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12 minutes ago, gunsmither said:

Shot mine for the first time about a week ago. Nice to have the last shot hold open! Very nicely machined receiver, nice open (peep) sights, with green insert front. Great for plinking.

Overall a very nice rig. $50 rebate going at the moment I believe.

Have you owned/fired the iconic 10-22?  How do they compare?

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On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 2:03 PM, mlk18 said:

Have you all seen this thing yet? It's a Ruger 10/22 copy inside a Magpul style stock with several upgrades over a stock 10/22. Including a last shot hold open. I might have to pick one up for the kids.

They run about $350 with fiber optic sights and a threaded barrel.





How is the trigger?  As much as I like the 10-22 it needs a better trigger. I put an E. Arthur Brown trigger in my Ruger charger and that spoiled me for life.

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On 8/14/2018 at 11:18 AM, Boogieman said:

Have you owned/fired the iconic 10-22?  How do they compare?

I have owned and fired many 10/22’s. The TC/R22 seems to be much like a custom aftermarket receiver; nicely machined vs. a casting for the Ruger 10/22. The one thing I always dis-liked about the 10/22 was the lack of a last shot bolt hold open feature. My chief interest in the TC/R22 is the design of the magazine / hold open. 

It’s basically a good quality copy of the 10/22, with the addition of a last shot hold open feature, courtesy of a modified 10/22 style 10 round magazine. It also has an integral scope mount rail, which should make it easy to mount about any scope or dot type sight.

I developed and patented a modified 10/22 magazine many years ago. It works very similar to the TC/R22 magazine; it actuates a lever upwards on an empty magazine to catch the bolt. The empty TC mag pushes a lever up that actuates a bolt catch mounted on the trigger assembly. The same lever must be depressed to load the first round into the TC mag.

The trigger on mine is not bad; after some take up, it’s plenty crisp enough for plinking, which is my forte for .22’s. I believe it will accept many aftermarket 10/22 parts, which is a nice feature too.

Happy and SAFE shooting gentlemen! Joe Beary

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