Ruger 10/22 Carbine Unboxed at the Gun Counter

The Ruger 10/22 has been in production for over 50 years and is the most popular rimfire rifle in America. There are numerous configurations available from Ruger. Late last year, Ruger started offering a factory mounted Viridian EON 3-9×40 scope on their 10/22 Carbine with a black synthetic stock. It comes standard with a Ruger branded hard case, a single 10-round flush fit rotary magazine, standard scope rail for Weaver and .22 tip-off style scope mounts, factory mounted Viridian EON 3-9×40, owner’s manual, and a receiver lock.

The Viridan scope comes mounted directly from the facotry.

Together, the scope and rifle weigh in at 5.4 lbs. and has an overall length of 37”.  Ruger uses 18.5” cold hammer forged steel barrels with a 1:16 RH twist finished in satin black. A flip up traditional v-notch rear-sight with diamond dot makes getting on target fast and easy. It is paired with a dovetailed front sight housing a brass bead and serrations to reduce glare. The barrel is slip fit into the receiver with an aluminum V-shaped block and secured with 2 screws creating a precise fit while remaining easy to disassemble. The black satin aluminum receiver houses the reciprocating bolt with charging handle.

A traditional rear flip up sight is mounted on the back of the barrel.

The black synthetic stock has the classic checkering and style of a traditional wooden Ruger 10/22. The front and rear of the stock have built in sling points. The trigger housing is made from heat stabilized, glass-filled, polymer which is impact and abrasion resistant. It also features the traditional cross-bolt manual push button safety found on all Ruger 10/22 models. An enlarged magazine release provides a smooth removal of the flush fitting rotary magazine.

The extended magazine release makes magazine removal easy.

A Viridian EON 3-9×40 sits in 1” medium height factory mounted rings. It features a matte black 1” solid aluminum tube with a 40mm objective. It comes with removable see through scope caps. The windage and elevation knobs are ¼ MOA adjustable, and are protected by aluminum turret caps. The smooth twist zoom dial is variable from 3-9x and has a 100-yard preset parallax. The lenses are fully coated optics grade glass lenses with a traditional duplex reticle. The Viridian EON has a lifetime warranty and is shockproof, waterproof, and fog proof.

The Viridian EON 3-9×40 sits in medium height 1 inch rings.

MSRP for the Ruger 10/22 Carbine with Viridian EON 3-9×40 scope is $399. Find one from your local dealer on GunsAmerica today.

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Model Number: 31143

UPC: 7-36676-31143-9

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  • Johnny December 27, 2021, 9:40 am

    My wood 10/22 is my home defense weapon of choice. With 2… 50 round clips
    I do not fear much. Good in close quarters. The fastest firing of any semi-auto I know. I like wood and
    only own 2 black weapons. A 12 Ga. Magnum Express and an original 9 mm world famous
    handgun. You know who makes them! Extended tube & long clips! Defense is about slinging a lot
    of lead fast!

  • The SGM December 27, 2021, 8:03 am

    Read the whole article it states $399, If you cannot find it you need more than the scope.

  • WinterHawk WinterHawk September 5, 2020, 6:18 pm

    Greetings, I bought the 10/22 with viridian scope. We shot a few rounds and found it was shooting about 12″ to the right of bulls eye. We had to turn the windage at least five full turns to eventually get it to the bulls eye. This does seem normal at all to adjust windage that much. Any suggestions on why?
    thanks
    winterhawk

  • James Nicol July 7, 2020, 6:19 pm

    Been a proud Ruger owner since 1966 when I purchased my 4” Mark I, then a Mark I Bull Barrel for competition matches. Eventually bought the original Single Six with both .22 & .22mag cylinders, the orig 10/22 and a Security Six in .357mag.

    Would love to see a 10/22 and Mark IV Hunter in .22 mag

  • john June 24, 2020, 4:23 pm

    About 50+ years ago I bought one of these little carbines and got a cheap scope from Gibsons and took it up to my father in laws place in hills of Arkansas. He raised chickens and hogs and there was a spring fed pond in back. I set on other side and waited for bull frogs to come to the bank. If you shoot them right between the eyes, they don’t move. I use to get about 20 a day that way. In the evening about dusk the snakes would come in from a creek nearby and I would start in on them. If you just creased one of those cotton mouths, they would come up after you. I’ve got a picture of about 20 frogs on close line around 20″ long. Memories!

  • ROBERT S JARVIS June 24, 2020, 4:22 pm

    HOW MUCH?

  • Lloyd June 23, 2020, 7:55 pm

    First 22 rifle I ever owned was A Ruger 1022 in the early 1970s after I got out of the service. Love it then, still love to shoot.

  • Glen June 23, 2020, 1:12 pm

    I love the 10/22 but 75 yards is a stretch for an 18″ barrel .22 cal. 9 power is overkill and might lead to disappointment in some younger shooters. I’d rather not encourage tunnel vision at an early age.

  • Skip Sevier June 23, 2020, 12:46 pm

    Isn’t the metal bracket designed to lock the gun to a wall, to your car or similar?

  • Old OutdoorsGuy June 23, 2020, 11:05 am

    I have owned a .22, of one kind or another, for over 70 years now and my first ever .22 was a Remington single shot rolling block .22lr. It had an octagon barrel, the rifling was gone almost completely from my Grand dad shooting mice and rats around the corn cribs and grain storage bins for the animals. I could hit a dinner plate sized bullseye at 50 yards with most of the shots, many of them went into the paper sideways from tumbling out of the barrel, and I learned most of my initial gun safety from my Dad and his dad with that gun.

    I now own a Marlin Model 56 which I seem to remember buying for under $100. It was prior to Marlin’s micro-rifling ? and is magazine fed. I also own a Marlin Model 57 tube fed .22WMR which is a tack driver to this day. It was my go to varmit gun for many years.

    About 18 years ago, I decided to buy a Browning Buckmark in .22lr and learn to shoot offhand with a pistol. Yeah, one is never too old to learn something new. It has a gold trigger and some really nice checkered rosewood? grip scales and is rarely taken to the range anymore. [After I had some guy remark, “It’s really too pretty to shoot …..”] I could have pistol whipped him with the bull barrel on that gun but he was a friend and meant it in a joking manner ….. I think.

    A few years ago, right before Ruger came out with the teardown model of the 10/22, I bought a new 10/22 simply because I had never owned any long gun smaller than a 12 Ga. automatic shotgun, which was a Belgian Browning. I guess this 10/22 was as accurate as any I owned but, when Ruger came out with the teardown model, after so many years of offering the traditional 10/22 with wood stock and open sights, I was upset that I waited so long to buy a 10/22 and then they started making changes. [My mind told me that this new synthetic stocked .22 would be around for many years to come!]

    Now [well, recently] they are offering a synthetic stocked 10/22 with what appears to be a quality 3-9×40 scope factory mounted for maybe a hundred bucks more than I bought my “will last for years” .22!! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at my decisions lately …… But it IS a good looking rig anyway.

    Hats off to Ruger for all of their efforts.

    Footnote: Somewhere in that diatribe I managed to purchase a Henry lever action .22WMR and still use it for distance on squirrels. It has a very overpowered 5-15×50 lit reticle scope which I felt I needed when the eye doctor decided to place a pair of glasses on my head …… man, time flies when you are havin’ this much fun.

  • John June 23, 2020, 9:29 am

    I have a beautiful 1022 Stainless with a colorful laminated stock that i have had for many years.
    it is super reliable and accurate. I would not trade it

  • Bill June 23, 2020, 8:42 am

    Isn’t a 3×9 scope a little overkill on a 22 lr? Isn’t about 50 yds or less typical for shots?

    • Mike Cornett June 23, 2020, 10:25 pm

      You are right. A little 4x would work just fine…..

  • Mike Cornett June 23, 2020, 4:41 am

    I love my 10/22. Mine has a beautiful Mannlicher type stock with Monte Carlo.
    I installed a Williams Peep sight on it. The longer sight radius is great.
    I can pound nails with it…..Well, almost…..LOL

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