!!! I just bought this thing!

Took it back to store (90mi round trip) & they changed it out. We'll see if it holds up this time. It had better :furious:
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 04 Aug 2012, 17:41

It's great that they replaced it, but 90 miles makes it a much more expensive scope!
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Post by fooschnickens » 05 Aug 2012, 15:24

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Post by flyingirish04 » 06 Aug 2012, 12:04

BSA Sweet 22 isn't all that bad for the money.

Mueller is an excellent scope as well.

THe Nikon rimfire scopes are very nice, but I don't think enough to justify the price up from the BSA or Mueller.
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Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 14:54

jgreenberg01 wrote:Ok, that took all day to reload. Here's the video:

I've never seen so much gummy gore in my entire life. :facepalm: The 5.7 makes them disappear, but this 22lr is just plain graphic. Also, I love how that last gummy deflected your shot. He thought he owned you, but you fixed his wagon. Squish.
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by Rapier1772 » 13 Aug 2012, 15:06

I'm not having very good luck with mine, at least not with the scope.

The iron sights are on barrel & so will always be aligned with the barrel. But the barrel separates from the receiver which is where the scope is mounted. Maybe I am missing an adjustment screw somewhere? :huh: I've done the adjustment collar thing every time I use it.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 13 Aug 2012, 17:30

I realized after the fact that it was no big deal that it retained its POA/POI after breakdown and reassembly because of what you just pointed out.

I'll get a scope for mine one of these days and see if it works using that. I've always used iron sights on .22s and this would be my first .22 scope - what would you recommend for this rifle?
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Post by Rapier1772 » 13 Aug 2012, 18:27

I dunno, this is my first .22 rifle :laugh:
This time, the Weaver is doing well (so far) & I still like it. When I bought it, they also had a cheapy for ~$35 but looking through it, I didn't want THAT cheap. I really didn't want to spend much for a scope for a .22 but I figured if it turned out well, maybe I could swap it over to another gun - like maybe the FS2K? (Although that CQT I have on the 2K will look silly on the Takedown :laugh: )
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