Menu

2 minute read

We are in the process of organising some .22 ‘tactical/practical’ style shoots. So, it would make sense to have a .22!

Share the knowledge...

For many firearms owners, a .22 is the first rifle they shoot and or buy. They are used for pest eradication, general plinking and provide an easy, and cheap way of getting comfortable behind a rifle. Often, that .22 is a Ruger 10/22.

In my case, being urban based, I didn’t need to get rid of bunnies or possums, so skipped that stage and went straight to a hunting rifle – a 7mm08, having decided to set up and run some .22 shoots this year, it meant I really should look at getting a .22 to shoot!

There are obviously a lot of options out there regarding .22s I could have started with, and realistically, I can also see me ending up purchasing a bolt action .22 (or maybe .223) in the future for a training rifle as well.

However, in the end, I decided on the Ruger 10/22. There is no denying it is a popular choice – and, having seen another shooter with one shooting ragged holes at 50, I knew it could be accurized a lot.

However, of course, the Ruger 10/22 I was watching shooting these holes, was only a 10/22 in name. In reality, it’s a KIDD 10/22 ‘style’ firearm, as the only remaining Ruger part was the magazine.

Again, I could have built it that way from scratch – but thought that doing it like this would be a bit more interesting for the readers and let me learn a bit about the platform on the way.

02:47

    Ruger 10/22 Target Model

    Ruer 10/22I picked up the Target version of the 10/22. Heavy barrel, laminate stock. It’s not like I am carrying this firearm around far – so happy with something a bit heavier.

    So, expect a few updates as I update and upgrade the unit. I have plans already but will shoot it ‘stock’ for a bit and see how we get on.

    I am sure everyone is going to have an opinion on this build!

    Thanks to Guncity for the hookup on the 10/22.

    Originally published: May 14, 2017

    Lasted updated: June 21, 2018

    View All Posts

    Share the knowledge...

    LabRadar

    It just starts with the gear!

    We also have a range of training courses available. Learn how to set up that new rifle, use a rear bag properly, calculate a ballistic solution and wrap it all around proper fundamentals. 

    I know. We all hate popups.
    But, the fact remains that eMails are the best way for us to keep you up to date with what is going on at Precision Shooter. Facebook and Google are not as a reliable method of search as they once were when it comes to firearm related websites.

    Join over 10,000 shooters who are part of the Precision Shooter Community - every week you will get a short update from me. Be the first to know about new resources, upcoming events, courses and more.

    As a thank you, you will also instantly get a copy of our training targets - which we use for zeroing, drills, general practice and more. Just print and go!
    We respect your privacy. No SPAM. Ever. Hit escape to make this go away.