Worries about buying new 10/22

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by PA1911, Apr 30, 2012.


  1. Hello all,

    I was planning to purchase a new 10/22 soon and after doing some research tonight, I just found out about the polymer trigger parts.

    This is the one I'm looking at.

    http://www.ruger.com/products/1022Carbine/specSheets/1151.html

    I wont lie, I am a little worried. Most topics I've found online say people recommend finding an older one.

    Am I crazy for being worried? Do they shoot good, decent trigger pull?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    PA1911
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    NFL Player Lives on $60k/Year and Has No Worries The Okie Corral Aug 17, 2015
    NC: Campus, bar concealed carry expansion effort worries some locally Carry Issues Jun 9, 2013
    Reserve officer in off duty shooting (no worries, right ones got shot) Cop Talk Feb 6, 2013
    Not rich? No worries. Your taxes rose, too Political Issues Jan 4, 2013
    No Worries The Lighter Side Dec 18, 2012

  3. Don't sweat it. We have two in my household. One with the plastic trigger group housing that we've had about three years. It has functioned flawlessly for tens of thousands of rounds. Goto rimfire central and read up. They have a sticky I believe in the 10/22 action subforum that addresses this subject. I just bought a second one used that has the aluminum group. The Plastic works, you're on glocktalk right? Buy it and worry not. Then at a minimum upgrade/mod the hammer and sear to correct the heavy trigger.
     

  4. I have one of both old and new.

    The polymer stuff is nearly indestructible and it won't scratch. Just as reliable, same pull, same break, or nearly so, too close to call.

    If you really don't like it you can put any one of a hundred aftermarket trigger groups in it.

    My 10/22's are my favorite rifles.
     
  5. My 14yo son's is the plastic one. It has a power custom kit in it and it now has 2lb 12oz pull. The aluminum one is mine that I got last week. I modded the stock trigger and have 2lb 10 oz pull now with very little pre travel and post travel. Excellent triggers on both now IMO. The mod for the factory stuff isn't hard to do at all. It was also free- good stuff.
     
  6. Your worrying about nothing. Buy the 10/22 and shoot the H**l out of it. There great rifles you can shoot for hours for about $20 worth of ammo.
    This might help put you at ease
    http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-1022.htm

    Remember even Glocks have Polymer triggers and I've never heard of one of them breaking.
     
    #5 Bob Hafler, May 1, 2012
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  7. I picked one up yesterday. Brand spanking new and the only thing that is not stock on it is the sling. Put 300 rounds down the range and it was flawless. No FTF or FTE. The only thing I had to complain about the charging handle is a ***** to get back on the bolt after you are done cleaning.
     
  8. I know to some this is blasphemy, but just try this. Get a .22 boresnake, and run it down the barrel, every now and then. See just how many rounds you can run through a 10/22, without detail stripping. I think you will be amazed!:cool: You ain't going to break it, and you ain't going to ruin it. Just shoot the daylights out of it, and if it starts hanging up, when it starts hanging up, break it down.
     
  9. I just like taking guns apart.
     
    #8 auto-5, May 1, 2012
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  10. Don't worry about the 10/22. Worry about the money you will spend on upgrades to cumstomize your new 10/22.
     
  11. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    1,203
    12
    Go in about a minute and a half on this vid...or watch the whole thing if you want, they do some comparison destruction testing on the aluminum vs. polymer trigger housings. This should relieve any concerns about the polymer.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biMkNYWAzIk"]Gunblast.com - Ruger 10/22 : America's Favorite .22 Rifle - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. The trigger will go and go and go without any problems.
     
  13. Not gonna have an issue with it. I put in an auto bolt release, and a bigger charging handle though. The auto bolt release is nice because it makes it really simple to lock back (You can even modify the stock part, honestly.), and when you pull the charging handle back, it releases automatically, to let the bolt close over your first round. When you get your 10/22, you'll see what I mean about the bolt hold open. It's a PITA. Also, the larger charging handle works great for clearing jams, because it happens when you're shooting 1000 rounds of .22 bulk pack in an afternoon. Trust me.

    Also put in a recoil buffer. Some say they do something, some don't, some say they break and jam your gun. Mine's fine, doesn't seem to hurt, but I wouldn't waste the money again.
     
    #12 Veedubklown, May 1, 2012
    Last edited: May 1, 2012

  14. a big +1
     
  15. They're not great rifles. Odds are that you'll have to do something to them in order to have fun, reliable shooters. You'll have to do a lot if you want more than that. I had to replace the extractors in both of mine.

    I own a lot of .22s. IMO you'll never regret a CZ 452/453/455 but I can't say that about a 10/22.
     
  16. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    6,711
    0
    Worry about using brake cleaner or Gun Scrubber on the receiver. It will peel the paint (PAINT?) right off.
     
  17. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member
    Millennium Member

    5,532
    40
    I sure see a lot of basic 10/22s on the line as both a range officer at my local shooting club and as an Appleseed instructor. I own 5 stock 10/22s myself along with about 30 other 22 rifles. Never had a problem with my 10/22s.

    I would have to say that they ARE great little rifles out of the box and need nothing to make them reliable or fun. But then again mine are used almost every weekend as loaners at Appleseed so YMMV.
     
  18. Ditto to what the others have said...

    I have a metal 10/22 and a polymer 10/22, and I have no concerns about the durability of the polymer one. The only difference is that the trigger pull actually feels a bit smoother on the polymer one...


    .
     
  19. I am slowly getting over my polymer trigger worry. I am also really thinking hard about the Takedown model. I think it would be handy.

    Decisions...decisions

    PA1911
     
  20. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot
    Millennium Member

    1,678
    3
    If you're just looking for something to worry about, the impending economic collapse will occur long before you have any trouble with a plastic 10/22 trigger housing.
     
  21. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    24,662
    1,008
    Go for it!!
     

Share This Page

Duty Gear at CopsPlus