The Ruger 10/22 Takedown is one of the most practical takes on the quintessential .22 rimfire rifle, stripping down in two parts for convenient storage or transport while retaining accuracy and reliability
First introduced in 1964, the Ruger 10/22 is currently the most famous and widely available semi-automatic rimfire rifle: manufactured as of today in over five million samples and supported by a simply limitless supply of factory or third-party aftermarket components and accessories, it still today represents the standard by which all other .22 Long Rifle carbines and rifles are judged.
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown semi-automatic rifle was first introduced in March 2012 with a special focus on the U.S. market and on all the other jurisdictions where .22 is a legal caliber to be used for hunting and where backpackers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts are allowed and sometimes encouraged to carry a firearm with them during their trips in the wilderness.
The Ruger 10/22 has long built itself a solid reputation as a survival carbine, and the takedown model brings that reputation to a whole new level of convenience, allowing the user to strip it down in two components for more convenient carry and for safer storage when not in use.
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown carbine is built around a clear matte steel receiver and barrel, and features the standard Ruger 10/22 machined bolt and blowback system.
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown carbine barrel is 47 cm / 18.5” long and features an – oddly – non-threaded muzzle, a gold bead front sight and an adjustable rear sight. A combination scope base adapter is machined on the receiver for both Weaver-style scope mounts.
The trigger housing of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown carbine is manufactured as a single assembly, precision-manufactured out of heat-stabilized, glass-reinforced polymer for improved manufacturing tolerances and resistance to impact, abrasion and elements.
A positive push-button cross-bolt manual safety is located in front of the trigger, at easy and convenient index finger reach.
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown feeds through standard 10/22 factory or aftermarket magazines; an easy-to-use, prominent magazine release provides a smooth, no-fuss removal of flush-mounted magazines.
The 10/22 Takedown comes factory-issued with flush-fit Ruger BX10 magazines – holding up to ten rounds of .22 Long Rifle ammunition – but remains compatible with all higher capacity magazines.
The well-known rotary magazine design of the Ruger 10/22 features a patented rotor that separate cartridges to provide one of the most reliable feeding systems in rimfire rifles.
The two-parts stock of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown carbine is manufactured out of black synthetic, and features slip-proof checkered surfaces on the pistol grip and handguard, and a set of sling swivel attachment points.
A round takedown lever, protected by a hollow in the polymer, is located just in front of the magazine well.
The easy takedown system enables the barrel of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown carbine to be quickly separated from the action.
With the rifle unloaded – magazine out, chamber empty, bolt locked back – the user just needs to push the recessed lever, twist the two sub-assemblies and pulling them apart to strip the 10/22 Takedown carbine in two halves for convenient carry or storage.
Reassembly is just as easy and fast – basically the same sequence in reverse – and provides a secure connection of the barrel, returning the firearm to zero for consistent accuracy and requiring no re-adjustment of any receiver-mounted optical sight.
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown semi-automatic rimfire rifle is 93,9 cm / 37” long overall when fully assembled, and weighs 4.6 lbs unloaded.
A perfect choice for small-game and varmint hunting, plinking, training, or survival, it is sold from factory in a convenient carry case.