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Ruger Introduces the 22/45 Lite

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by 3rdgen40, Apr 12, 2012.


  1. 3rdgen40

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  2. xidica

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    Pretty hideous in my opinion, but some may like it. I picked up a 22/45 target model a week ago and put about 400 rounds down range so far. No question about it, it's a sweet shooter!
     

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    After looking further the only difference is a lightweight aluminum upper. You can already get the LLV upper from Volquartsen if weight reduction is what you're after. Thanks for posting this though, interesting indeed.
     
  4. WoodenPlank

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    That truly is ugly.
     
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    Wow, I'm reading the reactions and thinking "How bad can it be?".

    Then I looked. :wow:

    Dang. :shocked:

    Gold anodized upper? Seriously? :faint:

    Well, at least the grips are replaceable -- so you can get the mother-of-pearl scales to REALLY set that baby apart from the other range toys! :rofl:
     
  7. DAIadvisor

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    Whats the point of having a slide serrations on a gun that cocks from the rear? Just wondering...
     
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    Whoa. Pass. :faint:
     
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    Uh....I kinda like it. The cutouts/serrations are to reduce weight and it comes with a threaded muzzle. Kinda cool IMO. I would like one.
     
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    With a polymer frame and 10 oz's lighter than the next lightest 22/45, and a per-threaded barrel, it's kinda neat. I agree the serrations look odd, and the gold is hideous.

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    Interesting that the receiver and barrel are one piece.
     
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    Maybe it will become a collectors item like the Ruger Hawkeye handgun.
     
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    It is ugly, but it will be an excellent gun for rimfire Steel Challenge shooters. Many buy the TacSol top end and add it to their MKII/III's to reduce weight. This entire gun will retail for little more than the TacSol tope end price. They will sell a butt load of these.
     
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    It's the Ruger version of the PacLite, I think.
     
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    That sort of explains why it looks so loud. I'm not sure about the looks, but that looks like an adjustable sight with a threaded barrel so that's cool.

    A threaded 22/45 has been on my list for a while, I might end up with one of these. BLING BLANG MOTHER....
     
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    Ruger has PLENTY of people waiting for guns they alreadymake so why don't they concentrate on making them instead of coming out with a "new" gun every other month.:dunno:

    I agree the gold looks dumb. A hard anodized gray finish would look much nicer and be more durable.
     
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    The sights look cocked to the right, maybe just an illusion. Either way it's fugly.
     
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    that picture is a complete photoshop.
     
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    I like it. :thumbsup:
     
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