The new trend of ‘skeletonising’ rifles has reached Ruger. Maker of probably the most customised rimfire in the world, Sturm, Ruger & Company introduces a new 10/22 competition rifle to the Ruger Custom Shop line of firearms. This new variation boasts a skeletonized green mountain laminate stock and a stainless steel bull barrel.
The 16⅛in stainless steel bull barrel features black Cerakote and is fluted to reduce weight and dissipate heat. The ½in-28 thread pattern accommodates the included muzzle brake or other muzzle accessories. The barrel also features a proprietary semi-auto chamber.Skeletonising stocks started as a custom application. Firearms manufacturers have been slow to adopt it. It is popular in the tactical market.
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As well as its attractive if ‘space-age’ looks, the new Ruger’s skeletonised green mountain laminate stock decreases the overall weight of the rifle. It also features a hard-coat anodised, CNC-machined, heat treated and stress relieved 6061-T6511 aluminum receiver with an integral, optics-ready, 30 MOA Picatinny rail. The custom receiver is paired with a heat treated and nitrided CNC-machined match bolt. The dual bedding system incorporates a second bedding lug, ensuring the receiver is securely bedded to the stock. This rifle also features an innovative second barrel locator to provide a free-floating barrel. The receiver incorporates a rear cleaning port, providing access to the barrel from the rear of the receiver for ease of cleaning. The new 10/22 comes equipped with a Ruger BX-Trigger, a match bolt release that allows the bolt to be released forward with a quick pull to the rear and release, and an extended, ambidextrous magazine release.
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