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Magpul X-22 backpacker and ruger 10/22 takedown

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I've had my 10/22 takedown for a few years, and it's been a good gun, accurate as any other decent stock 10/22, and was as reliable as they come.

 

The takedown system never really did much for me, however.

 

It was simple, and was about as painless as it could possibly be, but i found that i never really used it. Dealing with the rather cheap backpack was annoying, and it didn't take long for it to get all nasty and dirty.

 

Meanwhile, Magpul released the X-22 backpacker, at about a $100. Thanks to sales and coupon codes, i got mine for about $70

 

The main draw is that the forearm can lock under the stock, making for an extremely compact and handy package

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But thats not it's only trick, the stock has 2 storage compartments, the biggest one is underneath the cheek rest, where you can store three 10 round mags, or a 50 round box of ammo and 1 ten round mag. It should be noted that plastic boxes will not fit without modifying the stock.

 

The cheek rest can be replaced with a riser, which is included with the stock

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The second compartment is in the grip. A small tab secures a waterproof plug that gives you a decently sized pocket. I just have 20 rounds of .22lr in a zip-loc in here

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The stock has 4 places where you can install a magpul type 1 QD socket. These are located on the main stock body, so it can still be easily carried when taken down, downside is that nothing secures the barrel assembly and reciever together, at least without modification

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The mechanism to hold the barrel under the stock is very well thought out, a rubber cap towards the rear holds and protects the rear of the barrel, while a tab and groove lock up the front.

 

To pull out the barrel, all you have to do is press in the two buttons on the fore end, and pull it out. There is an angled cut on the rubber to make this easy

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The stock is very nice, and is extremely well thought out. The foreend even has a removable channel sleeve if your takedown has a bull barrel.

 

Tbe lockup between the forend and stock is very secure, you have to push in both buttons to remove it, so theres little chance of it getting bumped off on its own.

 

The one complaint i have is that i wish it had some regular old footmans loops. QD is nice, but a single type one QD cup is like $15 :/

 

Imho, this makes the 10/22 takedown the gun it always should have been. Turning what was mostly a gimmick into a practical feature, and it feels very sturdy, without weighing too much more than a standard polymer stock.

 

Some might not like how short the forend on this is compared to the standard stock, but it's a necessary sacrifice to have the locking system. I'm personally fine with the length, it's not like I'm Chris Costa'ing the thing.

 

In the end, if you own a 10/22 TD, and want a new stock, this is one of the best

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That looks like one hell of a BoB option. I found some people using Ruger Pistols in 22LR as a last ditch option due to its above average accuracy & the ability to carry a thousand rounds of ammo easily- have you thought about that too?

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7 hours ago, Thomas said:

That looks like one hell of a BoB option. I found some people using Ruger Pistols in 22LR as a last ditch option due to its above average accuracy & the ability to carry a thousand rounds of ammo easily- have you thought about that too?

I used to have a kel tec p32 in my BoB, but it disassembled itself, and is currently sitting in a box, waiting to go back to kel tec.

 

Otherwise, i don't keep any firearms in my BoB, just more mags and ammo for my ar and ppq.

 

I have a ruger 22/45, but its a beast, and weighs a ton, and the other .22 pistol we have is a taurus pt22.

 

And that thing is gross and i don't trust it, lol

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