The Ruger 10/22 is an excellent rifle platform for aftermarket accessories. Many Ruger 10/22 performance modifications are useful, versatile, and attractive. This review of the best Ruger 10/22 accessories includes rifle magazines, lights, trigger assembly and stock.
United States – -(Ammoland.com)- When it comes to modern 22 long rifle gunning systems the Ruger 10/22 rifle is by far the best example of a benchmark firearm.
The Ruger 10/22 rifle has a long history of exceptional sales volumes since its creation. Its original release as a 22 carbine rifle has expanded to more factory configuration than any other factory rimfire rifle.
Like most people in the shooting sports industry, I have owned several Ruger 10/22 rifles. I have packed the little rifle as a standard stock out of the box rifle system. I have modified and enhanced the rifle with stock conversion kits and accessories as well.
With the Ruger 10/22 being such a flexible barrel receiver system it screams out to be matched up to some varied gunning tasks a field.
The list of best Ruger 10/22 accessories you can easily add to this great rifle:
- SureFire Fury Scout Light
- Butler Creek 25 Round Stick Magazine
- Leupold AR 3X9 Optic
- GemTech Suppressor.
- Archangel AAR 10-22 Conversion Kit
- ATI Ruger 10/22 Strikeforce Adjustable Stock
- Pro Mag Ruger 10/22 Archangel Adjustable Stock
- Xtreme Hardcore Gear Ruger 10/22 Picatinny Rail
- Timney 10/22 Drop-In Trigger Assembly
The purpose of this 22 caliber rifle system? Night hunting along western South Dakota rivers. The targets are everything from beaver, to the raccoon, with an occasional skunk piled into the mix.
Ruger 10/22 Accessories
Ruger 10/22 Conversion Kits
If you are on the hunt to upgrade your standard 10 22, here are some possible tips that can aid you along the way. Just click into Amazon or Brownells for about a mile long list of options for sale. You will find furniture kits including a look like Thompson sub machine gun aka “The Chicago”. I like the fully in-closed assault variants like ATI Ruger 10/22 Strikeforce Adjustable Stock in FDE, the Pro Mag Ruger 10/22 Archangel Adjustable Stock.
Ruger 10/22 Accessories and Rails
I would suggest adding a real Weaver / Picatinny style rail, like the Xtreme Hardcore Gear Ruger 10/22 Picatinny Rail. A versatile rifle, the 10/22 works well with a range of optics from high magnification glass to red dot target acquisition systems.
Ruger 10/22 Magazines
Ruger 10/22 Stocks
Rifle stocks can make a complete conversion of your rifle and some conversions mandate a switch in barrels. Here price can vary depending on exactly what you are looking for in stock furniture. Changing to a Primary Weapons Systems Raptor Stock and carbon fiber PWS Tension barrel, with an added Timney Drop In Trigger will turn the standard 10-22 into a precision 22LR rifle.
The price for this upgrade in the do it yourself market? Under $600.00.
Of late the introduction of the new Ruger “Take Down” series of 10-22's adds still another brand new group of options to the mix. Now we have an over the counter survival weapons system that can make use of special backpacking designs. Carry bags for these rifles are available. New model bags are coming that encompass a complete field of Ruger 10-22 Accessories and kit.
About the Author L.P. Brezny:
Author L.P. Brezny is one of the industries most recognized shotgun experts and authors. L.P. is a contributor to several firearms publications, including Wildfowl, Shotgun Sports, Varmint Hunters, and he is a regular columnist in the Gun Digest annual.
AmmoLand Editor Comment: This article updated to reflect improvements/availability on 10/30/2017.