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Ruger 10/22 Helpful Information
« on: September 13, 2009, 10:12:07 PM »
Model/Name:  Ruger 10/22

Manufacturer:  Sturm, Ruger & Company

Caliber:  .22 rimfire

Link to instruction manual

Suggested modifications (minimum):  Tech Sights, 1&1/4" sling swivels, 1&1/4" GI web sling (cotton or nylon).

Suggested additional accessories:  2 to 3 additional 10 shot factory magazines, a good .22 caliber cleaning kit, good case to store/transport the rifle in.  Depending on the region/location of the Appleseeds you may need to have a minimum of 4 10 round magazines due to the AQT being fired straight through (40 rounds) vs. being fired in 10 round stages with prep. periods between stages.  While it is unusual for a Ruger factory magazine to fail having additional magazines is not a bad idea in case you do have a failure, the magazine(s) get dirty or you loan/lose one.

Tech Sights  The TSR 100 is slightly cheaper than the TSR 200 and will do everything needed for Appleseeds and general .22 rimfire target shooting and plinking.  The rear sight is adjustable for windage and the front sight is adjustable for elevation when zeroing the rifle.  Installation and adjustment instructions come with the sights.  Keep those in your rifle case after installation so you can refer back to them as needed.  Due to the popularity of these sights they are also available here  and are cheaper than ordering through the Tech Sights website.

Sling swivels/studs:  The 1&1/4" sling swivels are available at most sporting goods stores or online.  Uncle Mike's is a common brand.    If your 10/22 came without the sling swivel studs then those are also available at sporting goods stores and come with instructions for installation.  .   The links above are included as picture examples of what to look for, there are other brands that work just as well.

Sling:  The 1&1/4" GI web sling may be cotton or nylon.  Surplus and new slings are available at many online sites and even at gunshows.   Here is an example....

Additional modifications:  Some rifles will benefit from a trigger job to lighten the trigger and make it more consistent.  Here is one source for additional parts to make operating the rifle easier (auto bolt release, extended mag release, recoil buffer and larger cocking handle)....

Trouble shooting:  Use the link to the owner's guide above for trouble shooting help.  One item not covered there is a failure to chamber (due to a dirty chamber) that can be cleared up quickly by bending a chamber brush at a 90 degree angle and then attaching it to a pistol cleaning rod.  The chamber can be scrubbed out quickly (20 to 30 seconds from start to finish) by pushing the brush into the chamber from the ejection port and briskly moving it back and forth in the chamber.  Be sure the rifle is unloaded, magazine removed, safety on and the muzzle kept pointed in safe direction during the chamber cleaning process.  Some 10/22's may have a stock attachment screw issue.  If your grouping suddenly starts getting low during an AQT, suspect that screw on the bottom of the stock first.  That is the screw than holds the receiver tightly in the stock.  At an Appleseed you'll just have to retighten it and continue.  Once you get home - to cure this distressing tendency, pull the action out. Look in the screw hole at the base of the barrel and see if you see a ring in the bluing. If you do, then congratulations! You have a takedown screw that's too long!  Take the screw out, put it between a couple of pieces of wood in your bench vise and FILE an 1/16th of an inch or a little more off of the top. Then reinstall the screw.  No more problem.

A safe 10/22

MAGAZINE OUT -- Push upwards on the magazine release located at the rear of the magazine while pulling down on the magazine.

BOLT BACK -- Pull the bolt to the rear of the receiver, push up and back on the bolt hold open lever on the left front side of the trigger guard and release the bolt handle.

SAFETY ON -- Place the safety ON by pushing it fully towards the right side of the trigger guard (push from the left).

CHAMBER FLAG IN -- Insert the chamber flag into the chamber. (The ejection port is tight but the standard RWVA chamber flag will fit if the round end of the flag is bent slightly towards the part of the flag that sticks out of the ejection port).

RIFLE GROUNDED -- Place the rifle down on the shooting mat/rug with the ejection port up.


This is only one of the many good LTR (Liberty Training Rifle) packages that will make attending an Appleseed a more rewarding experience.

Thanks to douglas34474, Nevada Smith, funfaler, B9, EEL, MCKNBRD, Reformed Redneck, ripersnifle and dwarven1 for getting involved in setting this page up for others to use/learn from.
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