In decades gone by, they used to say there were only two types of riflemen: those who owned Marlin Model 60s and those who fancied Ruger’s 10/22. Both of these designs have proven hugely popular, with more than 11 million Model 60s and 5 million 10/22s being sold. Many a young shooter has cut his teeth on one or the other.

My first semi-automatic rifle was a Marlin Model 60 and I own a few today, including a Papoose. So I am an unabashed Model 60 fan. That said, there is no doubt which rifle series has greater aftermarket support. When it comes to accessories, Ruger’s 10/22 rules the roost.

With that in mind I recently purchased my first Ruger 10/22, and I made it one of the newer Ruger 10/22 Takedown models. First introduced in 1964, the 10/22 was designed with adult shooters in mind. This aided its popularity and success, leading to it being offered in a variety of models.

However it wasn’t until 2012 that the Ruger 10/22 Takedown model was introduced. As its name suggests, this model differs from the original by incorporating an easily removed barrel assembly.

Ruger’s 10/22 recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and remains hugely popular. The Takedown variant was introduced in 2012 and has a devoted following of its own.
Ruger’s 10/22 recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and remains hugely popular. The Takedown variant was introduced in 2012 and has a devoted following of its own.

How easily removed? Just push and twist, and the barrel assembly pops right off. Doing so dramatically reduces the overall length for easy storage. This in turn has led to the Ruger 10/22 Takedown becoming popular with many who appreciate its ability to be split in half and stored neatly away until needed.

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