The Ruger 10/22 Appleseed Thread
I'm currently getting 2 Ruger 10/22's ready for my first Appleseed event and figured there must be a few members here who have done one or may be interested in doing one. I have read through the Appleseed site to get as much info as possible there, guess I'm just looking for more.
So far I've taken bone stock Ruger 10/22 Carbine's and added Tech-Sights, 1 1/4" sling mounts, and a USGI sling - that's what seems to be the highest and most unarguable modifications I've found.
I've read about bolt buffers, but think they are more for your own benefit than the gun itself and I don't mind the sound my 10/22's make, so I think I'll leave it at that.
Automatic bolt release modification I don't think I'm interested in either because I've read that although they make it easier to chamber the first round, it takes more effort to get the bolt to lock back.
I'd like to leave as much factory as possible, I guess I'm one of the few that actually likes how they are as-is, but if you feel there is something that is very beneficial to the Ruger 10/22 please chime in, my mind isn't made up.
Re: The Ruger 10/22 Appleseed Thread
The auto bolt release if done properly does not change how you lock the bolt back at all. If you are worried and since you said you have two buy one and install it and the you have a version to copy with a dremel if you like or can replaxe with factory if you dont. Its the best mod i did to mine.
Extended mag release is also very nice unless yours is new enough for that to be standard.
The bolt buffer makes a good bit of difference in how loud mine is when i shoot it, i was surprised.
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Been to Appleseed and shot both with and without auto bolt release
My first Appleseed I borrowed one of the coordinator's Ruger 1022s that had the automatic bolt release and really liked it. My own 1022, while dear to my heart, was not nearly as quick. I then took my own 1022 (my brother was borrowing it during my first Appleseed) and the ease and difference was MORE than noticable. I had no trouble at all getting the bolt to lock and the ease of the quick automatic bolt release is WAY preferable having shot both weapons under the same circumstances. I'm sure I'd feel the same out in the field and not just on the range.
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