Ruger 10/22 Takedown: The Ultimate Survival Rifle?
If you read my article a while back on the Ruger 10/22 then you know how much I like it as a great all-around survival rifle. However, the biggest issue with it fitting the “ultimate” survival rifle designation is due to its shortcoming that it can’t be broken down like the AR-7 or Marlin Papoose.
Well, about a year ago Ruger finally released a 10/22 model which now gives you the ability to take it down to be easily stored or carried in a small compartment or bag.
Potential Uses of the Takedown 10/22
How does this rifle benefit you as a prepper? Well, the most obvious use is being able to store it in a small container or carry bag like your bug-out bag. When collapsed it’s only 20 inches long and will easily fit into most backpacks allowing it to be the perfect bug-out bag rifle.
Another fantastic use for this is storing it in containers that would appear to be anything but a rifle. For example a full sized violin is just a little over 23 inches so this at 20 inch long when broken down would easily fit in a violin case making it a very discreet way to carry a rifle.
Which Takedown Version Should I Buy?
Ruger currently sells two versions of this takedown rifle.
The first version is a stainless steel option and the second one is a blued steel version that has a threaded end on the barrel.
Now obviously if you are looking to put a silencer on this for nighttime hunting (especially if you looking to be discreet) then I would definitely pick the threaded version. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a robust steel that can weather the elements then the stainless might be the better option.
Now, I plan on doing a more thorough review of this rifle when I get one in the near future but for now I wanted to let you guys know about it. So in the meantime, Youtuber hickok45 did a great review on it if you’re interested in learning a bit more about it: