The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Ruger 10/22 

The Ruger 10/22 is a popular semi-automatic rimfire rifle that has been in production for over 50 years. Over the years, Ruger has released many different variants and special editions of the 10/22. Here is an extensive guide of some for the most notable ones. 

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The Ruger 10/22 is a highly popular rimfire rifle that has been in production for over five decades. It is well-regarded for its reliability, accuracy, and ease of customization, which has made it a favorite among both recreational shooters and hunters.

The gun's versatility also means that it can be used for a wide range of applications, from plinking and small game hunting to competitive shooting and tactical training.

Additionally, the rifle's relatively low price point, combined with the large variety of available aftermarket parts and accessories, make it an excellent choice for novice shooters looking to customize and upgrade their rifle over time. 

Ruger 10/22 Carbine  

The 10/22 Carbine is the original version of the rifle and features a classic design with a traditional hardwood stock and blued steel barrel. It is a lightweight and compact rifle that is easy to carry and handle, making it a great choice for plinking, small game hunting, and target shooting. The rifle features open iron sights, with the rear sight being adjustable for windage and elevation. It comes with a 10-round detachable box magazine, and additional magazines can be purchased separately. The 18.5" barrel provides excellent accuracy and is ideal for shooting at distances up to 100 yards.

Ruger 10/22 Takedown

The 10/22 Takedown is a highly versatile rifle that can be easily taken apart for transport and storage. The rifle is designed with a unique takedown mechanism that allows the barrel and action to be separated with a quick twist of a lever. This makes it easy to pack the rifle into a backpack or other compact case, and then quickly reassemble it when you're ready to shoot. The rifle is available with either a stainless steel or blued barrel, and comes with a synthetic or wood stock, depending on the specific model. It features adjustable sights and a 10-round detachable box magazine. 

Ruger 10/22 Charger

The 10/22 Charger is a pistol variant of the 10/22 that is ideal for plinking and target shooting. It features a 10" or 16.1" barrel and a pistol grip that makes it easy to shoot accurately. The rifle comes with a Picatinny rail that allows you to mount a variety of optics, and it features a 10-round detachable box magazine. The Charger is available with either a synthetic or wood stock, depending on the specific model. 

Ruger 10/22 Target

The 10/22 Target is a highly accurate version of the rifle that is designed for precision shooting. It features a heavy, 20" barrel that is free-floating and has a match-grade chamber. The rifle comes with a laminate wood stock that provides excellent stability and durability. The target model has adjustable rear sights and a fiber optic front sight, allowing for highly accurate shooting at longer distances. It comes with a 10-round detachable box magazine.

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Ruger 10/22 Tactical

The 10/22 Tactical is a version of the rifle designed for use in tactical and self-defense situations. It features a black synthetic stock with a comfortable pistol grip, and a 16.12" barrel with a flash suppressor. The rifle comes with adjustable rear sights and a protected front sight, allowing for accurate shooting in a variety of lighting conditions. It features a 10-round detachable box magazine. 

Ruger 10/22 Sporter

The 10/22 Sporter is a classic version of the rifle that features a high-quality walnut or birch stock and blued steel barrel. It is a highly accurate and reliable rifle that is great for plinking, small game hunting, and target shooting. The rifle has adjustable rear sights and a gold bead front sight, allowing for precise shooting at moderate distances. It comes with a 10-round detachable box magazine.

Ruger 10/22 Competition

The 10/22 Competition is a high-end version of the rifle that is designed for competitive shooting. It features a custom receiver and a match-grade barrel that is highly accurate and provides excellent consistency. The rifle comes with a Hogue overmolded stock that is comfortable to hold and provides excellent grip. The competition model has fully adjustable

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Ruger 10/22 models comparison chart

VariantBarrel  LenghtStock Material SightsMagazine CapacityRetail Price Range UsageOther FeaturesWOOX  CompatibilityCompatible
Stocks
Ruger 10/22 Carbine18.5"Hardwood Open iron sights10-round detachable$300 - $400General purpose plinking and huntingCross-bolt safety, tapered barrel, scope mount includedYESGO
Ruger 10/22 Takedown16.4" or 18.5"Synthetic or WoodAdjustable iron sights or Picatinny rail for optics10-round detachable$350 - $500Portable plinking and takedown huntingBackpack-style carrying case, scope mount includedNO-
Ruger 10/22 Charger10" or 16.1"Synthetic or WoodPicatinny rail for optics10-round detachable$300 - $500Plinking and small game huntingThreaded barrel, included bipod, picatinny rail for opticsYESGO
Ruger 10/22 Target20"Laminate woodAdjustable iron sights10-round detachable$500 - $600Competitive shooting and target practiceHeavy barrel, extended magazine release, adjustable buttstockYESGO
Ruger 10/22 Tactical16.12"SyntheticAdjustable iron sights10-round detachable$350 - $450Tactical training and plinkingQuad rail handguard, flash suppressor, adjustable buttstockYESGO
Ruger 10/22 Sporter18.5" or 22"Walnut or birchAdjustable iron sights10-round detachable$400 - $500Hunting and general purpose shootingHigh-grade walnut or birch stock, sling swivel studsYESGO
Ruger 10/22 Competition16.1"Plastic overmoldFully adjustable iron sights10-round detachable$600 - $700Competitive shooting and target practiceHeavy barrel, BX-Trigger, fully adjustable buttstockYESGO

10 of the most interesting  Ruger 10/22 special EDITIONS

 • 10/22 Carbine "50th Anniversary Design Contest" (2014)- This special edition model was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ruger 10/22. It features a unique stock design that was chosen through a design contest.

 10/22 Carbine "50th Anniversary Design Contest" (2014) - Source: luckygunner.com

 • 10/22 Carbine "50th Anniversary Design Contest" (2014)- This special edition model was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ruger 10/22. It features a unique stock design that was chosen through a design contest.

 • 10/22 Carbine "Collector's Series" (2015) - This special edition model was part of a series of collector's edition firearms that Ruger released. It features a red, white, and blue laminate stock and a commemorative laser-engraved bolt.

 •  10/22 Takedown "America's Game" (2016)- This special edition model features a "Stars and Stripes" camo finish on the stock and comes with a custom-branded carry case.

 • 10/22 Carbine "Talo Exclusive - Hawaiian" (2016)- This special edition model features a tropical-inspired Hawaiian print on the stock and comes with a hard case.
 
•  10/22 Takedown "Great White" (2017) - This special edition model features a custom stock with a shark fin design and comes with a custom carry case.

 •  10/22 Takedown "Target" (2018) - This special edition model is designed for precision shooting and features a heavy, fluted barrel and a laminated stock.

 • 10/22 Carbine "Talo Exclusive - Davidsons Dark Earth" (2018) - This special edition model features a Dark Earth-colored stock and comes with a hard case.

 • 10/22 Carbine "Ruger Collector's Series - Vote 2020" (2020) - This special edition model features a commemorative stock with "Vote 2020" laser engraving and comes with a custom carry case.

 • 10/22 Takedown "Survivor" (2020) - This special edition model features a black synthetic stock with a "Survivor" logo and comes with a custom carry case.

 •  10/22 Carbine "William B. Ruger Collector's Series" (2021)- This special edition model is part of a collector's series honoring William B. Ruger, the founder of Ruger. It features a high-grade walnut stock and a laser-engraved bolt.

Pease note that this list may not be comprehensive and there may be other special edition models that are not included here. Additionally, availability of these models may vary by region and over time.

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