BREAKING: Magpul Announces the X-22 Backpacker Stock for Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock

Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock

Magpul Announced the X-22 Backpacker Stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown today with this very well done video.

My initial reaction was that Magpul made a Ruger 10/22 version of the AR-7 Survival Rifle. The Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock, like almost all Magpul products appears to be very well thought out. Magpul has made what they are calling a minimalist stock that the rear of the stock accepts and stores the fore end of the rifle after the barrel assembly is separated from the rest of the action. The Backpacker has a storage area in the grip and another hinged compartment in the stock capable of holding 3 magazines or a box of .22 ammo and a mag.

Magpul claims compatibility with all factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifles with drop-in installation. The Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock is compatible with the MOE SL rubber but pads. Magpul is also offering the optional optic mount featured in the video and also optional are sling swivel mounts.

Read all about the Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock here at

The Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock takes the function of our full-size Hunter X-22 Takedown, and pares it down for ease of storage and transportation. Made for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle, the X-22 Backpacker offers a minimalist solution for the hunter or outdoorsman who wants to transport their rifle in an efficient, convenient package without compromising shooting performance. Shipping early 2017

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  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    “Ruger is also offering the optional optic mount”

    Uh.. Ruger? Or Magpul?

  • Don Ward

    And here I am still happy with my Big 5 10/22 with the birch wood stock.

  • rambo jones

    wow that thing is butt ugly

    • ImYurHuckleberry

      I’m sure the stocks you’ve developed, marketed and sold are far more cosmopolitan in appearance.

      • schizuki

        I’m sure every movie you’ve ever panned was inferior to the films you’ve written and directed.

      • Jim Slade

        To be fair, all the Supermutants I’ve plinked with .22LR in the Post-Apocalyptic wasteland really appreciated a more tactical appearance.

        • BraveNewWhirled

          …and appreciative of your consideration in keeping it subsonic. Wouldn’t want to wake the zombies next door.

      • rambo jones

        Really stupid comment on your end. how many have you developed and marketed?? I am sure you have an opinion as well as I do as you felt the need to comment on my post which had NOTHING to do with you.

        it is still butt ugly. but it has some good features.

        • EmporerTrollpatine

          good…good. something something dark side. something something COMPLETE.

        • BraveNewWhirled

          It was a well-placed bit of humor so hat’s off to ‘im.

    • Tassiebush

      Are you suggesting it’s a laughing stock? (I like it personally)

      • Sam

        I appreciate a good pun.

      • rambo jones

        it does have some really neat features.

  • Richard

    It’s actually kind of clever.

  • El Duderino

    Looks good. I’ll take one in FDE, thanks Magpul!

  • fisherman

    Will be purchasing this and likely another 10-22 takedown to put in it.

    If for no other reason that to support a company willing to do something cool.

    • myndbender

      I’ve been eyeing a10/22 for awhile. I like the takedown models & Magpul’s well thought out stock just makes me want it all the more. MSRP on stock?

    • John

      I agree, you must like the kel tec su-16 if you like cool designs.

  • ProLiberty82

    I don’t get why you would want the 10/22 Takedown as a backpack/survival gun, just buy the 22/45 Lite and put a pistol scope on it. It takes up way less room in your backpack and weigh way less as well.

    Put on a suppressor too and you got the ultimate backpack/survival gun, suppressed you might be able to bag more than one critter at a spot for a full meal or to take with you for food for the next day etc.

    • Tassiebush

      It’s definitely a valid point with good merit. The difference in power levels and I suppose ability to place shots may well favour the carbine for some users.

      • ProLiberty82

        I do get that it would be easier to take “snap shots” (suddenly see a bird or squirrel in a tree etc) or shoot standing without bracing support with a shouldered rifle. But if you have time you can just sit down and create different stable shooting position using various techniques (rest your arms on your knee or your backpack etc), or rest against a tree or rock.

        I feel the weight and space savings is worth the trade off in a little more time needed to setup a tricky shot. When it comes to the power factor of long versus short barrels in .22lr there isn’t that much of a loss, and choosing hotter loads can almost completely negate this (assuming you are keeping it sub-sonic).

        • Tassiebush

          Fair point. Makes sense you just go for the hottest load that stays subsonic if staying quiet is the priority. The more I think about it the more I agree about handguns for this. I think the general handiness and having it with you is such a great benefit as you have identified. You see so much that you can eat just walking around and I guess too a handgun is ready when you see stuff rather than disassembled.
          Handgun hunting isn’t legal here anymore (Tasmania Australia) but my grandfather used to shoot roadside rabbits with a .22 revolver . It’s a very practical option if your hunting is incidental.

      • Jim Slade

        Yep- 4.4″ barrel on the pistol.

    • Anonymoose

      Shouldering a gun makes it a lot more practically accurate. I think a folding stock and 12″ barrel with suppressor shroud would be a better setup than this (you don’t want to SBR a survival gun in case you accidentally wander into another state).

      • Cymond

        FWIW, Tactical Solutions does make a version of the SBX barrel for the Takedown. The Takedown is a little more compact than a fixed barrel and folding stock, but I think it’s mostly a matter of preference.

        Also, I found a gunsmith that modifies factory 10/22 barrels with shrouds (Brimstone).

  • Ragged Hole

    I like it, good on them for the innovation. Magpul is a well though out, reasonably priced, and well made US brand. If I dip my toes back into the takedown pool I would definitely grab one of these.

  • LazyReader

    Magpul needs to come up with a bullpup 10/22 stock chassis

  • AndyHasky

    I feel bad for the suckers who bought the first takedown magpul stock now… I was almost one of them.

  • Mmmtacos

    I dig it, might have to pick one up for my 10/22 TD.

  • iksnilol

    eeeeeh… looks awkward with an optic in the stowed position.

    • BraveNewWhirled

      And the survival-fashion crowd won’t be happy about that.

      • iksnilol

        I am just thinking if it was the other way it’d be better. It’s better if the forearm gets dinged instead of the optic.

  • Sticky-eye Rivers

    Come on… stop with this ‘BREAKING’ news stuff. It’s a little silly.

  • Justin

    I’d be interested if I could also buy spare fore ends. I’ve got one rifle and three barrels. it’s a pain because the only way to have anything match is to buy complete stock sets unless I went with something like the AGP stock fore-end but that doesn’t work well with my Hogue stock, I was looking at the original X-22 takedown but once again I won’t know if it will work with my other fore-ends on my other barrels.

    I am however very interested in the barrel sight mount for maybe a QD red dot.

    • Jake

      If it involves you giving Magpul money and Magpul giving you a product, I’m sure they’d be glad to help. Just let them know your situation and they might work something out for your, never hurts to ask.

      • Justin

        I just emailed Magpul customer service to see if they are open to selling additional forends,

  • Jake

    Great looking product, reduces stored footprint & bonus points for buttstock compartment fitting OEM 10-round mags. Magpul just improved the utility for the 10/22 Takedown by a mile. And the video is great too, shows operational function with no gimmicky promises. No-brainer upgrade definitely.

  • Marlon

    Ivan Milat would be having a giggle at the rifle’s name.

  • Zaro27

    Looks kinda like a jezzail. I dig it.

  • 9911kelly

    That’s a great innovation. I’d like to have a stock like that for my Marlin Papoose takedown.

  • Bonzaipilot

    Never like the 10/22 too much but I have to admit this combination has me tempted. I really prefer the pre-1971 model 60 As I have three of them. the Remington 597 I have his junk when it comes the magazines but the damn thing as a tack driverwhen it feeds right.

    • throwedoff

      Yeah, I have a 597 also, and the factory magazines are crap. I’ve had good success with a down loaded 30 round aftermarket magazine. I don’t remember the make of them though. I have yet to have a magazine related misfire from them.

  • Patriot67

    I love my Ruger 10/22 take down, and cannot wait to buy this x22 back packer. Thanks Magpul!