The Tactical Takedown
There is a growing trend in the industry.Â More and more companies are making guns with threaded barrels.Â Rugerâ€™s been doing it for a while, so it isnâ€™t really news.Â But occasionally a company will really nail a design and combine all the right elements into something that seems meant to be.Â So it is with the latest 10/22 Takedown.
The gun comes in two variations, now.Â The oldÂ takedownÂ is a fine gun.Â But the new version is even better.Â The main difference is the threaded barrel.Â But that one addition makes this rifle much more appealing.
The Sturm Ruger 10/22 Takedown T
TheÂ tactical Takedownâ€™sÂ overall length is just over three feet.Â The barrel is sixteen and a half inches,Â The gun has a modest length of pull: a touch over thirteen inches.Â It weighs just over four and a half pounds empty.Â The stock is synthetic and the barrel is a blued alloy thatâ€™s almost black.Â The gun ships with one magazine (a ten round box), and it has a section of rail that can be screwed to the top of the receiver.Â And it all comes in compact black bag.
If I have one gripe about the 10/22 line, it is that the compact gun canâ€™t decide if it is a youth rifle or not.Â As much as I love the rifle, and I do love it, I have to get all squished up to shoot the thing.Â But Iâ€™m tall.Â And it still works.Â I guess I need to find an aftermarket stock that will let me stretch it out.
The front sight is a tiny brass bead on a ribbed black post.Â Iâ€™ve always liked the size of it.Â It works very well for me.Â The back sight has two wings with a notch in the middle.Â With the brass bead in the notch, and the notch covering your intended target, the gun is very accurate.
With other 10/22s, the front post is lower.Â I have one that is set up to shoot pumpkin-on-a-post, which is my preferred set up for rimfire (as I can see the whole target, and see where the bullet impacts).Â But the height of the bead on this rifle is meant to clear a silencer, so that set up is much harder to attain.Â As such, the sights end up covering a bit more of the target than Iâ€™d like.Â But I can live with it.Â It will only take more practice for me to get used to it.