Update: Due to such an interest in the Ruger SR22 (10/22 AR15), I have updated this page to include projects and photos of the SR22.
The Ruger 10/22 is arguably the most popular rim-fire that is also very easy to modify and upgrade with what is probably the most after-market range of accessories. I have owned literally dozens of these rifles over the decades, in a wide range of different models and configurations, including the take-down, my custom tactical take-down (one of my favorite), Boyd’s Evolution stocks, SR-22, wooden and synthetic stock models too.
Video Below: My own SR22 / Ruger AR15-10/22 purpose built for possum shooting.
I’ve been wanting to make a custom tactical/target style semi-auto in rim-fire, just so that I can keep practicing my shooting in an area where a center-fire semi would be far too loud. I originally was just going to mount an Archangel stock on a standard 10/22, but having done so – felt it was just too boring and common. So – I decided to make a tactical take-down instead. Click photo below to open project in new tab.
Below: One of my own 10/22’s with Boyd’s Evolution Stock, carbon-fibre barrel that I made, carbon-fibre rifle-scope sun-shield extension and custom silencer finished in splash anodizing, carbon-fibre and over-barrel ported shroud. This is a beautifully accurate and lightweight rifle kit.
Right: If you like customoized 10/22’s, you might also like my Rossi single shot hammer action rifle, with interchangeable .22lr and .410 center-fire barrels. In the configuration to the right, it could be connected to 4G video link and remote activation from anywhere where there is cell phone reception. However, that would be dangerous, stupid and illegal.
Click photo to right, to enter my Rossi project page in new tab.
I have restored, modified and silenced so many customer’s 10/22’s – that I have lost count! Just a few examples are below.
Below: 10/22 Wasp end-mounted muzzle-brake. I started this project with specs supplied by the customer to make a short compact over-barrel silencer, but half-way through he emailed me a photo of a muzzle-brake with recessed/concave muzzle, and asked to change the design and construction, basically turning it into a muzzle-brake. As most of the internal suppression chambers were replaced by the recessed muzzle unit, it therefore offered little noise suppression – which I explained to the custom who didn’t seem to understand… However, it looks mint, which is what the custom wanted.
My apologies if this photo upsets anyone. I am fortunate enough to have a couple of local vineyards where the owners ask me to do regular pest control. This bunny was taken (2007) with my Ruger 10/22 and very effective silencer at 65mtrs, straight into the heart. Instant kill – after the normal somersault.
Below: A nice custom over-barrel silencer for a customer’s 10/22, with custom splash anodizing and graphics.
Below: I worked with this customer to get him the exact silencer he requested for his 10/22 project. He emailed me a drawing of what he wanted, with specs etc., and I was able to make exactly what he wanted.
Below: 10/22 over-barrel silencer with ported over-barrel shroud and side-ways venting air-stripper
Below: Rifle kitted, Weaver rails, Cree torches, red-dot tactical scope, pods and custom carbon-fibre over-barrel suppressor.
Below: A nicely balanced rife that is accurate and a joy to shoot.
Below: I wanted to make the muzzle compatible with the Ruger Red Logo.
Below: A very nice end-mounted silencer
Below: Carbon-fibre over-barrel silencer with custom portings both ends
Below: End-mounted silencer
Below: Stainless 10/22 with matching over-barrel silencer
Below: 10/22 over-barrel silencer with ported shroud
Below: Photo provided by customer of her 10/22 with custom over-barrel silencer and matching muzzle-brake in anodized black/red
Below: 10/22 sparrow
Below: Anodized over-barrel silencer
Below: Carbon-Fibre over-barrel silencer SR22 AR15 10/22
This is the synthetic muzzle of a carbon-fibre silencer I made. Muzzle is ported and fully threaded / take apart.
Below: I can make SR22 silencers to be ‘half over-barrel’ where it fits just inside the existing ported shroud, and still allows you to use the bidpod/sling stud, or full over-barrel to the breech.
Below: My own SR22, fitted with rubber-coated 3-9×40 for longer range shooting than offered by the Tactical 2x scope in photos below. This silencer is designed for optimal noise suppression, and is incredibly quiet, without porting the barrel.