My Birthday on Thursday was a good one. I headed up to Cabelas, after work, to retrieve my brother-in-law. He was going to be staying with us for a few days. Of course, while I was there I could not help browsing around. Picked up a shirt, a Tapco Intrafuse Stock, and a Tactical Solutions extended Mag release for my Ruger 10/22. This gun was the second gun I purchased and I have had it for about 15 years. It is a fantastic shooter and tons of fun but it was feeling a bit stale.
I spent the night rooting his Kindle Fire and installing the new parts on the 10/22. I had been eyeballing one of these kits for a while and with some Holiday money burning a hole in my pocket this seemed like a great time to do it. The Tapco kits get really good reviews and Cabelas had it for like $99.
Here is what the Ruger 10/22 looked like before I started.
I should have been taking pictures during the process but there are enough installation videos on youtube to go around. It was really easy to install, almost too easy. I think it took about an hour. No modifications are required to the gun. All the factory sights stay on, just the old stock comes off. Even the extended mag release was really easy. Remove one pin, take out the old one and insert the new one. That is it. The best part of this stock swap is the “tacticool” look. The stock has two picatinny rails for a bipod, lights, optics, what ever furniture your heart desires.
I still need to get a few more things like a new picatinny base for the factory scope location and some new rings for the buckmaster I had mounted on it. I might change optics but the Buckmaster would shoot 2″ groups at 100yds so I am hesitant to replace it.
This was a very easy and fun project. I would highly recommend that anyone with an old 10/22 lying around who wants to dress it up a bit, give this kit a shot. It really is top notch. I will report a bit more once I get the scope mounted and get it out to the range for a bit.