October 12, 2009

Sturm, Ruger Announces Ruger 10/22VLEH Target Tactical Rifle

SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has introduced the Ruger 10/22VLEH Target Tactical rifle, a new version of the 10/22T Target rifle that provides many of the features offered in the Hawkeye Tactical bolt-action rifle.

The 10/22VLEH starts out as a 10/22 Target Model with a precision-rifled, cold hammer-forged, spiral-finished barrel. The barrel is shortened to 16-1/8” to reduce weight and improve handling. The .920” OD match-grade barrel is capped with a target crown that protects the rifling at the muzzle.

The 10/22T target trigger is standard in the 10/22VLEH, and the gun also includes a precision-adjustable bipod, an empty ten-round rotary magazine, and a weight of 6-7/8 pounds (without bipod).

Ruger 10/22VLEH Target Tactical Rifle

Courtesy, Sturm Ruger

The 10/22VLEH barreled action resides in a Hogue OverMolded stock. The straight-comb Hogue stock provides double palm swells, a varminter-style forend, and has swing swivel studs and a thick recoil pad.

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Comments (5)

$550 for a $250 rifle???

This edition has advanced machining, forging, balancing etc., which is not cheap to do. The 10/22 Ruger carbine was the 1st rifle my Dad gave me (& my brother). He was an experienced tool & die maker BEFORE earning his mechanical engineering degree, and secured a patent in his time. "Selling" him on a rifle for his sons was no small feat. Sure it's a marketing idea, but that's what they do - sell guns, 45 years worth of 10/22's! I have a 10/22 stainless, a 40th anniv. ed., and a 10/22 Charger, and would love to add to my collection.

Posted by: blue88 | December 15, 2009 10:14 AM    Report this comment

I agree-this is a product looking for a purpose. My 10/22 is the most accurate 22 I've used. There's no need for this one. I have more Rugers than any others all are unmatched cept one S/W 38 ties my 357,and still looking for another P97D so I'd pair up.Love them Rugers.

Posted by: knucklehead | October 15, 2009 4:18 PM    Report this comment

It's a $285.00 rifle @ Gander Mountain. Gander Mountain and Scheel's prices are always 12% higher than other outdoor sports stores. I believe you can purchase a decent looking AK-47 for $550.00

Posted by: JWallace | October 13, 2009 8:35 PM    Report this comment

Oh, and msrp is $555.00 freakin' dollars. For a $250 rifle.

Posted by: Lee W | October 12, 2009 7:38 PM    Report this comment

There is a certain idiot segment of the gun-owning population that will drool and give away money at the mention of the word "tactical." When talking about .22 LR rimfire, tactical simply doesn't apply. It's been corrupted into a marketing term, much the way spoiler has in the auto industry. Applying tactical accessories and finish to a .22 rifle is exactly like putting a spoiler on a Toyota Corolla. I'm rolling my eyes.


Posted by: Lee W | October 12, 2009 7:27 PM    Report this comment

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