“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.


  1. avatar tron says:

    That really pisses me off, because I just bought one of the first takedown models with no threads. I wonder if I can buy the barrel assembly.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      They’re rare enough still that I bet you could flip it for very nearly what you paid for it.

      1. avatar tron says:

        I’ve never even shot it. I can sell it and then be able to not find the new one anywhere.

        1. avatar mike says:

          Then buy the threaded model first. Almost sure you’ll have no problem flipping a profit on the non-threaded stainless version.

        2. avatar Aharon says:

          Place yours on an auction site and call it a tactical assault 10/22 made for special ops.

        3. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Be sure to add the line “BANNED IN NEW YORK”

          That’ll bring some attention.

    2. avatar JustaThought says:

      These have been available to pre-order through Davidson’s since November.
      However the photos ‘@ Galleryofguns’ show a stainless barrel. The A2 just looks ridiculous I wish they would of just shipped them with a knurled thread protector, I will be taking that silly thing off of mine immediately.

      1. avatar Jarrett says:

        I personally like the looks of the flash suppressor, but aesthetics aside, the OD of the flash suppressor is a perfect tight fit for a 20 oz, coke bottle opening. Some subsonics and a coke bottle and you can shoot in your basement without hearing protection, and your wife will sit 10′ above you watching her stupid shows on TV and never know what you’re doing…….

    3. avatar Bob says:

      If you’re in Central Texas, put it on TexasGunTrader.com, I’ll buy it from you.

    4. avatar IdahoPete says:

      Or take it to your local gunsmith and see what he would charge you to thread the existing barrel.

  2. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I liked the Takedown already. Very interested to see your review.

  3. avatar David W. says:

    Next year at Shot Show Ruger will have a 16 inch internally suppressed 10/22 takedown. (I’m just guessing >_>)

    The 10/22 is quickly turning into the AR15 of the rimfire world…

    How long until you can walk into your local gun store and pick up a 10/22 receiver you can turn into any type of gun you want?

    1. avatar DAS says:

      Pretty sure they’re already available. You can even make your own http://aresarmor.com/store/Item/TACMH022

      1. avatar David W. says:

        Awesome… I need a semi .22, atm all I have is a pump .22 that is 4 times older than me.

        1. avatar ensitu says:

          Brownells lists at least 2 receivers and trigger groups but they are not cheap

        2. avatar DonS says:

          “atm all I have is a pump .22 that is 4 times older than me.”

          Sounds like my Marlin No. 29. (Though it’s not quite 4x as old as me).

  4. avatar Gyufygy says:

    10/22 Takedown = <3

    The only thing I dislike about mine is the short LOP and maybe the tiny front sight dot. I love it, otherwise.

    I'm also a nubcake and haven't shot many .22s, so take it with a grain of salt.

    1. avatar ensitu says:

      You can buy True-Glow replacement sights that work great

  5. avatar LC Judas says:

    I was wondering why this gun wasn’t threaded. My dumb ass has a Sig 522 on order for threaded barrel needs. May still get it. Seems like it could’ve been here already.

  6. avatar t says:

    You can have yours threaded.Most gunsmiths charge about 75dollars for that.

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