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Ruger SR-22R No. 1226 22 LR, $625

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Adapting AR-15 ergonomics to the Ruger 10/22 action makes one of the best rifles ever made that much better.

Ruger SR-22R No. 1226 22 LR, $625

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The SR-22 may be "just" a 10/22 dressed up as an AR-15, but mixing the attributes of the two is a pretty good idea, in our view. The adjustable stock alone was a big improvement, and the handguard offered a superb feel. The SR-22 was as heavy as many centerfire AR-15s, and it looked and felt more like a real match rifle than a carbine. Placing a 30mm Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10X40mm LR/T Tactical Scope felt completely natural on the SR-22, our testers said, and a riser gave shooters a heads-up feel.
The long top rail fit securely to the SR-22 handguard. The selection of rails listed on makes the SR-22 more versatile.
Top rails were elevated, but the short side rails seated flush, ideal for mounting lights or lasers. With the short top rail in place, we were able to clamp on any number of sights.

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