New for 2020: Ruger 10/22 Takedown Backpacker

by
posted on July 27, 2020
ruger-10-22-magpul-backpacker-stock-f.jpg
When Magpul Industries released the innovative Backpacker Takedown stock designed for the popular Ruger 10/22, it was a match that many consumers took to in droves. Now, Ruger offers a dedicated model in its 10/22 rifle lineup that comes with a factory-equipped Backpacker stock, allowing consumers to order this desirable configuration from the start.

Based on the company's X-22 Hunter Takedown stock, the Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock is a minimalist design oriented toward transport and storage while still offering a functional, ergonomic stock that withstands the rigors of the field.

The Backpacker stock features a unique contour on the underside of the buttstock that accepts the detached fore-end of a disassembled rifle, enabling the user to lock both components together for security. Offered in gray in the Ruger factory configuration, the X-22 Backpacker stock includes a QD sling-mount point, integrated grip storage and a hinged storage compartment in the stock that accepts three 10-round spare magazines.

Ruger's 10/22 Takedown is a compact variant oriented toward easy storage and transport, thanks to the unique locking interface that allows users to separate the barrel and receiver with a simple twist. Thanks to the repeatability of the locking interface, the 10/22 Takedown returns to zero every time, even with receiver-mounted optics.

The X-22 Backpacker-equipped model of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown features a stainless-steel receiver and barrel, along with adjustable fiber-optic sights. The gun features a 16.4" barrel and has a 1/2"-28 t.p.i. threaded muzzle for suppressors and accessories. The receiver features a combination scope-base adapter designed for Weaver-style and .22-cal. tip-off scope mounts.

Suggested retail pricing on the Backpacker-equipped Ruger 10/22 Takedown is $529, which represents a significant savings for consumers who would otherwise have to purchase the stock and takedown rifle separately. For more information on this new release, visit ruger.com.

Latest

Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake
Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake

Preview: Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake

Threaded-barreled, “tactical” lever guns are experiencing a boom in popularity right now, and Ranger Point Precision has a line of screw-on Comet muzzle brakes to accommodate many of the most popular models from Henry, Marlin and Rossi.

Rifleman Q&A: Roos Underhammer Muzzleloader

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about a German-made, upside-down built, small-bore muzzleloader.

Benelli M4: A Do-It-All Shotgun For Military & Commercial Use

The Italian designed Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun has served alongside the members of the United States Marine Corps for over the past two decades, and is also a popular commercial option.

Review: Staccato 2011 P

The M1911 is now well into its second century of production, though many features of the design have been contemporized, including 9 mm Luger variants with double-stack magazine such as the Staccato 2011 P tested here, which is one of five M1911-style models made by Texas-based Staccato, the successor to STI International.

Barrett Firearms Non-Fungible Tokens Coming Soon

Digital Arms has entered into a long-term agreement with Barrett Firearms Manufacturing to develop and market Barrett-branded, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

NRA Gun of the Week: SIG Sauer CROSS

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff tell about the CROSS, a U.S.-made hybrid bolt-action rifle from SIG Sauer.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.