Posted July 1, 2020 4:55 am by Comments

By Chris Eger

Ruger’s 10/22 has been around for 50 years, but the factory option that includes a Takedown variant with an installed Magpul Backpacker stock is new. (Photos: Ruger)
Ruger has further tweaked their 10/22 Takedown carbine with a new stainless model that ships standard with a factory-installed Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock.
Using the all-American gun company’s classic 10/22 rimfire semi-auto action, with its hallmark rotary magazine system, the Takedown format enables quick separation of the 16.4-inch cold hammer-forged barrel from the action for easy transport and storage.
With Magpul’s Backpacker X-22 stock, in what the accessory maker terms “Stealth Gray,” the compact carbine weighs just 4.2-pounds. The overall length, when assembled, is 35-inches.
The takedown is simple, as it just requires the locking the bolt back on an unloaded rifle, pushing the takedown lever, twisting the subassemblies, and pulling them apart. The barrel locks into the rear of the XT-22 stock. Reassembly is done in reverse and retains zero.
The Backpacker stock has an ergonomic handguard, optional QD sling mounts, and storage compartments in the grip and stock with the latter designed to hold three standard 10-shot 10/22 mags.
Other features include a barrel that is threaded in a 1x28TPI pitch for standard muzzle devices and suppressors,


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