Ruger 10/22 Carbine with Weaver Scope and case
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Squirrels everywhere will be quaking in their little boots. Just in time for Christmas, Ruger has announced an attractive new 10/22 package that just pay displace that Red Ryder BB gun in the corner this year. It shouldn’t be too hard to think of someone who’d love to tear into one of these on Christmas morning.

The class-leading 10/22® is now available with a factory-installed Weaver™ 3-9×40 scope featuring a Dual-X reticle. This blued model with an 18″ barrel and black synthetic stock is packed in a Ruger-branded hard case that is under 48″ long.

  • Features a Weaver™ 3-9×40 scope featuring a Dual-X reticle.
  • Patented, detachable 10-round rotary magazine features a unique rotor to separate cartridges and provide reliable feeding.
  • Legendary action, a tried and true Ruger design, ensures consistent, reliable performance.
  • Cold hammer-forged barrel is locked into the receiver by a unique, two-screw, V-block system.
  • Positive, push-button, cross-bolt manual safety.
  • Combination scope base adapter for both Weaver-style and .22 tip-off scope mounts included.
  • Easy-to-use extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss removal of flush-mounted magazine.
  • Heat-stabilized, glass-filled, polymer trigger housing assembly is precision made of high-tech material for improved manufacturing tolerances, impact and abrasion-resistance and an unmatched ability to withstand the elements.
  • Includes a Ruger-branded hard case.

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  1. Ah, the old Bugs Bunny “wabbit season – duck season” ploy. Pretend you’re a duck, knowing full well that duck season is over. Well played, squirrels, well played.

  2. “Squirrels everywhere will be quaking in their little boots.”

    The squirrels in my neighborhood do not wear boots and the cats have no pajamas.

  3. Blued finishes have been obsolete for a long time. They were supplanted long ago by phosphate (Parkerized) finishes, and more recently by various proprietary coatings.
    How many of us have seen blued guns with rust or completely rusty? Very rare to find a Parkerized gun with rust. Why didn’t Ruger use a tough coating? How much more would it have cost versus the value to a shooter of a better protected surface?
    The only attractive part of this offer is the case.

    • First, Because you can’t parkerize or blue aluminum. The 10/22’s receiver is aluminum, not steel. So Ruger anodizes the aluminum to look like blueing to match the blue on the barrel, and it looks nice.

      The reason why park’ed finishes “withstand corrosion better” isn’t because of the parkerizing – it is because the rough level finish before dunking the steel in the park’ing tank, coupled with the result after the park’ing, gives the surface the ability to hold on to oil on the surface. Parkerized guns are meant to be oiled down and the excess wiped off – that’s what is preventing corrosion on a park’ed finish, not so much the actual chemical passivation of the steel.

      Another reason why a mass, low-price manufacture will choose to blue (especially hot salt blue) a gun over parkerize is because you must plug the bore of the barrel before putting it into the parkerizing tank. If you don’t, you’ll have a bore that will be ruined. With hot salt blueing, you just de-grease the steel, and toss it into the hot blueing salt tank. Leave in there for 20 to 30 minutes, and you’re done. The blueing on the inside of the bore will be just as smooth as the finish of the bore pre-blueing, and there will be no issue. Military rifles are park’ed because the military teaches recruits to oil down their weapons – constantly. The parkerized finish takes in the oil, the excess is wiped off, and everyone is happy.

      Blueing, properly done, presents a pretty corrosion-resistant finish. The problem with modern blueing is that lots of gun companies are going cheap on their blueing. Pre-WWII Winchesters were rust blued, and they hold up quite well. The finest guns made (eg, “best” shotguns that run $15K on up) are typically slow rust blued, which might take a week to accomplish. Their finishes don’t rust; but no one wants to spend the time to do a job right any more, because everyone wants cheap-ass junk guns.

      • You’re right that aluminum cannot be blued, but I stand by my assertion that there are many new coatings available – how many metal products have you seen lately that are not powder coated instead of being painted?
        I also maintain that a properly applied zinc or manganese conversion coating applied to a clean surface produces a rust resistant finish even without oil. Oil certainly helps, or as I do it, apply Cosmoline dissolved in Coleman fuel. When the fuel evaporates, the cosmoline cannot be wicked out and forms a hard finish.
        I have also parked many M1Carbine barrels without plugging them and they are not at all ruined. If you run a bronze brush through the barrel while the parkerizing is still “green”, the barrel remains smooth and useable.

  4. It would be nice if Ruger made more 10/22s with the techsights with rail and threaded barrel from the 50th anniversary model.

  5. Yeah it would also be nice if they were $250 and the mags didn’t cost $30 each. but, but , but it’s a MAGIC Ruger rifle…..BS My wife won a Marlin 795 that will shoot circles around it. 795 new is $150 but they don’t have “Rambo” mags though.

    • Who needs a threaded barrel? If you want quiet just shoot the ammo you have to use in the silencer anyway. Sub-sonic………… Try CCI Quiet. Great for short range pesting without the $200 stamp and $400 can.

  6. Nice addition. I agree that Ruger should have a regularly available model with a built in rail and aperture rear sight like my anniversary 2nd collectors edition model.

    I don’t have any problem with blued steel. What annoys me are when I see a pistol with internal sliding or bearing surfaces all roughed up with some coating, I feel like putting a thousand rounds thru it in a hurry to wear off that crudd.

    I’m curious why all these less expensive scopes have 40mm objectives, and not 28 or 32mm. I bought a cheap Simmons, which was the only affordable 32mm scope I could find. The image was excellent, but the turrets/clicks were horrible. So I stepped up to a Nikon which is excellent throughout, but is 40mm again. When shooting in daylight the image is so bright it almost hurts. Yeah, there are lots of 32mm and smaller scopes, but they’re all $300+.

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