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 Is the scope mount that comes with the Ruger 10/22 any good?
Msokol13  [Member]
12/4/2010 8:03:35 AM EST
Should I buy aftermarket?

My future plans are to purchase a 4-12x40mm scope (still unsure what brand, but will be less than $150) and a Green Moutain .920 bbl and maybe a nice overmolded stock.

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JSmith0515  [Member]
12/4/2010 8:17:42 AM EST
The one that comes with it is fine.
forever4  [Member]
12/4/2010 8:31:08 AM EST
+1
GTG
earlybirdnj  [Member]
12/4/2010 12:48:48 PM EST
get a power custom and don't look back.
Zardoz  [Member]
12/4/2010 1:56:55 PM EST
The only optic I have not been able to mount using the Ruger factory rail is a Burris Fastfire II w/ the "winged" sight base. For every other scope, dot sight, etc, they (I have owned and used quite a few over the years) have all been fine.
Msokol13  [Member]
12/4/2010 3:29:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By earlybirdnj:
get a power custom and don't look back.


Can you please explain what makes it better?
socommatthews  [Team Member]
12/4/2010 7:35:54 PM EST
It works fine. I have a 4.5-14 mounted on it with no problems. However, Larue just came out with a rail for a 10/22 that I want to get, but not cause I need it.
Mach1  [Member]
12/5/2010 11:43:06 AM EST
The factory base is fine, just less slots than a true picatinny and some weaver rails- for most mounting needs, not an issue. If you had a really short overall scope length, the factory scope base might be a limiting factor in that you have less spacing options for your rings.
BrettGrieve  [Team Member]
12/7/2010 9:29:27 AM EST
LaRue LT178

ETA: I actually have this one and it works quite well. Half the price of the LaRue.
Dolomite_Supafly  [Team Member]
12/7/2010 12:29:24 PM EST
I would get a Weaver T-09 base before using the factory base. The factory bases that I have measured have all had dimensional problems. The factoyr rails are cast and as such tend to have thickness as well as square issues. For most users they work well enought but for my accurized 10/22's I use the Weaver at a bare minimum.

Dolomite
JSmith0515  [Member]
12/7/2010 4:02:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By BrettGrieve:
LaRue LT178


Yeah I'm really gonna pay $50 for that.

No thanks..
BlindFaith429  [Member]
12/8/2010 4:01:51 AM EST
I will throw in my 2 cents on this.

I think for a general plinker / fun range toy, the stock base would be fine. Just makes sure it bolts up nice and solid and doesnt have play in it. I do not think the larue base is necessary at all for a plinker.

On the other hand, If you are tricking it out to be a high dollar tack driver, I would say get a better base. IMO, that larue base would be used for bragging rights more than anything. I'm sure there are rails out there just as good for less money.

I think it all comes down to what you feel comfortable with. If you think the factory one will work okay, go for it. If you want to go better, by all means.
glazer1972  [Life Member]
12/8/2010 5:01:05 AM EST
I always used T-09 Weavers so I could use Weaver style rings, but all of mine date from when the 10/22 only came with the 3/8" Mount. I believe the new mount accepts Weaver style rings so it is GTG.
Silver78  [Team Member]
12/8/2010 3:56:16 PM EST
Here is what I bought recently. I think it's better than the factory base.

http://www.rimfiretechnologies.com/10_22_5MOA_Picatinny_Scope_Rail_p/tpsr-005.htm
earlybirdnj  [Member]
12/9/2010 1:12:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Msokol13:
Originally Posted By earlybirdnj:
get a power custom and don't look back.


Can you please explain what makes it better?


go to www.rimfirecentral.com and see what they say.

socommatthews  [Team Member]
12/9/2010 5:48:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
I always used T-09 Weavers so I could use Weaver style rings, but all of mine date from when the 10/22 only came with the 3/8" Mount. I believe the new mount accepts Weaver style rings so it is GTG.


They do, thats what mine came with. Works great. But I am expecting a Larue gift certificate this Christmas so I will probably get their base, just cause.
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