People who live in the country and those of us who love hunting know that a .22 rifle is an ideal weapon to have in your arsenal. Light, dependable and powerful, the Ruger 10/22 is certainly one of the most popular of these rifles. It is used and appreciated all over the world. One of the reasons for this popularity is that the Ruger 10/22 is customizable to a very large degree.
It is not that easy to find those accessories that will really improve your weapons. Where should one start with customization and when should someone say that enough is enough? The Ruger 10/22 is already a great weapon the way it comes from the factory, but in this article we’ll give you some tips on how you can improve on it even further.
Here is a list of seven amazing Ruger 10/22 accessories:
The Magazine release. The magazine release of the typical Ruger 10/22 is pretty hard to use so buying a new one can be a great improvement on your weapon. While it isn’t really something that will make shooting easier or better it is an accessory that will improve on your general experience when using your Ruger 10/22. Since Magazine Releases are pretty cheap it is certainly something worth a try.
The Magazines. You should look into choosing the right type of Magazine when accessorizing your Ruger 10/22. Among the two choices, the typical 10 round rotary magazine and the aftermarket magazines, you should be careful when buying the latter. After market magazines can be of a very bad quality and ruin your weapon instead of improving it. One magazine that is certainly worth looking into is the Tactical Inc.TI25 Magazine. What is great about this product is that it fits your weapon well, since it is adaptable, and it doesn’t wear easily, because its feed lips are made of steel.
The Extractor. The Ruger is a weapon you’ll take with you in the wilderness and will depend upon in survival situations. This is why, even though Ruger 10/22s rarely need cleaning in comparison to other weapons, it is wise to have a good survival kit with you which includes extractors. Buying a great aftermarket extractor like the Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor can be a great idea.
The Automatic Bolt Release. In a typical Ruger 10/22 you have to manually press the bolt release, while pulling the bolt itself back. This is a skill that can be mastered, but having an automatic bolt release takes away the need to go through this ordeal. Even if you are an expert in pressing the bolt release yourself, the automatic bolt release will really free your hands. If you’re in the wilds you can’t just fumble around on your weapon every time you need to catch dinner. This is why making things simple and easy with an automatic bolt release can be amazing.
The Sling. This is probably one of the most essential of all the accessories we’ll mention in this article. Unless you are shooting in a range for sport, which isn’t the typical use of a Ruger 10/22, you will want your weapon out of the way. With a sling your Ruger will be comfortably placed on your back and your hands will be free, for carrying other equipment and for navigating the woods and wilds easily.
The Bolt Handle. This is a matter of preference of course, but the typical bolt handle of the Ruger 10/22 is a bit small for most of its owners. It is thus a great choice for many people to upgrade and replace their bolt handle on their Ruger 10/22 with a larger and more comfortable one.
The scope. As a weapon mainly used for daylight hunting of small prey, a scope is the best choice for an optics accessory. It is true that you don’t really need a scope for small game hunting, but it can help you a lot if you use it well. Since the Ruger itself is not an expensive gun and its use is not one for sport or precision shooting, you should probably not invest in an extremely expensive scope for such a practical manly weapon. Buying a simple scope can be just fine for what you will use this weapon for.
As you can see, accessorizing for the Ruger 10/22 is quite a simple and straight forward matter. Make sure you buy good quality items or at least that you buys are not too expensive when you aren’t sure about the quality. It can be really fun customizing your Ruger 10/22, since it is such rugged and simple weapon.