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Ruger® Model 11173 50th Anniversary Design Contest 10/22® Carbine

Ruger® Model 11173 50th Anniversary Design Contest 10/22® Carbine

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With the 50th Anniversary of the Ruger 10/22 coming up in 2014, toward the end of 2013 Ruger started up a design competition, where users could submit a 10/22 rifle design and the public would vote on the winner.  The Ruger Model 11173 10/22 Design Contest Rifle was the result of that contest, and it's a great design to be sure.

The winning submission for the design contest was submitted by Gary from Michigan, and his design was carefully crafted to incorporate the best features from the standard 10/22, and address some of it's weaknesses.  The basic action of the 10/22 Design Contest Rifle is unchanged from a standard rifle.  It works well, and nothing was changed. 

Improvements in the Design Contest Rifle are several.  The most obvious is the addition of a 10/22 version of the Ruger American Rimfire stock, which incorporates a user changeable stock piece that allows the user to adjust comb height and length of pull.  The higher head position allowed by the higher comb stock makes it much easier to shoot accurately with a good cheek weld when using a scope, and the taller comb insert is included with the rifle.  Also available separately are additional stock inserts which will shorten the length of pull for smaller shooters.  Finally, Gary's design included sling studs on the stock, a feature which generally must be added to a standard 10/22.

The other big noteworthy addition is a huge improvement in the standard Ruger 10/22 sights.  Gone is the rear notch and front bronze bead usually found on a 10/22, and in its' place you'll find a rear aperture sight and a non-glare front post.  The rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation, and is located far back on the receiver where it should be for accurate shooting.  The design also added a Picitinny rail section in front of the rear sight, making it super easy to mount a scope, red dot, or other optical sight.

The final design also incorporates a threaded muzzle with a flash hider, which could easily be changed out for a suppressor or a muzzle break if desired.  Overall the Model 11173 10/22 Design Contest Rifle is an excellent design, and it's got some nice improvements over the standard Ruger 10/22.  Interestingly, the designer, Gary from Michigan, is also a Project Appleseed instructor, and this rifle was carefully designed to make an excellent Appleseed LTR, so for those who are interested in Appleseed this rifle is pretty much ready to go right out of the box (add a sling of course).

The other features of the Design Contest rifle are standard 10/22 features, and the rifle includes one 10 round rotary magazine.  Perfect for plinking, an Appleseed weekend, a Rimfire Sporter match, or just a fun day at the range!

All firearms must be shipped to a valid FFL holder, and may not be available for shipping to certain cities or states.  You are responsible for making sure this firearm is legal to own in your area.

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