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New Article - Bedding the Ruger 10/22

Written by Nathan Foster on July 17th, 2007.      0 comments

Have just published my first website article - 'Bedding the Ruger 10/22'

The .22lr is used for practice, plinking, pest control and varminting throughout the world.  In New Zealand, the .22lr is also heavily relied upon as a working tool for the hunting of possums for profit.

The Brushtail possum is a small omnivorus nocturnal marsupial, about the size of a house cat, that was introduced into NZ from Australia by early settlers. In NZ's temperate climate Possum numbers soon climbed to plague proportions. The possum is currently classed in NZ as a pest however it is also viewed as a valuable export earner. Possum skins are used to make high fashion fur garments while another market uses the plucked fur blended with merino sheep wool to produce extremely fine, smooth textured textiles with incredible thermal properties.

One of the greatest possum hunting rifles introduced to NZ has been the Ruger 10/22. This relatively budget built semi auto has the firepower and ruggedness required for NZ's sometimes wet muddy conditions but its design towards the goal of accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. Various customising kits are available for the 10/22 and do aid in the development of a more accurate firearm. Where money allows, these drop in solutions are very useful however some modifications can be made without, or as part of the customising process with very good results. For the commercial hunter it must be noted that a custom after market heavy barrel is not desirable as he or she will also be carrying the weight of a mounted spotlight and back packed 12 volt battery. That said, the commercial hunter needs a rifle that is accurate with a wide variety of ammunition in order to be able to utilise cheap ammunition deals as well as subsonic and hyper velocity ammunition depending on individual hunting situations. The commercial possum hunter will likely use up to a brick of ammunition per week.

So how do you go about accurising the standard Ruger 10/22 rifle?  You can read all about it here.



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