Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced the addition of a new rifle to the 10/22 line: the 10/22 Takedown Lite. The new rifle combines the features of the company’s existing take down rimfire rifle with the company’s modular stock and a lighter weight barrel assembly.
The Ruger 10/22 Takedown is a new rifle that allows the shooter to break it down for compact storage with a quick twist of the barrel. Take down rifles are simply long guns that are designed to easily come apart and reassemble for compact storage and easy transportation.
Take down .22LR rifles like the AR-7 have been popular with backpackers, outdoorsmen and preppers for a long time. Ruger is now throwing their extremely popular 10/22 into the take down mix.
On the new 10/22, disassembly takes mere moments, and reassembly is even easier. Watch the videos below to see how easy it is in action.
The new 10/22 is weather resistant with a synthetic stock and stainless barrel. It comes with a black backpack (with molle webbing, of course) that can hold the Takedown and extra magazines and accessories. This rifle may wind up being the perfect backpacking gun for many people.