The Benchmark for .22 Rifles the Ruger 10/22 rifle is America’s preferred .22 LR rifle, with recognized performance in a wide range of styles for every rimfire application. Introduced in 1964 the Ruger 10/22 is ideally suited for small game hunting in a survival situation. Although a stock 10/22 is good enough I have listed the top seven accessories for the Ruger 10/22 to be better prepared in for urban survival.
This after market accessory is probably the most important item you could add to your 10/22, or any rifle for that matter. The Sling comes in handy when you need your hands free while carrying the Ruger. I look at the sling like a holster for a pistol. I would not carry a pistol with out a holster so it goes for the rifle. You can find several slings on Amazon or just about any site with outdoor gear. At this time I do not have a particular recommendation the sling for you must satisfy your personal requirements.
There are so many options and everybody has their opinion therefore rifle scopes are often a touchy subject. Some who read this believe that a scope for a small hunting rifle is unnecessary. My recommendation is that you purchase the accessory based on your use. Is an expensive scope necessary for your inexpensive rifle if all you plan to do with it is shoot small game? Maybe not, however at $38 an inexpensive alternative might be the Simmons Truplex .22 Mag Riflescope which is specifically made for rimfire rifles and very durable. It may not win you target trophies but it will certainly help you hit rabbits.
You typically have two choices for magazines with the Ruger 10/22 – an after market extended magazine or the standard 10 round rotary magazine. Either works well. Be careful however with the aftermarket magazines as some are totally unreliable. One I can recommend is the Tactical Inc. TI25 Magazine. Because it is adjustable it will fit your rifle perfectly, you can disassemble it to clean it and the feed lips are made of metal so they do not wear out.
The Automatic Bolt Release
If the bolt on your Ruger 10/22 rifle is locked back to chamber a round you must pull the bolt back and push the bolt release mechanism at the same time. Just like any other rifle, the automatic bolt release replaces an original part and permits you to work the bolt without pressing the bolt lock mechanism. You need everything to be as simple as possible in an urban survival situation. The part is inexpensive and really compliments the simplicity of your rifle strategy. For $11 you can pick up the Automatic Bolt extractor by Voltquartsen at MidwayUSA.com.
The Bolt Handle
The bolt handle on the Ruger 10/22 to some is a little on the small side. MidwayUSA also provides the Voltquartsen Extended Bolt handle as an alternative to the stock bolt handle.
The Magazine Release
With the Ruger 10/22 getting the standard magazine out can be difficult sometimes because the magazine release is awkward but the Bell and Carlson Extended Magazine Release on MidwayUSA has more than 50 positive reviews and for only $7 it is probably worth a try.
Ruger 10/22′s work flawlessly for years without so much as a cleaning however 10/22′s have been known to be slow with extraction, especially if they are heavily used.The aftermarket extractor Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor will throw the casings out of your rifle quickly and efficiently which will go a long way towards putting dinner on your fire in a survival situation.
What aftermarket after market accessories have you purchased for your 10/22?