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I was showing a friend my GSG-5 recently and our conversation turned to his Ruger 10/22. He mentioned that he has seen some accessories that looked interesting and wanted to know more. I hadn't really looked at the 10/22 in many years and the .22 pages here at this site are the most popular it seemed logical to add some 10/22 content. So first thing I did was head off to the Ruger site to see what the factory had to offer. Well to say I was floored is an understatement. Ruger has 34 variants of the 10/22 listed on their web site. So that tells me these fun to shoot guns are still red hot in the sales dept, and why wouldn't they? Most are tack drivers out of the box. After vi sting the Ruger site I took the next logical step and went to Brownells to see what they offered for the 10/22. Well I did a quick search and found many results. Ill bet there's items my search missed and items that don't belong but hey its a start. I would love to see Brownells make a separate mini catalog just for the 10/22. Now I'm going to Google to start investigating the 10/22 offerings. Stay Tuned!
June 14, 2011 - I have started a site devoted soley to the ruger 10 22
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Grand Master Pistolsmith and gunsmith Ron Power takes you step by step through the complete disassembly and reassembly of the 10/22 in this informative and comprehensive DVD. Learn the tips and techniques involved in the installation of custom parts, accessories, aftermarket stocks and barrels, and the function of all parts. An excellent resource for the beginner or experienced gunsmith.
Ruger 10/22 Rifle Cleaning and Parts Mat
You need to lay your Ruger 10/22 on some sort of mat to protect the rifle while service it, so why not use a mat that's also an exploded view and parts list.
This isn't your ordinary gun cleaning mat! Show your pride for your weapon while using this high quality neoprene rubber backed and cloth top gun cleaning mat to protect your gun bench, desk, kitchen table, or whatever surface you usually clean or maintain your gun on. You likely keep your gun in a soft padded case or maybe a gun cabinet with a felt lined rack or something similar to protect it so why would you scratch your gun while cleaning or repairing it by setting it on a hard surface that could easily scratch your firearm?
PROTECT YOUR GUN AND WORK AREA
The soft polyester top will ensure your gun doesn't get scratched while the neoprene rubber backing on the mat will keep everything in place and prevent your work surface from sliding around. This mat will also keep harmful chemicals, oil and dirt from penetrating down to your desk, bench or the area where you normally clean and work on your firearms. After the mat begins to accumulate too much dirt, chemicals, or oil just throw it in the wash on a gentle cycle, allow to air dry and it will be virtually like new.
ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL
With the exploded view drawings and accompanying parts list, making repairs, disassembling your firearm, or basic cleaning can be done much faster and with greater enjoyment. Guns are extremely fascinating and the drawings and data that is printed on each mat will keep you entertained while educating you on how your firearm operates.
This gun cleaning and parts mat measures 12 inches by 36 inches and is 1/8 of an inch thick.
This is made specifically for the Ruger 10/22 standard models but will also be very similar to all of the Ruger 10/22 varients as well as other rifles that take the .22 lr cartridge and are similar in design to the Ruger 10/22.
This is probably what sets the 10/22 apart from other .22 semi-auto rifles. You can go from mild to wild with bolt on ease. Traditional shooters my be content either upgrading to a synthetic or fancy laminated stock along the lines of the factory unit. However in my opinion the fun starts when you select a thumbhole or a competition oriented stock. Additionally there's hardware to turn your 10/22 into a bullpup or something resembling an AR-15. Easy justification for owning more then one of these fine rifles. Below you'll see some a random sampling from the inexpensive Hogue to the top of the line Bell & Carlson or FA Enterprises. If your interested in getting a 10/22 for a youth there is also a suitable stock for that purpose. Lastly before you head out and spend more on a stock then the guns purchase price be sure to see if one of Ruger's 34 models doesn't already suit your needs. Of course where's the fun in that.
One thing to keep in mind when picking a new stock. Know the dimensions of your barrel or the barrel you intend to use so your sure to get one that fits properly. A standard barrel will look silly in a stock meant for a heavy barrel.
Leapers .22 Commando
Tactical Quad Rail System for Ruger 10/22
Much to my surprise the Leapers UTG is under $50. Click the images for more info
CNC machined aluminum chassis takes full advantage of proven technology and accepts off-the-shelf AR-15/M16 free float tubes, hand grips, receiver extensions, and buttstocks. Heavy duty upper and lower wraps-around around the original receiver to create a one-piece unit and provide the starting point for an outstanding tactical platform. Upper attaches firmly to the top of receiver for a rock-solid mount and improved accuracy. Includes a built-in Weaver-style base 6.5 inches long that allows a variety of options for mounting optics. Radiused edges give a streamlined appearance, reduce weight, and prevent snagging. Fits factory 10/22 barreled action and trigger group, including heavy barrels up to .990 inches in diameter. T6 aluminum hardcoat anodized for durability.
The receiver is CNC machined (no castings) from a solid billet of aircraft quality aluminum which is then hard anodized to provide for years of enjoyable shooting! The CNC machining process eliminates the burrs and rough surfaces that can be found in cast receivers. These burrs can create a drag on the bolt which can affect the performance of the rifle Each receiver is coated with a special lubricating finish that eliminates the need for frequent lubricating. The receiver is designed to be used with both Ruger factory bolts and trigger guards or for the ultimate shooting performance it is also compatible with the TG2000 trigger guard and the CNC Competition Bolt. The Superlite receiver is then fitted with a Weaver style base. Includes a hardened steel locking v-block, retaining screws and a hex head take-down action screw. This receiver is a must for any shooter looking to build up a semi-auto 22lr rifle.
There's several good triggers available for the 10/22. Unfortunately most of them cost as much or possibly even more then the initial purchase price of the gun. In addition to the drop-in triggers listed below there's numerous manufactures that offer upgrade parts for the existing 10/22 trigger for a more economical solution. To get an idea of what's involved with that check out this page from Brownells.
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Timney Triggers’ 10/22 Drop-In Assembly contains a complete trigger assembly, cross-bolt safety, bolt catch and magazine release. The automatic bolt release allows the user to simply pull and release the charging handle to unlock the bolt, with or without the magazine inserted, and the magazine release extends from the front of the assembly to the underside of the trigger guard.
The steel trigger, sear and hammer are wire-EDM cut and heat-treated for durability. The housing is CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum and fits into any standard 10/22 stock. For installation, simply remove the two receiver cross pins, remove the old assembly, insert the Drop-In and then reinsert the cross pins. Trigger-pull weight is factory-set at 2 pounds, 12 ounces, with no discernible creep
Timney Triggers has just started accepting preorders of their new drop-in trigger for the Ruger 10-22. "EDM cut, Teflon-Nickel coated, exceptionally smooth, crisp, single-stage, drop-in trigger. Pull weight 2.5 pounds.
The KID trigger offers the incredibly clean and consistent let off expected in a target trigger while maintaining the total reliability and safety required of a field trigger. The pull weight can be infinitely distributed between the two stages offering a pull as light as 6 ounces (3 ounces on the first stage and 6 ounces on the second stage) or as heavy as 2.5 pounds.
This complete Trigger Assembly is CNC machined from aircraft aluminum and equipped with precision EDM parts. It features an internal pre-travel adjustment and a hammer that is precision ground from 440C stainless steel and hardened to 58 RC. The sear and disconnector are made of A2 hardened tool steel with tolerances of +/- .0002", complete with custom tuned springs. The trigger is black anodized, equipped with an over travel adjustment screw and is reset internally to eliminate any dragging or inconsistencies caused by a conventional trigger plunger. An automatic bolt release and an extended magazine release are also included. Trigger pull is pre-set to 2 to 2-1/2 lbs. Due to the oversized safety used, it may be necessary for some stocks to be modified slightly to accommodate this part.
Machined, aluminum, trigger housing with hardened, steel components replaces the non-adjustable, factory trigger in your Ruger 10/22 for a crisp, consistent, single stage trigger pull worthy of the finest match rifle. Patented, two-lever system puts the sear engagement point at the backside of the hammer for improved leverage that lightens pull weight to approximately 1.5 or 2.5 pounds, depending on model. Extra-power hammer spring ensures fast, positive primer ignition. Adjustments for sear engagement and overtravel allow precise tuning to eliminate creep. Includes pivoting ejector, magazine latch, and push-button safety. Spring-loaded, bolt lock lever disengages automatically when bolt is pulled rearward for easy, one-handed bolt operation. Available in black or silver. Drop-in installation using the factory, receiver cross-pins.
Hornet Custom Ruger 10/22 Trigger
The best selling custom trigger assembly upgrade for your Ruger 10/22. If you have been dissatisfied with the 6-8 pound trigger pull that came with your rifle, this customized trigger assembly may be perfect for hunting & off-hand target shooting. The crisp trigger release is only 2-3/4 pounds. Each trigger assembly has been carefully fitted, lubricated, and tested for safety and reliability. What makes it special are the custom replacement parts included in the assembly. Standard trigger and housing color is black. Best application: Hunting & off-hand target shooting.
Easy drop-in installation. No special tools needed. Instructions included. After the stock is removed, two cross-pins attach the assembly to the receiver. Drift them out, drop the old assembly, and reassemble in reverse order. It can be done in less than 5 minutes without experience.
Hand polished and honed Hammer for a light, smooth, trigger release. Lightweight Trigger Return Spring and Custom Radius Trigger Return Plunger polished for smoothness. Custom Sear and Disconnector honed for minimal positive engagement consistent with safety. Automatic Bolt Release eliminating two-hand operation - just pull back and release. Custom Extended Magazine Release - push forward and the magazine easily drops away - no more convoluted pinching to operate the release. Custom hammer, sear, and disconnector pins to eliminate most of the trigger play. Satin black polymer housing, red trigger, red extended magazine release. All parts are fitted, lubricated, and test fired.
Drop in stainless steel barrel features match bore and chamber dimensions. The barrels will vary no more than +/-.0001" from breech to muzzle. Each barrel is digitally measured to assure exact tolerances. The barrel features our unique chamber designed for optimum accuracy and functioning. A 32-hole compensator is also installed which allows for recoil free shooting. The compensator also stabilizes gases around the bullet upon exiting the muzzle for increased accuracy. In addition, the barrel features six longitudinal flutes that provide more surface area for heat dissipation, reduce weight and increase barrel rigidity for increased accuracy. 20" overall length, .925" bull barrel, weighs approx 3lb 1oz
The top 2 shooters at the 2005 ARA (American Rimfire Association) Nationals were shooting Shilen barrels. Here's what Shilen states about their barrels.
Well, here are the barrels that are up to the job! Each one of these Shilen target barrels must meet our Match Grade criteria, air gauging within 0.0005" of a special undersized groove diameter designed to produce optimum accuracy from all types of .22 ammunition. The bore also must not vary in diameter more than 0.0003" for its entire length. These are serious barrels for serious shooters.
In addition, the barrels are stress relieved and warranted by Shilen against defects in materials and workmanship. Offered in both Chrome-moly and Stainless Steel, they are completely finished by Shilen and are ready for installation. Chrome-moly barrels are supplied blued. Stainless steel barrels come in polished white, with a hand-lapped bore.
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These are machined from top of the line Lothar-Walther barrel blanks.
the ultimate in appearance and performance, our FINNED RUGER 10/22 BARREL is the perfect match to dress up your rifle. The barrel is professionally CNC machined to provide deep cooling grooves from the receiver to the barrel band for an appearance that is similar to a Thompson or a Reising machine gun. No other upgrade for your 10/22 looks as good and is as functional as this FINNED barrel. To make it even better, this factory taper replacement barrel is professionally CNC threaded 1/2x28 TPI and comes with the thread protector. The barrels are perfect for any 1/2x28 threaded suppressor or accessory.
The barrels are 4140 series US Certified steel and are polish blued finish. The blanks are made by a well known barrel maker that supplies barrels to many popular firearm manufacturers. The barrels are 1:16" twist, which is perfect for standard or high velocity ammo. The barrels do not have any iron sights installed and are designed to be used with a receiver mounted scope or similar optics. Installation is fast and easy with no modifications to your rifle. Simply remove the stock, unscrew the 2 cap screws that hold the barrel in, remove your factory barrel and install this new one.
Tactical Innovations Threaded Ruger 10/22 Barrels
Tactical Innovations offers 10/22 barrels threaded for your favorite supressor or as a barrel and suppressor kit. Unfortunately there is not many pictures available.
Tactical Solutions Ruger 10/22 Fluted Aluminum Target Barrel
Drop-in, .22 LR target barrel features a premium, button-rifled, chrome moly liner installed in a lightweight aluminum shell to achieve match grade accuracy and reduced weight. Deep, CNC machined flutes help keep barrel weight to 1 lb, plus increase rigidity and overall surface area for improved heat dissipation. Hardcoat anodized surface delivers added strength and abrasion resistance. Versatile, 1:16 twist rifling stabilizes a wide variety of hunting and match ammunition. Installation may require alteration to factory stock. Standard models feature a .920" diameter, straight bull barrel. Available in gloss or matte, black finish. Threaded model features the same .920" diameter barrel as the Standard model, plus has a threaded muzzle for attaching flash hiders or compensators. Includes streamlined cap to protect threads when not in use. Matte black finish.
SPECS: Barrel Shell - Aircraft grade aluminum, anodized, black, gloss or matte finish. Non-tapered, bull bbl. contour. Liner - Chrome moly, .22 LR, 1-16" twist. 16 1/2"(41.9cm) long x .920" (2.34cm) O.D. 1 lb. (.45 kg) wt. Fits Ruger 10/22, .22 LR receivers only. 1/2"-28 tpi male threads, 3/8" long
YHM 16" Stainless 10/22 Sporter Barrel
Yankee Hill Machine offers 16" 10/22 barrels threaded 1/2-28 for your favorite sound supressor
match chambered for .22 LR, 1:16” twist . The 10/22 barrels are available in stainless and plated.
Ruger 10/22 Barrel Accessories
Aligns exiting barrel gas so it surrounds and stabilizes the bullet for increased accuracy. Turned from lightweight aluminum so it won't change the balance or feel of your rifle. Clamps to .920" diameter bull barrels.
Barrel band with integral Weaver-style rails is perfect for mounting flashlights, lasers, slings, and other essential accessories without modifying the stock. Features a 2-slot bottom rail and horizontal single slot rail for additional accessories, plus an opposite side sling swivel stud. Low profile top provides clearance for backup iron sights. Band can be reversed to position the swivel stud on the opposite side. One-piece design replaces factory original; clamps tight with included Allen head cross-bolt for a solid, no-slip fit. CNC machined 8620 low-silicon steel or 17-4 stainless steel, heat treated for maximum durability. Includes removable swivel stud, sling spacers, and Allen wrench.
Ruger 10/22 Internal Parts
High performance parts kit provides an easy way to trick-out your 10/22 and provide fast, easy handling. Steel bolt release with extra-long finger lever extends almost 1/2" for easy engagement. Lock the bolt open using one finger and release with a slight pull on the bolt handle for simple, one-handed operation. Advanced, nylon composite cocking handle is oversized for easy reach, even when wearing gloves. Slides over original bolt handle and secures with two Allen head screws for a tight hold. Extended magazine release is almost 1" long for quick access. Features a serrated surface for a non-slip grip. Flexible, polyethylene recoil buffer pin acts like a shock absorber to help prevent cracked and battered receivers. Stops metal-to-metal contact between bolt and receiver, and provides quieter operation. All parts provide a drop-in fit.
Here is a neat inexpensive product that is durable, abrasion resistant bolt buffer prevents contact between the bolt and stop pin to eliminate battering. Acts like a shock absorber to provide smooth, quiet cycling without the metal-to-metal contact that so easily damages the bolt stop pin holes. Replaces bolt stop pin at rear of receiver.
Superb, high-quality hammer reduces felt trigger pull with no gunsmithing required. Geometrically advanced, mirror-polished sear face and precision-ground sear notch lighten and smooth the factory pull by a minimum of 50%. Electro-polishing produces a velvety smooth, low micron overall exterior finish with a higher degree of lubricity for a longer wearing, cleaner breaking, superior feeling trigger without the hard work.
Drop-in bolt stop stops forward travel of bolt when magazine is empty, ending the need to count shots; eliminates dry fires when the mag is empty. Replaces the factory bolt lock mechanism. Magazines are 10 round capacity with a rotary design and are constructed of high-impact plastic and steel. Important: Only use CST magazines with the bolt stop. Failure to do so may result in damage and accidental discharge. Works with most aftermarket products including mag latches, triggers, sears, hammers, etc. Kit comes with auto bolt stop and 10 round magazine.
If Blackdog Machine makes it you know it's top notch.
Extra-tough, polymer magazines are self-lubricating and hold 25 rounds of .22LR ammo. Constant force spring provides uniform feeding and smooth loading. Two alternating, interlocking notches make it easy to click two or three mags together for fast reloads and increased shooting time. Available with separately molded, Polymer feed lips or Stainless Steel (SS) feed lips for optimum performance.
Durable, clear polymer 10/22 magazine holds fifty rounds of .22 long rifle ammunition. Steel feed lips provide years of reliable service. Rotating, coiled spring effectively feeds rounds on a rubber track system. Transparent body has numbers from 10 through 45 molded around the magazine: allows you to know exactly how many rounds you have left. Cover is removable for easy cleaning, and the unique tear drop shape fits comfortably in your hand for fast mag changes.
High capacity, 25-round magazine will wear for a lifetime because it is built from superior materials to never fail. Body halves are fully machined from a block of aluminum billet for superior strength, then secured with steel, socket head hex screws at three locations. Molded polymer follower and steel feed lips and center pin simply wont fail under the roughest use, even after many thousands of rounds. Magazine body can be completely disassembled for thorough cleaning. Hard-coat anodized finish prevents corrosion.
Easy-to-install kit gives your Ruger 10/22 the instantly recognizable appearance and handling of the classic, 1920-30's submachine gun. For a fraction of the cost of an original, you can shoot a look-alike using plentiful .22 LR ammunition without putting wear on a historic heirloom. Kit includes all mounting hardware and tools, no gunsmithing required. Simply remove the 10/22's barreled action from the factory stock, stake the two cross-pins in the trigger group, and install the kit components following the step-by-step instructions. The action fits securely into the kit's precision-machined, billet aluminum chassis-no drilling or permanent alterations to the action are required, so you can return it to the original stock at any time. Like the original-production model, the kit's three-piece stock is cut from high-quality, walnut with an attractive oil finish. Includes the rectangular, windage-adjustable rear peep sight of the early civilian subgun, and a clamp-on muzzle tip that slides around the factory front sight and replicates the profile of the original Cutts compensator. All the metal parts have a durable, semi-gloss blue-black powder coat finish. Kit available alone or with Pro-Mag 50-round drum magazine that lets you send plenty of rounds downrange between reloads and completes the iconic look of the Prohibition Era guns famous from movies and historic photographs. (Factory 10/22 magazines still work, too.) SPECS: Aluminum, powder coat finish, black, semi-gloss; walnut, matte finish. Kit includes receiver chassis, buttstock, pistol grip, forend grip, muzzle tip, front grip bracket, mounting hardware, and instructions. Available with or without Pro-Mag 50-round drum magazine. Spare magazines available separately.
So you bought some of these cool 10/22 magazines. Why not make the magazine changes a little quicker with Brownells Ruger 10/22 Extended Magazine Release lever.
This is pretty interesting. It connects three Ruger 10/22 Magazines together.
Completely built in Jimmy's shop and include his exclusive, heavy-contour, Lothar Walther Barrel, a competition trigger job with trigger stop and a Weaver, TO9 scope base. Each barreled action has been fired from a machine rest and includes the target that shows Clark's guaranteed accuracy of five shots in 1/2 inch at 50 yds
Drop-in conversion kit gives your 10/22 an aggressive black rifle appearance and greatly expanded accessory mounting versatility. Lets you install a wide variety of tactical accessories designed for the AR-15/M16 platform for live-fire training with low-cost .22 LR ammo. Simply remove the 10/22 barreled action from the factory stock and drop it into the Advanced Rimfire Systems lower receiver housing/pistol grip/buttstock unit made of tough, reinforced molded polymer. Install the upper receiver housing with integral Picatinny rail that accepts a broad array of popular tactical optics. The free-float handguard has plenty of oblong cooling vents to keep the barrel from overheating, plus full-length Picatinny rails. Top rail is same height as receiver rail, providing 15 inches of uninterrupted rail space. Polymer muzzle sleeve further enhances the black rifle look, with a gas block style Picatinny rail and bayonet lug. Adjustable, six-position buttstock replicates the feel and functionality of USGI M4 carbine stock, and has two ambidextrous receptacles for single-point push button slings. Ergonomically shaped pistol grip has comfortable molded-in finger grooves and a roomy internal storage compartment. Standard includes the features described above. Deluxe adds a machined-steel, flip-up front sight with elevation-adjustable, A2-style post, plus a machined-aluminum flip-up rear sight that clamps to the receiver rail and is fully adjustable for windage, with A2-style two-position aperture. Also includes molded polymer display bayonet to complete the aggressive tactical rifle appearance.
Easy-to-install kit gives your Ruger 10/22 the instantly recognizable appearance and handling of the classic, 1920-30’s submachine gun. For a fraction of the cost of an original, you can shoot a look-alike using plentiful .22 LR ammunition without putting wear on a historic heirloom. Kit includes all mounting hardware and tools, no gunsmithing required. Simply remove the 10/22’s barreled action from the factory stock, stake the two cross-pins in the trigger group, and install the kit components following the step-by-step instructions. The action fits securely into the kit’s precision-machined, billet aluminum chassis—no drilling or permanent alterations to the action are required, so you can return it to the original stock at any time. Like the original-production model, the kit’s three-piece stock is cut from high-quality, walnut with an attractive oil finish. Includes the rectangular, windage-adjustable rear peep sight of the early civilian subgun, and a clamp-on muzzle tip that slides around the factory front sight and replicates the profile of the original Cutts compensator. All the metal parts have a durable, semi-gloss blue-black powder coat finish. Kit available alone or with Pro-Mag 50-round drum magazine that lets you send plenty of rounds downrange between reloads and completes the iconic look of the Prohibition Era guns famous from movies and historic photographs. (Factory 10/22 magazines still work, too.)
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