Ruger 10/22 Tactical (1261 model)

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sensfan681

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Good evening,

I'm looking to purchase my first 10/22 and am considering the tactical model (1261) as I like the idea of the shorter (16") threaded barrel and I don't have a need for the takedown model. I would remove the flash suppressor and add a thread protector. I have a couple questions:

- can you recommend any iron sights for this model as it doesn't come with any?

- is the barrel diameter on this model the same as the standard carbine or thicker?

- would you recommend this model over the standard carbine or takedown?
 

Highstandardguy

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Welcome to the forum. Hope your PM doesn't make life too difficult for you.

That model is designed to use optical sights and I don't see any provisions for iron sights, especially the front. If you desire iron sights I suggest you opt for a model that includes them.
 

Mobuck

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'That model is designed to use optical sights and I don't see any provisions for iron sights, especially the front. If you desire iron sights I suggest you opt for a model that includes them.'
^^^THIS^^^
Having both sights AND threaded muzzle becomes a sticky wicket. It CAN be done but often becomes quite expensive.
The alternative is a common fixed front sight model and one of the 'slip-on muzzle thread adaptors'.
 

G2

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The neat thing about the Ruger 10/22, they are fairly easy to build your own the way you like/want it.
My 1261 was a 50 year model, so I built my own 50 year model “Taticool”.
Used a older Boat Paddle Stock, changed the flash hider out to a trimmed down 3 finger, oversized Charging Handle, DNZ one piece scope mount, Bushnell 22 Tatical Scope, sling.
It’s a jackrabbit slayer.
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As for a front sight there are options out there depending on what direction you go.
This is a front and rear combo that is made in different options, one being a #1261 barrel. Nodak Spud, they have been recenty acquire, might be a supply situation.
Might check w/ Samson for their options.
1261 Barrel is just a standard barrel with ~2“ cut off.
I didn’t care for the BIG Ruger flash hider on the short barrel, seems to defeat the point of a shorter barrel.
 
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sensfan681

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The neat thing about the Ruger 10/22, they are fairly easy to build your own the way you like/want it.
My 1261 was a 50 year model, so I built my own 50 year model “Taticool”.
Used a older Boat Paddle Stock, changed the flash hider out to a trimmed down 3 finger, oversized Charging Handle, DNZ one piece scope mount, Bushnell 22 Tatical Scope, sling.
It’s a jackrabbit slayer.
52245091918_ee0c875c19_c.jpg

52245091973_7a253d97d3_c.jpg

52245366864_aca299b44f_c.jpg

52245081431_a1b3a059db_c.jpg


As for a front sight there are options out there depending on what direction you go.
This is a front and rear combo that is made in different options, one being a #1261 barrel. Nodak Spud, they have been recenty acquire, might be a supply situation.
Might check w/ Samson for their options.
1261 Barrel is just a standard barrel with ~2“ cut off.
I didn’t care for the BIG Ruger flash hider on the short barrel, seems to defeat the point of a shorter barrel.

Thanks that’s a sweet rifle! Would you happen to have a pic of what the muzzle looks like without anything threaded? I assume a standard Ruger thread protector could be put on.
 

Mobuck

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As long as the threads are 1/2x28, most any thread protector will work. Excuse me for asking but why the obsession with a thread protector? I can understand the desire for threaded muzzle but a thread protector is just a little inconsequential sleeve thingy.
 
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