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Range Report: Ruger 10/22 Takedown Team USA

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by bubblescivic, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. bubblescivic


    Feb 18, 2012
    ]Last week the LGS that I moonlight at got in 5 of these sweet Team USA Ruger 10/22 takedowns. 3 were sold to employees and 1 to a good friend... they didn't last a whole 24 hours in the store. I am happy to say that I am very happy with my purchase after running 400 rounds through it today. Here's my Battleship target against my friend with the same rifle. This was done at 7 yards off-hand... I was shooting at red and he was shooting at green.


    Here are a couple of pictures of the rifle.



    My Thoughts on the gun:

    Size - about the same as most lightweight semi-automatic .22LRs. Very lightweight at 4.5lbs.

    Caliber - .22LR very versatile round that's both fun and cheap to shoot. I ran CCI's 40gr. AR Tactical .22LR today and it ran great aside from a few magazine related issues.

    Recoil - it's a .22LR rifle... very easy to keep it on target for followup shots and send many rounds down range accurately during rapid fire.

    Stock - Love/Hate situation... Love the fact that it's durable plastic and that it's blue. Hate the fact that they used a cheap plastic stock for a commemorative rifle, the manual states that it should've come with a blue laminate stock... we were hoping for laminated wood.

    Sights - Decent factory sights... I had no problem grouping <1" at 50 feet (indoor range.) These non-adjustable sights are perfect for the nature of the rifle and were accurate out of the box on both rifles.

    Finish - The machined SS barrel looks very nice as does the anodized receiver, I have a feeling this rifle will look good for decades to come. -

    Controls - Standard 10/22 controls are familiar to veteran 10/22 owners, I'd prefer a pull back release on the bolt catch, but I can make that modification on my own. The safety is pretty standard and works well. The trigger has gotten pretty crisp since I've put 400 rounds through the gun.

    Overall I've enjoyed the gun a whole lot and it's definitely worth the $400 I spent on it. The 10/22 takedown package is amazing with the carrying case that comes with it... I've found that it fits both my 10/22 takedown and my Kel-tec Sub 2000 as well as mags for both. If you're looking for a great survival rifle, trunk gun or accurate plinker the 10/22 takedown is a very good choice.
  2. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    Just got mine about 2 months ago and have only put maybe 100-150 rounds through it in one trip to the range. Seems accurate and is fun to shoot. The other nice thing about this rifle is that it's simple to clean.

    Being my first rifle, I found it pretty easy to handle. The one thing that bothered me a little was the fact that the bolt doesn't stay open after the last round is fired, like with a pistol. Don't know if other semi-automatic rifles have this feature or not.

    Before my next range trip, I'll be getting the BX-25 magazine (maybe 2).

  3. bubblescivic


    Feb 18, 2012
    Wow. I guess I love pissing away ammo. We did a total of 700 rounds between my buddy and I on Saturday. It wasn't hard to put that many rounds downrange with the Butler Creek 25-round mags and Hot Lips Loader. I will definitely look into getting some BX-25 mags for it.
  4. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    Thanks for the tip on the Butler Creek loader. I didn't even realize these things existed - gotta get me one of them! I have a speed loader for my Glock mags (9mm & .40) that saves a lot of time.
  5. PettyOfficer


    Nov 24, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I saw a bunch of Blue 10/22 Takedowns at a gun show recently... I think the blue is ugly and the plastic felt cheap. I would prefer the tactical model and have a 2-4x scope mounted.
  6. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

    Oct 28, 1999
    Blue Planet
    Ruger has sold a ton of the take down models. The Shooting Team version is pretty cool.

    I already have 5 10/22s so a take down model is kind of redundant for my needs but they are a great design.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012