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Ruger 10/22 Competition

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  • 18-03-2023 11:09am
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,615 ✭✭✭


    So I always fancied a 10/22 but held off due to knowing it'd become a pure money pit due to my inability to leave well enough alone! Have been looking at the Competition model. It seems to come with all the features I'd want and due to the second action screw and the way the barrel is fitted, seems like it'd stunt any notions I'd have about modding it. I'd probably swap out the trigger due to a vid I saw where there seems to be a lot of movement before it broke.

    Just looking for thoughts on the rifle positive or negative.


    First they came for the socialists...



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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,651 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    It’s a really nice rifle with nice bits added.

    Its €1250 in Gunshop and your absolutely correct in saying you’d end up spending that on a basic 10/22 as I know I did by the time you count the stock, trigger, the internals and scope and I didn’t change the barrel or receiver!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,036 ✭✭✭clivej


    Harbour House member is UK champion in the Granet comp. He used the target model Ruger 10/22 with a Kidd trigger fitted. So yes that competition Ruger should be very good. I've seen a few on the line, great looking rifle.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,615 ✭✭✭Feisar


    First they came for the socialists...



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,651 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    I read that thread while looking for mine too. 2 things I’ve noticed :

    1. Clive is very consistent with his advice and it has remained the same through the years.
    2. The price of the rifle has jumped massively in recent years, like everything else!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,615 ✭✭✭Feisar


    I think I've deliberated long enough, it's time I paid my money and took my chances. Last little kink, I'm a lefty and I'm pretty sure the left handed model cannot take a Kidd trigger, would be delighted to stand corrected on that. So I'll get a right handed model. Never had an issue with my mates 10/22 anyway unless we were shooting junk ammo and I'd get a bit of burnt powder in the face.

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,651 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    I wasn’t aware the LHD version can’t take a kidd trigger. I only have a Kidd drop in trigger Job in my 10/22.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,036 ✭✭✭clivej


    Not any problem fitting that Kidd trigger to a LH rifle. My 10/22 came with a 2 stage Kidd fitted, it was nice but I couldn't get on with it. Sold the 2 stage and fitted the single stage trigger, far better option IMO. The Kidd trigger upgrade kits are good, but never as good as a full Kidd trigger.



  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭Scalachi


    I think the Kidd trigger left/right is worth checking in to a bit more.

    The secondary ejector on the trigger group is offset to the inner side of the rifle, and may not function correctly on a left hand opening rifle ?

    Worth dropping an email to Tony Kidd, he will respond, but as Clive said you can still get the Kidd drop in kit, which is equally as good and fit that to the standard Ruger trigger,.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,036 ✭✭✭clivej


    But isn't the magazine part of the ejector system as well?



  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭Scalachi


    It is :) I will confess, that until recently I did not realise that the magazine is the Primary ejection device, and the trigger housing ejector is the secondary ejector, but still think because its offset, it may cause an issue with ejection with left handed ejection ports



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,615 ✭✭✭Feisar


    Magazines are mirror images of the standard ones so I'd have thought I'd run into trouble trying to get a Kidd trigger in however that's just my assumption. I'm not a trigger snob but when I seen Chris Parkin's youtube vid, see 3.54, that's a LOT of creep. Am I as well get a right handed model and bung a Kidd into it?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭J.R.




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,615 ✭✭✭Feisar


    That looks to be a left handed safety in a standard rifle.

    First they came for the socialists...



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