Gun Porn: 10/22 Takedown Tactical

Mine. Alllllll mine……

Ruger 11140

Ruger 11140

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I picked it up this weekend from my friend Reese at The Nashville Gun Company. Not a fan of the Mossy Oak stock, but colors are about the least important feature of a tool.

Two cool things about this particular catalog item (11140, if you’re interested–and I think it’s a distributor exclusive to AcuSport) is that the bag it comes with is brown instead of black, and it came with a BX25 magazine instead of the standard 10 round rotary magazine.

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Included: BX25, receiver lock, scope base, carry strap

Included: BX25, receiver lock, scope base, carry strap

When I was picking it up, I casually mentioned that I was going to need to pick up a scope base for it, and Reese informed me that it came with one from the factory. Since I was planning on using the PEPR and Sweet-22 combo I took off the M&P15-22 when I realized it wasn’t going to work out on that rifle, that was great news.

Unfortunately, as has been the case several times, things didn’t work out the way I planned:

Ruger scope base next to underside of PEPR mount

Ruger scope base next to underside of PEPR mount

As Oddball put it: “That’s frustratingly close.” So now I need to decide if I’m going to buy a picatinny base or another set of $20 QD rings.*

One thing about the rifle that kinda surprised me was that the barrel band is…plastic:
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And the screw that clamps the barrel band is clearly much longer than it needs to be:
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And of course the reason I bought this model was BECAUSE THREADED BARREL:
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So I’ll need to take that off and get a thread protector. Also I need more magazines because the answer to “how many magazines do you need” is always “More.” I have two from my Tec-22 that will work but I’m going to need more than that.

 

*As it turns out, Ruger’s base is Weaver and the PEPR is Picatinny so it would’t fit anyway. Weaver rings will fit in a Picatinny base, but Picatinny rings won’t fit on a Weaver Rail.

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