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Ruger 10/22 takedown accuracy test

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by miloy001, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. miloy001

    miloy001 Tualatin, OR Member

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    A quick test to see if Ruger 10/22 with scope can still hold accuracy after takedown and reassambly. Five shots (left) using a 2-7x32 scope before takedown, then takedown and reassambly three times. Pull bolt handle and release three time after the last reassambly as suggested by Ruger. Fired another five shots (right) using the scope. I fell comfortable with the takwdown feature but may limit the takedown whenever possible after the scope has been zeroed.

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    53 yd, CCI AR Tactical (0953), 2-7x32 scope at 7X. Right: 10 round before takedown. Left: 10 rounds after takedown and reassembly, shot immediately after reassembly WITHOUT pulling and releasing bolt to stablize the alignment. First few shots did jump a little if not ammo issus.

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  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Looks pretty close (except for that flyer ;)). I shot mine for the first time yesterday, great gun!
     
  3. miloy001

    miloy001 Tualatin, OR Member

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  4. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Based on typical accuracy of a 10/22 I would conclude it held zero amazingly well. Assuming 5 shot groups, that is nine holes in very tight proximity. I would credit the flyer to ammo inconsistency before I blamed the rifle or scope.
     
  5. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Impressive!
     
  6. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What is the going rate for a Stainless 10/22 Takedown these days? Bi-Mart, Wal-Mart, Big 5,etc.
     
  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Bi-Mart is $319.95, I picked one up at Silver Falls Pawn in Silverton a couple weeks ago for $309.99 (it was the last one).
     
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  8. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I love my takedown. If I see one at Bi-Mart I'm going to get another one.
     
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  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, that is pretty darned impressive! Still arguing with myself about getting one. Thanks for the post, nice groups!

    What range BTW?
     
  10. miloy001

    miloy001 Tualatin, OR Member

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    The test was done in 15 yd using CCI QUIET-22 (CCI 0960) ammo. The purpose is to check if scope can still hold zero after takedown and reassembly. CCI QUIET-22 is not very good past 20 yd. I trid CCI AR Tactical (0953) at 25 and 50 yd and all group nicely.
     
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  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Interesting test. I've wondered about accuracy after takedown. Just curious, have you considered testing accuracy using the iron sights too?
     
  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I did the other day with mine, no change. The barrel has both sights mounted on it, so there's really nothing to change each time.

    FWIW, I'm planning on getting Tech Sights (rear sight on the receiver) and the word on the Appleseed Forum is that the zero doesn't change with those either.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's good to know too. My concern about a potential change in accuracy is the only thing that held me back from getting one. I guess that means I have not choice, now I have to get one.
     
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    miloy001 Tualatin, OR Member

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    53 yd, CCI AR Tactical (0953),2-7x32 scope @7x. Right: 10 round before takedown. Left: 10 rounds after takedown and reassembly, shot immediately after reassembly WITHOUT pulling and releasing bolt to stablize the alignment. First few shots did jump a little if not ammo issus.

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  15. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As a previous skeptic (and such posted on this site) of the gun, this is causing me to reconsider. (Most all "tests" previous that I viewed had serious procedural/method flaws).

    Thank you.
     
  16. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    The takedown model has an interesting adjustable interface between the barrel and the receiver that insures a tight, repeatable fit. The first time you put the gun together there is a ring on the receiver you tighten by hand and the locks everything together tightly. Seems to work very well.
     
  17. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's very impressive, especially for a "survival" type rifle, not a customized one. Shoots better than my 10/22 did stock. Definitely good enough to take down some critters for dinner in a SHTF or survival situation. I've liked the idea of a A7 type survival rifle but this looks way better.
     
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    miloy001 Tualatin, OR Member

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    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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  20. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the range report.

    I'd also thought of getting something like an A7 but this looks superior in many ways. I really like its a 10/22 because I already am invested in the platform.