Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle
Ruger has introduced a new 10/22 Competition Rifle to the Ruger Custom Shop line of firearms which features a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel.
The skeletonized stock is designed to decrease the overall weight of the rifle and increase handling. This stock differs from other offerings in that it is not a thumbhole stock, but a variation on the same concept.
As with other models in the Custom Shop line, this new model features a hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, heat treated and stress relieved 6061-T6511 aluminum receiver with an integral, optics-ready, 30 MOA Picatinny rail. A heat-treated and nitrided CNC-machined match bolt creates a tight-fitting, smooth action.
This rifle also features an innovative second barrel locator to provide a free-floating barrel for superior accuracy. The receiver incorporates a rear cleaning port, providing access to the barrel from the rear of the receiver for ease of cleaning.
Other features include a 16-1/8″ cold hammer-forged bull barrel which is fluted to reduce weight and dissipate heat. It is also threaded 1/2″-28. Like the other rifles in the custom line, it has a BX-Trigger with a light, crisp 2.5 – 3-pound trigger pull. A proprietary enhanced semi-auto chamber increases accuracy, according to Ruger. Finally, a dual bedding system incorporates a second bedding lug, ensuring the receiver is securely bedded to the stock.
The rifle ships in a hard case and includes a detachable 10-round rotary magazine, Ruger Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, challenge coin, cleaning cloth and decal.
Key Features: Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Rifle Green Mountain Laminate Stock
Stock: Green Mountain Laminate
Receiver Material: Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hard-Coat Anodized Black
Weight: 5.5 lb.
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Finish: Satin Stainless, Black Cerakote Accents
Sights: Optics-Ready, 30 MOA Picatinny Rail
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Length of Pull: 14.25″
Overall Length: 36.75″
Barrel Length: 16.12″
Suggested Retail: $899.00
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.