Greatest Tool for All Americans


I’m not talking about taking down big game, but for its cost, ease of maintenance and price of ammo you can’t get a better deal. Now granted you won’t be hauling home 200 pounds of venison with this rifle, but any rabbit, squirrel, groundhog or the like will be a simple plate to catch with your Ruger.

A gun is only effective if you’ve got the ammo to shoot with and know how to use the gun! When a box of 550 rounds costs only $18 (that less than 4 cents a round!) you can get a whole lot of practice for very little cost. Try doing that with a 30-06 which would run 7.62×39 ammo for sale you about $500 for the same amount of rounds. Now all you need is a little training at the local range or in your big backyard.

The standard Ruger 10/22 has been in production since 1964 and still going strong today. It uses a 10 round rotary magazine that fits completely into the stock but has lots of options from a 5 round mag to 50 round drums. It’s an autoloading blowback action chambered in .22LR. The barrel length is 20″ for the standard 10/22 and 18.5″ for the carbine version. The basic takedown and cleaning only requires a screwdriver for disassembly.

Now granted that a .22LR rifle isn’t going to do all that a higher powered rifle would or a 20 or 12ga shotgun, but if you can fire a 22 consistently and accurately you should have no problem stepping into a larger bore. For general pest control, small game hunting and a low cost training tool there is no equal.

There is only one drawback when transitioning into a larger caliber rifle. Obviously the.22LR round is much smaller than any other hunting cartridge. And because of this the ballistics of projectile trajectory differ greatly over increases in distance. There are no issues from 25-75 yards with a .22 and possibly up to 100 yards, but the way a bullet acts out of a smaller caliber gun is very different than out of a larger one. This is where scope use and knowledge are important when jumping from one gun to another, along with a little practice and adjustment

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