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Which would you get and why? I’m not too worried about after market parts since the Thompson center uses all the ruger parts that really matter.

I just sold my regular 10/22 that I’ve had for 20 years and had a bull barrel and heavy laminated wood thumb hole stock and wanted something a little lighter and different. I like how both rifles have a threaded barrel and iron sights but I still want really good accuracy, what kind of groups can I expect from the back packer at 50-100 yards with good ammo?
 
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I was really looking to get a TCR22 until I read some reviews that were not favorable. Poor finish on the barrel leading to early surface rust, canted sights/barrel, proprietary last round hold open to their magazines. The stock is probably pretty nice, but it has every other Magpul feature stripped away other than 2 Mlok sections on the bottom.

I think they went too cheap on it to try and compete directly with the 10/22, instead of keeping a bit of a premium. If it's exactly what you're looking for it's still a great option, but I think the backpacker is going to be the more versatile, more enjoyable, more configurable one of the two.

This is the review that made me pass on the TCR22.
https://www.thefirearmblog.com...ompson-center-tcr22/
 
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I've never owned a Thompson so I can't speak to them, but I own a number of Rugers and I wouldn't think twice about picking up a takedown 10/22. If nothing else, Ruger supports their products pretty solidly and if anything goes wrong with it, they'll take care of you. Not that I hear of many people having problems with their 10/22's. It's also been on the market so long, I would consider it a known quantity kind of thing by now.
 
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I have two Takedown 10/22 and a Takedown Charger. Not as precise as my rimfire CZs but perfect for what I wanted - collapsible semi rimfires for backpacking trips. The Charger is especially compact with a folding brace, MRDS, and suppressor.
 
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I’m looking for at least a fist size group at 100 yards with premium ammo, my old ruger kept it at 2 or 3 moa with cci ammo
 
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I have a Thompson CR22. It has been great! Nicely built and finished. Mags have last round bolt hold open the accuracy has been for an open sight rifle.
I need to order a rimfire scope. For the cheaper gun i am happy with its performance so far.
 
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I’m very torn between the two. Just concerned about accuracy with the takedown but I’m sure I’m just over thinking things
 
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Can't speak about the Thompson, but I just built a 10/22 TD Backpacker. I haven't shot any more than 35 yards or so, but I am really liking it so far.





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Nice, I just picked up the back packer and I’m glad I did. I already ordered the magpul sight mount for the barrel and auto bolt release/ nylon buffer pin. What kind of sling/sling mounts are you running ?
 
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Key to Ruger 10/22 Takedown accuracy is ensuring the lock up ring is (to tighten down the barrel) is really, really snug.

It should take a tad bit of effort to unlock and take the rifle apart.
 
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Originally posted by limblessbiff:
Nice, I just picked up the back packer and I’m glad I did. I already ordered the magpul sight mount for the barrel and auto bolt release/ nylon buffer pin. What kind of sling/sling mounts are you running ?




Eagle Rock Gear 550 Paracord 2 Point Gun Sling

Magpul QD Swivels

GrovTec GTHM289 HD Push Button Bases

I used this tap to thread the holes for the bases:
Vermont American 9/16-Inch 18 Tap




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Ruger 10/22 without a doubt. Not only for the versatility of the aftermarket support for it, but I have a 10/22 for over 10 years and it has been flawless and eats anything you put in the magazine. It's accurate, balances well, and is a nice gun. Rugers support is also solid.
 
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Highly recommend the 10/22 takedown.

Love mine. My setup is just about like that of xantom, but with a different mount of the optic. Also I added a can.


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Can't speak about the Thompson, but I just built a 10/22 TD Backpacker. I haven't shot any more than 35 yards or so, but I am really liking it so far.



what kind of optics mount is that? that looks neat


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what kind of optics mount is that? that looks neat


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The Thompson is set up exactly how I wanted a 10/22, so I went ahead and bought one. I’m not a fan of the stock lacking side sling mounts. Not sure how I’m going to address that yet.
 
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@xantom: thanks!


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