Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle

Split the rifle in half and put it in your sweet complimentary skinny backpack:

The barrel and forend of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown are easily separated from the action and buttstock by pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies, and pulling them apart. Reassembly is the reverse of takedown, and is quick and easy.

A closer look at it in a video from Jeff Quinn from Gunblast:

  • You can check out his review and a lot more pictures – HERE
  • The 10/22 Takedown page on Ruger’s website (MSRP $389) – HERE

The 10/22 is awesome, and if this takedown model shoots as well as a fixed model then they should still a KaJillion of these.

How long until someone buys this and gives their kid the backpack to use for school? Which in turn results in the SWAT team showing up and the media going nuts.

Is it available for sale at a lot of retailers?  I ask this because Ruger said last week that they were not accepting new orders again until the end of May.

Hat tip: Heath

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Kate March 30, 2012 at 12:26 am

Dear god. I think Ruger may have just kicked the AR-7’s ass.

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John March 30, 2012 at 05:08 am

I just ordered the AR-7 too, damn it!

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andrew breckill January 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

then order a 10/22 to.

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Heath March 30, 2012 at 07:04 am

Ha! Perhaps you should redefine “kick”.

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hydepark March 30, 2012 at 01:03 am

At least the gun-blast douche finally wised up to everyone’s comments about the excruciating fact that half of each of his videos is some lame drawn out redneck banjo backwoods bullshit music video.

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ENDO-Mike March 30, 2012 at 01:30 am

13 seconds of banjo at the beginning of this video, 1.5 minutes at the end. LOL

I wonder if he’s ever given anything a negative review yet?

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032125 March 30, 2012 at 05:14 pm

I asked him that one time, IIRC he said if he doesn’t like a gun he generally doesn’t bother with it long enough to review. And I like the music. It’s not my kind of every day music, but it’s a nice change.

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Mike S March 30, 2012 at 04:45 am

JUst picked mine up for $319

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Heath March 30, 2012 at 07:05 am

How does it shoot?

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Komodo Saurian March 30, 2012 at 06:45 am

IKEA gun :V

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Adam March 30, 2012 at 07:17 am

The larger retailers were able to preorder them, while the local ones are having to go order them via Ruger. I’m hearing wait times of 6-8 months, but again that is dependent on your retailer. They are selling hot, so if you are interested and find one might as well pick it up. With the backorder I expect them to start showing up on Gunbroker etc for MSRP + 15% as people “flip” them.

Keep in mind that this is a little different that the Henry AR7. The 10/22 Takedown fits in a backpack in two separate pieces, while the Henry fits together, is self-contained, and floats. Look at what your mission is and what you want to achieve before purchasing. Personally I’d lean heavily towards the Ruger just because I can use my existing 10/22 accessories and mags, but the Henry is 50% cheaper plus in stock now.

But hey, any excuse to get another rifle is a good excuse!

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Tim Ellwood March 30, 2012 at 08:30 am

“How long until someone buys this and gives their kid the backpack to use for school? Which in turn results in the SWAT team showing up and the media going nuts.”

I worked for S&W and got my daughter a backpack for school. It was a nice forest green with leather trim and it had a dime sized S&W logo on it at the top, dime sized, less than a inch round. She loved it, but after three days she came home from school crying, they told her that no one could bring “Gun” paraphernalia to school. Needless to say that I was not happy that my paycheck from S&W could pay for her school, but she could not use a backpack from my work. This was 12 years ago.

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Steve March 30, 2012 at 01:22 pm

Wow, that’s ridiculously stupid and slanted. How is long standing American company like S&W any different than Nike, Levi Strauss, or Budweiser? I’ve seen all these other brands at local schools and much worse. I’ve seen pro-drug, women abusing singers and rappers all over kids clothes there too.

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Church March 30, 2012 at 04:29 pm

Wow, that sucks! I’m surprised the school didn’t do worse… I got arrested in an airport while I was wearing a grenade(snowboarding company) backpack… I was detained as a bomb threat for like 5 hours…
But the gun is pretty cool!

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ENDO-Mike March 30, 2012 at 05:18 pm

ahahha that’s hilarious. People have no common sense, it’s pretty sad.

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ENDO-Mike March 30, 2012 at 05:17 pm

Wow that is nuts Tim! And 12 years ago too. I hate to think what would happen today.

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ed April 19, 2012 at 07:57 pm

really wow u can put any gun in a any backpack.its people like u is the reason why i cant get that pretty bx-25 delivered to n.y cause of laws its up the parents to make sure there kid aint bringin a rifle in there bag instead of books and its called gun cabinet

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Ted N March 30, 2012 at 05:02 pm

Very cool, now, is there any way to combine it with the integerally suppressed (they machined a heavy barreled or bull barrel into the baffles, then fit a shroud over it, IIRC) 10/22 that AAC did a year or two ago. I just think that’d be the beez kneez.

This is still pretty dang cool though.

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Dom March 30, 2012 at 05:04 pm

This awesome but I need a threaded barrel for my silencer.

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032125 March 30, 2012 at 05:15 pm

They should have worked with Troy in advance to offer a better forend. What’s the point of that old ass dog collar forend at this point?

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BigBoyPinoy April 9, 2012 at 12:06 am

Guy on Gunbroker offers a service to thread barrel and set sight back for $50.

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CPTP April 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

This is a good idea and I am glad to see Ruger offering something like this. However, when I was looking for a light/breakdown rifle for backpacking/survival I came across APG Arms, out of AZ.
They have a 10/22 breakdown conversion kit that I think exceedes Ruger’s own. the kit comes with a folding stock chass, hand guard, and a new barrel (all pre-threaded), for around $260, gun not included; and dosen’t require any gunsmithing. My friend and I installed his in about 15 min.
They also offer kits with the action as well as an SBR kit (thats the one I got) that then has to be registered.
I am sure that Ruger will sell a boatload of these, but just wanted to get it out that there are alternatives, especially if you already own a 10/22, and don’t want to buy a whole new rifle. http://www.agparms.com/agp-arms-take-down-10-22-conversion/

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BigBoyPinoy April 9, 2012 at 12:05 am

Bought one last week in CA, will be out on this Tues. $289 for us Calguns members at Turners. Nikon has some perfect scopes for this rifle with $50 dollar rebate. Prostaff rimfire scopes. Can’t wait!

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Craig Sander April 30, 2012 at 04:50 pm

Just wanted to say that I love the new Ruger 10/22 Takedown and found this awesome video of it being shot and exploding bottles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzO9p8_OJxo I can’t wait to get one and do the same.

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