Ruger 10/22 Takedown Video

The new Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle was on display at the 2012 NRA show.  We were able to get a full demo of the new gun while on the floor.

This new 10/22 really does take down and reassemble in a very quick and easy manner.  I expect this rifle will sell very well for Ruger.

Video transcript:

Aaron: Hello. This is Aaron. I am here at the Ruger booth, at the NRA Convention. I am talking to Todd Wilkinson. He is going to go over the brand new Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle.

Todd: Thank you Aaron. This is the new 10/22 Takedown Rifle. It has all the same internals of the standard 10/22, so you have the same reliability. It takes standard 10/22 magazines, only now you can take it down. With the bolt in the lockback position, you tip it over, grab onto your takedown lever, pull it forward, turn it 1/8th of a turn, and slide it out. Now you have your two pieces that fit into the case that it comes with.

To put it back together, you simply slide it in, rotate it, push together, and turn; now it is locked back together. It has an adjustment ring, so that you can always keep a tight lockup for continued accuracy and longevity.

Aaron: Great. Todd, what are these going to retail at?

Todd: MSRP for the gun, one 10-round magazine, a scope base, and the bag is $389.

Aaron: Great. Todd, thank you very much.

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  1. I think I might trade in my old 10/22 for a new break down model. It just seems cool!

  2. You know, I “get” how cool this is. Honest;y, I do. But I grew up shooting my dad’s browning sa-22, which near as I can tell, does *exactly* the same thing, and much more elegantly, too.

    JB got this (and a lot of other things) right a long time ago.

  3. Ben you’re right, this gun was really cool to handle. Ruger has provided a great option to their wildly popular 10/22 rifle. I’m also glad Ruger took the time to think about a realistic (in the field) carry case to go along with it.

    Tim, John Browning has got to be forerunner for the title “grandfather of American firearms”. His ingenuity and firearms genius are still being felt today. The SA-22 is a classic, and a darn good shooter from what I’ve heard, as I haven’t had the privilege to shoot one yet. I like that Ruger has taken the idea and made it work in a more modern detachable magazine-fed, side-ejection rifle. If they “borrowed” the idea from father John, then I’m O.K. with that.

  4. Michael says:

    Now how about a takedown Mini 14, or a takedown 308 bolt gun

  5. Michael I would be very interested in either a Mini 14 or .308 take-down. I imagine some backwoods hunters would be too.

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