Gun Report

Ruger Model 10-22 Semiautomatic 22 Magnum

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This fine semiautomatic offered firepower, but we were disappointed in its accuracy, both with open sights and scope. For a discontinued gun, its high price also gave us pause.

Ruger Model 10-22 Semiautomatic 22 Magnum

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Like many of its 10-22 counterparts, this magnum featured a curved metal buttplate, rather than a recoil pad or straight plastic plate. While recoil from the magnum was slight, we found that shooting the Ruger was less pleasurable than the other two test rifles because of improper shoulder fit.
With its detachable 9-round magazine, the Ruger won the loading contest hands down over the other two tubular magazine rifles. The magazine that fits flush in the receiver is a very nice feature and one of the reasons Ruger 10-22s are so popular.
The adjustment features on the rear sight of the Ruger were easy to use and provided a better system than the ramp adjustment of the other two rifles.
We also liked the gold bead front sight on the Ruger, which provided a good sight picture along the barrel.

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