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What can I kill with a Ruger 10/22?

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  • Drew Jordan
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    The 10/22 is my favorite of my small game rifles, anything from plinking on the range to small game hunting it's super useful for. I pack mine for trail blazing hikes due to its light weight and wide variety of uses. It's a deadly weapon no doubt, especially with 10+ rounds in it, so it's hunting capabilities are endless, and even it's home defense capabilities have promise. I recommend it.

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  • Drew Jordan
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    Originally posted by Jeff Bowers View Post
    I appear to be the only one disturbed by this question?

    There's no reference to hunting, no reference to targets, as in skills training, just "what can I kill?".

    This is exactly the kind of person I don't want anywhere near guns.
    Okay we all know what he means and you're not being useful so just stfu and leave. He's askin how freaking useful this gun is, it's s fair question. Don't be a nuisance.

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with texasfirst and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    Jeff4066

    You make a valid point Sir!

    +1 for you!!

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  • Jeff Bowers
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    I appear to be the only one disturbed by this question?

    There's no reference to hunting, no reference to targets, as in skills training, just "what can I kill?".

    This is exactly the kind of person I don't want anywhere near guns.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    Moose if you shoot it in the right place!

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  • Reid Jones
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    cooorect. but the ten round clip isn't the limit. the 10/22 has SOOO many after market parts, you could find a 100 round clip if you tried.

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  • matouse3
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    The 10/22 is a .22, just Ruger's model. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it refers to the 10 round clip that comes with the Ruger.

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  • pascal
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    What's the difference between a 10/22 and a .22?

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  • ranger2
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    A lot of great answers. I have found that the ticket for hunting with a 10/22 has a lot to do with your sights, and your range. If you put a really good scope on it, it will make a huge difference- there are score out there, but the ones with the really fine cross hairs work best because they do not cover small targets- like squirrels and grouse heads. Get a good one- burris, leupold, and weaver are good. A fixed four power is plenty of magnification, but you can go with a variable 2-7X or whatever suits your fancy. The other thing is the range. Read you bullet boxes and get quality high speed ammo- something over 1000fps with a 30+ grain bullet should do the trick on whatever you shoot. Your range will be limited to about 50 yards to be effective- after that your bullet drop and wind will affect your accuracy. And you know what they say, practice, practice, practice!I have my 10/22 set up to hit 16 penny nail heads at 35 yards.

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  • Reid Jones
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    WELL SAID JBIRD! realistically, the biggest thing that you're going to want to be shooting is a coyote. Technically, you could go to the north pole and pop polar bears and go home with a white bear hide layin underneath ur kitchen table. you could do that! but the question is, are you going to run the risk of shot misplacement? there's a reason they're called dangerous game. i've seen deer killed in one shot by .22 LR's. i've seen it done with a 17 hmr. think of it like this. a 22 lr projectile zooming at speeds over 1600+ fps..load up on hollow points. and you sir, you have your self a hell of a time.

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  • jbird
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    Realistically, rabbits,squirrels,small game. Technically, anything.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Believe what the guys are telling you. A .22 will kill about anything. I worked in a butcher shop where we used .22s to kill all cattle and hogs. They were killed instantly with head shots. Don't ever take risks with a .22 because they can be leathal. Normally, small game is the best target. Something the size of a coyote on up has to be hit in the brain to kill it instantly although a .22 through a coyote's chest will kill it just as dead. I quit shooting coyotes with them though because they had a tendency to run forever unless hit in the brain.

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  • ishawooa
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    hunterkid94 look up the previous record Alaskan Kodiak which was number one in the book for decades. It was shot by an Alaskan native young girl with one shot from a single shot .22 rifle out of desperation. Some sources indicated that she used a .22 short but I cannot validate that piece.
    Old timers in the west used to kill cow moose, elk, and deer with .22 LR to preserve money and meat. Even today they still shoot beef cattle and large hogs with .22 LR.
    I stand by my statement.

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    Very small animals... but with a well placed shot, you could kill a lot of things. But small animals allow the greatest margin of error.

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