Ruger 10/22

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Ruger 10/22 (Pre 2005 model) - .22 Long Rifle.
Ruger 10/22 (Post 2005 model) - .22 Long Rifle. Ruger made a series of changes to the rifle to make it more 'economical' i.e. cheaper finish & wood on the stock and changes in trigger assembly and sights.
Ruger 10/22 - .22 Long Rifle

The Ruger 10/22 is a very popular sporting weapon, named based on its .22 caliber and 10 round magazine capacity (however it can take a variety of high capacity aftermarket magazines). The gun is very popular in customization and many after market parts can be bought to customize the rifle. Heavily customized models have been used in many marksmanship competitions. The Ruger 10/22 is currently available in .22 Long Rifle, formerly available in .22 Magnum and .17 HMR. (10/22 magnum and 10/17) but no longer. Rimfire magnum models were discontinued in 2006 due to disappointing sales. As they did for the Mini-14, Sturm Ruger & Co. changed the 10/22 in 2005, offering a cheaper matte blued finish on the barrel and changing out the trigger guard from metal to plastic as well as a few other cosmetic differences.

The Ruger 10/22 has been used in covert military operations around the world, usually as a dedicated suppressed rifle. With subsonic ammunition, the suppressed shots from the 10/22 are essentially silent. The only sound you hear is the action racking back and forth. The IDF routinely carried suppressed and scoped Ruger 10/22s during the years of the "Intifada" in the West Bank and other places. The IDF snipers would "kneecap" the rioters' ringleaders from a distance, as crippling them was seen as preferable to killing them with conventional sniper rifles.

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Specifications

(1964 - present)

Type: Semi-automatic rifle

Length: 37 in (940 mm)

Weight: 5.25 lb (2.4 kg)

Caliber: .22 LR

Capacity: 10-round rotary box magazine

Fire Modes: "safe", "semi-auto"


The Ruger 10/22 has been used in the following films:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Stone Cold Tom Selleck Jesse Stone 2005
Shotgun Stories Lynnsee Provence Stephen Hayes 2007
Shotgun Stories Michael Abbott Jr. Cleamen Hayes 2007
Halloween (2007) Seen in the gun racks of a retail gun store 2007
Day of the Dead Seen in the gun racks of a retail gun store 2008
Bernie Jack Black Bernie Tiede 2011

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
CSI: Miami David Keith Evan Caldwell fitted with Hogue stock, portrayed as a "high powered rifle", "Resurrection" (S07E01) 2008
Saving Grace
Top Shot - Season 3 Volquartsen I-Fluted Rimfire Rifle, "Tricked Out" (S03E07) 2011


See Also

  • Ruger - A list of all firearms manufactured by Ruger.


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