close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Any one have a Charger? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by BamaAL24, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. BamaAL24

    BamaAL24

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone here have a Ruger Charger? I've been looking to add an auto loading 22 to my collection to compliment my bolt 22. I love my Marlin 22 bolt action. Its more accurate than I am and a joy to shoot.

    For some reason the charger has piqued my interest as a squirrel gun for the back porch and a range toy. I can't put my finger on why but I think because it's something different. Anyone have any thoughts on this gun? Good? Bad? Just a plain dumb idea?

    If this should be moved to rimfire forum please feel free to do so or please tell me how to do so.
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    51,936
    Likes Received:
    4,319
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    It's like a 10/22 but shorter. Be careful with the 50-rounds drums. I have yet to find one that work worth a damn, even the supposedly well made Black Dog drum.
     

  3. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    23,153
    Likes Received:
    8,340
    Location:
    Texas
    I've had one since Jan 08.
    [​IMG]

    It's a relaxing gun to just sit and plink with. Right accurate.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    This is what it looks like now.:)
    [​IMG]
     
  4. wirenut

    wirenut

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    14
    I've had one for about a month now, love it. There is a thread over in the rim fire section has some replies and pics too.
     
  5. failsafe

    failsafe

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Missouri
    I have one..I use the Butler Creek Steal Lips 25 rd mag's...Not crazy about the stock trigger and I keep thinking about replacing it..
     
  6. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    DFW TX
    That is pretty damn slick.
     
  7. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,705
    Likes Received:
    396
    Location:
    Missouri, East of KC
    I hated mine.
    You have to shoot it off a table/bench.

    Too heavy to use as an actual pistol.
     
  8. BamaAL24

    BamaAL24

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interesting that you hated it. It seems to be the first I've heard mention of it. Any one else have thoughts about shooting it offhand with out a rest? I figured it would be possible but not necessarily comfortable.
     
  9. failsafe

    failsafe

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Missouri
    Not a off hand shooter, too front heavy with the bi-pods...Definately a table top shooter...You will want a pistol scope, not a rifle scope...
     
  10. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    23,153
    Likes Received:
    8,340
    Location:
    Texas
    Although it can be shot one handed that's not what it was designed for. That's why it comes with a bi-pod.

    Two hand blasting from the hip is fun though.

    Blasting from the hip in low light using a laser is especially fun.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012
  11. Wyoming

    Wyoming

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,114
    Likes Received:
    1,520
    Location:
    Southwest Wyoming
    I have one and added a Burris 3X AO handgun scope. It too shoots tiny groups like dnuggets. I shoot a lot of gophers and it is OK for that. I also own several Ruger 10-22 so it was a natural fit for me. As mention before you need to shoot it off a bench or in my case the hood of my truck.

    A few years ago a buddy and I were shooting gophers in a rancher's hay field. A total rat infestation if there ever was one when the rancher came by to see how we were doing. I had the Ruger Charger set up on my hood when my buddy asked the owner if he ever shot a handgun at gophers. He said he ever did. After we showed him how to use the extend eye relief scope he shot three out of three in a row. All one shot kills.

    If you want a 22 pistol than buy a 22 pistol. If you want something different just for grins and giggles then buy the Charger.
     
  12. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 1998
    Messages:
    3,010
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    cogan station, pa, usa
    Really like mine after replacing the crappy extractor and trigger. Mine with a 2x7 TC scope keeps them in one ragged hole at 50yds and nice groups at 100yds.