Saturday, January 05, 2008

Ruger Charger - Best Kept Secret!

Ruger Charger .22 Caliber Pistol

I got a call from Damiphino in Billings wanting to know if I'd picked up a Charger yet. The first thought that came to mind was a 60's Dodge muscle car, but that was clearly not what he was talking about.

In December Ruger released their new target pistol, the Ruger Charger.

Basically it's a Ruger 10/22 receiver with a 10" barrel on a very cool silhouette style stock. Better yet, the price is somewhere around $375.

I * WANT * ONE

Check out Ruger's website for more info........

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11 Comments:

At Sunday, January 06, 2008 8:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonder what it would take to get it up to 'competition' level accuracy. I do know my M/R Picuda wasn't bad outta the box, but the trigger pull was a horrendous 5-6lbs. Replaced it with a 1.5lb Jard system & it's like nite & day.
LouG

 
At Sunday, January 06, 2008 6:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

since we don't need no stinkin' bipod, couldn't we just buy a used 10/22 and make a pistol grip stock for $200 including getting a pro to do the barrel cut?
Mark

 
At Sunday, January 06, 2008 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Damiphino said...

Just read the comment about cutting down a stock 10/22 rifle. NOT a good idea. The problem is that the receiver was registered as a rifle and therefore has to have a 16 inch barrel or it has to be registered with ATF as a "short" rifle. There is a bunch or paperwork for both the rifle and the owner. Also, if I recall correctly the overall length has to stay at 26 inches.

Damiphino

 
At Monday, January 07, 2008 9:50:00 AM, Blogger kbarrett said...

Not quite correct.

"SHORT-BARRELED RIFLE - A rifle having one or more barrels less than sixteen inches in length and any weapon made from a rifle if such weapon, as modified, has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches. 18 USC"

If you want to modify a rifle to have a barrel under 16" in length, or an overall length under 26", you first have to file a Form 1 and pay a $200 tax.

On top of that, some states have state laws forbidding this, regardless of federal law. Washington state is one of these ... SBRs and SBSs are completely unlawful in WA for individuals.

 
At Tuesday, January 08, 2008 6:40:00 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

Great post. I am anxious to get one of these in my hands. I am sure that as we have come to expect from the 10/22 this will be a great platform. Give it a few months and the accessories will start rolling out in production to make this an incredibly fun gun.

 
At Saturday, January 12, 2008 6:34:00 AM, Anonymous og said...

mr Completely? Email me before you buy one of these. mhardig at aol dot com

 
At Monday, January 28, 2008 2:23:00 PM, Anonymous Asmo said...

Of course you can buy a 10/22 receiver from Brownells, and build your own "Charger" from the ground up. This is legal because the receiver has never been registered as a rifle never having had a barrel in it. I would enter in in the books as a pistol or have your dealer do pistol paperwork on it when you pick it up.

This would allow you to use your target trigger group on either your rifle or pistol with the change over taking just a few minutes.

 
At Friday, February 15, 2008 4:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just picked mine up and all I can say is I love it..

 
At Monday, February 18, 2008 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Marshmellow said...

I just picked up a charger and I love it. I payed $325 for mine. I put a BSA BZ30 red dot sight on it. ( about $70 ) Its ok. I only have one arm so the bi-pod was a very welcome feature. It was my first time with a red dot sight, but i still kept 6in 40 round groups at 25 yards. (with cheap ammo) Over all I loved it but I will upgrade the scope in the near future.

 
At Wednesday, April 02, 2008 4:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow im using a $10.00 walmart acupoint and it will tear holes all day long at 25 yards use a bag under the grip with the bipod and talk about a stedy rest i love mine

 
At Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my ruger charger for christmas in 08. I equiped it with a bushnell red dot scope and it is dead on, my buddies and I were shooting the cherries off of cigs with it. I use mine for coon hunting, and it is excellent for this, the convenience of a hangun but the accurracy of a rifle. I love mine and plan to pick up more equipment for it in the near future maybe a couple of bananna clips

 

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