“New” from Ruger: 10/22 Takedown with Threaded Barrel, SR-556 Varmint

I know, try to contain yourselves. The excitement is palpable. The 10/22 Takedown will now come with a threaded barrel, with an A2-style flash hider attached from the factory. Oh, and its black. Don’t get me wrong, its really cool and great for slapping that can on your rifle, but incremental changes leave me feeling a little “meh.” Also on the incremental change bandwagon, an update to the SR-556 . . .

Which now has a heavy, longer barrel in stainless steel. Great for increased accuracy and velocity, not so great for stealthy stuff. The trigger is still pretty good, though.

Stay tuned, I’ve got a 10/22 Takedown sitting at my FFL when I get home.