BOTW: 10/22 Stainless Takedown

    The eleventh Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Steve and is a 10/22 Stainless Takedown model with some simple and clean mods.

    So far, Steve is winning the “most builds submitted game” (I’m spreading them out so we don’t just have a “Month of Steve”). What I find interesting about this build is the placement of the scope–the eye relief looks uncomfortable, but I’ll admit I know nothing about this model.  The use of the reversed cantilever mount is also pretty clever (I personally have not seen that application but it makes perfect sense). It is hard to tell if that rear site is useful, but I suppose you can always yank the scope off.

    As far as a truck gun, I’m digging this one.

    Nice compact package

    Nice compact package

    In any case, keep the submissions coming in!  We are publishing them in the order in which they were received (with the exception of a single person submitting back to back–those will get spread out).

    You can submit your own build at

    Ruger 10/22 Stainless Takedown

    Magpul Backpacker Stock and Forward Rail

    Lyman Front Globe Sight

    Williams Ace-in-the-Hole Rail and Rear Peep Sight

    Kidd Charging Handle and Trigger Group Parts

    Crossfire Elite (formerly PWS) T3 Magazine Release

    Half of a Leupold Cantilever Scope Ring Set (reversed)

    Fixed 1.5x Illuminated Scope with 50-200 m Ranging Reticle – made in Belarus

    Comment below to ask Steve questions about his build.

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    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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