Design the next Ruger 10/22

Ruger is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 10/22 rifle by giving you a chance to design their next production model.

We want YOU to help design the next Ruger® 10/22® rifle!

Do you have a customized 10/22® rifle that everyone wants? Submit your design to the Ruger® 10/22® 50th Anniversary Design Contest and thousands of people may have the chance to buy a rifle based on your design. To enter for a chance to win, submit a photo of your customized rifle, an itemized parts list and a brief description of your design between now and 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 18. We’ll select ten finalists based on the style of their submitted design, Ruger’s ability to produce, and its appeal to Ruger consumers. Then, we’ll let Ruger fans vote for their favorite design. Enter your design today for a chance to become a part of Ruger history!

Well, mine has zero chance of getting produced since it qualifies as an NFA item, so I don’t mind sharing what I’d like to see.

I’d like to see a 10/22 receiver manufactured with a picatinny rail, a crisp trigger with a glass-break around 4.5 lbs with a short but distinct reset, a paddle mag release, auto-bolt release, and something similar to a Hogue Overmolded stock with a second front sling swivel stud for a bipod, and a GI loop sling.

The biggest difference (other than the marginal upgrades above) would be an integrally-suppressed 16″-18″ barrel.

Actually, I could see two versions of this, one with the picatinny rail, the other built from the ground up to use Tech-Sights.

Why the two variants?

The version with the picatinny rail would probably end up topped with a PFI Evolution 22LR as a suppressed small game rifle.

The version with the Tech-Sights would be used to teach new shooters that have sound sensitivity issues, as a suppressed Liberty Training Rifle.

What would you build? Tell Ruger at their contest site, and let us know in the comments!