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 Is 10/22 "Bull/Heavy Barrel worth the $$$??
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Posted - 01/01/2003 :  9:47:08 PM  Show Profile
I'm going to by a Ruger 10/22 to shoot with my buddies,(plinking etc.) maybe take to
the gun club. Is it worth the extra $$$ to get the "Bull/Heavy Barrel" model? I don't plan
on doing much to the gun, other than a professional trigger job, and a nice scope. I
won't be modifying the gun for target shooting beyond that. Is it worth the extra cash
to get the Target gun? I don't want to spend more than I need to. THANKS!!!!!! CHRIS

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Posted - 01/01/2003 :  9:58:00 PM  Show Profile
Get the bull barrel, a good trigger assembly and a quality scope made sor a .22 rimfire and I'm sure you won't regret spending the extra it costs.
My humble opinion.

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Senior Member

1334 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2003 :  11:28:40 PM  Show Profile
There's a target model that I think comes with the better bull barrel. Add the trigger job and you've got a shooter that rivals some of the more expensive customized guns. Definitely worth it.

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1392 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2003 :  11:33:49 PM  Show Profile
No, it is not worth the money. Trust me.

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Posted - 01/02/2003 :  09:19:58 AM  Show Profile
Do you need chrome valve covers on your engine? Do you need super gombo monster mudder tires on your 4x4? Do you need racing stripes on your muscle car? Do you need $5000 worth of tools in your garage? No, no, no, no, but it helps and you want it too.

Same goes for gun accessories.
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Posted - 01/02/2003 :  10:59:45 AM  Show Profile
I have a 10/22 stainless regular barrel, it would shot 3" groups @ 50yrds. And I aint no marksman shooter.
Bought the ramline stainless bull barrel & houge oversize/rubber coated stock, cost of about $250, but it still shoots 2 1/2 to 3" groups.
If I had it do do over again, I would buy the ruger 10/22 w/bull barrel & leave well enough alone.
My 2 cents
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Starting Member

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Posted - 01/02/2003 :  12:12:41 PM  Show Profile
I was given a marlin model 60. I ground off the cheek piece (so I could see thru the scope) and refinished the stock. On an indoor range, from a bench I can put 20 rounds into a 3/4 inch hole. Perhaps you could do better with a tricked out 10/22, but how much better do you want to do?

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Advanced Member

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Posted - 01/02/2003 :  1:20:05 PM  Show Profile
I've got a Volquartzen HB that will shoot dime sized groups all day long at 100yds....much of this depends on what dimensions the chamber is cut for and quality of the ammo....

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Mr. Lobo

577 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2003 :  2:31:20 PM  Show Profile
I have the Ruger Target 10/22 in stainless. It is very accurate and I am completely satisfied with my purchase. If you like to plink with a .22 you will truly enjoy this gun.


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varmit hunter
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Posted - 01/02/2003 :  2:35:19 PM  Show Profile
Butler Creek .920 barrel, Fajen thumb hole stock, Trigger job. I hole at 50 yards even if you shoot the intire box. Love it.

If you just wont to plink. No you don't need it, But I love little bitty holes.

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New Member

67 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2003 :  2:43:36 PM  Show Profile
I have to agree with Mr. Lobo, I am also completely satisfied. I've owned one for several years and the only .22 I like to shoot more is the HK-270. But for the money difference, you won't be sorry for selecting the Ruger. Happy shooting Warren

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Posted - 01/02/2003 :  2:46:11 PM  Show Profile
I'm going to by a Ruger 10/22 to shoot with my buddies,(plinking etc.) maybe take to
the gun club

Is it worth the extra $$$ to get the "Bull/Heavy Barrel" model

NO, not if all you want to do is plink and casual target shooting.

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