New From Ruger: 10/22 Takedown Version

If Ruger’s not careful, they’re gonna sell a lot of guns. They’ve just announced a new twist on one of the most popular guns evere made, the 10/22 .22LR rifle. They’re now offering the gun in a stainless and synthetic takedown configuration their marketing mavens are calling the Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Go figure. Specs at the link. Press release after the jump.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the Ruger 10/22 Takedown™. Readily separated into two subassemblies, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown offers a convenient transport and storage option for the popular Ruger® 10/22®. As reliable and accurate as every 10/22, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown makes it even easier to keep America’s favorite rimfire rifle by your side.

The barrel and forend of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown are easily separated from the action and buttstock by pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies, and pulling them apart. Reassembly is the reverse of takedown, and is quick and easy. The friction fit lockup of the assembly joint is simple to adjust, but will rarely need re-adjustment after the first assembly. The lockup is secure and repeatable, ensuring an accurate return to zero, even when receiver-mounted optics are used.

The Ruger 10/22 Takedown is shipped in a ballistic nylon backpack-style case that features internal sleeves which hold the subassemblies. External pockets with MOLLE webbing provide storage for magazines, ammunition, and other accessories. Multiple attachment points for the padded, single shoulder strap offer different carrying options.

The 4.67-pound Ruger 10/22 Takedown is 37″ long when assembled; each subassembly is less than 20 1/4″ long when disassembled. Utilizing the standard 10/22 action and ten round rotary magazine (one magazine is provided), the Ruger 10/22 Takedown offers legendary 10/22 reliability in a compact and portable package.

For more information on the new Ruger 10/22 Takedown, or to learn more about the extensive line of award winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown, like the 25-round Ruger BX-25® magazine, visit ShopRuger.com.

59 Responses to New From Ruger: 10/22 Takedown Version

  1. avatarirock350 says:

    Any word on price? I am assuming that this stainless take-down version will be considerably more expensive than the regular 10/22.

    • avatarAharon says:

      Clicking the link takes you to the spec sheet page. The MSRP is$389. I think it is too new to know a street price and besides Ruger has a hold on new orders so who know$?

    • avatarIdahoPete says:

      SCORED! Got one at my local friendly (non-chain) gun store yesterday – $280 plus tax. Really impressive job on the take-down lockup, and the ability to adjust it for wear. Nice little gun, in a nice case, and includes a scope rail. Stored in the case, the Ruger is a good bit more bulky than the Henry “US Survival Rifle” take down, but you can store the Ruger in the case with the scope attached. Haven’t had a chance to visit the range yet, but am looking forward to it.

    • avatarroyboy says:

      Got mine at Whole Sale Sports in Silverdale Washington…$289….(Silverdale is an hour away but went because the local gun shops said it would take months to get one…Ruger not keeping up with demand) …love it…but do not buy any 25 round mags except Ruger…tried other brands and they sucked….Love the 10/22 Takedown….got it because the 22LR is so much cheaper than the .223 ammo my favorite Ruger Ranch uses…can afford to shoot much more

  2. avatarSam says:

    Yes, please!

  3. avatarJeff says:

    So…..it’s a Marlin Model 70 PPS…..

    • avatarRalph says:

      Only if the Papoose has a rotary magazine.

    • avatarCharles says:

      looks like a Ruger to me.

    • avatarbontai Joe says:

      I got a Marlin Papoose years back. almost forgot I had it. I also have a Charter Arms AR7, so I really don’t need this one. But it sure looks interesting. Hmmmm….. seems I also have a ruger 10-22 that I bought back when they were $100. I really need to look in the cabinet more often!

  4. avatarAharon says:

    Each subsection is 20-1/4″ long. Interesting. If I buy this model 10/22 I would sew a peace patch or musical instrument patch over the Ruger icon, and then insert plastic flowers or something fun through the MOLLE links so the case looks less like a gun is in there. I’m an urban ninja when it comes to blending in publicly with modern society.

  5. avatarYeah, that guy... says:

    Drool. Thread the barrel, and I’m down for 2.

  6. avatarFord says:

    Turner’s Outdoorsman in California is selling them for $299, available today starting at 10:00 A.M. I’m going to hold out until next year.

  7. avatarDrewR55 says:

    Not bad. I’ll probably buy one.

  8. avatarGS650G says:

    Perfect for backpacking, camping, carrying on a motorbike.
    Of course the Anti gunners will object to making a semi automatic carbine rifle more portable and concealable. The horror.

    • avatarJim says:

      Concealable only works if upon unconcealing it is actually ready to fire in a tenth of a second! Of course, anti-gunners don’t know such things, being the doofi they are.

  9. avatarMadDawg J says:

    Want.

    That might replace my Henry AR-7 as my backpacking .22.

    • avatarScottA says:

      This is what I was going to ask. Does this make the AR-7 unnecessary? I was looking at ar-7′s and 10/22 last year and couldn’t figure out which one I wanted. This might take care of that.

      • avatarMadDawg J says:

        The AR-7 packs down smaller and seals up nicely in the but stock (and I do love that gun), but this should have more accuracy and will be a better all purpose shooter (plus assembly will be faster). Since I no longer take weeks or month long hiking trips the size won’t be too much of a factor, plus I’ve been planning on picking up a new 10/22 since my nephews are old enough to switch up from the BB guns they have been learning on.

        If you are only getting one, get this. If you can, get both. IMHO

        • avatarNCG says:

          I bought my son a T/C Hotshot .22, and I think it has great potential as a backpacking gun. It weighs just under 3lbs, and seems quite accurate with nifty peep sights, though I’ve yet to shoot it off a proper rest. The stock is short, but you can add spacers, or just get used to it. Of course, it is a single shot, and it doesn’t break down. Or float.

      • avatarIdahoPete says:

        OFWG advice: If you can’t decide between two guns, buy both. Ten years from now, you will be happy that you did. If you are married, repeat the following: “But dear, it’s a once in a lifetime investment opportunity.”

  10. avatarRalph says:

    In MA, it would be legal to physically carry this rifle in its case — even though the case seems unlockable — on public roads. However, I’m not sure that every LEO would know that. So I’m with Aharon. I’d cover up the Ruger logo, but I’d do it with Old Glory.

    I’m not afraid of being “made” and if I was stopped, well hell, I’d get a nice article out of it. Still, I’d just rather go to the range without someone busting my b@lls.

    • avatarAharon says:

      In modern day MA, if they see Old Glory sewn onto your bag they might consider you a right wing conservative militant terrorist. Ironic that the state where Lexington and Concord exist (and where revolutionary Americans died for liberty from oppression) has ‘changed’ into a progressive elitist dystopia.

      Massachusetts has come along way baby…

      • avatarSam says:

        So sew a peace sign or a smiley face on it. A firearm manufacturer’s logo is hardly probable cause to search a bag.

        • avatarAharon says:

          I don’t want it looking remotely like a weapons bag. While the odds are tiny, if I ever have to bug out because of a disaster (many kinds to choose from) with this bag over my shoulder, I want to reduce the chances of being singled out from the masses of fleeing refugees because I look like a gun guy and have my guns (and silver coins) confiscated by a mercenary outfit working for the authorities.

        • avatarNCG says:

          You can throw those silver coins at people in an emergency.

    • avatarTwinkie says:

      I agree, Ralph. If I saw anyone with a Ruger logo on their bag I’d have to make a scene. Keep it hidden and no one gets their b@lls busted.

    • avatarIdahoPete says:

      The case will lock – it will take a funky little mini-padlock where the two zipper pulls come together. Totally worthless as a theft preventer, but it would probably meet the idiotic “locked case” laws. (Your results in MA may vary.)

  11. avatargr8dragon88 says:

    it’s cool for a .22lr.

    if more power is needed, check out the keltec lines of rifles (su16, sub2000) as other backpack options.

  12. avatarNCG says:

    Very nifty. I always feel a little funny walking out of my house with a full size long gun case – am I going to freak out the neighbors, or tip off some ner-do-well that I have something to steal? I try to drape a big jacket over it or something. This would be quite discreet.

    • avatarMatt G. says:

      I like to use guitar cases with music brand stickers on them like Fender and Such. Helps if they are beat up looking too so you just grab a couple off of craigslist and rip the insides out and replace with foam.

  13. avatarAustin says:

    I just sold a 10/22 that looked like this a few months ago because I just didn’t like it much. But damn… I think this thing is pretty freakin’ cool. Fool me once, right?

  14. avatarScuba Steve says:

    While I would agree that this is convenient, if you already own a 10/22, you could, in theory just unscrew the take down screw that mates the stock to the receiver and separate the gun into its two halves. Put those two halves in a back pack and you kinda have the same thing as pictured above. Just sayin.

    • avatarRalph says:

      Scuba Steve, there’s actually two screws and a barrel band that need to be removed. It’s not that big a deal; I do it all the time when I clean the rifle. The rifle then separates into two parts — the stock and the barreled action. The stock would be a bit over 28″, the barreled action about 24″. With the takedown rifle, each section is under 21″. That’s a big difference, plus disassembly and reassembly of the takedown gun would be far easier. And I’d hate to think about losing one of those screws from the non-takedown version.

      • avatarScuba Steve says:

        Actually, I have the target model. No barrel band or screw there. I unscrew the one screw on the stock, which will actually remain in the stock. That is all I have to do to separate the two halves. I would need to keep a screw driver nearby, but that is the only drawback.

        Ruger is also churning out guns so fast that quality is taking a dive. I know this from a personal experience. I won’t share the details here, but I would really want to look one of these over very carefully before buying one. I would also want to see comments from real shooters of this rifle and not the paid off gun magazine reviewers.

        • avatarRalph says:

          Hey, Scuba, I have the all-weather carbine, which looks exactly like the takedown. Two screws and a barrel band, not a big deal but still. And the two pieces are too long to stuff into my backpack.

          Ruger is also churning out guns so fast that quality is taking a dive. I know this from a personal experience.

          I’m sad to say that my experience is exactly the same as yours. Quality does seem to have declined somewhat. Inevitable, I guess, but disappointing anyway.

        • avatarJim says:

          Why not start a letter campaign to Ruger, explaining that other manufacturers are now starting to look “better”? Money talks…

  15. avatarBLAMMO says:

    Oh, great. JUST GREAT!!

    Now I have to go out and buy another 10/22!!

    • avatarMatt G. says:

      Looks pretty cool, but everytime I think about getting a small rifle in 22lr I keep moving towards the browning lever action 22s. They are just dead sexy, and you can load them up with shorts or primer-only loads and they are as quiet as can be and no problems with cycling.

  16. avatarAccur81 says:

    Mental Note: Build time machine. Go back 5 years. Make out with Vanessa, and buy stock in Ruger…

    • avatarMile66 says:

      Then wait until after friday, then build your time machine and do the rest. And keep those megamillion numbers in a safe place. 1/2 billion would prolly buy Ruger period!
      Anyway, me too, I’d have to buy another 10/22, again!

  17. avatarMike MacLean says:

    I bought one today. Sale price was $299.95, regular $319.95. Serial number was in the 600 range, so there are some out there already. I just had to have it.

  18. avatarTony N says:

    I bought one yesterday too, here in Southern California at an outfit called Turner’s. On sale for $299.

  19. avatarTim says:

    John Browning still prefers his SA-22 Takedown.

  20. avatarjohn dillinger says:

    This is a good piece to get while you can get it, and hide it int he woods until the bunch of folks in the white house are replaced, if not in 2012, forget it. This nice man and his bunch of hippies of the sixties are going to probably ban all automatic pistols and shotguns and rifles soon. Bellieve me, and register, and this will lead to all guns confiscated…God Help the usa. He is moving faster than Hitler in 1934.

    • avatarJim says:

      Registration, leading to confiscation, only works if your county sheriff is not doing his job. And, he can confound the white house and one-world idiots by deputizing everyone in the county! Imagine that! An entire nation deputized to thwart tyranny. What a concept… Declaration of Independence come to mind???

  21. avatarBen says:

    That looks really great, but I thought Ruger just announced the other day that they couldn’t keep up with current production? What are they doing introducing a new product when they can’t keep up with their current products?

  22. avatarJim says:

    Just picked one up today at a local dealer he only received 2 and I got one of them today. Love the weapon I have been wanting a 22 take down rifle but have not liked what has been available. I look forward to many hours of enjoyment especially since all the mags and such from my other 10 22 will work with this one, no need to buy a bunch more. Can’t wait to take it out and fire it.

  23. avatardrob says:

    Just bought one on two days ago after looking and comparing to the Henry Survival AR7. The Ruger just seemed much more reliable and durable, I took it to the range the next day and fired along side another Ruger 10/22 brand new out of the box and they fired the same groupings. My only regret is that I didn’t buy one sooner. breakdown and setup are done in 3-4 seconds and a quick chrage your ready to rock. Reccomended 10 out of 10.

  24. avatarR.C.S. says:

    I bought one on Monday and I have to wait 10 days before testing out this bad boy in the range. The quality of the gun feels great and taking it down was simple and only takes a few seconds. The backpack that this comes with is really nice and of good quality. I would strongly recommend this.

  25. avatarReggie says:

    Just got mine from Bass Pro for $329. Looks and feels great! Took it to the range and had one feed issue from the factory mag with Federal Bulk ammo but no jams at all with Tactical Incs. 25 round. More accurate then my old eyes can shoot at 100 yrds! I have a feeling this will be a keeper!

  26. avatarJOE COLTON says:

    PURCHASED TAKE DOWN 10/22, PUT A TASCO RED DOT SIGHT ON AND TOOK IT TO THE RANGE TO SIGHT IT IN. FOUR TO FIVE INCH GROUPS AT 50 YARDS. TOOK IT BACK HOME AND PUT ON A 3X9 SCOPE, BACK TO THE RANGE, SAME RESULTS FOUR TO FIVE INCH GROUPS AT FIFTY YARDS. DISGUSTED I SET IT ASIDE FOR A FEW DAYS THEN THOUGHT TO GIVE IT A GOOD CLEANING. AFTER CLOSE INSPECTION OF THE PIECE I DISCOVERED THAT THE END OF THE BARREL WAS “NOT” CROWNED. MOST LIKELY THE REASON FOR THE LOUSY GROUPING.
    RUGER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY ARE ARRANGING FOR PICK UP AND RETURN TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT. NOW I HAVE TO PACKAGE IT UP AND WAIT FOR THEE UPS DRIVER TO PICK IT UP AS THERE MUST BE AN ADULT AVAILABLE IN ORDER TO SEND IT.
    THOUGHT I WOULD PASS THIS INFO ON SO THAT IF ANYONE ELSE IS EXPERIENCING SIMILIAR GROUPS THEY CAN EASLY CHECK THE END OF THE BARREL TO SEE IF IT IS CROWNED, IF IT IS NOT IT WILL APPEAR TO HAVE A FLUSH CUT END WITH NO ROUNDING.

  27. avatarGeorge says:

    I bought mine this past summer At Doc Neely’s in Port Angeles. Price was right at about $300. There were only two that came in on the same day I was browsing. I spoke up in the store after holding it a few minutes and said; “I ll take one” They told me “congratulations you just won the lottery.” (most practical firearm out there)

    I noticed there is a limit of five mags on the Ruger site where I plan to purchase a few of the 25 round mags.

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