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10/22 takedown experience

This is a discussion on 10/22 takedown experience within the Rifles, SKS, AR, AK, Long Guns forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Hello all. I attended an APPLESEED event today and used my 10/22 takedown. I have never used a sling with this rifle before and had ...

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    10/22 takedown experience

    Hello all. I attended an APPLESEED event today and used my 10/22 takedown. I have never used a sling with this rifle before and had no issues with the gun. Appleseed teaches shooting using a GI type sling. My experiences today show that correct use of the sling causes the barrel to flex causing stray hits. Unless you have perfectly consistant tension on the sling, it becomes impossible to zero the scope. So be warned. Using a sling with this gun will probably cause you problems with accuracy.
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    Good information @Chiefster23 .
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    Proper use of the sling will make you a better shot. It takes training and time. Grass drills anyone.
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    What another problem with a Ruger??
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    @Smitty . Absolutely! I learned yesterday that sling use will greatly improve my shooting. And I plan on practicing this method more. But not with a takedown rifle. I did a web search and found that others had this same problem. I bought the takedown to keep in the vehicle. I was employed 50 miles away from home and I liked the idea of a compact gun in a backpack. If forced to walk home I would be armed with a rifle but not draw attention...... just a guy with a brown pack. The takedown model is perfect for this application. But not for sling shooting. But that's OK. Now I have an excuse to buy another gun! Just rying to decide if I want to buy an off-the-shelf 10/22 or build a fancy exotic target rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster23 View Post
    @Smitty . Absolutely! I learned yesterday that sling use will greatly improve my shooting. And I plan on practicing this method more. But not with a takedown rifle. I did a web search and found that others had this same problem. I bought the takedown to keep in the vehicle. I was employed 50 miles away from home and I liked the idea of a compact gun in a backpack. If forced to walk home I would be armed with a rifle but not draw attention...... just a guy with a brown pack. The takedown model is perfect for this application. But not for sling shooting. But that's OK. Now I have an excuse to buy another gun! Just rying to decide if I want to buy an off-the-shelf 10/22 or build a fancy exotic target rifle.
    This looks interesting for a 10/22 for back pack carry.
    https://www.magpul.com/products/x-22...-10-22-takedow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    What another problem with a Ruger??
    Pfft .....
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    I don't really consider this to be a problem with the Ruger. This is a problem because I tried to make the gun do something it wasn't designed to do. My own dumb fault. In retrospect, common sense says if I take a two piece rifle and pull sideways on the forward sling mount, the point of impact will change. The problem is compounded because the scope is mounted on the receiver, which isn't stressed by the sling. The scope aims in one direction while
    I pull the barrel in another. I'm using the wrong tool for the job. My fault.

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    In any even, I just wanted to pass along some info I stumbled across. Probably very few here will ever try sling shooting with a 10/22 takedown. Just figured I would post my experiences to maybe prevent someone from having the same problems. Everone, have a good holliday!

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    Thanks for the heads up on that angle. Ive had two 1022s over the years. Shot the first one quite a bit and never considered it very accurate. Too short and back heavy and crappy sights. Worked good. Never got around to shooting the other one..since I traded it off to my Brother for a Marlin SS. Aint shot it but once. He says its real accurate.

 

 

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