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New Ruger 10/22 Light Varmint/Target Rifles from AcuSport

New Ruger 10/22 Light Varmint/Target Rifles from AcuSport

Starting with the wonderful Ruger 10/22 action, these new rifles all three have very good-looking checkered hardwood stocks that wear a walnut stained finish. The stocks also have a good synthetic rubber butt plate, and thankfully, come with sling attachment loops already installed, as should every rifle that is intended to be used for hunting. It is quite popular to put heavy barrels on Ruger 10/22 rifles, and the aftermarket is flush with such barrels. Most have a diameter of .920 inch the full length, and the make for a muzzle-heavy feel, contributing to the rifle’s practical accuracy, but adding substantially to the weight as well. With these three rifles, the barrel is heavier than standard, but tapers from .920 to .705 inch at the muzzle, providing good balance and plenty of stiffness, but does not produce an excessively heavy rifle. The barrels are twenty inches in length, and the taper feels right and looks right on these rifles. Ruger calls this the Light Target/Varmint barrel. Also common to all three rifles is that they have Ruger’s target trigger installed. Now, this is not really a match-grade trigger like on an Olympic target gun, but is instead is a very good hunting trigger that also works well for informal target shooting, and is much better than the trigger pulls found on most rimfire rifles. On the three rifles shown here, pull weights varied from a low of three and three-quarters of a pound on the all-stainless rifle to four and one-quarter on the blued gun.

These new 10/22 variations that Ruger is building for AcuSport are some of the best 10/22 rifles ever produced. At least they are some of my favorites. They look, balance, handle, and shoot really well. Weighing in at just under six pounds, they are easy to carry all day, but still have a real-rifle feel to them. I normally do not list prices in my reviews, as prices change over time, so I usually refer the reader to the manufacturer’s website. However, I can’t find these rifles listed on Ruger’s website, and only dealers have access to information on the AcuSport website, so I will list that information here. I also could find no mention of these rifles under the Distributor Exclusives section of Ruger’s website, so the information is listed in the chart below.

ITEM 1234R 1235 1237R
BARREL Matte Stainless Matte Blued Polished Stainless
RECEIVER Silver Alloy Black Alloy Black Alloy
STOCK Walnut-Finished Hardwood Walnut-Finished Hardwood Walnut-Finished Hardwood
MSRP $394 $379 $381
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