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Old 05-16-2011, 08:48 PM
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A friend wants to sell me a Ruger 10/22, one of the few standard guns I do not have and do not know nothing about.
He says it has a muzzle brake, scope, sling, 2 30rd clips and is in like new condition without a scratch.
He wants $250 firm for it.
IS this an okay price?
Are there any particular things I should look for when looking it over?
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absolutely not! Buy a new one. You can buy one for that kind of money and you know exactly what you have. It is my experience that 10/22's are abused and never cleaned properly.

You can purchase the mags for $10 each, sling for $5, muzzle break is not needed and you will want to buy a scope for your needs. Rarely does a scope that comes with a gun the one you want.
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Just purchased my 10/22 for $239.
Stainless with composit...... BRAND NEW
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Not sure why you would need a "brake" on a 22LR, but ok.

I'd find out what type of optic he has on his rifle. People are too quick on these forums to say "yes it's a good deal or no, the deal blows."

Who knows he might have some killer optic on it the warrant the asking price...or perhaps he has had work done to the bolt or whatnot. If it has a "brake" on the rifle...then it's probably threaded, which will cost you roughly $70-150 to have it threaded.

There are a lot of variables to consider. Just keep in mind you can buy a new basic 10/22 at Walmart for around $200.
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Wal Mart sells a stainless one with composit stock for $247.
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I just found out my local gun shop has them brand new for $188.
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Not sure why you would need a "brake" on a 22LR, but ok.

I'd find out what type of optic he has on his rifle. People are too quick on these forums to say "yes it's a good deal or no, the deal blows."

Who knows he might have some killer optic on it the warrant the asking price...or perhaps he has had work done to the bolt or whatnot. If it has a "brake" on the rifle...then it's probably threaded, which will cost you roughly $70-150 to have it threaded.

There are a lot of variables to consider. Just keep in mind you can buy a new basic 10/22 at Walmart for around $200.
I double this. So many times I see used firearms that I normally wouldn't touch with some great aftermarket parts.
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...then it's probably threaded
Or, more likely, it's a $12 twist onto the front sight cheapo brake. The mags are either Shooter's Ridge mags which aren't bad, but more likely cheapo ProMags. Scope, I can't address without some sort of hint.

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According to Rugers website there is a 10/22 model that comes with a factory flash suppressor on it;


http://www.ruger.com/products/1022Tactical/models.html
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great conditioned lightly used rugers should run you around $150 - a bit less( $100) for something bumped and shot up a bit


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That does seem rather pricy for a used 10/22.
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Watch for sales. I got mine for $199 NIB in stainless.

Ruger sends out certain guns to stores that sell XX amount on an extra discount so they can sell them at a "super sale' price. The 10/22 is one of the guns that goes on "super sale" - but usually the individual shop will be limited to 25 or so at the super sale rate.

Even without it they sell for $219 at the regular sale price.
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I saw a used 10/22 for around that price once. Thumbhole stock, leupold scope, Tac-Sol barrel, Kidd trigger, half a dozen mags. I think your buddy is overpriced....a bit.
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