The Ruger 10/22 has to be the most recognized 22 rifle known to man. The 10/22 has been in production for 5 decades with no indication of slowing down. During it’s long history there has been over 30 models produced by Ruger. It may also be one of the most modified rifles in US history right up there with the AR15. Rugers latest addition to this long lineage is the Ruger 10/22 Takedown better known as Ruger 10/22 TD released in March of 2012.
The 10/22-TD is a take-down version of the basic synthetic-stocked 10/22 Stainless Carbine. The Take-Down splits the barrel away from the receiver, allowing the owner to remove the barrel and receiver for easy transportation. The 22 caliber is often the center of many debates around it’s capability as a survival caliber but it is evident to me Ruger believes in its ability, by packaging it in a nice padded soft nylon case.