Have you been looking for a handy .22 caliber rifle that can be customized? How about one with easy to replace parts that has been around for awhile, with a proven track record of accuracy and reliability? Well, then there is no need to look any further than the Ruger 10/22. This little gun has been a go to for small game hunters for decades, and delivers more customization options than any of its competitors.
The Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rifle that is fed by Ruger’s patented rotary style 10-round magazine. The entire rifle can be torn down and put back together with just a few simple hand tools, and it has one of the largest varieties of aftermarket accessory and customization parts in the industry. To top it off, it is an affordable gun that shoots inexpensive ammunition.
Some time ago, it became a trend for shooters to modify their Ruger 10/22 rifles into something unique, and this grabbed the attention of many third party manufacturers. It has now grown to a level that has enabled an entire rifle to be completely assembled without the use of a single Ruger part. Not that this is recommended, because why buy a great American made rifle, to just rebuild it into something that is - well - not!
The most common and easiest way to quickly change the look of your gun is to swap out the Ruger factory stock with something that is a little more eye-catching. Usually external 10/22 parts will be enough to get that individual style most shooters are looking for, however, if you're digging deeper into the rifle, you may want to start with a Ruger 10/22 parts diagram. These are fairly easy to find and will help to ensure a safe and incident free project.
If you’re not handy or just have no desire to modify the rifle, but would still like something a little different, Ruger 10/22 gives you that right off the shelf. With a variety of models from Carbines and Takedowns to Sporter and Tactical models, the 10/22 likely has what you’re looking for. Some models feature heavy bull barrels and aftermarket stocks already installed, so be sure to look into these handy semi-automatic rifles if you are planning to add a .22 caliber to your collection.