This looks to be a very interesting product offering, IMHO.The Firearm Blog said:Some years ago Ruger was not giving customers what they wanted but they have really turned things around. Following on from the recently launched tacti-cool Ruger SR-22, the newest in the 10/22 line is the Ruger 10/22 VLEH Target Tactical Carbine. It is essentially a new version of the Ruger 10/22T (Target) styled after the Ruger M77 Hawkeye Tactical, which was also launched this year.
Ruger 10/22 VLEH Target Tactical Rifle
The 10/22 VLEH1 features a Hogue OverMolded stock, in my opinion the best for the Ruger 10/22. The barrel is 16" heavy .920" profile match-grade barrel with target crown. It has the same trigger group as the Ruger 10/22T, which is much superior to the standard factory trigger. To top it all off, a bipod is included.
The VLEH configuration is almost identical to my favorite 10/22 configuration. It makes perfect sense for hunting and general plinking. My only complaint would be the lack of iron sights, although few people will miss them.
Caliber .22 LR
Capacity 10 Rounds (with factory magazines)
Finish Black Matte
Stock Black Hogue OverMolded
Barrel Length 16.12"
Twist 1:16" RH
Overall Length 34.5"
Weight 6.88 lbs
Front / Rear Sight(s) None
Suggested Retail Price $ 555.00
Source - New Ruger 10/22 VLEH Target Tactical Rifle | The Firearm Blog
It would be one gun that could fill multiple applications above and beyond low cost training.
Possibly a good survival gun as well as even a small game and pest control gun including for hunting coyote and even turkey (!) as with the right applied ammunition.
Only though if the barrel proves to be _ACCURATE_.