Nashville, TN -(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite.
This newest introduction combines the popular attributes of the 10/22 Takedown line with a new, lighter weight barrel and the Ruger Modular Stock System. This new barrel configuration consists of a cold hammer-forged alloy steel barrel mated with a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy sleeve. The barrel nut is torqued to precise factory specifications to optimize performance.
Taking a page from the Ruger 22/45 Lite, the 10/22 Takedown Lite's aluminum alloy barrel sleeve is ventilated, resulting in the lightest weight 10/22 target barrel yet from Ruger. The barrel and sleeve are torqued to an optimum setting to provide outstanding accuracy both at ambient temperatures and when heated by long strings of fire or by employing a sound suppressor. The aluminum sleeve is manufactured with an array of small diameter, circular ventilations that not only provide a striking look but also aid in heat dissipation during extended use.
The 10/22 Takedown Lite weighs 4.7 pounds and is 34.50″ long when assembled; each subassembly is less than 20.25″ long. Disassembly is a simple matter of pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies and pulling them apart. The 16.12″ tensioned barrel features a 1/2″-28 threaded muzzle and is fitted with a thread cap which can be removed to allow for the use of muzzle accessories. The 10/22 Takedown Lite also incorporates the Ruger Modular Stock System and comes with both low and high comb, standard length of pull modules.
Employing the standard 10/22 action and ten-round rotary magazine, the 10/22 Takedown Lite offers legendary 10/22 reliability in a lightweight, compact and portable package. The rifle is shipped in a convenient carrying case, which provides ample storage with extra pockets and magazine pouches. Multiple attachment points for the padded, single shoulder strap offer a variety of carrying options.
To find accessories for the 10/22 Takedown Lite and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.:
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
For more information, visit: www.Ruger.com.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens”