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Appleseed! - Vote for Ruger to create an Appleseed LTR 10/22!
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Posted on 10/28/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT by Cheeks

Special Announcement!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 10/22 next year, Ruger is holding a design contest to pick a new 10/22 model. Appleseeder mac66 was of the opinion that the best 10/22 they could make would be a factory made Appleseed LTR.

He entered the concept LTR Ruger 10-22 - and it was accepted as one of the ten finalists to be voted on by you, the public.

We need this rifle to be put into production by Ruger! Therefore, we need you to go to Ruger's website, and vote for it - vote for the design by "Gary from Michigan"!

Vote for "Gary from Michigan"!

Here's the site:

https://www.ruger.com/dataProcess/1022_50/

You're allowed to vote once a day, until the voting closes at the end of the month.

Currently, we are in Second place. Is that where we want to be? I don't think so.

If you will vote, making a point to vote each and every day (let's watch to see as we climb up to first!), and tell your friends to vote, we could see a Ruger 10/22 LTR in production next year - click-adjustable factory sites, the whole works!

This is a great way to help out Appleseed! And a painless way! Plus, the suspense of watching to see if we can move our guy up to first place.

The word is you can vote from different computers - like one at work and one at home - on the same day. But I leave that to you...

Thanks for helping us in this.

The Appleseed Team


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: 1022; appleseed; banglist; guncontrol; ruger; secondamendment
Thanks for helping out Appleseed by voting for the submission by Gary from Michigan!

https://www.ruger.com/dataProcess/1022_50/

1 posted on 10/28/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT by Cheeks
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To: Cheeks
Done, thanks. I have a 10/22, but it's in storage back in Georgia, so I haven't seen it in 20 years. But I have one.

I should get another one. I like the takedown model they came out with recently, and also the stainless model with the birch stock.

2 posted on 10/28/2013 6:04:40 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: Cheeks

the link at top is to a private password website.

I know what a 10/22....we have 2

don’t know the significance of the word appleseed. it is not spelled out. I do not think that Johnny Appleseed had a 10-22.

am I missing something?


3 posted on 10/28/2013 6:08:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
am I missing something?

Indeed.

4 posted on 10/28/2013 6:14:00 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Cheeks

LTR means “Liberty Training Rifle” and the concept is to develop a ‘perfect’ training rifle for the novice.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 6:17:28 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Cheeks

Good cause.

But, what we really need is a “Made in Texas” modern equivalent of the M1. For every able man in Texas to own one or two.


6 posted on 10/28/2013 6:17:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Cheeks
Ruger "Vote Now" page...

http://www.ruger.com/micros/1022_50/index.html?r=y

Scroll down a mite, click "Vote Now" for choices...

7 posted on 10/28/2013 6:18:20 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Texas Fossil

Not just Texas.


8 posted on 10/28/2013 6:19:01 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: tacticalogic

oh. OK. there was no link to that. I would suspect that, that link would have been posted here before. been here for 13 years and don’t remember ever hearing of it. I am sure it has, but it is not an everyday topic.


9 posted on 10/28/2013 6:19:04 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cheeks

Good idea!


10 posted on 10/28/2013 6:21:34 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Cheeks

For more info on the Appleseed Project:

http://appleseedinfo.org/

My apologies if the link to the survey wasn’t clear.

https://www.ruger.com/dataProcess/1022_50/

Vote for Gary for Michigan! Thanks!


11 posted on 10/28/2013 6:22:35 AM PDT by Cheeks (http://appleseedinfo.org/)
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To: Vaquero

Take the time to do an Appleseed weekend. Well worth it.

Heck, if you can take a week off, do their week-long “train-the-trainer” boot camp. Yes, you’ll get to shoot a lot, but you’ll learn even more...and meet some fine people.


12 posted on 10/28/2013 6:24:43 AM PDT by moovova
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To: vladimir998

Agreed. But we need production on a gun friendly ground. Obozo shut off the re-importation of the M1s recently, what better than a modern version made in the USA.


13 posted on 10/28/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Cheeks

Done


14 posted on 10/28/2013 6:34:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: moovova

Thanks....sounds like fun.

shot SASS for 7 years....shot Large Bore Rifle NRA with Garands. Shoot very little these days....mostly do to age and all its trappings. a week in any kind of ‘boot camp’ could seal my fate.

but think I will stick to occasional plinking and 2 days waiting for Bambi to come to my stand.


15 posted on 10/28/2013 6:43:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Sounds like you’ve had plenty of fun.

I’ll pray that Bambi...is tasty.


16 posted on 10/28/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Cheeks

So, just curious, what about this makes it better/more special than a regular 10/22?

It’s hard to tell from the website.


17 posted on 10/28/2013 11:24:01 AM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Kommodor

Gary’s submission is well-suited to and Appleseed event, where shooting is done primarily at 25 yards. It has click adjustable sights, the auto-bolt release, and the extended mag release. Those are the things that jump out at me as “must have” upgrades. The list below is and excerpt from the Appleseed Forum. It starts with why some of the other rifles aren’t the best choice, but also tells why Gary’s IS the best choice.

1. The custom stocks, bull barrels, VQ and Kidd parts, etc. are all easily available aftermarket parts but are not Ruger products. Ruger wants this to be a Ruger product that will sell many thousands. Some of those customs are at a price point that most 10/22 customers would not consider paying. The dedicated benchrest and bipod rifles are too single-purpose for most people.

2. As an Appleseed instructor I see dozens of shooters every month of all ages and sizes struggle with their ill-fitting 10/22s. The buttstock, being designed for using the Ruger OEM blade sight, is too low for peep sights and scopes. and we have to improvise cheek risers. The LOP is short for adults and long for children. When laying the rifle down, many beginners allow the muzzle to drop, causing scratches or worse to the crown and even possibly bore obstructions on a snowy or muddy day. This rifle solves all those problems.

3. The take-down sets with standard and bull barrels do not solve any of the above problems.

4. Gary’s submission included the auto bolt release.

Sorry for the delayed reply.


18 posted on 10/29/2013 5:19:25 AM PDT by Cheeks (http://appleseedinfo.org/)
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To: Kommodor

So, just curious, what about this makes it better/more special than a regular 10/22?
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It seems that the 10/22 models do not include click adjustable sights - the adjustable aperture (peep) type sights made by Tech Sights have several advantages.

The majority of models do not include sling attachment studs/swivels - the sling is used in some shooting positions to increase accuracy.

Ruger now includes an extended magazine release lever that increases efficiency - however many aftermarket levers that extend farther toward the trigger guard are available.

More details and pictures of the features are in this article I found; and there’s an Appleseed Project page with articles. . .

http://libertytrainingrifle.tumblr.com/

http://appleseedproject.blogspot.com/


19 posted on 10/29/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT by deks
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To: Cheeks

Re: Liberty Training Rifle (LTR)

The proposed “LTR Ruger 10/22” concept is now in first place with 28% (second place has 16% :)


20 posted on 10/29/2013 8:03:55 AM PDT by deks
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To: Kommodor

Another thing is that releasing the bolt on the 10/22 from the locked open position requires an awkward motion to push up and backward on the bolt lock mechanism, so the auto-release feature would be an improvement.


21 posted on 10/29/2013 8:19:51 AM PDT by deks
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To: Cheeks
Looks like there is going to be a new model of the Ruger 10/22 :)


Congratulations to our winner!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design for the 10/22® 50th Anniversary Design Contest.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Official Contest Rules, the grand prize winner will receive a production version of their rifle design, a trip to the Newport, NH plant to watch the production run, and $5,000 worth of Ruger® product. The remaining nine finalists will each receive a Ruger® firearm of their choice.

Congratulations, Gary!


22 posted on 11/02/2013 12:54:58 AM PDT by deks
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