October 22: Today We Celebrate the Ruger 10/22

Ruger 10/22 rifle

The Ruger 10/22 is one of, if the not, the best semi-automatic rimfire rifle in the world. It is a reliable and accurate little workhorse and every shooter from the youngest to the oldest can operate and enjoy the Ruger 10/22.

Officially announced in June 1964, the 10/22 was designed by Bill Ruger, Harry Sefried, and Doug McClenahan, based on Ruger’s Deerstalker rifle chambered in .44 Magnum. When Ruger announced the 10/22 to outdoor writers in March 1964, they said, “… from a technological point of view, the new 10/22 is one of the best things we have done.” Many of us agree that this statement from Ruger still stands true today. Due to the simplicity of the 10/22’s construction, the rifle is easy to maintain, clean and switch out parts. In fact, part of the Ruger 10/22’s appeal is how easy it is to accessorize and customize with aftermarket parts.

Our favorite Ruger 10/22 accessories:

Today, we celebrate the Ruger 10/22. Read more about the Ruger 10/22 in our past blogs:

I would love to hear you share your Ruger 10/22 stories. Tell the world in the comment section.

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Comments (4)

  1. Sure wish Ruger would make a 10/22 “better trigger-bigger mag release-larger operating handle model/option for sale at a reasonable ($30-40 bucks extra?)price.

  2. Can you tell us what tactical products or accessories you might recommend that are compatable with the takedown 10/22?

  3. Had to comment when I saw “Timney Triggers”. I live in the Williamsburg, VA area and several months ago I started a Virginia only wounded warriors program. I build and repair weapons as a hobby (All Training I received in the Military). I found out about the Warriors Transition Battalion out of Fort Belvoir in Fairfax VA and began working with the wounded soldiers. Recently we had a contest selecting 6 soldiers in the program for their personal AR’s to perform free upgrade. I never charge for labor just the parts. They all selected a Timney trigger after shooting my own personal AR yet none of them financially could afford the triggers. I approached Timney Triggers with my dilemma and asked for their help. Jeff Dodges general manager went above and beyond! He sent Timney patches and stickers as well as 6 BRAND NEW TRIGGERS FREE!! We just had the awards ceremony, the local news was there to photo it and write an article then the 6 soldiers sent in Pictures of themselves and went on to tell their stories as well as thank Timney for their support. Peace.,0,3764105.story

  4. Thought this would be popular subject as weapon is favorite of plinkers.
    Though a barrel and stock would be mentioned as a good one with the newest version ballistic drop scope turns weapon into a 100 yard tackdriver and due to low power and light bullet still does quite well out to 150 yards.
    TRIGGER IS A MUST BUT EXPENSIVE and one can spped up action and extraction.
    For convenience new mag release and extended charging fanle.
    Nit picking but a tool to measure rim thickness will drop groups no matter the make.
    And one more thing a grouse or rabbit in the head waste no meat.

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