New Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Ruger 1022 Takedown

Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a new version of the popular 10/22 Takedown rifle that has a target barrel. The new gun uses a .92″ diameter, cold hammer forged barrel. The barrel length is 16.1″, and it is threaded (½”-28) for a sound suppressor. It does ship with a thread protector cap. The barrel is fluted which helps with weight reduction and heat dissipation. The barrel and receiver are finished in matte black.

The rifle is also fitted with the company’s Modular Stock System. The system allows the shooter to swap out modules to adjust comb height and length of pull. Both comb heights and the standard length of pull modules ship with the rifle. Also shipping with the rifle is a soft sided carrying case.

Ruger 1022 Takedown

Fully assembled, the rifle is 34.5″ long and weighs 5.3 pounds. When taken down, the longest piece of the rifle is only about 20″ long. The suggested retail price is $629 – $200 more than the previously most expensive rifle in the 10/22 Takedown line.

Ruger 1022 Takedown

I expected to see Ruger introduce something like this by the SHOT Show. Companies like Adaptive Tactical and Volquarsten have been introducing replacement barrel assemblies that promise to increase accuracy, and I didn’t expect that Ruger would simply concede that portion of the market to other manufacturers. Even though the $200 jump in the Ruger pricing may sound steep, it is still less expensive than many of these other options.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Jason

    Nice set up there, will have to see about getting one of these. This is what I wanted all along from them in that take-down package.

  • joshv06

    Doesn’t seem to fill a role. A take down .22 that has potential POI shift with an accurate heavy bull barrel? Either get a heavy bench 10-22 or a takedown with a red dot or irons. It just seems like the takedown rifle is something you would hike with or have for limited storage.

    • Twilight sparkle

      That’s almost exactly what I first thought. It would make sense if it had a cantilever soup mount attached to the barrel instead of the reciever to avoid POI shift but then its role would still be really small and kinda reserved for things like covert suppressed target eliminations.

      • John

        Actually POI shift is not an issue. My friend has one and we took it apart numerous times and did not notice a POI shift. Now keep in mind that this was at 100 yards and this thing is not a tack driver to begin with but it is accurate as it needs to be for fun and hunting.

        • Twilight sparkle

          But for the role I was stating it would need to be exactly right and having a scope attached to an action that detached from a barrel isn’t going to be very promising as far as avoiding poi shift, it’s probably good enough for fun but not for anything serious. It would be cool to see the idf use a suppressed version of something similar to this for covert operations, I mean they seem to like the 10/22

        • iksnilol

          You were using iron sights, right? The ones mounted on the barrel?

          Then I see no problem, but what if you have a scope on it? A scope on the receiver?

          • Zachary marrs

            there is no POI shift.

          • iksnilol

            I find that hard to believe.

            How do they accomplish that? That’s some high level precision required for that. Precision I doubt Ruger is capable of producing.

          • Zachary marrs

            once you rack the bolt three times, as per the manual, the poi does not change. i’ve lost track of how many times i’ve done this, and not once have i had to adjust the scope when shooting the same ammo

          • iksnilol

            That sounds like witchcraft to me. How do they make it return to the exact same position every time?

          • Zachary marrs

            No idea, but it works just fine

          • carlcasino

            If it’s witchcraft and it works , It’s witchcraft!

          • Zachary marrs

            It turned me into a newt!!!

          • jcitizen

            I have an Austrian made American 180 rifle, with a quick change barrel as per military standards for this particular .22; and I have never had POI shift with it. I don’t even bother to set the retaining screw, as hunting prairie dogs can result in many rounds fired in a short time, with many barrel changes to avoid over heating. This rifle shoots so accurately, that I’ve found myself taking chances at 275 yard shots, down wind, and having extraordinary luck at hitting the little buggers with some considerable Kentucky windage, as you can imagine. If the POI deflection were that bad, the bullet would be so badly deflected, I wouldn’t have been able to see the impact in the scope field of view. This scope was mounted high on the receiver so as to clear the 275 round lexan drum. I’ve never had so much fun in my entire life!

          • iksnilol

            You hunt with an American 180?

            Uh, could I join you sometime? I guess I am going for too much precision, I use those fancy precision rifles costing more than my car. So I might have a very high personal standard (I’ve called stock 10/22s crappy many times) for precision.

          • jcitizen

            My buddy was using a Ruger 10/22 with 25 round magazines and hitting them just as much, but he hated reloading. I had quite a few drums, so reloading was rare.

            I have entertained international friendships before, but the poisoning program the state has forced on us has ruined the prairie dog hunting here for now – this is the one time I wished the animal lovers were to ban poisoning! We could always just go shooting for the fun of it – if you can afford a visit to the US.

          • iksnilol

            I’ll have to take you up on the offer sometime. Probably won’t be in some years though. I do indeed on a trip to the US when I finish university. Meet some international friends and whatnot… Also get one of those 10 gallon hats in spite of never wearing hats.

          • jcitizen

            Allow me to congratulate you ahead of you graduation. I’ve had friends come all the way from the UK, Germany, and Malaysia to visit. Always a good time! Hopefully my health will keep up till then!

          • iksnilol

            I hope so too.Thinking it ain’t a bad idea to see the world before I become a “serious” person with a 9 to 5 job and kids.

      • DIR911911 .

        which kind of soup do you prefer?

        • Twilight sparkle

          Alphabet soup, it’s good for your vowels

      • G0rdon_Fr33man

        ..covert suppressed target eliminations.

        >lol

        • Twilight sparkle

          It would make a nice movie :p

        • Bill

          In all actuality, suppressed 10/22s and Standard pistols are popular with SWAT teams, and others, for dinging security lights and guard dogs, at drug labs and for other high-risk takedowns, so if you consider a meth lab pit bull as a “sentry.” A number of game agencies and wildlife management people use them also, for putting down wounded animals, sniping rabid raccoons and pest possums and skunks, or culling animals. Can’t have deer tearing up the golf course or eating the Mayor’s wife’s hostas.

      • Bill

        That’s what suppressed AR7s are for, according to Holllyweird.

        • Twilight sparkle

          AR7s don’t even look cool enough for a movie, the stock is kinda weird

          • Bill

            They were, back in the day.

          • jcitizen

            I seem to remember a 007 Bond film with him shooting a 32 acp version. Looked damn cool to me! I’ve been using the survival rifle built by many manufactures every since.

  • Mike

    no irons and doesnt ship with a rail; no thanks.

  • Jay

    I would like to see them offer this stock with their standard tapered profile barrels. The whole appeal to me of a take down rifle is the ease of carry and storage in a vehicle. The heavy barrel is unnecessary weight to carry around.

  • iksnilol

    I am kinda lusting for a Marlin Papoose to fill my takedown .22 urge. Thinking integrally suppressed with a red dot on the barrel.

    • jcitizen

      Sounds like an excellent substitute – especially if one’s locale won’t permit high-cap magazines. The tube fed Papoose had a lot of ammo in it though.

      • iksnilol

        My locale permits high caps. I just like the Marlin rimfires, very accurate for the money.

        • jcitizen

          I spent my youth shooting a lot of my fiends Marlin Model 60s, and we had a great time with them. I could never afford them, because I spent all my money on Title II firearms and accouterments. I guess I just had to have my priorities.

          • iksnilol

            Um, aren’t title 2 firearms way more expensive than a 100 buck Marlin?

          • jcitizen

            Back then, they were a hell of a lot cheaper – but not 60 bucks cheap! =) Needless to say – I don’t think I could have received as good an investment in a bank account – that is for sure! I bought my first Thompson M1928 for $475 dollars from West Hurley New York. It was brand new production – but I think they were already going to investment casting on some of the parts. As I had it longer, I realized they may have dipped into older WW2 stock, even though the parts were in brand new condition. I’m not sure if they bought out Savage production or where they got some of the factory floor machinery, but Auto Ordinance seems like only part of the deal, before Numrich Arms bought it all out.

  • Mister Thomas

    I’d like to get one … but at that price, I might as well get a real rifle.

  • Sgt. Stedenko

    Price is a little stiff,
    SIG 522 Target with a 20″ bull barrel, Houge floating forend and cheap 1-4x scope is usually around $600 online.

  • Yimmy

    But does it have a bottle opener?!?!?

    • carlcasino

      That’s what 50 cal (reject) brass is for.

  • Yimmy

    200 more and still no bottle opener…. ruger fail

  • I wish Ruger would make a folding stock version of the takedown, and offer it in a little briefcase.

  • micmac80

    Considering that the barrel end that goes into the reciever is only pencil sized this is kinda lame unless its an aluminum or carbon sleved barrel they just added more weight and stress into the system.

  • Justin

    For about the same price you could get a standard take-down and the the Tac-sol stock and barrel upgrade. Honestly I think Ruger sort of dropped the ball on the take-down. no factory aftermarket barrels and even if you buy another vendors barrel you still have to get a complete stock set, I haven’t found anyone selling just the fore-end.

    I’m looking at the Volquartsen light weight barrel to add to my NRA edition take-down so I have a barrel with iron sights as well as a barrel with the rail on the barrel so POI shift should be minimized. the stocks sections won’t match and I’m not sure how I feel about that.

    Then again I’m also looking at the Tac-Sol stock and barrel upgrade package so I also have a bull barrel with Iron sights.

    for a cheap .22lr I am sure looking to spend a lot of money just to get what I want……

    • jcitizen

      Sounds worth it, the way your doing it!

  • phauxtoe

    I hate those American Crap Plastic stocks. its a bad gimmick

    how about a Wood and Stainless breakdown.

    • Cymond

      Sorry, this is the only wood & stainless takedown I could find on the Ruger website:
      http://ruger.com/products/1022DE/specSheets/11160.html

      • phauxtoe

        WOW, Thanks!
        The only issue is that I live in NY State and we can’t own a semi auto with a threaded barrel. (If it has a detachable magazine)

        • Cymond

          Well that’s the best I could do, and it’s one of the ‘distributor exclusives’. (You can generally find them on gunbroker).

          IF you really, really want one, there are ways. You could have the gun shipped from the distributor to an out-of-state gunsmith to have the threads removed. You could buy a different stainless takedown and add an aftermarket stock, or you could settle for something that isn’t stainless.

        • carlcasino

          Consider moving back into the union or change your crappy legislature. My neighbor down the road owns a WWII Tank. And it works.

  • commonwealth109

    I’d get a Magnum Research version of the 10/22 for considerably less (even the one with graphite sleeved & threaded barrel). Yes this Ruger breaks down, but I can’t pay this much of a premium for a gun of average accuracy & crap stock.

  • jcitizen

    I’ve had an urge for a take down for a long time, but I agree with those that are looking for a more economical alternative.